Focused Dispute Resolution

for the Energy and Resources Industries

A fresh, innovative, and specialised approach to the resolution of disputes in the energy and resources sectors

PCERA coordinates and facilitates dispute resolution in the energy and resources sectors and related industries through arbitration and innovative forms of alternative dispute resolution. The Centre is based in Perth, Western Australia, a regional hub for Australian and Asian energy and resources projects. PCERA draws on Western Australia’s long-standing experience and expertise in energy and resources, and an Advisory Committee comprised of leading international arbitration practitioners from Australia and its major trading partners.

Those engaged in the energy and resources sectors understand that natural resources disputes often involve complex and technical issues. The resolution of those issues benefits from industry expertise and a knowledge of industry practices. There is a corresponding need for a means for energy and resources dispute resolution that provides that expertise and knowledge base. PCERA offers commercial parties and their advisors those means and efficient, cost-effective, and innovative methods of resolving natural resources disputes.





Membership – There are many ways to become involved

Advisory Committee

How PCERA Works Across Industries

Project Infrastructure

In disputes characterised by large amounts of technical data and information, PCERA arbitrators focus on the core elements of contention – streamlining outcomes for the dispute.

Read more

Commodity and Shipping

The significant body of learning and elements of international law call for experienced expert arbitrators, which the PCERA panel of arbitrators provides.

Read more

Joint Ventures

When disputes emerge between joint venture and other ongoing agreements, the requirement to ventilate and resolve issues sits alongside the concern to maintain an ongoing relationship. Guided independent assessment followed by arbitration, where necessary, can help.

Read more

Gas Pricing

The PCERA arbitration panel features arbitrators with established reputations in gas pricing disputes. Disputes may be advanced through the use of the expert determination process – clearing the path through the issues in the conduct of the arbitration, and saving time and minimising costs.

Read more

Resignation of PCERA Director

Resignation of PCERA Director

24 February 2017 Resignation of PCERA Director Erika Techera, the former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia, is to vacate her position on the board of PCERA. The board would like to thank her for her very significant contribution, her wise and generous support in developing PCERA’s presence among the legal, energy and resources sectors. Erika’s knowledge and expertise...

Read More

0 / Daniella Harlan / Feb 24, 2017
PCERA 2016 Annual Conference Press Release

PCERA 2016 Annual Conference Press Release

  Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Annual Conference by Emiko Watanabe   The Perth Centre for Energy and Resources (PCERA) held its 2016 annual conference on 28 October at the City of Perth Library, filling the library’s new conference room to capacity with 90 participants.   The conference centred on expert evidence and included the following international and local speakers with a wide range...

Read More

0 / Daniella Harlan / Nov 30, 2016