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

EnergyQuest Capability Statement

The EnergyQuest team comprises:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Greg Veitch, Senior Associate

with senior roles in LNG marketing, commercial and shipping. Involved in North West Shelf, Gorgon and Sunrise project developments.

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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.

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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.

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Affiliations

APPEA
EnergyQuest is an Associate Member of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.
International Gas Union
Graeme Bethune is active in IGU study groups.
APGA
EnergyQuest is a member of the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association.
AGIT
Graeme Bethune is a Director of the Australian Gas Industry Trust.
Australian Institute of Energy
Mike Cochran is President of the Australian Institute of Energy.
LNG 18
Graeme Bethune was a member of the National Organising Committee for the LNG 18 Conference which was held in Perth in April 2016.

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