Call for Papers

Uncertainty brings opportunities. At the 2021 APPEA Conference and Exhibition, we would like to focus on sharing how you and your company are developing opportunities out of the current uncertainty. To that end, we encourage you to submit your fresh, thought-provoking, and innovative submission by Friday 18 September 2020.

We want to hear from you on your current research or a relevant case study that reflects the new landscape that we find our industry in. The Technical and Business Program will be made up from a wide range of industry topics which will sit under the broader themes of Business, Engineering or Geoscience.

Should you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page here or don’t hesitate to contact Daniela Dwyer, [email protected] or 0490 018 862

Submit before the deadline on 18 September 2020 via the online portal.

The Technical Papers for the APPEA Conference are proudly sponsored by BP Australia.


View Call for Papers and Key Dates Overview

The APPEA Conference

Each year the APPEA Conference highlights the developments and findings on a national and international level of the industry as well as defining the issues and challenges of upstream petroleum exploration and development.

The APPEA Conference and Exhibition Program will include international keynote presentations, case study presentations, technical updates and panel discussions. The conference will consist of a technical program, which will include papers and posters in three main streams; Business, Engineering and Geoscience which are chosen from responses to this open invitation, together with a plenary program where speakers will be invited by APPEA.

Opportunities are now available to present current and topical material associated with the Business, Engineering and Geoscience streams at this world-class event.

How to Submit?

Submit your proposal (short abstract) via the online portal via ScholarOne.

It is critical that prior to your submission you have read the how to submit step by step guide and the submission guidelines.

Please note that all company and joint venture clearance must be obtained. Any perceived problems concerning clearance of the final paper should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted along with your plan to obtain all approvals prior to final paper submission. 




Key Dates

Friday 5 June 2020                     Call for Papers Open

Friday 18 September 2020         Call for Papers Close – 23:59 AEST

By Friday 30 October 2020         Author Notifications

Friday 18 December 2020          Peer-Review Paper Due

Friday 12 February 2021              Extended Abstract Due

Friday 16 April 2021                     Author Registration Due

Do you want to nominate for a keynote address?

Submissions wishing to be considered for a keynote address, please contact Julie Hood, Director Events & Member Relations, [email protected] or 0412 998 474



Dr Steve Mackie, APPEA Technical Program Committee Chairman and Editor of The APPEA Journal
e: [email protected]
t: +61 403 146 373

Daniela Dwyer, Events Manager, APPEA
e: [email protected]
m: +61 490 018 862

Keynote Address

Julie Hood, APPEA Director Events & Member Relations
e: [email protected]
m: +61 412 998 474

APPEA Conference and Exhibition 2021
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