One of the few OECD countries that is a significant net hydrocarbon exporter, Australia contains impressive quantities of petroleum, natural gas and coal reserves and exports roughly two-thirds of its total energy production. Australia, which has major offshore natural gas fields feeding the Gorgon, Wheatstone and Pluto LNG developments, is the word's fifth-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. As of 2009, Australia holds proven oil reserves of 1.5 billion barrels and some 30 Tcf of proven natural gas reserves.
Project Control deals with measuring and monitoring project performance against baselines to identify deviation so appropriate adjustments can be taken. Professionals in this field analyse cost and schedule trends and develop forecasts to guide the project management team. These specialists typically have a solid background in planning, scheduling, cost control and cost engineering.