EnergyQuest is an Australian-based energy advisory firm, which specializes in market analysis and strategy for energy companies and buyers, investors and governments. It also aims to be a source of informed comment on energy trends affecting Australia and the region.
- Experienced: more than 100 years combined experience
- International perspective: focused on global and regional energy trends
- Committed: to independent and rigorous analysis
The EnergyQuest team comprises:
Dr Graeme Bethune, CEO
with 40 years experience in economic and financial analysis, 10 years in senior business development and finance roles with Santos and founder of EnergyQuest in 2005. His interests include conventional natural gas, coal seam gas, LNG, oil and transport fuels, electricity and renewables. Graeme is the lead author of major EnergyQuest reports and consulting studies for energy producers, energy buyers and governments. He is often asked for expert comments by media outlets and is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences.View CV
Susan Bethune, Co-founder of EnergyQuest
specialist in economic, financial and statistical analysis. Prepares energy market data and modelling for EnergyQuest and has undertaken numerous projects for clients wanting customised data series.View CV
Graeme Atwell, Senior Associate
with 40 years experience in power generation and gas contracting and trading with ETSA and Santos. Working with EnergyQuest since 2007. Gas supply and marketing specialist.View CV
Mike Cochran, Senior Associate
with over 35 years experience in the energy and resources industries. Mike specialises in marketing, business strategy, research, logistics, infrastructure and operations focusing on conventional and unconventional liquid fuels. Conventional fuels include crude oils, natural gas liquids (condensates, LPG’s, naphthas) and petroleum products. Working with EnergyQuest since 2005.View CV
Janet Cronin, Senior Associate
with over 20 years’ commercial experience in the E&P sector including gas and liquids marketing purchasing, transportation and processing, joint venture arrangements, joint venture management, project development arrangements, business development, strategic and operational planning, government liaison, regulatory matters and oil and gas project evaluation.
Denis Dare, Senior Associate
Denis is a petroleum engineer with over 40 years domestic and international experience. For the past five years he has worked as a private industry consultant as the principal of DL Dare & Associates. He has provided input to numerous EnergyQuest’s reports.View CV
Rick Wilkinson, Senior Associate
has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has held senior positions in the areas of project management, commercial negotiation, LNG contracting, gas wholesaling and retailing, as well as technical field engineering.View CV
Richard Bethune, Associate
with expertise in monitoring the status of LNG tankers at major export terminals in the US and Australia and calculating Australia’s LNG export volumes and destinations.
EnergyQuest is an Associate Member of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.
Graeme Bethune is active in IGU study groups.
EnergyQuest is a member of the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association.
Graeme Bethune is Chairman of the Australian Gas Industry Trust.
Mike Cochran is President of the Australian Institute of Energy.
Graeme Bethune was a member of the National Organising Committee for the LNG 18 Conference which was held in Perth in April 2016.