Program Schedule

APPEA 2020 is postponed




The APPEA 2020 Conference Program will drive in-depth discussion and debate for the industry and its leaders with the theme – Energy for a better Australia. 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 2020 is the place to form new partnerships and strengthen existing  ones.

New for 2020 is the APPEA Panel Series   3 sessions within the Technical and Business Program that will deliver free flowing discussion and debate on a current, relevant topic that is crucial for our industry. Subjects and line ups will be rolled out from March onwards.

APPEA’s keynote speaker program, boasting over 20 international and national industry leaders, stakeholders and global influencers, will be rolled out from March 2020.


PDF program last updated: 28 February 2020.

Please note the most up-to-date version of the program is noted in the body of this web page below

Click the sessions below to expand and see further information. Plenary speaker information will be linked in late February 2020. * Depicts the presenter if not the lead author.

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18 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
Central Foyer

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
River View Room 4

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
Bellevue Ballroom

As the APPEA Conference celebrates 60 years, join  as we step back in time to the groovy 1960’s! The ‘APPEA diner’ will be rocking with the smooth sounds of the Beatles, Sony & Cher and more.

The largest social gathering of the conference – this is a fun filled setting to get a taste of the quality networking the next 3 days will deliver.

Further information…

19 May
7:30 am 5:00 pm
Conference registration
Central Foyer
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 2020 Technical and Business Poster Presentations open
Exhibition Hall

Take time to view over 50 poster presentations from leading authors in the oil and gas, advisory and education sector displayed in the exhibition hall.

View the current poster presentation listing

8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2020 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
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…

8:30 am 10:15 am
PLENARY SESSION 1: Energy for a Better Australia
Riverside Theatre
The opening session of APPEA 2020, the association’s 60th Conference and Exhibition, focuses on the conference theme, ‘Energy for a Better Australia’. This session will set the scene for three days of in depth discussion and debate as the industry considers its role in a cleaner energy future and what it will take for the industry to continue to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to Australia and the regions to which we export for decades to come.
State Government Opening Address
The Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia
Australian Government Address
Senior Representative, Australian Government
Lead Industry Address
APPEA Chairman’s Address
Mr Kevin Gallagher, Managing Director and CEO, Santos Ltd
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 2: Energy Leaders’ Panel - An open conversation about our energy future
Riverside Theatre
The oil and gas industry has always faced challenges and has always positioned itself to grasp opportunities. But the breadth and depth of current challenges and opportunities is unprecedented. What is the global energy outlook? What is the future of energy in a carbon constrained world? What is the role of oil and gas in that world? How does the industry rise to the challenges and grasp the opportunities before it? Our panel of industry leaders from Australia and overseas, will engage in this session, in an open facilitated discussion and debate, about these crucial issues for the industry.
Mr Peter Bennett, CEO and Managing Director, Clough
Mr Peter Coleman, CEO and Managing Director, Woodside Energy
Mr Tony Nunan, Executive Vice President/Country Chair, Shell Australia
Ms Geraldine Slattery, President Operations Petroleum, BHP
*listed an alphabetical order
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

Join EY specialists, APPEA representatives & conference speakers to discuss a number industry ‘hot topics’. A great opportunity to connect with oil & gas professionals with similar interests.

Further information…

2:00 pm 3:15 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Innovative geoscience
Implementation of seismic data quality characterization using supervised deep learning
J Thorp (Searcher Seismic), K Davies (Discover Geoscience), J Bluteau (Searcher Seismic) and P Hoiles (Discover Geoscience)
Implications of accurate geomechanical modelling and systematic core testing for sanding evaluation and sand control decisions — a case study from Perth Basin
S Asadi, A Khaksar (Baker Hughes GE), M Fabian, R Xiang (Mitsui and Co.), D Dewhurst and C Delle Piane (CSIRO Petroleum)
Creating a 3D image from 2D data using structurally conformable interpolation: A case study from the Beagle subbasin, NWS, Australia
S Notiyal and V Seesaha (TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co)
Improving exploration efficiency in a frontier basin using CSEM
R Tharimela (EMGS ASA)
CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Operational, production and design innovation
Development of a highly automated mobile rig for the Australia CSG market
A de Mul (Huisman Equipment B.V.)
SURFIM Network: The value of sharing of lessons learned on the industry’s longest running joint industry project regarding SURF facilities integrity management
A Botto (Wood)
Mercury partitioning in oil and gas production systems — design optimisation and risk mitigation through advanced simulation
P Crafts and M Williams (TechnipFMC)
Realising the value from next generation Integrated Operating Centres (IOC)
JC Bernardini, M Lyons, C Stewart and W Merchant (Boston Consulting Group)
CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Decommissioning — new endings and new beginnings
Shaping the decommissioning landscape of tomorrow
A Taylor (National Energy Resources Australia [NERA])
King Reef: An Australian first in repurposing oil and gas infrastructure to benefit regional communities
J Florisson, A Rowland (Recfishwest), E Harvey (Curtin University), M Allen (Subcon), S Watts (Recfishwest) and B Saunders (Curtin University)
NORM inventory forecast for Australian offshore oil and gas decommissioned assets and radioactive waste disposal pathways
S Higgins, S McKay (Curtin University) and P Baker (Wood)
Decommissioning and rehabilitation: what’s tax got to do with it?
K Wee (Deloitte)
CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Digitisation and technology
The Digital Worker - How technology is enhancing safety and productivity in the field
K Taylor and T Walker (Broadspectrum)
Satellite monitoring of fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas facilities in Australia
JF Gauthier (GHGSat)
Shaping the future workforce for the oil and gas sector
J Andrews, L Rolland and T Cotton (EY)
Building an innovation culture and digital skills
S Kalms (Woodside)
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 2020.

Sponsorship available…

3:45 pm 5:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Cooper Basin — Australia’s premier onshore basin keeps on delivering
A new concept for the extraction of gas from Permian ultra-deep coal seams of the Cooper Basin, Australia: Expanding reservoir boundary theory
E Dunlop (The University of Adelaide)
Outcome focused. How to deliver value in a field (re-) development. - A case study from the Cooper-Eromanga Basin, South Australia
S Molyneux, H Wu (Molyneux Advisors), S Delaney and A Gongora (Beach Energy)
Re-evaluation of depositional models for the lower Permian Patchawarra Formation, Cooper Basin, South Australia: implications for petroleum exploration
C Wainman and P McCabe (The University of Adelaide)
Unlocking material gas resources - Moomba South case study
H Moriarty, J Clifford, J Donley, and L Maxwell (Santos)
CONCURRENT SESSION 6: The future with digital oilfields
Innovative digital inspection methodology
S Anderson (Intertek)
Digital innovation in subsea integrity management
R Thethi, D Vadel (Clarus Subsea Integrity), M Haning and E Tellier* (2H Offshore Engineering)
Auto-control model building using machine learning regression for extreme response prediction
D Leong and A Bahuguni (Lloyd’s Register)
Use of machine learning on SCADA data for asset’s prognostics health management
A Cesa and E Press (KPMG)
CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Collaboration — we’re better together
The case for shared infrastructure to unlock resources
K Eberspaecher (Bengal Energy)
Standardization of procurement equipment specifications: Establishing a strong foundation for oil & gas capital project development and delivery
A Postema and T Fletcher* (IOGP)
Making upstream infrastructure collaboration happen
F Tibi, W Lanagan and W Merchant (Boston Consulting Group)
Decision making in oil and gas — collaboration and comparison with space sector
J Crusan (Woodside)
CONCURRENT SESSION 8: People and technology — driving innovation
Investigating the potential human health impacts of coal seam gas development at a study site in the Surat Basin in southern Queensland
C Huddlestone-Holmes (CSIRO), S Rigby, S Van Niekirk, R Mackie (The University of Queensland) and A Walton (CSIRO)
Improving industry safety via real collaboration: A case study from the Queensland CSG sector
M Zaunbrecher (Arrow Energy) and S O’Donnell (Safer Together)
Deploying hydrocarbon monitoring technologies in the 2019 NOFO Oil-on-Water field exercise
X Qi, M Mainson, E Crooke, I Hay, A Ross (CSIRO) and P Irving (Australian Maritime Safety Authority)
Redefining the relationship between the oil company and its vendor
C Davies (BHP) T Allen, C Dempsey and K Mishra (Schlumberger)
Join us for the first of three sessions that will deliver free flowing discussion and debate on a current, relevant topic that is crucial for our industry.
Subjects and line ups will be rolled out from March onwards.
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.

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6:00 pm
Evening Free

Take the opportunity as an oil and gas supplier to host your clients in the vibrant city of Perth. As a delegate – accept the invitations from suppliers and clients or from fellow delegates to expand your networks or reinforce current partnerships.

20 May
7:30 am 5:00 pm
Conference Registration
Central Foyer
8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2020 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.

View the current exhibitor listings

Information on becoming an exhibitor...

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 2020 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.


8:30 am 10:30 am
PLENARY SESSION 3: Is the oil and gas industry part of a net zero emission future?
Riverside Theatre
The UN Climate Change Conference held in Madrid noted that the world is not on track to meet its emissions reduction obligations and called for efforts to reduce emissions to be accelerated. As part of this, the role of oil and gas in a low carbon future, particularly a future heading towards net zero emissions, is under question. This plenary session will bring together national and global experts to consider how the oil and gas industry is to survive and thrive in this cleaner energy future and what it is doing to reduce its carbon footprint and provide cleaner energy to Australia and the region.
Professor Andrew Garnett, Director of UQ Centre for Natural Gas, The University of Queensland
Ms Kassia Yanosek, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Ms Amy Chua, Managing Director, Schlumberger Australasia
Dr Tatiana Mitrova, Director, Skolkovo Energy Centre, Russia
Ms Monica Richter, Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures, WWF
Mr Gardiner Hill, Vice President, Carbon Management, BP
Sponsorship available.
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.

Sponsorship available…


11:15 am 12:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Opening new prospectivity on the North West Shelf
Comprehensive basin-wide 3D petroleum systems modeling providing new insights into proven petroleum systems and remaining prospectivity in the Exmouth Sub-basin, Australia
O Schenk (Schlumberger) C Dempsey, R Benson, M Cheng (BHP Billiton), S Tewari (Schlumberger), A Karvelas and G Bancalà (Schlumberger)
The Paleozoic prospectivity of the Browse Basin, Australia
S Amiribesheli (KUFPEC Australia ), J Thorp (Searcher Seismic) and J Davies (Discover Geoscience)
Dorado discovery — unlocking a major new oil and gas play in the Bedout Sub-basin
M Thompson (Santos)
CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Maintenance, safety and risk 1
Real-time integrated process monitoring systems for operational guidance
K Alef, J Curry, R Malhotra and D Golczynski (Wood)
Cost reductions through converting offshore platforms from permanently manned to manned-evacuated
M Keys (Atkins)
Revolutionising confined space safety management – a case study
E Daher (Southern Cross University) and D Dowd* (United Safety)
Earthquake risk management for oil and gas infrastructures in north west of Australia
M Banimahd, S Tyler, M Kuo and F Chow (Woodside)
CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Environmental research and innovation — protecting Australia’s marine environment
The effect of marine seismic surveys on the movement, abundance and community structure of demersal fish assemblages on the North West Shelf, Australia
M Meekan, C Speed, R McCauley, J Semmens, S Newman, R Fisher and M Parsons (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
‘Who’s down with OPP?’ Learnings from recent submissions
C Weller and N Kerp (Green Light Environmental)
Identifying pan-industry common contributors to major accident events
J Mitchell and A Turnbull (NOPSEMA)
Working together to establish a world class mercury recovery facility for the Australian LNG industry
J Pittson (Woodside) and J Kerferd (Contract Resources)
CONCURRENT SESSION 13: Diversity and inclusion
From diversity to inclusion
R Lyall (Woodside)
Chevron’s journey in keeping diversity and inclusion on the agenda
E Shaw (KPMG) and C Watts (Chevron Australia)
Presentation on Diversity - TBC
APPEA presents the second of three panel sessions that will deliver free flowing discussion and debate on a current, relevant topic that is crucial for our industry.
Subjects and line ups will be rolled out from March onwards.
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…

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.

View the current poster presentation listing.

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

Join EY specialists, APPEA representatives & conference speakers to discuss a number industry ‘hot topics’. A great opportunity to connect with oil & gas professionals with similar interests.

Further information…

2:00 pm 3:15 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 15: PESA — 2019 in review
Australian exploration review 2019
Cockerill (Risc Advisory)
Production and development across Australia 2019
M Quinn (IHS Markit)
Business environment review 2019
S Molyneux (Molyneux Advisors)
CONCURRENT SESSION 16: Carbon capture and storage — the new frontier
CarbonNet progress towards a declaration of identified storage formation at the Pelican site, with a new high-resolution 3D seismic data
N Hoffman (Victoria Department of Economic Development Jobs Transport and Resources)
The CSIRO in-situ Laboratory in south western Australia: A field laboratory for de-risking carbon storage
K Michael, L Ricard, L Stalker, A Hortle* (CSIRO Energy) and A Avijegon (GASS Petroleum Consulting)
Technical de-risking of a demonstration CCUS project for final investment decision in Australia
M Bagheri (CO2CRC), R Pevzner (Curtin University), C Jenkins (CSIRO), M Raab and P Barraclough (CO2CRC)
Evaluation of the Petrel Sub-Basin as a northern Australia CO2 store: Future decarbonisation hub?
L Stalker, D Dewhurst (CSIRO), Y Zhang, P Schaubs (CSIRO Mineral Resources), B Clennell (CSIRO), Y Suhardiman A Maxwell (ENI Australia), F Masserano, F Boccuni, C Toscano and D Castano (ENI Milan)
CONCURRENT SESSION 17: The cutting edge of industry technical innovations
The importance of ambient cure for high-temperature coatings
G Ross (AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Ltd) Presenter only: B Burrell* (AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Ltd)
Coal fracturing through liquid nitrogen treatment: A micro-computed tomography study
H Akhondzadeh, A Keshavarz, AZ Al-Yaseri, S Iglauer (Edith Cowan University) and M Lebedev (Curtin University)
The application of dynamic modelling technique on the pipeline drying operation during pre-commissioning
D Chen, A Duff and J Willcocks (Wood)
A new generation of catalyst deactivation, removal and loading technology in the LNG industry
M Draca and S Tyszta (Santos)
CONCURRENT SESSION 18: Developing markets — renewables and hydrogen
Reconciling the marriage of renewables and gas in the Australian energy market
J Stabler (Energy Edge)
A hydrogen future?
J Arnott and N Leibbrandt (KPMG)
Is hydrogen Asia’s new energy commodity? Opportunities and challenges for Australia
D Low, A Rodger, B Gallagher and P Sharma* (Wood Mackenzie)
Hydrogen innovation: discover development hotspots with patent landscaping
R Baddeley (Watermark)
CONCURRENT SESSION 19: Employee wellbeing and resilience - approaches to a happy, healthy workplace
Adjusting to working away and as an expatriate: Learnings on what organisations can do to promote the mental health and well-being of workers and their families
M Freeman (Performance Science HPO)
The impact of FIFO on the health and well-being of employees: What organisations can do to mitigate the risks and improve outcomes
E Brook (Murdoch University), M Freeman (Performance Science HPO), and G Ditchburn (Murdoch University)
Smashing the stigma in mental health — the role of leaders in creating a psychologically safe environment
A Feringa* and N Wentzel* (The Jonah Group)
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 2020 Exhibition.

Sponsorship available…

3:45 pm 5:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 20: New life for the southern margins
New insights into the stratigraphy of the Otway Basin
B Bendall (South Australia Department for Energy and Mining), A Forbes (Chemostrat Australia Pty), D Revie, R Eid, S Herley (Geological Survey of Victoria) and T Hill (South Australian Government)
New insights into the organic geochemistry of the Otway Basin
T Hill, B Bendall (South Australia Department for Energy and Mining) and A Murray (Murray Partners PPSA)
Creative steps to bring new gas supply to the south-east Australia domestic gas market – Sole after 42 years
E Glavas (Cooper Energy)
CONCURRENT SESSION 21: Maintenance, safety and risk — next generation learnings
Process safety ‘learning the hard way’
S Cooper (Advisian)
Management of well integrity risks: Understanding ageing facilities and inactive wells
D O’Keeffe (NOPSEMA)
The next generation of risk based inspection for CSG wells
J Everson*(Wood) and S Collins* (Origin)
Using machine learning to enhance operator performance
D Walker (Yokogawa) and R Byfield (KPC Advanced Technologies)
CONCURRENT SESSION 22: IOGP — learnings and discussion from around the globe
IOGP Global Production Report and Production Indicator©
A Checchi (IOGP)
From global upstream safety data to action
O Skår, M Carvalho (IOGP), K Walker* (Schlumberger) and W Poore (IOGP)
Upstream industry collaboration delivers refreshed life-saving rules
O Skår, M Carvalho (IOGP), K Walker (Schlumberger), O Adeogun (Husky Energy) and K Pedersen (Equinor)
Putting safety leadership thinking into practice
O Skår, M Carvalho (IOGP), S Robinson (BP) and T Anderson* (Woodside)
CONCURRENT SESSION 23: Community engagement — we’re in this together
Mapping traditional ecological knowledge of sea country to understand biodiversity and areas of cultural importance
C Streten, H Davies, R Galaiduk (Australian Institute of Marine Science), T Lui Yuen and T Rangers (ENI Australia)
A Unique Approach - community engagement in Queensland (a GasFields Commission perspective)
C Cassidy (GasFields Commission Queensland)
Lessons from five years of GISERA economic research
T Measham, D Fleming-Munoz, L Poruschi, and R Martinez (CSIRO)
APPEA presents in this new series for the Conference, a truly interactive panel session that will deliver free flowing discussion and debate on a current, relevant topic that is crucial for our industry.
Subjects and line ups will be rolled out from March onwards.
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.

Further information…

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

APPEA invites you to a special evening of mystery and glamour at the APPEA 2020 Conference Dinner Masquerade Ball. Recognising the 60th year of the conference, the evening will include all the glamour of the APPEA dinner and the announcement of the prestigious APPEA Excellence Awards. Its a chance to relax and party as award winning entertainment will light up the stage as we dance the night away.

Last year’s event sold out, so book your individual ticket or table now to avoid missing out on one of the most popular events on the industry calendar.

Further information…

21 May
7:30 am 3:00 pm
Conference registration
Central Foyer
8:00 am 3:00 pm
APPEA 2020 Exhibition
Exhibition Hall

Join us for the final day of the APPEA 2020 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 2020 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…

8:30 am
PLENARY SESSION 4: Federal Opposition Address
Riverside Theatre
The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources
8:45 am 10:30 am
PLENARY SESSION 4: State Government Ministers’ Panel
Riverside Theatre
Safe and sustainable oil and gas operations, returns to and support of the community and an attractive investment environment. Can we achieve the trifecta?
Oil and gas resources are owned by the Australian people. Governments regulate the industry and its access to these resources, on behalf of the Australian people. In developing the policy and regulatory framework, governments need to be mindful of the safe and sustainable operation of the industry, and to ensure that the owners of those resources receive a fair return from their development. At the same time, governments need to ensure their jurisdiction is an attractive destination for oil and gas investment, so that the industry can undertake the exploration and development required to provide energy for a better Australia. Following the Federal Opposition address, this keynote panel, facilitated by renowned journalist, Ms Ticky Fullerton, will bring together state and territory government ministers responsible for resources and energy for a frank discussion. Ministers and panellists will provide their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities they face in developing a policy framework for the industry and how respective governments and industry can work together.
Ms Ticky Fullerton, Journalist
Sponsorship available.
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.

Sponsorship available…


11:15 am 1:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 25: Developing the North
Exploring for the future — new frontier oil and gas in northern Australia
P Henson, D Robinson, L Carr, C Carson, D Edwards, C Boreham, A Jarrett, L Hall, S MacFarlane, C Southby, K Khider, B Bradshaw, A Bailey, J Anderson, T Palu, L Wang and E Grosjean (Geoscience Australia)
The Hayfield Sandstone Play: The characterisation of a mesoproterozoic sourced, proterozoic sandstone reservoired, tight oil and gas play in the Beetaloo Basin
C Altmann, B Richards, A Cote, C Bein, E Baruch-Jurado and L Jenkinson (Origin Energy)
A geochemical investigation into the resource potential of the Isa Superbasin, South Nicholson Basin and greater McArthur Basin, northern Australia
A Jarrett, A Bailey, C Boreham, T Palu, L Hall (Geoscience Australia), A Shannon, A Collins (The University of Adelaide), G Vinnichenko, J Brocks (Australian National University), Z Li (CSIRO), T Munson (Northern Territory Geological Survey), S Edwards (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy), L Carr and P Henson (Geoscience Australia)
Thermal maturity and reservoir quality of the Velkerri Formation, Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Northern Territory
C Delle Piane (CSIRO Petroleum), I Uysal, F Mohinudeen, Z Pan, J Bourdet, Z Li, M Raven and D Dewhurst (CSIRO)
CONCURRENT SESSION 26: Recovery technologies and carbon management
The role of carbon nanotube (CNT) in green enhanced oil recovery for Arabian crude oil in sandstone core
B Haq, D Al Shehri (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals), A Al Damegh, A Al Muhawesh (Saudi Aramco), M Albusaad, M Lardhi, A Barri, A Iddris, M Aziz, N Muhammed (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) and Z Hossain (University of Bahrain College of Engineering)
Impact of the stress state and the natural network of fractures/faults on the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing operations in the Goldwyer shale
PP Mandal, R Rezaee (Curtin University) and J Sarout (CSIRO Australian Resources Research Centre)
Changes in multi-phase flow properties of carbonate porous media during CO2 injection
M Seyyedi, A Giwelli, C White, L Esteban, M Verrall and B Clennell (CSIRO)
A technology road map for the low carbon production of hydrocarbons
C Anderson (Worley)
CONCURRENT SESSION 27: Low Carbon Future: The future is now - lower emissions and decarbonization
The role of the tax system in a greener future
J O’Hare (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
The scalability challenge — pathways to future decarbonisation and the impact on the oil and gas industry
G Thompson (Wood Mackenzie)
Reducing cost of CCUS associated with natural gas production by improving monitoring technologies
M Bagheri (CO2CRC), S Ryan (Chevron Australia), D Byers, M Raab, and Y Vesely (CO2CRC)
Santos energy solutions: Targeting a lower-carbon future and underpinning our sustainability
F Wademan (Santos)
Reducing methane losses across the gas value chain — Woodside journey to excellence
J Pittson, A Convery and I Kenwery (Woodside)
CONCURRENT SESSION 28: Gas markets – supply, demand and competition
Evaluating the sources and impact of new east coast gas supply
D Levy (Rystad Energy)
Lowering the cost of funds for exploration: The case for tax-based equity financing incentives
K Wee (Deloitte)
Can Australian LNG continue to be competitive?
D Toleman (Wood Mackenzie)
1:00 pm 2:30 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. The exhibition will close after lunch today.

Sponsorship available… 

1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Authors' Lunch

By Invitation Only

APPEA thanks its authors who have delivered the high-calibre papers and presentations as part of the technical and business program. These presentations play a significant role in the continuing success of the
conference and are compiled to become the prestigious APPEA Journal. This lunch is a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow authors and listen to a guest speaker before the final conference session for 2020.

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1:30 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 5: Shifting The Dial
Riverside Theatre
One of the biggest challenges facing the industry now, and into the future, is the public and community perception of our activities. This includes our role in the communities in which we operate, our interaction with the environment, our role in energy supply and our sustainability in a low carbon future. In this final session, speakers and our panel will present on key initiatives that have been taken in this space, on the different points of view that exist about our industry and how other industries have ‘shifted the dial’ around perceptions of their activities. A session aimed to inform, educate and provoke discussion and to get to the key issues, challenges and opportunities when it comes to the industry ‘shifting the dial’ of public perception.
Ms Ticky Fullerton, Journalist
Mr Simon Bryceson, Chair, Harwood Levitt Consulting
Mr Gordon Ballard, Executive Director, International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
Mr John Scales, Founder, JWS Research
Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University
Sponsorship available.
Conference Closing Address
Mr Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, APPEA
4:00 pm 4:15 pm
Conference Closing Address
Riverside Theatre
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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22 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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APPEA Conference and Exhibition 2020
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