Key decision-makers in impressive AOG 2018 speaker line-up

Friday, 02 March, 2018

Key decision-makers in impressive AOG 2018 speaker line-up

Senior executives from some of the world’s leading oil and gas companies will feature in what is being described as the most impressive speaker list in the long history of Australia’s largest energy event, the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG).

Presenters at the AOG 2018 Conferences in Perth, starting on 14 March, include key decision-makers from high-profile energy and petroleum companies such as Chevron, Shell, Statoil and Woodside.

Some of the company leaders appearing at AOG this year include:

  • Nigel Hearne, Managing Director, Chevron Australia;
  • Bill Sashegyi, Manager – Local Content, Chevron Australia;
  • David Bird, Vice President Prelude, Shell Australia;
  • Sue Beattie, Prelude Maintenance Manager, Shell Australia;
  • Jacques-Etienne Michel, Country Manager, Statoil Australia;
  • Michael Utsler, COO, Woodside Energy; and
  • Niall Myles, Senior Vice President – Australia Operating Unit, Woodside Energy.

They will be joined by a number of key industry decision-makers such as:

  • Derrick O’Keeffe, Head of Division, Safety & Integrity, NOPSEMA;
  • Bernadette Cullinane, Australian Oil and Gas Leader, Deloitte;
  • Miranda Taylor, CEO, NERA;
  • Erica Smyth, Non-Executive Director, NERA;
  • Mary Hackett, Oil & Gas Executive;
  • Simon Hoffman, Project Director, Monadelphous; and
  • Collette Cohen, CEO, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (UK).

The 37th AOG 2018 Exhibition and Conference will be launched with a special opening presentation from the Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Mark McGowan, on Wednesday, 14 March.

Bill Hare, AOG 2018 event director for Diversified Communications, said this year’s conferences are being rated as the best in the long and successful history of Australia’s largest oil and gas event.

“Thanks to the wonderful support of our conference committees comprising representatives from Woodside, Chevron, Shell, Deloitte, NERA and the Western Australia Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, we have developed what really is a world-class conference program,” he said.

“Last year’s free-to-attend industry forums were a big hit and I am very confident that this year’s Collaboration, Subsea and Knowledge Forums will be even more popular.

“With the confidence levels in the local oil and gas industry rebounding strongly, AOG 2018 will be a critical event for anyone that needs to hear of the latest developments and opportunities and to network with some of the key decision-makers.”

The three-day, free-to-attend Collaboration, Subsea and Knowledge Forums will be staged in specially constructed theatres on the floor of the PCEC Exhibition Hall when AOG 2018 is staged from 14–16 March.

For more information on the AOG 2018 Conferences, please go to

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