This month, more than 2000 oil and gas professionals touch down in Adelaide for the annual APPEA Conference and Exhibition, sharing insight into how the global market is changing – the opportunities and risks ahead.
The annual Australian Petroleum and Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference and Exhibition – now the largest annual upstream oil and gas event in the southern hemisphere – will see in-depth discussions and debate around what it really takes to be a resilient business in an energy market experiencing its most disruptive period in a generation. OIL and gas companies are faced with some big decisions over the coming years as a new energy market evolves. Energy providers are looking beyond current practices, seeking guidance and collaboration with their peers on the best path forward. With this in mind, the 2018 APPEA conference, focusing on ‘Resilient Business: Success in the New Energy Market’, couldn’t come at a more opportune time for the industry. Over the coming weeks, international experts and Australian industry leaders will come together to provide up-to-date analysis, case studies and technical know-how on the big issues facing the industry, including the role of humans in an age of automation; repositioning gas as the natural companion to renewable energy; diversity and inclusion; gaming risk in joint venture gas arrangements; social license to operate, and much more. More than 110 speakers will deliver presentations over the three day conference, including Clough chief executive Peter Bennett; Federal Resources minister Matt Canavan; Woodside chief executive and managing director Peter Coleman; Santos managing director and chief executive Kevin Gallagher; Chevron managing director Nigel Hearne; CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall; and Broadspectrum Resources chief executive Tom Quinn. On the exhibition floor, delegates can meet with the entire supply chain, from key explorers, producers and suppliers, regulators, to stakeholders and community groups to network and view the latest technologies and innovations.
Federal Resources and Northern Australia minister Matt Canavan speaking at last year's APPEA conference in Perth.