ConocoPhillips established operations in Australia almost two decades ago. Australia is a country of vast natural resources and is a key player in providing a response to the increasing global demand for energy. Our activities in Australia and Timor-Leste are managed by business units with separate head offices: Australia West and Australia East. Australia West is headquartered in Perth, and manages all federal affairs and nationally leveraged shared services as well as the Bayu-Undan project, Darwin LNG and our activities in Timor-Leste. It also manages other potential developments including Caldita-Barossa, Greater Poseidon and Greater Sunrise.
Australia East is headquartered in Brisbane and manages state affairs in Queensland, specifically, ConocoPhillips shareholder interests in the Australia Pacific LNG project as operator of the LNG facilities on Curtis Island which are currently under construction. With a global rise in the need and demand for energy, we are proud of our ability to contribute in producing this energy in the form of natural gas. Natural gas is a clean energy source that is playing an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
ConocoPhillips first established an office in Timor-Leste in 2006. Now located in Bidau, Dili, the office is managed by our Country Manager, and our local team provide support to our onshore and offshore activities, training and employment programs, and our relationships with local stakeholders.
Our People are our strength. We have a dedicated and diverse workforce who are based in Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, and Gladstone in Australia, and in Dili in Timor-Leste.
In 2014, ConocoPhillips Australia was recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Australian Government Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). This is the second consecutive year that we have received acknowledgement for our efforts towards achieving gender equality.
ConocoPhillips Australia strives to be a responsible and welcome member of the communities in which we operate. We proactively engage to promote economic growth, a healthy environment and vibrant communities, now and for the future.