David Banks
Chief Technical and Marketing Officer - Santos Ltd

David has 30 years' international and domestic experience in the oil and gas industry and specific experience in many facets of decommissioning and restoration in Australia, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, UK, Algeria and Pakistan. Decommissioning and restoration in these jurisdictions has variously included wells, pipelines, infrastructure, platforms and processing facilities as well as remediation following the impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the US Gulf of Mexico. David started his career with Schlumberger in southeast Asia before joining BHP in Australia in 1994 in positions including General Manager Shale Oil. Other roles included Vice President HSE, Vice President Shale Drilling and Completion and Bass Strait Asset Manager. Beyond business and function leadership, David led BHP’s Petroleum Transformation and was Integration Manager for US shale assets.

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Paul Coyte
Managing Director - Hayes Metals

Paul is a fourth-generation family member of Hayes Metals, a recycling and smelting group of companies with facilities in Australia and New Zealand. With over twenty years of experience in the recycling industry, Paul has developed several technologies to recycle complex materials, including the recycling of SURF cables (Subsea Umbilical, Risers, Flowlines). As the groups Managing Director, he has a strong focus on the oil and gas industry to ensure commercially viable recycling outcomes for its by-products

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Harvey Johnstone
International Association of Oil and Gas Producers - Independent member

Harvey’s career spans over 30 years across both the government and the oil and gas sectors, including eight years in London for BP, overseeing a decommissioning program. In his role at BP, Harvey was involved in the development of a decommissioning training program, an onshore decommissioning guideline, and a legacy wells plug and abandonment practice. He was also responsible for bringing efficiencies in cost and reduced risk to onshore decommissioning, including working closely on synergies and opportunities with the BP offshore decommissioning program.

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Richard Perry
Decommissioning Manager - ExxonMobil Australia

Richard started his career in Melbourne with ExxonMobil Australia before venturing overseas where he spent the next 18 years leading offshore oil and gas infrastructure projects in six different countries. From shallow water conventional installations in Malaysia, to deep water subsea developments in Nigeria, and more recently concrete gravity structure construction and installation in the arctic waters off Newfoundland in Canada, Richard has extensive experience across all aspects of planning, engineering, contracting and execution of major projects.

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Josie Philips
Regional Director - Petrofac

Josie has more than 15 years of global energy industry experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Aberdeen. Josie joined Petrofac’s drilling and well engineering division in 2008 and has held senior positions in commercial, business development and business unit leadership in the UK and the Middle East prior to relocating to Australia.

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Jay Southwell
APAC Subsea Services Leader - Baker Hughes

Jay has 23 years of subsea experience having started his career at Vetco Gray in Aberdeen as a Graduate Engineer. Since then, he has progressed through various roles including manufacturing, engineering, project management, proposals, and operations across the UK, West Africa, Malaysia and Australia. Since 2015, Jay has been working within the services business, driving focus on life of field management, asset integrity monitoring, production assurance and Integrated Services Management where his team successfully supported customers in well intervention, plug and abandonment and the safe decommissioning of subsea assets.

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