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Inquiry into Safety-related matters relating to FLNG projects in Australian waters off the Western Australian coast


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:14 May 2014
Tabling date:07 May 2015
Deadline for submissions:11 Jul 2014
Date Ended:07 May 2015
Committee:Economics and Industry Standing Committee (2013 - 2017)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Committee will inquire into and report on safety-related matters relating to FLNG projects in Australian waters off the Western Australian coast. In particular the Committee will investigate:
    • the measures taken by project proponents to ensure the safety of workers on FLNG facilities, particularly in relation to extreme weather events and emergency evacuation preparedness;
    • the adequacy of Western Australia's emergency capacity and preparedness to respond to a safety or environmental incident involving FLNG; and
    • the role and responsibilities of the state and federal governments in relation to FLNG emergency situations.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
07 Nov 201409:15 AMDepartment of Mines and Petroleum
07 Nov 201410:45 AMWoodside Energy Ltd
07 Nov 201411:45 AMMaritime Union of Australia
07 Nov 201402:00 PMINPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd
07 Nov 201403:00 PMAustralian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited
10 Nov 201401:15 PMConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd
10 Nov 201402:30 PMThe Australian Workers' Union
10 Nov 201403:30 PMEsso Australia Resources Pty Ltd
12 Nov 201409:30 AMNational Offshore Petroleum Safety and Envrionmental Management Authority
12 Nov 201410:30 AMShell in Australia
19 Nov 201409:30 AMDepartment of Fire and Emergency Services
19 Nov 201410:30 AMDepartment of Transport
26 Nov 201409:30 AMAustralian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
26 Nov 201410:30 AMBureau of Meteorology
27 Nov 201401:00 PMLA Committee Room, Parliament House, South EntranceKimberley Ports AuthorityCaptain Vic Justice, Chief Executive Officer
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Shaun Gregory (Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Technology, Woodside), Mr Brian Haggerty (Vice President, Technology, Woodside), Mr Rory O’Connor (Senior Manager, Health, Woodside) on 7 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Sellers (Director General, Department of Mines and Petroleum), Mr Simon Ridge (Executive Director, RSD/Chief Dangerous Goods Officer, Department of Mines and Petroleum), Mr Ross Stidolph (Director, Petroleum Safety, Department of Mines and Petroleum) on 7 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Ian Bray (Assistant National Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia) on 7 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr William Townsend (General Manager, External Affairs and Joint Venture, Inpex), Mr Nigel Wilson (Senior Industry Adviser, Inpex) on 7 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Stedman Ellis (Chief Operating Officer, Western Region, APPEA), Mr Andrew Woodhams (Director, Safety and Environment, APPEA) on 7 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Leigh (Team Leader, Asset Integrity and Process Safety, ConocoPhillips) on 10 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Luke Musgrave (Vice President, LNG, ExxonMobil) on 10 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Stephen Price (Branch Secretary, Australian Workers' Union) on 10 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Andrew Doherty (General Manager, HSSE, Shell Australia), Mr Ian Grose (Commercial Manager, Prelude, Shell Australia), Mr Gerald Dixon (HSSE Manager, Prelude, Shell Australia) on 12 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Stuart Smith (Chief Executive Officer, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority), Mr Gavin Guyan (General Manager, Safety and Integrity, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority), Mr Cameron Grebe (General Manager, Environment, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) on 12 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Raymond Buchholz (General Manager, Marine Safety, Department of Transport), Mr Steven Wenban (WA Regional Harbour Master, Department of Transport) on 19 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Lloyd Bailey (Deputy Commissioner, Operations Command, Department of Fire and Emergency Services), Mr Gary Gifford (Assistant Commissioner, Operations Capability, Department of Fire and Emergency Services), Dr Jeffrey Davis (Principal Scientific Officer, Department of Fire and Emergency Services), Mr Peter Jones (Fire Officer, Department of Fire and Emergency Services) on 19 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Russell Stringer (Acting Regional Director for Western Australia, Bureau of Meteorology), Mr Andrew Burton (Meteorologist, Bureau of Meteorology), Mr Bradley Santos (Acting Regional Manager, Severe Weather Services, Bureau of Meteorology), Mrs Caroline Crow (Client Relations Manager, Commercial Weather Services, Bureau of Meteorology) on 26 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Steven McCartney, (State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union), Mr Glenn McLaren (Union Official, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union) on 26 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Captain Victor Justice (Chief Executive Officer, Kimberley Ports Authority) on 27 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Stephen Wood (Director General), Ms Nicky Cusworth (Deputy Director General, Strategic Policy), Ms Jenness Gardner (Executive Director, Browse) on 12 Mar 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Gavin Guyan (Acting Chief Executive Officer), Mr Matthew Smith (Acting Head of Division, Environment) and Mr Jeremy Dunster (Manager, Assessment and Inspection) National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority on 7 Apr 2015
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
5 FLNG Safety Matters7 May 2015