The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s (APPEA) 2016 conference will explore key issues affecting the industry at a time when the global oil and gas sector is experiencing commodity price uncertainty.

The Brisbane conference will run from 5 – 8 June 2016 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will celebrate the major strides Australia has made towards becoming the world’s leading LNG producing country as Queensland is now home to the world’s first three CSG to LNG projects

With a theme of “Competing for Growth”, APPEA 2016 celebrate the Australian oil and gas industry’s many achievements – and also take a hard look at the difficulties created by the current low oil price environment.

APPEA Chairman, Bruce Lake, said at times such as these, the APPEA Conference becomes more important than ever for the industry.

“The best companies use hardship as a catalyst for innovation and forming new partnerships – and the APPEA Conference provides a special opportunity for networking, doing business, sharing ideas and learning about new technologies and case studies that point the way forward,” Mr Lake said.

As with all APPEA Conferences, the plenary session presentations will be given by global leaders in their fields and key decision makers.

The opening “Competing for Growth” plenary session will feature high-powered addresses from the Queensland and Australian Governments, highlighting their important role in facilitating a positive investment and regulatory environment for growth.

Rounding out the opening session, APPEA Chairman Bruce Lake will outline the current state of the Australian industry, the key issues it faces, and the actions APPEA is pursuing to support the industry.

“One of the key aspects of these events are the concurrent business and technology sessions,” Mr Lake said. 

“They help to better inform industry members and to point to new opportunities and new directions.”

Over the three days, business and technology sessions will present talks on such issues as implications of the Paris climate change summit, energy policy, the international LNG outlook and project development.

Key industry issues that will be discussed include old onshore basins, new concepts for process safety and safety leadership,interface between CSG and water, optimising CSG production, innovation via collaboration, exploration and play analysis, as well as market developments and the fall of the global oil price.

For the full conference program, visit

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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