Australia’s Ambassador to Myanmar visits Karratha operations

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Australia's Amb​assador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Nicholas Coppel, visited Woodside's Karratha operations in March 2017, taking a tour of the Woodside-operated Karratha Gas Plant and Pluto LNG Plant.

Woodside's Asset Manager at the Karratha Gas Plant, Andrew Lobb, said the tour was an important opportunity for Woodside to show Ambassador Coppel how it operates and engages with host communities.

"Woodside is a leading acreage holder and the most active explorer offshore Myanmar and we are fortunate to hold such a prospective oil and gas basin that is well suited to our deepwater capabilities," Mr Lobb said.

"Our operational success and approach to environmental and social impact management in

Myanmar draws on our long history of successful operations in Karratha.

"As an important advocate for Woodside in Myanmar, it was great for Ambassador Coppel to see this first hand."

Ambassador Coppell is senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was most recently Assistant Secretary in the People Smuggling Taskforce. Overseas, he has served as Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, Deputy High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, and Deputy Head of Mission in Manila, with an earlier posting to Washington DC.

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