I’m a keen sailor. I only recently took it up… Learning a new skill in your 40s, it’s challenging. Sailing up here has the added thrill of negotiating the Northern Territory’s croc infested waters.

I’ve worked with the natural gas industry for over 15 years. Every day starts with a good cuppa tea – even when I work in 30 degree plus heat.

My dream job is working part-time studying the impacts of human activity on natural systems.

I always wanted to work outdoors, biology made sense to me and I wanted to understand more about this big world around me.

I am mainly in the office now. I help organisations understand what their obligations are under current Environmental regulations or relevant legislation pertaining to the activity they are planning to undertake.

Key to that is understanding the physical environment they will be working in and understanding the impacts of their activity on that environment.

Sounds a bit strange but I once spent a morning rounding up an escaped cow

The cow had managed to avoid loading onto a ship in Dampier WA, it wandered onto site and was feeding peacefully under the flare tower of the LNG plant.

If you are willing and up for an adventure, working in remote Australia is well worth it. It’s where you will find the heart of Australia."

If you are willing and up for an adventure, working in remote Australia is well worth it. It’s where you will find the heart of Australia.

The benefits of gas operations are primarily, secure jobs in regional Australia. Much of the natural gas in Australia is located in those harder to get to places, and the industry brings value to the regional and remote communities it works with.

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