Schedule

Note: The electronic program below is the most up to date source of program information – last updated on 9 December 2018 and subject to change. 

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.

Further information…

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.

Further information…

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.

Further information…

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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Information on becoming an exhibitor...

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.

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 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
Queensland State Government Address
Australian Government Address
Lead Industry Address
Mr Ryan Lance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
APPEA Chair’s Address
Mrs Zoe Yujnovich, Country Chair, Shell Australia and Executive Vice President, Australia & New Zealand
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.

Sponsorship Available…

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. Eighty per cent of the projected growth in gas demand takes place in developing economies, led by China, India and other countries in Asia. Growth in gas demand reflects its versatility and flexibility as an energy source and its cleaner burning properties.
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? What role innovation and technology in improving industry’s adaptability and resilience? What role government policy, both in Australia and around the world? And how does the industry respond? How does it see the future and what is it doing to succeed?
Further details of our keynote speakers will be released in early February.
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.

Sponsorship available

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.

The ‘hot topics’ and schedule will be announced in early 2019.

2:00 pm 3:15 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 1-4
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Queensland: innovation, development and prospectivity
Deep crustal seismic data program for NW Queensland’s frontier 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 and L Pryer (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, R Cook, K D’Amore, A Diaz and A Bracho (Bridgeport Energy)
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 and S Douglass (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 to where?
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)
Cumulative groundwater impact assessment and management in the Surat Basin — a journey from framework to implementation
S Pandey (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
The role of the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on coal seam gas and large coal mining development and the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment in environmental standards
C Prigram (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) and S Pandey (Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment)
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.

Sponsorship Available…

3:45 pm 5:00 pm
TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROGRAM SESSIONS 5–9
CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Setting the scene: WA basin architecture
The Lower Goldwyer Formation – potentially Australia’s largest oil discovery, unconventional resource exploration through Extensive Core Analysis and Deep Basin Geology Interpretation, Canning Basin, Onshore Western Australia
J van Hattum*, A Bond, D Jablonski (Discover Geoscience) and R Taylor-Walshe* (Theia Energy)
Stratigraphic and structural architecture across the Roebuck Basin and surrounding basins — 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, Northwest Shelf, Australia
A Karvelas (Schlumberger Australia), B J Lim (Schlumberger Australia), L Zhang, H Trihutomo (Schlumberger Australia), O Schenk 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
B Date and M Scott* (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
Impact of in-seam performance on coal seam gas production and gas distribution
F Zhou, G Fernandes, J Luft, K Ma, M Guevara, M Oraby, D Kuznetsov, B Pinder and S Keogh (Arrow Energy)
Roma development drilling—evolution of well design and drilling performance
T Dedigama, A Sellars* and M Zaman (Santos)
CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Regulation—legislating for success
Onshore gas developments often require state and federal approval, and both governments’ approval processes can intersect
As co-regulators, Queensland and DOEE routinely look for opportunities to better align regulatory practices and ensure they remain contemporary and fit for purpose
In some cases, existing EPBC information requirements and environmental outcomes can be achieved by Queensland regulation
State and federal regulators will discuss the approach used, results to date, and potential for application of this methodology to other jurisdictions and industries
CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Decommissioning: Every end is a new beginning
Engineering and environmental studies for decommissioning of subsea infrastructure
P Raitt* (Greenlight Environmental), A Selman* and C Lanoelle (Atteris)
Decommissioning — a path forward for Australia
S Barrymore (Herbert Smith Freehills)
Exmouth integrated artificial reef — an Australian first in innovative decommissioning solutions
M Allen (Subcon), A Rowland and J Florisson (Recfishwest)
Rigorous decommissioning decision making with strong stakeholder engagement using comparative assessment — real world lessons learned from oil and gas and beyond
P Gordon (Catalyze APAC)
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 controls analytics to predictive safety
H B Tay, N Marshall, A McColm (Deloitte Risk Advisory) and M Wood (Deloitte Consulting)
Digital twin solutions in oil and gas asset valuations
D Hollett (Nova Systems)
Digitalization driving competitiveness
E Van Biljn (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.

View the current exhibitor listing

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.

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 10:15 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. Australian natural gas in particular has a key role to play as we move towards a lower carbon economy. It will be vital that the global and domestic policy responses recognise and support the key role the industry can play
Not all see it this way — there are plenty who see no role for natural gas or any fossil fuels in this cleaner energy future. The ongoing challenge for the industry is to explain — and more than that, to demonstrate through its actions — the positive role it can play in the post-Paris global energy landscape. At home, the uncertainty about our climate and energy policy future remains. Following an address from the Federal Opposition, this plenary session will bring together local and global experts to consider how the oil and gas industry survives and thrives 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.
Further details of our keynote speakers will be released in early February.
10:15 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.

Sponsorship available…

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 Hole U1512
C Wainman, P McCabe and S Holford (University of Adelaide)
Regional paleodepositional environment of the Cretaceous in the Great Australian Bight — a support for frontier exploration?
T Reichel*, D Klauser-Baumgärtner* and J Hansen (Equinor)
The Bight Basin: a tale of three deltaic megasequences
Strømsøyen, E Schomacker and B Søderstrøm (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 Warques and M Rondon (Santos)
Multiphase gas compressor to boost non conventional production and reserves
R Perry (Hicor Technologies)
Rigorous gas field production data analysis
A Corrie-Keilig (RISC)
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, S Sakmar and B Ladbrook (Deloitte Consulting)
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? A look at how the brain works and human error
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 (IOGP)
Current trends in industry safety performance
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.

Sponsorship available…

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.

The ‘hot topics’ and schedule will be announced in early 2019.

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
Australian Exploration Review 2018
D Lockhart and D Spring (Senex Energy)
Australian petroleum production and development 2018
K Whittle (Shell Australia)
Australian gas reservation and other protectionist policies — a review
J Plumb (Carter Newell)
CONCURRENT SESSION 16: Australia's potential
East coast gas — resource potential at different gas price scenarios — part 1: subsurface
I Cockerill (RISC Pty Ltd)
Tectonic development of frontier basins in Papua New Guinea
R Holm (Frogtech Geoscience)
The prospectivity of the Cape Vogel Basin, Papua New Guinea (PNG)
S Amiribesheli (Discover Geoscience) and A Weller (Searcher Seismic)
Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility
M Raab, A Qader (CO2CRC) and C Jenkins (CSIRO)
CONCURRENT SESSION 17: Fracking the way to fresher findings
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)
Depletion plan to drain deep coal using ESP — production testing and integration of reservoir and coal properties to optimize production
R Branajaya (Strike Energy)
Influence of elastoplastic embedment on CSG production enhancement using graded particle injection
Z You, C Leonardi, R Johnson* (University of Queensland) and P Bedrikovetski (University of Adelaide)
CONCURRENT SESSION 18: It’s a gas
LNG goes greener with gas, renewables and batteries
T Lukatela (Woodside Energy)
Some economic estimates of gas-fired power generation in a carbon constrained Australia
C McConnell (Advisian)
Renewed energy in Asia’s upstream sector
G Farruggio (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 regulators vision and perspectives on key environmental management challenges
C Sim (NOPSEMA)
The petroleum-fishing roundtable
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.

Sponsorship available…

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, A Swirepik, A Stacey, D Dann, K Holland, L Hall & B Sundaram (Geoscience Australia)
Old rocks, new tricks — a re-invigorated Cooper Basin offers growth opportunity
B Ovenden (Santos)
Innamincka dome project
B Lodwick (Red Sky Energy)
Panel discussion
CONCURRENT SESSION 21: Process safety — maintaining the status quo
Reducing maintenance burden through risk review of safety critical equipment
B Innes and N Clegg (Upstream Production Solutions)
The hardy perennials of maintenance
N Clegg (Upstream Production Solutions)
Digitisation in the offshore space
J Baker and M Tipping (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 Parsons)
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 maximising operations outcomes
B Farrell (EY)
CONCURRENT SESSION 23: One industry, one workforce, one goal
Diversity and inclusion — moving the needle in Indigenous employment and engagement
M Williamson (Broadspectrum)
Enhancing indigenous partnerships in an increasingly digitised oil and gas sector
M Lynn* (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Australia) and D Wirrpanda* (Wirrpanda Foundation)
How diversity can alleviate sharks and bandwagons in the gas sector
S McAlister Smiley* and J Spanjaard* (Deloitte and 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, 2019
M Parsons, M Meekan, K Miller, M Thums and J Gilmour (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Biofouling risk management for the importation of a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility and the world’s largest semi-submersible platform, central processing facility (CPF)
N Gust*, A Coutts, P Lewis, R Tigges (Biofouling Solutions Pty Ltd), J Prout* and S Carter (INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd
How to demonstrate acceptability? Assessment of noise impacts to fishes from a seismic survey in an Australian Marine Park
J Edgell, J Colman (ERM Australia) and S Jarvis (S2 Services)
Monitoring marine impacts 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.

Sponsorship available…

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!

Further information…

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
Federal Opposition Address

Senior Representative, Federal Opposition

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 and that have fundamentally changed the policy and political environment in which it operates now and into the future — in both positive and negative ways. All of this while the east coast LNG export industry has grown to record levels and now delivers economic growth, export revenue and jobs to the nation, and while the industry has delivered a surplus of gas to the domestic market for 2019 and expectations that demand will be met out to at least 2030. So, what does the future bring? Is there a way to ensure that 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? What is the way forward for the industry and for policymakers?
This timely plenary session, facilitated by Sky News Business Presenter Ticky Fullerton, will offers views from a variety of experts — regulators, analysts and industry will all offer their perspectives — and an interactive panel session will provide an in depth analysis of the key issues.
Further details of our keynote speakers will be released in early February.
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 and A Long (PGS)
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 1991–2019: 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), L Hansen (Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership), E McIntosh (Univeristy of Oxford), N Marshall (CSIRO), U Pinto (Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership), 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
J Braithwaite (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
Local community acceptance of CSG development in Queensland: comparing the Western Downs and eastern Maranoa regions
A Walton and R McCrea (CSIRO)
Social license has changed. It is time to build trust with society using the tools of today.
A Johnston-Billings and L Pogmore (KPMG Australia)
Constructivism: an answer to activism
A Mansini* and T Diamond* (AMMA)
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 assessment of the need for LNG import 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 — unconventional resource potential at different gas price scenarios — part 2: commercial
J Collins (RISC)
Panel Discussion
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.

Further information…

1:15 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.

The ‘hot topics’ and schedule will be announced in early 2019.

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 active public debate have amplified the need for effective and holistic engagement. These challenges have necessitated a broader public conversation; one required to acknowledge and respond to a diverse set of issues.
How do we navigate an issues-rich discussion and generate new conversations about the industry? How do we strategically plan in a highly reactive environment? How do we proactively engage all audiences to mutual benefit?
Further details of our keynote speakers will be released in early February.
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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 and in 2019 aims to raise funds for a nominated Queensland Charity.

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APPEA Conference and Exhibition 2019
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