Program Schedule

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.

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19 May
2:00 pm 3:15 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Creative 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
M Williams (TechnipFMC)
Realising the value from next generation remote operating centres (ROC)
M Lyons and W Skinner (Boston Consulting Group)
CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Decommissioning — new endings and new beginnings
Australia’s decommissioning identity: Outcomes from a review of outlook, opportunities and challenges
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
Satellite monitoring of fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas facilities in Australia
JF Gauthier and S Germain (GHGSat)
Shaping the future workforce for the oil and gas sector
T Cotton, L Rolland and J Andrews (EY)
Building an innovation culture and digital skills
S Kalms (Woodside)
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 Basin
S Molyneux, H Wu (Molyneux Advisors), S Delaney, S Presser and A Gongora (Beach Energy)
Re-evaluation of depositional models for the lower Permian Patchawarra Formation, Cooper Basin, South Australia and implications for petroleum exploration
C Wainman and P McCabe (The University of Adelaide)
Moomba South appraisal — maturing and growing a large Cooper Basin resource opportunity
H Moriarty, J Donley and J Clifford (Santos)
CONCURRENT SESSION 6: The future with digital oilfields
Investment in interoperability reduces OPEX
E Krauss (Wood)
Innovative digital inspection methodology
S Anderson (Intertek)
Digital innovation in subsea integrity management
R Thethi, E Tellier and M Haning (2H Offshore Engineering)
Auto-control model building using machine learning regression for extreme response prediction
D Leong and A Bahuguni (Lloyd’s Register)
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: A foundational step change in facility cost and schedule reduction
A Postema, E Walsingham and T Fletcher (IOGP)
Making upstream infrastructure collaboration happen
F Tibi, W Lanagan, J Butler and A Kluger (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 Grant, S Rigby, (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 2020 NOFO Oil on Water field exercise
X Qi, M Mainson, E Crooke, I Hay, A Ross (CSIRO), P Irving (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) and A Steven (CSIRO)
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.
20 May
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, J Davies (Discover Geoscience) and J Thorp (Searcher Seismic)
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)
Redefining confined space safety
E Daher (Southern Cross University)
Earthquake risk management for oil and gas infrastructures in north west of Australia
M Banimahd, S Tyler, M Kuo, D Warwick, S Naomis and F Chow (Woodside Energy)
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 (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
J Connolly (Woodside)
Chevron’s journey in keeping diversity and inclusion on the agenda
E Shaw (KPMG) and C Watts (Chevron Australia)
Indigenous employment initiatives — a focus on Indigenous procurement policies in the oil and gas sector
K George (PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting) and J O’Hare* (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Indigenous employment: where we’ve come from, where we’re going
R Lyall (Woodside) NEW
This technical and business 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.
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 highresolution 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 (CSIRO), A Avijenon (GASS Petroleum Consulting), L Stalker (CSIRO) and A Hortle* (CSIRO Energy)
Technical de-risking of a 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 (CSIRO), D Dewhurst (CSIRO Petroleum), B Clennell (CSIRO), P Kitson, Y Suhardiman and A Maxwell (ENI Australia)
CONCURRENT SESSION 17: The cutting edge of industry technical innovations
The importance of ambient cure for high-temperature coatings
G White (Akzo Nobel NV)
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 vacuum drying operation during pre-commissioning
D Chen, A Duff and J Willcocks (Wood)
A new generation of catalyst handling technology
M Draca (Santos) and G Derman (EnerMech)
CONCURRENT SESSION 18: Developing markets — renewables and hydrogen
Understanding the fit of gas with renewables in the Australian energy market
J Stabler (Energy Edge)
A hydrogen future?
J Arnott (KPMG)
Is hydrogen Asia’s new energy commodity? Opportunities and challenges for Australia
D Low, A Rodger, P Sharma and B Gallagher (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
High risk environment training — psychological resilience
J Hawes (Critical Components)
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 the health and well-being of FIFO employees on organisational outcomes: What organisations can do to mitigate the risks and improve wellbeing and performance
E Brook (Murdoch University) and M Freeman and G Ditchburn (Performance Science HPO)
Smashing the stigma in mental health — the role of leaders in creating a psychologically safe environment
A Feringa (The Jonah Group)
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), D Revie, R Eid, (Geological Survey of Victoria) and T Hill (South Australia Department for Energy and Mining)
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)
Santonian to Maastrichtian organic-rich mudrocks of the Hammerhead Delta, Bight Basin: Analogues for the White Pointer and Tiger deltaic sequences?
R Kempton, A Ross*, R Schinteie (CSIRO), A Partridge (Biostrata), S Gong, A Talukder, A Pickard, C Trefry and C Stalvies (CSIRO)
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, A Mills (Wood) and S Collins (Origin Energy)
Using machine learning to enhance operator performance
D Walker and R Byfield* (Yokogawa)
CONCURRENT SESSION 22: IOGP — learnings and discussion from around the globe
IOGP Global Production Report and Production Indicator©
O Martins, G Ballard, L Slater and E Walsingham* (IOGP)
From global upstream safety data to action
O Skår (IOGP), K Walker (Schlumberger), M Carvalho and W Poore (IOGP)
Upstream industry collaboration delivers refreshed life-saving rules
M Carvalho, O Skår (IOGP), K Walker (Schlumberger), O Adeogun (Husky Energy) and K Pedersen (Equinor)
Putting safety leadership thinking into practice
S Robinson (BP), M Carvalho* and O Skår (IOGP)
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)
On neutral ground — communication and engagement by an independent statutory authority
GasFields Commission Queensland
Lessons from 5 years of onshore gas socio-economic research in Australia
T Measham, D Fleming-Munoz, L Poruschi, and R Martinez (CSIRO)
This technical and business session 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.
21 May
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, L Hall, S MacFarlane, L Carr, A Bailey, D Champion, C Boreham, T Palu, L Wang, D Edwards, E Grosjean (Geoscience Australia), T Munson (Northern Territory Geological Survey), Z Li (CSIRO), J Brocks (The Australian National University) 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 nano particles in green enhanced oil recovery
B Haq, D Al Shehri (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals), A Al Damegh, A Al Muhawesh (Saudi Aramco)
Impact of the stress state and the natural network of fractures/faults at depth on the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing operations: A case study of the prospective Goldwyer shale formation (Canning Basin, WA)
PP Mandal, R Rezaee (Curtin University) and J Sarout (CSIRO Australian Resources Research Centre)
Effects of geochemical reactions on multi-phase flow in 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
I Kenwery and A Convery (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)
East coast gas crisis? With plenty of gas available, what’s the real issue?
M Wilkes (RISC)
Lowering the cost of funds for exploration: The case for tax-based equity financing incentives
K Wee (Deloitte)
The impact of north American shale gas on LNG pricing: What it means for Australia’s LNG and domestic gas future
J Collins (RISC)
Can Australian LNG continue to be competitive?
D Toleman (Wood Mackenzie)

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