Program Schedule

The APPEA 2020 Call for Papers is now open and closes 26 July.

 

 


In a market that is experiencing the most disruptive period in a generation, the APPEA 2019 Conference Program will drive in-depth discussion and debate for the industry and its leaders with the theme – Navigating the future. International experts and Australian industry leaders will provide up-to-date analysis, case studies and technical know-how on the big issues facing our industry. Politicians, executives and analysts will discuss the policy concerns confronting us. Combined with an array of business networking events, APPEA 2019 is the place to form new partnerships and strengthen existing  ones.

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Monday
27 May
8:30 am 5:00 pm
APPEA Seminar

Introduction to the oil & gas industry

This seminar will give a broad understanding of the Australian oil and gas industry.
Attendees will gain an appreciation of the geological, technical and economic aspects of the industry, features of the onshore and offshore environments, as well as the exploration, development and production phases. The seminars offer an invaluable opportunity to understand the key characteristics and global context of Australia’s oil and gas industry, and come to grips with its key concepts and terminology.

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11:00 am 7:00 pm
Conference Registration Open

Join your fellow delegates and collect your registration packs prior to attending the opening Welcome Reception at 6.00pm.

12:00 pm 5:00 pm
PESA Deal Day

The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) ‘Deal Day’ Seminar is the annual showcase for acreage and farm-in opportunities in Australia and the neighboring region in a presented papers format.

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6:00 pm 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception sets the scene for the APPEA Conference and Exhibition. Showcasing the best Brisbane and Queensland have to offer, this themed event will be sure to impress.

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Tuesday
28 May
7:30 am 8:20 am
Presenters' Breakfast

By Invitation Only

In recognition of the valuable contribution to the conference program, all presenters are invited to this breakfast. A great opportunity to meet fellow presenters and gain a valuable technical & audio visual briefing prior to presenting.

8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Exhibition
Exhibition Hall

Develop your business relationships, do deals, collaborate, share ideas, and be inspired as you meet the leading explorers, producers, suppliers and educators of our industry all showcasing their brands and products in the APPEA Exhibition Hall.

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8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Technical and Business Poster Presentations open
Exhibition Hall

The APPEA conference technical program incorporates an extensive poster series displayed in the exhibition hall.

View the current poster presentation listing

8:00 am 6:00 pm
KPMG Meeting Zone
Exhibition Hall

Need a private meeting with your client? APPEA in partnership with KPMG delivers the KPMG Meeting Zone – a custom made section of the exhibition floor delivering the ideal place to meet in hourly segments, with two private meeting zones.  Available for bookings in advance and/or onsite.

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8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Childcare

New for 2019, APPEA is delighted to offer a complimentary childcare facility for registered APPEA 2019 attendees, onsite at the conference venue. Attend conference sessions knowing your child is having fun, learning and in safe hands.

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8:30 am 10:15 am
PLENARY SESSION: Navigating the future
Great Hall
The opening session of APPEA 2019 focuses on the conference theme, ‘Navigating the future’. This session will set the scene for three days of in depth discussion and debate as the industry considers what it takes to be a resilient business in the new energy market — a market experiencing the most disruptive period in a generation.
Conference Opening Ceremony
Session Chair
Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, APPEA
Queensland State Government Address
Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland Government
Lead Industry Address
Ryan Lance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
APPEA Chair’s Address
Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman, APPEA
10:15 am 11:00 am
Morning Tea in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Take the opportunity to network, view the poster display and peruse the exhibition whilst enjoying morning tea in the Exhibition Hall.

 

11:00 am 12:30 pm
PLENARY SESSION: The future’s not what it used to be—the new energy landscape
Great Hall
Rapid and sustained change is a feature of the global energy system. This transformation is driven by the rise of new and growing sources of demand on Australia’s doorstep in Asia, the falling cost of cleaner energy sources, the rise of new technologies and the growth (and resilience) of the US shale industry.
The future is truly not what it used to be. How does the industry succeed in this new future, meeting the needs of our own markets in Australia and also the growing energy needs in our region?
Session Facilitator
Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review
IEA perspectives on the global energy landscape
Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Unlocking Australia’s natural advantage
Peter Coleman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Woodside
The role of gas in transforming energy
Frank Calabria, Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy
No guarantees — setting Australian Energy Policy for 2040
Matt Rennie, Senior Partner, EY
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

All delegates are invited to enjoy lunch in the exhibition halls as you explore the exhibits that represent the leading producers and suppliers in the oil and gas industry.

 

12:30 pm 2:00 pm
APPEA Members' Lunch

By Invitation Only – Unique Member Benefit

Senior representatives from the full industry supply chain take the opportunity to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the oil and gas business in this exclusive luncheon for APPEA member companies

1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Hot Topics Discussion in the EY Collaboration Centre
Exhibition Hall

Whether it’s a meeting with a new business contact, following up a lead or simply sitting back to relax with a coffee, the EY Collaboration Centre is the place to be. A number are scheduled ‘hot topics’ and issues in the industry will be explored at the collaboration centre. Join fellow delegates, APPEA & EY specialists, along with conference speakers for lively discussion and networking.

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2:00 pm 3:15 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 1-4
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Queensland: innovation, development and prospectivity
New deep crustal seismic data acquisition program for NWQs frontier petroleum basins
S Edwards and B Talebi (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
A new spatially-continuous basement heat flow map for NW Queensland
C Jorand, K Connors, L Pryer and C Pietrucha (Frogtech Geoscience)
Adavale Basin petroleum plays
A Troup and B Talebi (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
Approaches to data-driven exploration in Queensland
T Knight (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Fresh applications for reservoir engineering
Investigation of permeability change in the Bandanna Coal Formation of the Fairview Field using time-lapse pressure transient analysis
A Salmachi (University of Adelaide) and J Barkla (Santos)
Impact of capillary trapping on CSG recovery: an overlooked phenomenon
Y Zhu, Z Chen, H Xing and V Rudolph (University of Queensland)
An Australian first initiative to re-develop the first commercial onshore oilfield into a CO2 miscible-EOR project
S Barakat, B Cook*, K D’Amore (Bridgeport Energy), A Diaz (Flow Dynamics UK) and A Bracho (Flow Dynamics Australia)
CONCURRENT SESSION 3: National trends: What have we learnt and where are we going?
The Australian Government’s liquid fuel security review and National Energy Security Assessment
T Wyndham (Department of the Environment and Energy)
From the Northern Territory to Western Australia—fracking, public policy and social licence
M Tannock (Squire Patton Boggs)
Gas markets - a bridge too far?
G Bethune and R Wilkinson* (EnergyQuest)
Sustainability trends in oil and gas
P Tonge (ERM)
CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Queensland projects from the ground up
Building regional strength through supporting social and economic activity in Queensland’s gasfield communities
T Quinn (Broadspectrum)
Synergies in the role of the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment and the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on coal seam gas and large coal mining development in environmental assessments
C Pigram* (Independent Expert Scientific Committee), S Pandey* (Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment, Queensland) and P Baker (Department of the Environment and Energy)
Cumulative groundwater impact assessment and management in the Surat Basin — a journey from framework to implementation
S Pandey (Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment, Queensland)
Panel Discussion
3:15 pm 3:45 pm
Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Enjoy a cuppa and refreshments whilst making some new contacts, viewing the poster displays and the many exhibitors at APPEA 2019.

 

3:45 pm 5:00 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 5–9
CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Setting the scene: WA basin architecture
Exploration of an unconventional petroleum resource through extensive core analysis and basin geology interpretation utilising play element methodology: the Lower Goldwyer Formation, onshore Canning Basin,Western Australia
J van Hattum* (Theia Energy), A Bond (Finder Energy), D Jablonski (Finder Energy) and R Taylor-Walshe* (Theia Energy)
Stratigraphic and structural architecture across the central North West Shelf – implications for Triassic petroleum systems
S Abbott, C Orlov, G Bernardel, C Nicholson, N Rollet, D Nguyen and M Gunning (Geoscience Australia)
Tailored acquisition and processing providing an enhanced subsurface image of the basin architecture, Exmouth Sub-basin, North West Shelf, Australia
A Karvelas (Schlumberger Australia), B J Lim (Schlumberger), L Zhang, H Trihutomo (Schlumberger Australia), O Schenk (Schlumberger GmbH, Germany) and S Tewari (Schlumberger Oilfield UK)
Panel discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 6: How well do you know your wells? Impact, management and evolution
Managing well integrity in Queensland
M Scott (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
Impact of in-seam drilling performance on coal seam gas production and remaining gas distribution
F Zhou, G Fernandes, J Luft, K Ma, M Oraby, M Guevara, D Kuznetsov, B Pinder and S Keogh (Arrow Energy)
Roma development drilling—evolution of well design and drilling performance
A Sellars, T Dedigama and M Zaman (Santos)
CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Regulation—legislating for success
Groundwater management – working with Queensland and EPBC regulation and processes
J Barker (Department of Environment and Energy), S Pandey (Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment, Queensland), J McKeay and K Birch (Department of Environment and Science)
CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Decommissioning: Every end is a new beginning
Engineering and environmental studies for decommissioning of subsea infrastructure
P Raitt* (Green Light Environmental), A Selman and C Lanoëlle* (Atteris)
Decommissioning — a path forward for Australia
S Barrymore and J Ballard (Herbert Smith Freehills)
Rigorous decommissioning decision making with strong stakeholder engagement using comparative assessment
P Gordon, E Poot (Catalyze APAC) and G O’Connor (Catalyze UK)
CONCURRENT SESSION 9: Enhancing productivity through digital solutions
A practical guide to IT OT convergence. Getting value from your business analytics.
R Byfield (Yokogawa Australia)
Big data for smart safety: applying engineering control analytics to predictive safety
H B Tay*, N Marshall*, A McColm and M Wood (Deloitte Risk Advisory)
Digitalisation as a critical tool in resource asset valuations, acquisitions and dispositions
D Hollett and C Phasey (Nova Systems)
Digitalisation driving competitiveness
Steve Royston (ABB)
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Happy Hour in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Time to network and debrief on the current topics and key discussions of the day. Don’t miss the Happy Hour sponsor Yokogawa bring alive APPEA Boulevard with their dynamic ‘breaking of the saki’ to celebrate Day 1 drawing to a close.

Wednesday
29 May
7:30 am 5:00 pm
Conference Registration
8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Exhibition
Exhibition Hall

Meet with the industry’s leading explorers, producers and suppliers in this one-stop-shop exhibition of the best the Australian and international oil and gas industry has to offer. The Exhibition will provide an exceptional opportunity to view the latest technologies and the newest advances in the oil and gas industry.

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Information on becoming an exhibitor…

8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Technical and Business Poster Presentations
Exhibition Hall

The APPEA conference technical program incorporates an extensive poster series displayed in the exhibition hall. Enjoy your tea break whilst perusing the posters.

 

8:00 am 6:00 pm
KPMG Meeting Zone
Exhibition Hall

Make sure you secure time for that crucial meeting with your key clients. The KPMG Meeting Zone – an ideal place to meet for an hour, with two private meeting zones.

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8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Childcare

New for 2019, APPEA is delighted to offer a complimentary childcare facility for registered APPEA 2019 attendees, onsite at the conference venue. Attend conference sessions knowing your child is having fun, learning and in safe hands.

Further information…

8:30 am 10:30 am
PLENARY SESSION: Navigating a cleaner energy future — how does the oil and gas industry survive and thrive?
Great Hall
The UN Climate Change Conference held in Paris at the end of 2015 set the scene for the world’s response to climate change and continues to change the nature of the energy landscape facing the Australian oil and gas industry. Nearly four years on, and following the release at the end of 2018 of the ‘rulebook’ to underpin the Paris Agreement, this new landscape continues to provide both challenges and opportunities for the industry.
This plenary session will bring together local and global experts to consider how the oil and gas industry is to survive and thrive in this cleaner energy future and what it can and is doing to reduce its carbon footprint and provide cleaner energy to Australia and the region.
Session Facilitator
Paul Welton, General Manager - Strategy, Planning and Commercial, Chevron Australia
A tale of two gases
Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, Australian Government
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative — delivering solutions for a sustainable low-emissions future
Gardiner Hill, Vice President Carbon Management, BP and Senior Representative of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), BP
Riding the green wave: Are oil and gas companies jumping on board?
Marlene Motyka, Principal, Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, and US & Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte
Climate change: The investor perspective
Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
10:30 am 11:15 am
Morning Tea in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Refuel with some tasty treats whilst catching up with colleagues and making new contacts in Australia’s biggest annual upstream oil & gas event.

 

11:15 am 12:30 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 10–14
CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Advancing Australian exploration
Australia — how do we compare as an exploration destination?
M Quinn (IHS Markit)
Exploration for petroleum is critical to ensure ongoing supply.
In the second half of this session delegates will hear about exploration policies, tenure and other initiatives relating to petroleum exploration from the perspective from both federal and state regulatory and geoscience bodies.
CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Insights and opportunities for southern basins
New insights on Upper Cretaceous stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Bight Basin, Australia from IODP Site U1512
C Wainman, P McCabe*,  S Holford (University of Adelaide) and the IODP Expedition 369 Scientific Party
Regional paleodepositional environment of the Cretaceous in the Great Australian Bight – a support for frontier exploration
D Klauser-Baumgärtner, T Reichel and J Hansen (Equinor)
The Bight Basin: a tale of three deltaic megasequences
I Strømsøyen, E Schomacker, B Søderstrøm and B Waagan (Equinor)
The Gippsland Basin: reprocessing reveals new opportunities in a 'mature' basin
P Baillie (CGG)
CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Optimising production from analysis to outcome
The use of integrated production modelling to assess network efficiency and production system optimisation
Y Fei (University of Adelaide), G Lydyard, A Mantopoulos, D Marques and M Rondon (Santos)
Multiphase gas compression to boost non conventional production and reserves
R Perry (Hicor Technologies)
Rigorous gas field production data analysis
C Evans and A Corrie-Keilig* (RISC Advisory)
Panel discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 13: The value of Australian LNG: Global influence and emerging markets
The emergence of China as an LNG super user
J Norman (Santos)
Signposts to a robust liquid LNG market
B Cullinane (Deloitte Consulting), S Sakmar (University of Houston Law Centre) and N Hill (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)
What’s your gas worth: a thrilling or a taxing matter?
K Wee (Deloitte)
Finding a home for Australian LNG in developing power markets
C Henderson (Advisian)
CONCURRENT SESSION 14: It’s a matter of safety: Understanding, improving and regulating
What were they thinking? How the brain is wired for Limbic Risk TM
R Wentzel and N Wentzel (The Jonah Group)
Reflections of a contemporary gas regulator in Queensland
B Date (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
Eliminating fatalities from the upstream oil and gas industry
C Hawkes (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers)
Current trends in industry safety performance: applying scrutiny to safety issues associated with ageing facilities
D O’Keeffe (NOPSEMA) 12
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

All delegates are invited to enjoy lunch in the exhibition halls. Explore the exhibits that represent the complete supply chain of the oil and gas industry. Make new industry contacts and expand your business through international and national connections.

 

12:45 pm 2:00 pm
Hot Topics Discussion in the EY Collaboration Centre
Exhibition Hall

Whether it’s a meeting with a new business contact, following up a lead or simply sitting back to relax with a coffee, the EY Collaboration Centre is the place to be. A number are scheduled ‘hot topics’ and issues in the industry will be explored at the collaboration centre. Join fellow delegates, APPEA & EY specialists, along with conference speakers for lively discussion and networking.

Further information…

1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Meet the Authors - Poster Presentation
Exhibition Hall

Enjoy the gallery of technical and business posters inside the exhibition and meet the authors to discuss their work. Make sure you also vote for your favourite poster for the 2019 Best Poster.

View the current poster presentation listing.

2:00 pm 3:15 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 15–19
CONCURRENT SESSION 15: PESA — 2018 in review
PESA Australian exploration review 2018
D Lockhart and D Spring* (Senex Energy)
Australian petroleum production and development 2018
G Bethune (EnergyQuest)
“Back to the Future” A review of Australian reservation and other natural gas export control policies
J Plumb (Carter Newell)
CONCURRENT SESSION 16: Australia's potential
East coast gas—resource potential at different gas price scenarios (Part 1: quantification of unconventional gas resource potential)
I Cockerill, J Collins and Z Rasheed (RISC Pty Ltd)
Rock properties and in-situ stress state of the Egilabria Prospect, Lawn Hill Platform, Queensland
A Bailey, L Wang, L Hall and P Henson (Geoscience Australia)
The prospectivity of the Cape Vogel Basin, Papua New Guinea
S Amiribesheli (Discover Geoscience) and A Weller (Searcher Seismic)
Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility
M Raab (CO2CRC), C Jenkins (CSIRO Black Mountain), R Pevzner (Curtin University) and A Qader (CO2CRC)
CONCURRENT SESSION 17: Fracking the way to fresher findings
Challenges in modelling of hydraulic fracturing in low-permeability coal seams with complex cleat networks and stress regimes
M Aghighi, R Johnson Jr and C Leonardi (University of Queensland)
Pushing the boundaries - development of innovative drilling, completion and production technology to advance a deep coal seam play
R Branajaya, P Archer and A Farley (Strike Energy)
Influence of elastoplastic embedment on CSG production enhancement using graded particle injection
Z You, D Wang, C Leonardi, R Johnson Jr (University of Queensland) and P Bedrikovetsky (University of Adelaide)
CONCURRENT SESSION 18: It’s a gas
Renewables, gas and batteries: reliable and efficient power for industry
T Lukatela (Woodside Energy)
Some economic estimates of gas-fired power generation in a carbon constrained Australia
C McConnell and C Dorgelo (Advisian)
Renewed energy in Asia’s upstream
G Farruggio and D Dixon (Rystad Energy)
Moomba reset — breathing new life into a 50 year old asset
V Santostefano (Santos)
CONCURRENT SESSION 19: Environmental approvals — the collaborative approach
A regulator's vision and perspectives on key environmental management challenges
C Sim (NOPSEMA)
Good, bad or ugly – all a matter of perspective?
J Lovell (Seafood Industry Australia)
Critical success factors for achieving environmental approvals
P Raitt (Green Light Environmental)
Reducing the complexity of environmental approvals — learnings from an industry-wide collaborative effort
M Smith (NERA)
3:15 pm 3:45 pm
Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

It’s coffee o’clock! Share a coffee with one of over 2,000+ oil and gas professionals under the one roof of the APPEA 2019 Exhibition.

 

3:45 pm 5:00 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 20–24
CONCURRENT SESSION 20: A new Cooper Basin is born
Geological and bioregional assessments — enabling future tight, shale and deep-coal gas development — Cooper Basin case study
D Robinson, ME Gunning, T Evans, L Hall, B Sundaram (Geoscience Australia), A Swirepik, A Stacey, R Dann and K Holland (Department of the Environment and Energy)
Old rocks, new tricks — a re-invigorated Cooper Basin offers growth opportunity
B Ovenden (Santos)
Results of hydraulic fracturing design improvements and changes in execution strategies for unconventional tight gas targets in the Cooper Basin, Australia
R Johnson, R Zhong (University of Queensland) and L Nguyen (Real Energy Corporation)
Panel discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 21: Process safety — maintaining the status quo
Reducing maintenance burden on established facilities through a targeted risk review of safety critical equipment
B Innes (Upstream Production Solutions)
The hardy perennials of maintenance
N Clegg (Upstream Production Solutions)
Reduced manning with improved safety and reliability – how classification societies and digital solutions can support operators
M Tipping (Lloyds Register) Presenter only: J Baker (Lloyds Register)
Offshore structures — why all offshore facilities should have a demanning requirement
M Keys (Atkins SNC-Lavalin)
CONCURRENT SESSION 22: Project management 101: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
Australia’s shale industry — how we can become globally competitive
P Cox (Worley)
Better project delivery: Australia’s value opportunity
A Rodger (Wood Mackenzie)
Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation journey
D Makin and E Boyle (Jacobs)
Integrated activity planning – a proven approach to optimising operations outcomes
B Farrell and V Mulgund (EY)
CONCURRENT SESSION 23: One industry, one workforce, one goal
Diversity and inclusion — moving the needle in Indigenous employment and engagement
M Williamson* (Broadspectrum) and M Wilson* (INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd)
Enhancing Indigenous partnerships in an increasingly digitised oil and gas sector
M Lynn* (Deloitte Consulting) and D Wirrpanda* (Wirrpanda Foundation)
How diversity can alleviate sharks and bandwagons in the gas sector
J Spanjaard* and S McAlister-Smiley* (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)
Panel Discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 24: Environmental monitoring — a dip in the ocean
Innovation and technology in marine science: AIMS’ North West Shoals to Shore research program - an update
M Parsons, K Miller, M Thums, J Gilmour, L Ferreira (Australian Institute of Marine Science), R McCauley (Curtin University) and M Meekan (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Biofouling risk management for the importation of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility and the central processing facility (CPF); the world’s largest semi-submersible platform
N Gust*, A Coutts, P Lewis, R Tigges (Biofouling Solutions Pty Ltd), J Prout* and S Carter (INPEX Operations Australia)
Demonstrating an acceptable level of impact: an assessment of noise impacts to fishes from a seismic survey in an Australian marine park
J Edgell, J Colman (ERM Australia), S Jarvis (S2 Services) and o Glade-Wright (Cooper Energy)
Monitoring marine effects of produced formation water discharge in Bass Strait
L Barnes* (Cardno), K Hall* (Esso Australia), C Blount, M Hooper, D van Senden, A Costen, C Scraggs, D Provis and D Pygas (Cardno)
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Happy Hour in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

This event provides another excellent networking opportunity for all delegates, exhibitors and invited guests. Meet with colleagues and share ideas over a refreshing drink before you prepare for the Conference Dinner.

 

7:30 pm 12:00 am
Conference Dinner
Plaza Ballroom

Step out in style and join your colleagues to celebrate APPEA’s official Conference Dinner. This evening remains one of the most anticipated of the industry’s social calendar as delegates and guests enjoy a superb three-course dinner and world-class entertainment. A selection of  prestigious APPEA awards are presented at this, the oil & gas industry’s night of nights. Whether you book a single ticket or a table, this event will impress!

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Thursday
30 May
7:30 am 3:00 pm
Conference registration
8:00 am 3:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Exhibition
Exhibition Hall

Join us for the final day of the APPEA 2019 Exhibition. The perfect place to visit an array of exhibiting companies and catch up with your business contacts.

Note the exhibition closes at 3pm today.

8:00 am 3:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Technical and Business Poster Presentations
Exhibition Hall

Take this final opportunity to view the posters in the Exhibition Hall before the Hall closes at 3.00pm.

View the current poster presentation listing.

8:00 am 3:00 pm
KPMG Meeting Zone
Exhibition Hall

An ideal place to meet for an hour, with two private meeting areas seating up to eight people.

Further information…

8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2019 Childcare

New for 2019, APPEA is delighted to offer a complimentary childcare facility for registered APPEA 2019 attendees, onsite at the conference venue. Attend conference sessions knowing your child is having fun, learning and in safe hands.

Further information…

8:30 am 8:45 am
Australian Government Address

The Hon Matt Canavan MP

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

8:45 am 10:30 am
PLENARY SESSION: Staying the course — east coast gas market challenges and opportunities
Great Hall
Recent years have seen the east coast gas market move to the front of the political and public debate — in a truly unprecedented fashion. The interplay between policy and politics has been a feature of the debate, with outcomes that challenge the foundations upon which the industry has developed. So, what does the future bring? Is there a way to ensure the export market operates without intervention while ensuring that the industry can explore for, find and develop gas for the domestic market in a competitive and sustainable way?
This timely plenary session, will offer views from a variety of experts. Regulators, analysts and industry will deliver an interactive panel session to provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues.
Session Facilitator
Ticky Fullerton, Anchor, Your Money
Esso Australia’s long-term contribution to the east coast gas mark
Nathan Fay, Chairman, ExxonMobil Australia
State of the east coast gas industry
Rod Sims, Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Unlocking the next wave of Australia’s natural gas resources
Kevin Gallagher, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Santos Ltd
East coast gas — finding balance
Andrew Hodge, Associate Director - Energy Research, Macquarie Securities
10:30 am 11:15 am
Morning Tea in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

The great food and refreshments just keep on coming!  Grab a cuppa and keep exploring the APPEA Exhibition on this final day of the conference.

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11:15 am 1:00 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 25–28
CONCURRENT SESSION 25: Acquisition, processing and interpretation — a job of seismic importance
Offshore data acquisition in shallow water: challenges and opportunities
S Molyneux (Molyneux Advisors), S Jarvis (S2 Services) and J Dirstein (Total Depth Pty Ltd)
The evolution of FWI and its perceived benefits
T Martin (PGS UK) and A Long* (PGS Australia)
High frequency full waveform inversion as an interpretation solution
L Letki, M Lamont and T Thompson (DownUnder GeoSolutions)
Application of deep learning for seismic horizon interpretation
J Lowell and J Smith (GeoTeric)
Panel Discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 26: Baselines, benefits and bridging — a closer look at environmental engineering
The Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study, 1991-2018: bridging the gap between science and industry to provide baseline data for impact assessment and approvals in oil and gas
C Charlton, R McCauley* and R Ward (Centre for Marine Science and Technology)
Zero Waste Well – the beneficial use of produced water from CSG projects
P Wybrew (Santos)
From the Beetaloo to West Texas — similarities, differences and lessons learned from water management in coal seam and shale field developments on either side of the Pacific
B Webster*, H Churman*, C Benjamin, J Long and B Goebel (GHD)
Towards the development of a baseline for surface movement in the Surat Basin in Southern Queensland
M Masoudian, C Leonardi*, Z Chen and J Underschultz (University of Queensland)
Panel Discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 27: Community engagement—working with our host communities
Gladstone Harbour: a case study of building social license-to-operate in a multi-use area
L Llewellyn, R Brinkman (Australian Institute of Marine Science), E McIntosh (Department of Geography and the Environment), N Marshall (CSIRO), U Pinto (Office of Environment and Heritage), J Rolfe (Central Queensland University) and B Schaffelke (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Ahead of the game — working with local communities in frontier resource basins
W Squire and J Braithwaite (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy) 
360-degree stakeholder management driving successful CO2 storage research
A De Fina* (CO2CRC)M Chable*, and C Wills (Upstream Production Solutions)
Social license has changed. It is time to build trust with society using the tools of today.
A Johnston-Billings, L Pogmore* and M Kaiser* (KPMG Australia)
Constructivism: an answer to activism
T Diamond (Australian Mines and Metals Association )
Panel Discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 28: The next chapter of Australian energy
Meeting demand in a new era of east coast gas supply
W Pulsford (Poten & Partners)
Australia’s unconventional future: where next?
C Meredith (Wood Mackenzie)
Commercial realities of the proposed LNG import terminals on the east coast of Australia
N Mumford (Mumford Commercial Consulting)
Has the 'Golden Age of Gas' bypassed Australia?’
J Stabler (Energy Edge)
East coast gas - resource potential at different gas price scenarios (Part 2: Commercialisation of unconventional gas resources)
J Collins, I Cockerill and Z Rasheed (RISC Advisory)
Panel Discussion
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Located in the buzzing exhibition hall, the networking lunch offers a feast for all the senses!

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1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Authors' Lunch

By Invitation Only

The Authors’ Lunch is where APPEA thanks the people who have committed time and energy to produce the outstanding array of papers that are received each year for the conference.

The attendees of this invitation-only event are authors and/or presenters of the papers, representatives of the APPEA Board and selected guests.

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1:45 pm 2:30 pm
Hot Topics Discussion in the EY Collaboration Centre
Exhibition Hall

Whether it’s a meeting with a new business contact, following up a lead or simply sitting back to relax with a coffee, the EY Collaboration Centre is the place to be. A number are scheduled ‘hot topics’ and issues in the industry will be explored at the collaboration centre. Join fellow delegates, APPEA & EY specialists, along with conference speakers for lively discussion and networking.

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2:30 pm 4:15 pm
PLENARY SESSION: Perceptions of the modern industry
Great Hall
Perception management has never been so important for the oil and gas industry. An increasingly polarised political landscape, new media challenges, and an active public debate have amplified the need for effective and holistic engagement. Our panel from both inside and outside of the industry will deliver their perspectives on how oil and gas is perceived in the market place and the community. Allowing for a free flowing discussion about this crucial challenge that faces the industry
Session Facilitator
Ticky Fullerton, Anchor, Your Money
Onshore gas industry coexistence in Queensland
Dr Damian Barrett, Research Director, Onshore Gas Program, Energy and Director, Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance, CSIRO
The face of energy
Peter Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Clough
Meeting the advocacy challenge
Ian Davies, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Senex Energy
Securing competitive gas supply — a manufacturing perspective
Melissa Perrow, General Manager Energy, Brickworks
It’s time to get emotional with your customers
Christine Corbett, Special Advisor, PwC
CEO's Conference Closing Address
Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, APPEA
4:15 pm 6:15 pm
Farewell Cocktails

Close out another successful APPEA Conference and Exhibition. Join fellow delegates for a drink, some good music and a final opportunity to network and debrief after an information-packed conference.

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Friday
31 May
8:30 am
The Australian Oilfield Golf Tournament (AOGT)

2019 Australian Oilfield Golf Tournament (AOGT)  

Friday 31 May 2019

Organised by AOGT 2019 Committee

The Australian Oilfield Golf Tournament (AOGT) has been a staple feature that follows the APPEA annual conference and has been going for over 50 years. The tournament is brought to you by a committee of dedicated volunteers from the oil and gas industry .

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