GEOTHERMAL OPERATORS’ FORUM

A successful forum was held at Wairakei Resort on 25 August, with about 60 industry representatives attending from Operators, Contractors, Consultants and Regulators. Presentations included:

  • Introductions from Mike Dunstall of Contact Energy and Wu Khoo of Mercury
  • An update on MBIE Work Safe findings from inspections, audits and investigations Michael Matthews
  • Contact Energy’s approach to incident investigations, using learning teams, from Matt Shawcroft
  • Change management and managing non-routine work from Mercury’s Shanon Garden
  • Knowledge work productivity from Jimmy Conway of Freeflow Partners.
  • A panel discussion on wire line logging well control, which raised a lively discussion.

The forum concluded with a networking session held in the bar. These forums are intended to be regular industry get-togethers, held about twice a year. If you would like to be involved email Mark Green.