May 08, 2024People & Industry

A chat with In.Site Awards ‘People’ winner Chris Owen

The In.Site Photographic Competition seeks to capture the unique beauty of the environments, communities and people that both surround the natural gas industry and make it possible.

The natural gas industry plays a vital role in powering Australia. The competition showcases the strong and constantly growing relationship between the industry and the areas it operates in through photography. A celebration of community and industry achievement.

See the full gallery of In.Site 2024 submissions here.

The People category was won by Chris Owen, External Affairs Manager – Natural Gas and Future Fuels at Origin Energy.

Chris’s image, ‘Inspection at the Water Transfer Station’ captured a multi-skilled operator undertaking an inspection at a water transfer station in south-west Queensland.

In coal seam gas operations, a Water Transfer Station plays a crucial role in managing water resources associated with the extraction process.

Mr Owen said: “I work in External Affairs at Origin Energy, focusing on our Natural Gas and Future Fuels operations. This role allows me the unique opportunity to visit and go behind-the-scenes at sites within our exploration and production portfolio, including Australia Pacific LNG’s assets in Queensland’s Surat and Bowen Basins, where Origin serves as the upstream operator.

“While shadowing Origin’s multi-skilled operators during their operations across the Surat Basin gas field, I photographed one of the operators as she conducted inspections at the Orana Water Transfer Station, about 30km south-west of Chinchilla.

“These site visits never fail to fascinate and enlighten me, revealing the complexity of gas operations and the dedicated effort required to ensure the safe and reliable supply of gas to both our export and domestic customers.”

See the full gallery of In.Site 2024 submissions here.