APPEA has again produced an outstanding three and a half day conference program. 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 2017 is the place to form new partnerships and strengthen existing  ones.

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* Depicts the presenter if not the lead author. The electronic program schedule below is correct as of 21 March 2017 and is subject to change.

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14 May
7:30 am 7:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
Central Foyer, Level 2

Join your fellow delegates and collect your registration packs prior to attending the opening Welcome Reception at 6.00pm.

8:15 am 1:30 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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11:30 am 3:00 pm
Cycle Tour

On your bike for APPEA 2017! APPEA proudly presents its cycle program for 2017, as lycra becomes the new norm and experienced amateur riders from oil and gas are offered an opportunity to enjoy a 70km cycle tour through Perth and its surrounding picturesque regions.

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6:00 pm 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception


We bet you’ll love our first official networking event for APPEA 2017, where everyone is a winner. Bring your game face and roll with industry colleagues and create new business contacts as collaboration and cooperation become the odds on favourite for a memorable evening.


15 May
6:00 am 7:00 am
Cycle Ride

Enjoy an early morning ride through the streets of Perth before conference sessions begin. Complimentary to delegates, registered partners and exhibitors.

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7:30 am 5:00 pm
Conference Registration
Central Foyer, Level 2
7:30 am 8:20 am
Presenters' Breakfast
River Room 5

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
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 2017 Exhibition
Exhibition Hall

Take a step into the showcase that is the APPEA 2017 Exhibition, as the full supply chain for the oil and gas industry is on show.

View the current exhibitor listings

Information on becoming an exhibitor…

8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2017 Poster Presentations
Exhibition Hall

The APPEA conference technical program incorporates an extensive poster series displayed in the exhibition hall.

Come along and join us for the ‘Meet the Authors’ event in the poster presentation area from 3:15pm to 6:00pm on Monday 15 May where the authors will be available to discuss their work.

View the current poster presentation listing

8:30 am 10:15 am
PLENARY SESSION: Energy in transition
Riverside Theatre
Framed around the conference theme of ‘Energy in Transition’, the opening session of APPEA 2017 will feature high-level addresses from the Australian Government, with Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, a post-election address from a Western Australian state political leader and the APPEA Chairman, Mr Bruce Lake. Combined with a lead industry address featuring Mr Peter Coleman, CEO and Managing Director, Woodside, this is a ‘not to be missed’ opening session that will set the scene for three days of in depth discussion and debate as the industry considers its place in a period of rapid, and turbulent, change.
Conference Opening Ceremony
Australian Government Address
Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Western Australia State Government Address
Western Australian Government Representative (invited)
Lead Industry Address
Mr Peter Coleman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Woodside
APPEA Chairman’s Address—Energy in transition
Mr Bruce Lake, Managing Director, Vermilion Oil & Gas Australia Pty 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.

11:00 am 12:30 pm
PLENARY SESSION: The shape of things to come
Riverside Theatre
The future of energy is being shaped by a range of powerful factors—the global shift to cleaner forms of production, the opening up of new sources of supply, geopolitical shifts, technological advances and the relentless pressure of global competition. Speakers will provide perspectives, drawing on their extensive industry experience, to provide a headline session concluding with a truly international panel discussion.
A better life with a healthy planet. Pathways to net-zero emissions
Mr Jeremy Bentham, Vice President Global Business Environment and Head of Shell Scenarios, Royal Dutch Shell
The digital future for oil and gas
Mr Thomas Sparks, Vice President, Oil & Gas Strategy, Siemens AG
Russian gas export strategy in Asia and competition with the Australian LNG projects
Dr Konstantin Simonov, Director General, National Energy Security Fund (Russia) and Australia Russia Dialogue
LNG exports from the US—what role will the new Administration play?
Mr Martin Houston, Senior Advisor, Tellurian
Panel Discussion
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

APPEA Members meet for a formal lunch as the Association offers its gratitude for their support, interaction and participation over the past year.

2:00 pm 3:15 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: The smart oil and gas industry
Curiosity, creativity and collaboration—creating a digitally integrated supply chain
C Jordan (Accenture Australia)
Lloyd’s Register – Cyber CBM (Condition Based Maintenance)
J Morelos (Lloyds Register Global Technology Centre), JG Baker* (Lloyds Register International)
Application of dynamic simulation to assess the effectiveness of well clean-up in a horizontal gas well
HW Moh (Schlumberger), N Pink, P Deshon (Santos), E Dharma Putra and R Yusuf (Schlumberger)
CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Operating in the Great Australian Bight
Findings from the Great Australian Bight Research Program—an integrated study of the environmental, economic and social values
BC Baghurst (SARDI), R Lukatelich (BP Australia), D Smith (CSIRO), G Begg (SARDI Aquatic Sciences), R Lewis (Marine Innovation Southern Australia) and R Smith (BP Australia)
The Great Australian Bight—from AVO prospectivity screening to drillable targets in one of the world’s remaining untapped basins
D Rajeswaran and M Przywara (PGS Australia)
Building the regional understanding of the deep water geology and benthic ecology of the Great Australian Bight
A Ross, A Williams, A Talukder, J Parr, C Trefry, R Kempton, C Stalvies, F Althaus (CSIRO), A Kulpecz, C Schaefer and P Rarey (Chevron Australia)
CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Collaboration - We're Better Together
Our Energy Future: The Power of Collaboration to Transform Australia's Energy Resources Industry
M Taylor (NERA)
Open access midstream infrastructure and the impacts on the Australian gas market
S Lewis, J Serfaty, M Brooks and B Smith (ATCO Australia)
It’s not easy to collaborate - it’s essential!
B Cullinane (Deloitte), P Harrison* (EICG), and R Fenn (Accenture Australia)
Improving success rates for Indigenous business engagement
M Saylor (Indigenous Supply Chain Connections)
CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Managing Our Environment
Releasing raw produced water into rivers: a technical assessment
N Lee, A Zammit and J Wood (Pacific Environment)
New system for detecting, mapping, monitoring, quantifying and reporting fugitive gas emissions
T Tsai, K Du (Picarro Inc) and B Stavropoulos (SGS Leeder Consulting)
Enhancing environmental performance during Wheatstone dredging through science and innovation
MJ Marnane, T Elsdon (Chevron), T Rouphael (Western Marine Science), C Pedersen (DHI Water and Environment) and K Peat (Jacobs)
3:15 pm 3:45 pm
Meet the Authors - Poster Presentation
Exhibition Hall

Having examined the dynamic poster presentation arena inside the exhibition showcase, take this opportunity to meet the authors behind the work and discuss and debate their displayed poster presentations.

View the current poster presentation listing.

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 2017.


3:45 pm 5:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Managing Ageing Facilities
Stakeholder Response to Asset Retirement Obligations (Abandonment) in Australia
P Askew and A Lea-Cox (Accenture Australia)
Resurrection at AGL Silver Springs and Wallumbilla case study of bringing a field and surface facilities back to life
JR Croker (Australian Gas Light Company), M Kidd (Australian Gas Light Company and ICD Pty Ltd), E Nicola and J Dean (Australian Gas Light Company)
Functional excellence in engineering
A Barros (Woodside Energy Ltd)
Exploring the Beetaloo: will Australia’s first viable shale play be sourced by billion year old gas?
D Close, Côté, E Baruch, C Altmann, F Mohinudeen, B Richards, R Ilett, R Evans and S Stonier (Origin)
Porosity and pore size distribution of shales: Case study of the Carynginia formation, Perth Basin, Western Australia.
M Testamanti, R Rezaee and J Zou (Curtin University)
Methodology for assessing original gas in place and estimated ultimate recovery from a tight marine formation using hydraulic fracture stimulation modelling
M Goldman* and RL Johnson Jr.* (School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland)
CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Keeping them safe
Nimrod XV230 - reflections on leadership, culture and priorities
M Anderson (Woodside Energy)
Golden safety rules: are they keeping us safe?
S Fraser and D Colgan (Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd)
A step change in safety performance through Critical Control Management
AW Ryder and R Selleck* (Clough Limited)
CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Communities - The essential relationship
Can a Social Licence to Operate be Regained once Lost? A Case Study of the NSW Coal Seam Gas Industry
D Snashall and S Genter (ERM)
Learnings and best practices for operator and supplier social engagement in regional areas
S Goldsmith (Broadspectrum)
A community’s guide to best practise local content solutions
SP Charles (TSBE)
Galvanising the opposition: social media campaigns and the new risks for the oil & gas industry
RE Glindemann (Clifford Chance)
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Happy Hour in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Make sure you join this high energy period of the conference where the exhibition buzzes with conversations about what the day has delivered and the promise of events for Day 2.

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.

16 May
6:00 am 7:00 am
Cycle Ride

The final opportunity for an early morning ride through the streets of Perth with your fellow delegates, before the sessions begin.

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7:30 am 5:00 pm
Conference registration
Central Foyer, Level 2
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…

8:00 am 6:00 pm
APPEA 2017 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
APPEA 2017 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: Diversity and Inclusion: Improving profitability, reputation and effectiveness
Riverside Theatre
An industry’s success is a reflection of the quality and skills of its people and a genuine commitment to workforce diversity and inclusion can improve profitability, reputation and effectiveness. Embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace can deliver its challenges and requires authentic engagement and transparency. Session speakers and our guest facilitator will explore the role diversity plays in growing a strong business and the opportunities and challenges such an approach may face when an industry is in a period of slower growth.
Opening comments by guest facilitator
Mr Michael Schoch, General Manager, Crux, Shell Australia Pty Ltd and Champion – Women in Resources National Awards (2016)
A contractor’s perspective on diversity
Mr Peter Bennett, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Clough
Inspiring our employees to reach their full potential
Mr Graham Salmond, General Manager Australia, BHP Billiton Petroleum
Has oil and gas yet to discover its most valuable resources?
Mrs Lynn Kraus, Oceania Markets Leader, Sydney Office Managing Partner, EY
Is oil and gas yet to fully exploit its most valuable resources?
Ms Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mechanical Engineer & 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year
Panel discussion facilitated by Michael Schoch
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.

11:15 am 12:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 9: 2017 Acreage Releases
The 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
B Wilson (Australian Government Department of Industry Innovation and Science)
The 2017 offshore Acreage Release areas: petroleum geological overview
T Bernecker and T Smith (Geoscience Australia)
Geology and hydrocarbon prospectivity of the northern Houtman Sub-basin
I Borissova, C Southby, LS Hall, E Grosjean, G Bernardel, R Owens and C Mitchell (Geoscience Australia)
Australian onshore petroleum acreage and releases 2017
J Haworth* (Western Australia Department of Mines and Petroleum)
CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Engineering for unconventional reservoirs
Turn your workover costs into an investment: a case study in an east coast CSG project
E Boto (Accenture Australia) and D Merritt* (
Gas permeability measurement of shales using the quasi steady-state technique
NM Testamanti, R Rezaee and CS Wong (Department of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University)
Maximising ROI through RBI in the CSG industry
K Reilly, A Ewan and A Mills (Wood Group)
CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Seismic technology
Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic survey at Gorgon Gas Field
R Cupich and B Cropp (Chevron)
Marine seismic acquisition; efficiency and environment, new technologies applied in Australia
M Bayly, M Tham, P Watterson, B Ll, K Moran (Schlumberger WesternGeco)
National ocean bottom seismograph fleet advances conventional exploration
A Goncharov (Geoscience Australia), M Malinowski (Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences), D Sekulic (ION Geophysical), A Cooper (Geoscience Australia), P Chia (Shell Australia Pty), A Gavrilov (Curtin University of Technology), and G Paskos, (Geoscience Australia)
CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Decommissioning: the curtain call
Decommissioning—the next Australian oil and gas boom?
B Cullinane (Deloitte), S Gourvenec (Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, University of Western Australia) and R Fenn (Accenture)
Decommissioning of Australia’s oil and gas facilities in the 21st century
S Barrymore (Herbert Smith Freehills)
Using the ALARP principle to significantly reduce offshore decommissioning costs
M Goodwin, L Muir, and F Piasentin (S2V Consulting)
Out of sight out of mind—subsea pipeline decommissioning
E Jas, A Selman (Atteris Pty Ltd), V Linton (EPCRC)
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Absorb all that the APPEA 2017 Exhibition has to offer whilst enjoying your lunch with your industry colleagues.

Sponsorship available…

2:00 pm 3:15 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 13: PESA—2016 in review
Australian Exploration Review 2016
S Mackie (Geosim Consulting Pty Ltd)
Production and development across Australia 2016
F Cullen (IHS)
PESA’s 50 years—the rise and rise of technology
JD Begg (Bombora Energy Pty Ltd)
CONCURRENT SESSION 14: Process safety
Integrity inspection planning updated with cost of risk
Y Sokolov (Quanty Pty Ltd)
Innovative inspection techniques for Ultra Deep Water Drill ships and other floating O&G production assets saving costs, enhancing safety, while assuring operational availability and asset integrity
P Davies and D Constantinis (EM&I Group)
Process safety management at Woodside—creating a sustainable global approach
R Doyle (Woodside Energy Pty Ltd)
CONCURRENT SESSION 15: Geoscience technology
10 Years of CO2 Storage and Operations
M Chable (Upstream Production Solutions) and R Singh (Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies)
Analysis and characterisation of petroleum source rocks in Queensland
A Troup and J Gorton (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines)
Woodside Pioneers in Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
RS Potapinski (Woodside Energy Ltd)
CONCURRENT SESSION 16: Environmental monitoring
The challenges of obtaining environmental approvals in frontier offshore basins, using the Great Australian Bight as a case study
G Pinzone (Aventus Consulting Pty Ltd)
Baseline characterisation and monitoring protocols for development of shale and tight gas resources, Northern Perth Basin
A Hortle (CSIRO), PK Rachakonda (CSIRO Energy), S George (School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia), M Myers and C White (CSIRO)
5 years on: monitoring of Long Island Point’s Western Port wastewater discharge
M Bok (ExxonMobil Australia), S Chidgey and P Crockett (CEE Consultants)
Monitoring Demersal Scalefish populations in the Browse Basin region: accounting for spatial variability and detecting change in key fish populations
RC Babcock, E Lawrence, T van der Velde, R Pticher, M Tonks, C Bessey (CSIRO), E Harvey (Department of Environment and Agriculture, Curtin University) , and S Newman (WA Department of Fisheries)
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 2017 Exhibition.

3:45 pm 5:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 17: Coal seam gas
Central Foyer, Level 2
Gauging the confidence in publicly reported oil and gas reserves: Introducing the Reserves Confidence Metric (RCM)
DW McMillan (Oil Gas CBM Services)
Determining the impacts of coal seam gas extraction on water resources and water-dependent assets
DA Post (CSIRO Land and Water) and P Baker (Australia Department of the Environment)
Ultra-deep Permian coal gas reservoirs of the Cooper Basin: insights from new studies
E Dunlop* (University of Adelaide), D Warner*, P Warner, L Coleshill (DSWPET Pty Ltd)
CONCURRENT SESSION 18: Research innovation
A case study for cost effective design of relocatable deep dewpoint control gas plant
B Jung (Fluor AV–Process Engineering), N Kritzinger (Fluor Australia), S Van Wagensveld and J Mak, (Fluor AV–Process Engineering)
A practical workflow for performance prediction of low permeability reservoirs
A McMullen and Steven J Golko (Sproule International Ltd)
Project overruns—why are we still getting it wrong?
G Lee, M Wilkes and S Whitaker (RISC)
CONCURRENT SESSION 19: Buying and selling—gas markets
Jemena’s perspective on Australian gas market dynamics: a vision of a fiercely competitive market facilitated by an interconnected supply chain
D Green and T Allen (Jemena)
A reserves driven view of the Eastern Australian gas supply and demand balance through the 2020’s
W Pulsford (Poten & Partners–Gas and LNG Consulting)
Energy security, moratoriums and domestic gas: Australia, LNG and its gas policy catch-22
C Flynn* and E Tsokos* (Gilbert + Tobin)
Carbon capture and storage in the oil and gas industry: 40 years on
C Consoli, A Zapantis and P Grubnic (Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute)
Underground storage of carbon dioxide in the Harvey Area—southwest WA
D Lim, G Strachan (ODIN Reservoir Consultants), D Van Gent (Western Australia Department of Mines and Petroleum) and S Sharma (Carbon Projects Pty Ltd)
Will Australian LNG demand soar under COP21?
NB Reid, F Tibi, W Skinner, R Grosvenor and A Smith (The Boston Consulting Group)
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Happy Hour in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Meet with colleagues and new contacts after another busy day at the conference. Share ideas over a refreshing drink before you prepare for the Conference Dinner.

7:30 pm 12:00 am
Conference Dinner
BelleVue Ballroom, Level 3

Step out in style and join your colleagues to celebrate APPEA’s official Conference Dinner. This evening remains one of the most anticipated of the industry’s social calendar as delegates and guests enjoy a superb three-course dinner and world-class entertainment. A selection of  prestigious APPEA awards are presented at this, the oil & gas industry’s night of nights. Whether you book a single ticket or a table, this event will impress!

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17 May
7:30 am 5:00 pm
Conference registration
Central Foyer, Level 2
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…

8:00 am 3:00 pm
APPEA 2017 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
APPEA 2017 Exhibition
Exhibition Hall

Join us for the final day of the APPEA 2017 Exhibition. The perfect place to visit an array of exhibiting companies and catch up with your business contacts.

View the current exhibitor listing.

Note the exhibition closes at 3pm today.

8:30 am 8:45 am
Federal Opposition Address
Riverside Theatre
The Hon Jason Clare MP, Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
8:45 am 10:30 am
INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL: The Australian Oil and Gas Industry in Transition
Riverside Theatre
The global energy system is in transition. The world is moving towards cleaner forms of energy, societal expectations continue to shift and lower prices places pressure on existing business models and practices. The Australian oil and gas industry faces a similar transition and the industry is dealing with this transition in a variety of ways, including a greater focus on innovation, exploring opportunities for collaboration and revisiting existing business models. An exclusive Industry Leaders Panel from APPEA’s exploration and production member companies will come together to discuss these transitions, what they mean for the industry globally and in Australia and how their business are responding to the challenges and grasping the opportunities that arise when the industry is a period of change.
Ms Maria van der Hoeven, Senior Associate Fellow Clingendael International Energy Programme and former Executive Director of the IEA.
Ms Claire Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, BP Developments Australia
Mr Richard Owen, Chairman, ExxonMobil Australia
Mr Ian Davies, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Senex Energy
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 explore the APPEA 2017 Exhibition.

11:15 am 1:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 21: Technology innovation
Learning and development from the world’s first operating subsea compression system
S Yeaw, A Storstenvik and R Vesterkjaer (Aker Solutions)
An integrated operations team to drill the prelude big bore gas wells in Western Australia. Working together delivers solutions
L Bacarreza (Shell), C Kirthi Singam* (Schlumberger), M Buchan, A May, A Leung (Shell), ZJ Pallikathekathil, M Naveed, M Shehryar, K Jansen, O Bafor and S Brigham (Schlumberger)
Novel Pipeline Integrity Inspection of Casino Pipeline Brings Significant Benefits
S Henzell (Advisian) and F Read (Santos)
Advanced directional CwD system pushes integration envelope to elevate efficiencies and reduce costs
G van Og* and J Burgerhout (Huisman Well Technology)
CONCURRENT SESSION 22: Greater North West Shelf
Triassic paleogeography and petroleum systems of the North West Shelf, Australia: key insights from new regional study
JP Grahame (CGG–Multi-client & New Ventures), E Cairns and S Roy (CGG Robertson, North Wales)
Visualisation of geomorphological features and interpretation of the depositional system of the Brewster Member, Ichthys Field
IA Syed*, K Ichizawa* and K Furuya* (INPEX–Ichthys Subsurface)
A re-evaluation of the lower to middle Triassic on the Candace Terrace, Northern Carnarvon Basin
R McGee, J Goodall and S Molyneux (Carnarvon Petroleum)
Integrated petroleum systems analysis to understand the source of fluids in the Browse Basin, Australia
T Palu, LS Hall, N Rollet, D Edwards, K Higgins, E Grosjean*, C Boreham (Geoscience Australia), A Murray (Murray Partners), D Nguyen, K Khider and T Buckler (Geoscience Australia)
CONCURRENT SESSION 23: Developments in LNG
Quantifying host nation benefit from LNG developments
W Pulsford (Poten & Partners–Gas and LNG Consulting)
The gas hub in Asia
B Farrell and A Sandilya (EY)
Uncharted waters: LNG as a Marine Fuel in Australasia
WP Purio (LNG Marine Fuels Institute) and R Duncanson* (Woodside Energy Ltd)
Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG): Is it still a nice niche?
M Wilkes (RISC)
FLNG innovation: discover development hotspots with patent landscaping
R Baddeley (Watermark)
CONCURRENT SESSION 24: Regulation and taxation
Offshore petroleum resources—policy reforms
L Schofield (Australian Government Department of Industry Innovation and Science)
NSW—strategic release of exploration areas
D Crosdale (NSW Department of Industry Skills and Regional Development)
The impact of competition law on destination restrictions in LNG contracts in the Asia-Pacific
M Grime, D Poddar, and N Kalic (Clifford Chance LLP)
Achieving tax certainty for oil and gas projects
K Wee (Australian Taxation Office)
Australian taxation of offshore hubs: an examination of the law on the ability of Australia to tax economic activity in offshore hubs and the position of the Australian Taxation Office
M Fry (Allens)
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Hall

Located in the buzzing exhibition hall, the networking lunch offers a feast for all the senses!

Sponsorship available…

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.

Further information…

2:30 pm 4:15 pm
PLENARY SESSION: Addressing trust challenges and regulatory uncertainty
Riverside Theatre
A more challenging environment for oil and gas investment increases the stakes in addressing above ground risks that prevent or delay exploration and development. Serious trust challenges have been created by incidents such as Macondo and a positioning of all fossil fuels as part of the problem not part of the solution in addressing climate change. A 2013 Gallop poll ranked the oil and gas industry as the least trusted industry tied for last place with the tobacco industry. The loss of trust has been amplified by sophisticated activism. The industry tends to see the solution as better communication of technical issues. However, stakeholders are seeking measures improvement in performance and greater transparency and disclosure by both industry actors and its regulators. This session will directly tackle the issues being faced and the lively panel debate will deliver a ‘not to be missed’ final session to APPEA 2017
Opening comments by session facilitator
Ms Ali Moore, Journalist
Managing social licence in the midst of chaos
Ms Katherine Teh-White, Managing Director, Futureye
Operating beyond social compliance
Mr Richard Boele, Partner and KPMG Global Leader for Human Rights and Social Impact, KPMG Banarra
A regulator’s perspective
Mr Stuart Smith, Chief Executive Officer, NOPSEMA
Mr David Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Gas, Origin Energy
Panel discussion with guest facilitator
APPEA closing address
Dr Malcolm Roberts, Chief Executive, APPEA
4:15 pm 6:15 pm
Farewell Cocktails
Summer Garden

There’s no better way to say goodbye to your APPEA 2017 Conference than tasting with aromatic cuisines and boutique brews from Perth’s finest. You will not forget the close of the Conference with the enchanting sights and sounds and the energy to be found on ‘Eat Street’.

18 May
8:00 am
Geology Field Trip

Northern Perth Basin
18–21 May 2017

The excursion will provide an introduction to the Mesozoic and Palaeozoic geology of the northern Perth Basin, a now mature gas and oil province with 9 of 20 fields discovered remaining in production ― the most recent discoveries, Waitsia and Senecia, came online in August 2016.

Further information…

8:30 am
The Australian Oilfield Golf Tournament (AOGT)

18 & 19 May 2017

The Australian Oilfield Golf Tournament (AOGT) traditionally follows the APPEA annual conference and is now in its 51st year. The tournament is brought to you by a committee of dedicated volunteers from the oil and gas industry and in 2017 aims to raise funds for a nominated WA Charity.

Further information…

19 May
8:00 am
Geology Field Trip

Northern Perth Basin
18–21 May 2017

The excursion will provide an introduction to the Mesozoic and Palaeozoic geology of the northern Perth Basin, a now mature gas and oil province with 9 of 20 fields discovered remaining in production ― the most recent discoveries, Waitsia and Senecia, came online in August 2016.

Further information…

8:30 am
The Australian Oilfield Golf Tournament (AOGT)

18 & 19 May 2017

The Australian Oilfield Golf Tournament (AOGT) traditionally follows the APPEA annual conference and is now in its 51st year. The tournament is brought to you by a committee of dedicated volunteers from the oil and gas industry and in 2017 aims to raise funds for a nominated WA Charity.

Further information…

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