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Jeffrey HAWORTH

Executive Director, Geological Survey and Resource Strategy

GOVERNMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Jeff  has  worked  in  both  the  mineral  and  petroleum  industries  for  over 45years.He  has  worked  throughout  Australia  and  the  world  including  the  North Sea,  Arctic  Ocean,  offshore  Western  Australia,  Victoria,  Queensland,  New Zealand  and  the  USA.In  the  USA,  he  was  involved  in  research  projects  for  a private  company  resulting  in  the  publication  of  papers  and  establishing  a  new method  of  characterizing  gas  chromatograph  data  to  identify  oil  and  gas fields.He  joined  the Department  of  Mines  and  Petroleum  in  1991  as  the  Petroleum Data  Manager.  In  2006  he  worked  as  the  Manager –Petroleum  Geology  for the  Geological  Survey  of  Western  Australia  (GSWA)  managing  the  research and basin studies into petroleum  systems  in Western  Australia. In  2011he moved  into  the  Director  Petroleum  Operations  role  overseeing operational  compliance  and  then  in  2013 becamethe Executive Director, Petroleumandoversawthe  regulatory  management  of  Western  Australia’s upstream  petroleum  industry.In  2018,  he  became  Executive  Director,  Geological  Surveyand  Resource Strategy  leading  the  Geological  Survey  of  Western  Australia  and  developing strategies for government  for the  resource  sector.Jeff  has  a  degree  in  Mining  Geology  from  the  WA  School  of  Mines  in Kalgoorlie.

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