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

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

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

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
8:45 am 10:30 am
PLENARY SESSION 4: State Government Ministers’ Panel
10:30 am 11:15 am
Morning Tea in the 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
CONCURRENT SESSION 26: Recovery technologies and carbon management
CONCURRENT SESSION 27: Low Carbon Future: The future is now - lower emissions and decarbonization
CONCURRENT SESSION 28: Gas markets – supply, demand and competition
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch in the 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.

Further information…

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

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
4:00 pm 4:15 pm
Conference Closing Address
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.

Further information…


APPEA Conference and Exhibition 2020
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