PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE A HIGHLIGHT AT AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST OIL AND GAS EVENT

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 21 February, 2014


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21 February 2014

 
PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE A HIGHLIGHT AT AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST OIL AND GAS EVENT

 
Low productivity and performance combined with escalating costs will be discussed today as issues threatening offshore investment in the Australian industry during the second day of the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG).
 
The final day of the conference will also have a focus on subsea technology, the market outlook, FLNG and adapting and optimising pipeline design for challenging seabeds.
 
Chairing the Productivity session is General Manager at Australian Marine Complex (AMC), Jonathan Smith.
 
“Discussions surrounding the productivity of the oil and gas industry in Australia are so often focussed on labour relations when in reality it is a far more diverse and complex issue.
 
“The industrial relations scene within Australia is very different to other places, so the key element is planning in the context of the location of the project. On top of that there are internal things Australia can do, such as skills training and sourcing the right people for the job,” said Smith.
 
Headline speakers in the Productivity session include Director – Economics at APPEA, Damian Dwyer; Australian Construction Industry Forum Executive Director, Peter Barda and Chair Professor for Oil, Gas and LNG Construction and Project Management at Curtin University, Professor Xiangyu Wang. Addressing the research and development tax incentive and potential for sustainable productivity gains are Griffith Hack Senior Associate, Dr. Mary Turonek and KPMG Senior Manager, Dr. Liz Dallimore.
 
In the Human Capital Session, Deloitte Partner, Julie Harrison will tackle strategic concepts such as next generation leadership practices, analytics and the open talent economy.
 
“Deloitte is excited to be involved with the 2014 AOG Conference Human Capital stream. As the keynote for this event, our session will focus on the latest global and local Human Capital trends, as well as those specific to the oil and gas sector,” said Harrison.
 
Meanwhile, a record number of European oil and gas companies will take part in the exhibition, with Belgium having a strong presence on the exhibition floor for the first time and Norway returning to present its latest developments in technology and services.
 
The Norwegian ambassador of Australia, Siren Gjerme Eriksen, will visit the Kongsberg stand and other exhibitors within the Norwegian pavilion from 11:15am.
 
AOG is taking place at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre until 21 February 2014.  The conference will begin today at 9am, with the exhibition doors opening at 10:30am. To register or for full program details visit www.aogexpo.com.au
 

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ABOUT AOG 2014
The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) is the first major industry event of the international oil and gas calendar in 2014, providing a unique opportunity to see what’s new and build business connections with industry leaders. Bringing together more than 500 exhibitors from across 20 countries, AOG has become Australia’s largest oil and gas event and the only exhibition of its kind to attract over 15,000 visitors. Also incorporating  the AOG Graduate Careers Day, networking opportunities and more, AOG 2014 will take place at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 February. Further information: www.aogexpo.com.au

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