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Richard Harrison
Private Consultant at Informa


Richard is a private consultant in the field of natural gas market development with 40 years in the business and is interested also in the integration of commercial and environmental opportunities offered by the use of natural gas.

Richard was formerly with the Shell Group of Companies for 30 years. His final post was General Manager, Natural Gas and Project Development Manager for Shell in China from 1997 to 2001. His main responsibility was to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project, as well as sales and marketing of natural gas, in China.

Richard acted as the Shell delegate on the joint venture project committee of the Australian North West Shelf LNG project between 1993 and 1997. During that period he was also gained government experience in a part-time secondment to the COAG Natural Gas Taskforce (to develop a national gas regulatory regime) to coordinate and report on the deliberations of the Upstream Working Group. He served on the NWS Exploration Committee from 1985 to 1990.

Prior to that, Richard was involved in managing the application of onshore and offshore technologies for Shell’s own exploration and production program – the successful development of gas projects for base and peak load duties in the UK Southern North Sea gas province, gas and oil venture assessments in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and deep-water gas and oil discoveries in the Philippines.

Richard has developed and currently facilitates an internationally recognised course on LNG and gas projects. He was formerly an occasional lecturer with the short course program of the University of New South Wales, School of Petroleum Engineering. Richard has a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and a Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics & Economics) from the University of Melbourne.