The APPEA Journal

The APPEA Journal was first published in 1961 and it continues to document the pulse of the Australian upstream petroleum industry. It is recognised as Australia’s leading peer-reviewed publication for information on Geoscience, Engineering, Business and ESG.

All presenters for an APPEA Conference who deliver an oral or a poster presentation are required to provide a paper to support their work. The paper is either a peer reviewed paper or an extended abstract. The content for all papers authored for an APPEA Conference are required to be original, making them highly coveted.

From 2022, we will be publishing three supplements to the Journal.

  • Supplement 1 contains all extended abstracts of the technical and business presentations along with the papers that cover the Review sessions (Australian Acreage and Year in Review). APPEA 2022 now available.
  • Supplement 2 contains the technical and business presentations and posters. This will be the PowerPoint presentation or poster for every paper in the Journal and Supplement 1. APPEA 2022 will be available from 5 June 2022.
  • Supplement 3 contains session video recordings and PowerPoint presentations of all plenary sessions* and session video recordings of the APPEA Panel Series. APPEA 2022 will be available from 5 June 2022.

CSIRO Publishing is a science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services that has been publishing journals since 1948. CSIRO Publishing is an Australian- based and fully Australian – owned publisher and took over publishing The APPEA Journal in 2017.

*Where permission has been granted to publish the content.

To Subscribe

Perpetual online access to the 2022 APPEA Journal is provided to all full delegates who attended APPEA 2022. Information on this process has been forwarded to all applicable person on 13 May, and will be again on 5 June 2022.

Individuals and companies are able to purchase perpetual access to the 2022 APPEA Journal, click here for rates and contact details.

The APPEA Journal Online archive is also available for a one-off purchase price this covers the years 1961 – 2016. For academic libraries, government departments and personal users, the archive access is perpetual. For APPEA members, once subscribed, the archive access is available for as long as the company remains an APPEA member.

How do I access The APPEA Journal if I’m not able to attend a Conference? 

If you are unable to attend the APPEA Conference for any year and would like access, please contact Sarah Hall at [email protected] or view the rates information sheet.

Can I access earlier editions of The APPEA Journal?

Yes. Please contact Sarah Hall at [email protected] or view the rates information sheet.

Are you missing a hard copy of The APPEA Journal from your collection?

APPEA has many hard copy journals to complete your personal or organisations collection. Please contact Sarah Hall at [email protected] for more information on available journals.

How can I submit for The APPEA Journal? 

Each year the APPEA Conference highlights and defines the issues and challenges of upstream petroleum exploration and development on a national and international level. Papers are sought on current and topical material in technical and commercial areas for presentation at this world-class event.

The Conference consists of a plenary program with speakers invited by APPEA, and a Technical and Business (concurrent) program that includes papers received by open invitation. APPEA welcomes papers from industry professionals on a broad range of issues for consideration by the APPEA Editorial Board.

Paper proposals include case studies, results of field experience or significant new knowledge or experience. The Call for Papers submission process will open within a month of the current years’ Conference concluding.

Code of Conduct for The APPEA Journal

Publication in The APPEA Journal requires authors to accept the following:

  • Full disclosure of all references and any financial support that has been obtained from the research being published.
  • Assurance that all authors who contributed to the research are included in the submission and that the data presented is real and authentic.
  • If corrections or mistakes are required, the authors are obliged to provide retractions.

The Editorial Board has complete control on rejecting/accepting submissions.  To this end, the Editorial Board will ensure there is no conflict of interest with respect to submissions.  The Board will only accept submissions where it is reasonably certain that all codes have been met.  Where errors have been made, the Board will promptly publish corrections or retractions.

CSIRO is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This ensures The APPEA Journal fulfils the criteria for best practice publication ethics and integrity and remains a multidisciplinary academic journal.


Dr Steve Mackie
Editor – APPEA Journal
Chairman — APPEA Technical Program Committee
[email protected]

Sarah Hall
Events Manager – APPEA
+61 416 414 836
[email protected]