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.
Business Development focuses on finding new growth opportunities for the organization, whether it is through acquiring new customers, market expansion and/or brand awareness. The primary goal is to build partnerships that allow leverage to drive revenue. Although often thought to be synonymous with sales, business development involves a mix of negotiations, marketing, networking, and project management to create long-standing relationships and profitability.