Each year APPEA recognises outstanding work and achievements in the oil and gas industry, with a number of awards presented during the annual APPEA Conference.  Congratulations to the following recipients:


Environment Project Excellence Award
INPEX Australia was recognised for its development of a regional oil spill response model for the Australian offshore oil and gas sector. Its Browse Regional Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (Browse ROPEP) is the first ‘pilot’ of a regional oil spill response plan designed for multiple activities and multiple titleholder use in Australia.

Beach Energy was recognised in the same category for its Prion Impact Assessment, a 3D Seismic Survey in the Bass Strait which included studies examining scallop biomasses and improving understanding of new seismic survey technologies.

The Safety Project Excellence Award
Santos for its road safety project, ‘How to drive safely around the world 500 times per year’. The review improved workplace and health and safety practices for staff who drive about 20 million kilometres a year for work, much of it on remote roads.



Best Extended Abstract
Extracting events from Daily Drilling Reports using Fuzzy String Matching
Presented by Maria Clara Duque, Intelie
Authored by Mariana S Oliveira, Adriano Mourthe and Maria Clara Duque

Alan Prince Award (Best Peer-reviewed Paper)
Gold (hydrogen) rush: risks and uncertainties in exploring for naturally occurring hydrogen
Presented by Linda Stalker, CSIRO
Authored by Linda Stalker, Asrar Talukder, Julian Strand, Matthew Josh & Mohinudeen Faiz

Best Oral Presentation
The Future Energy Leader: A Millennial Dilemma
Presented by Polly Mahapatra, Chevron Australia

Best Poster Presentation
Seismic, Petrophysical and petrological constraints on the alteration of igneous rocks in the North Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia: Implications for petroleum exploration and drilling operations
Presented by Mike Curtis, University of Adelaide

Best Custom Build

Best Shell Scheme Stand