Program Schedule

Note: The electronic program below is the most up to date source of program information – last updated on March 2019 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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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.

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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 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. 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.
Ticky Fullerton, Anchor, Your Money
Rod Sims, Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Kevin Gallagher, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Santos Ltd
Richard Owen, Chairman and Lead Country Manager, ExxonMobil Australia
Andrew Hodge, Senior Energy Analyst, Commodities and Global Markets, Macquarie Securities
11:15 am 1:00 pm
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, 1991-2018: 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
J Braithwaite (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy) Presenter only: W Squire* (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
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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1:15 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.

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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
Prof Damian Barrett, Research Director, Onshore Gas Program, Energy and Director, Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance, CSIRO
Peter Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Clough
Ian Davies, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Senex Energy
Melissa Perrow, General Manager Energy, Brickworks
Christine Corbett, Special Advisor, PwC
Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, APPEA
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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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