International Offshore Petroleum Regulators and Operators Summit
About the Summit
The International Offshore Petroleum Regulators and Operators Summit (the Summit) was a conference hosted by the Australian Government in Perth, Australia on 10–11 August, 2011.
The Summit was designed to provide international representatives with an opportunity to share first-hand experiences and the collective lessons learnt and applied following the August 2009 Montara and April 2010 Macondo oil spill incidents that occurred in Australia and the Gulf of Mexico respectively.
The Summit also provided an opportunity for international collaboration to identify best practice arrangements to strengthen existing offshore petroleum regulatory frameworks.
The Summit targeted global senior-level policy makers, regulators, industry representatives and leading academics with the aim to develop a common understanding and consistent approach to the regulation of the global offshore petroleum industry.
Present at the Summit were representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Norway, the United States and the United Kingdom and, regionally, from Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.
On the opening day of the Summit, Australia and the United States provided an overview of their respective incidents and brought delegates up to date on activities in their countries. This set the scene for the following day's breakout sessions, which covered topics including:
- culture, leadership and management
- incident response and preparedness
- environmental impacts and management
- innovation and research and development in deep sea drilling.
The event was held at the Burswood Convention Centre in Perth, immediately following the 2011 APPEA Safety Conference.