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.

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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

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.

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APPEA Conference and Exhibition 2020
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