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ERE 212 Special Lectures - Russell Lagdon & Dee Bourbon

Date and Time: 
May 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:20pm
Green Earth Sciences Building, Room 104 (1st Floor) 367 Panama Street Stanford, CA 94305
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Energy Resources Engineering

ENERGY 212 (Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Production) 

SPEAKER: Russell Lagdon & Dee Bourbon


1. Environmental Social Health Impact Assessment
2. Public Participation
3. Chevron Australia Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Case Studies – Gorgon, Wheatstone

Russell Lagdon is senior environmental consultant for Chevron Australia. Russell graduated with a degree in Environmental Science from Murdoch University in 1980.  He joined the exploration department of Chevron the same year and in 1987 he became the Environmental Coordinator. A central feature of his work has been the environmentally responsible management of oil and gas activities on the nationally important Barrow Island Nature Reserve. In 2001 he became the Chevron Health, Environment and Safety Manager for the Gorgon Development and spent the following eight years working with government and stakeholders to deliver environmental approval for the Liquefied Natural Gas development on Barrow Island. Between 2009 and 2012 he was the Environment Manager for Chevron Australia and focused on transforming the environment function to support two major LNG operations.  In 2013 he took up the new role of Senior Environmental Consultant and provides guidance to all Assets and Capital Projects and brings a business wide focus to environmental opportunities and initiatives. He represents Chevron on Gorgon Ministerial Expert Panels set up to provide advice on Dredging, Quarantine and Marine Turtles, and is the Company representative on several external advisory bodies. In 2011 Russell was selected to be in the Chevron ‘We Agree’ television and print campaigns that have been used worldwide. He continues to be a regular visitor to Barrow Island in support of the oil and gas activities on the island.

Dee Bourbon is the social performance advisor for the Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Co. (CAPEP), which has operations in eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Her role covers social investment, stakeholder engagement, socio-economic impact assessment and its associated risk mitigation, resettlement, and reputational issues management in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand and Thailand. Dee joined Chevron as a consultant in 2009 to deliver the Social and Health Impact Assessment for the Wheatstone Project near Onslow, Western Australia, and has also led stakeholder engagement for other exploration and development projects at Chevron. Prior to joining Chevron she worked in a range of stakeholder engagement and impact assessment roles for several extractive resource industries across Australia. Dee has a BA (honors) in medical anthropology from Stanford and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.