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About this Conference

The 2014 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) will be held 14-16 October 2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia.

In consideration of the continued changes affecting the oil and gas industry, the theme of the conference is Changing the Game: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions.

Significant changes in the energy business continue to create both challenges and opportunities in relation to producing oil and gas. Each year the game changers make a difference. We have successfully created a new “conventional” production solution from “unconventional” Coal Seam Gas, continued to routinely set offshore and onshore drilling records, and relentlessly evolved oil and gas development techniques. We are challenged by regulators and the public to demonstrate high standards on health, safety and environmental performance.

We, the petroleum industry, are all looking for the next game changer—the significant step which revolutionises. We’re pushing out “Peak Oil” decade by decade. There is no evolution; there is revolution. We are revolutionising the game through seizing opportunities, seeking challenges and providing and optimising solutions. We are constantly progressing and sometimes—we completely change the game.

The APOGCE conference provides a great platform for networking and sharing of breakthroughs and creative ideas as well as best practices through case studies, and discussions of pertinent issues of the oil and gas industry.

In order to ensure an exciting and interesting programme of events for the 2014 APOGCE, the Technical Programme Committee has invited renowned speakers and scheduled numerous technical paper sessions and panel discussion sessions covering topics such as “Oil & Gas Reserves and Resources: Do the Rules Match the Game?” and “Accelerating Field Production: Fast-Tracking Development Plans and Execution”.

In conjunction with the comprehensive technical programme and exhibition, the conference will also feature exciting activities and programmes organised to inspire the younger generation and broaden their knowledge of the energy industry such as the Young Professionals Workshop, the Regional Student Paper Contest, Education Day, and Teachers' Day.

Thank you in advance for your participation. With your support, we believe that the conference will be a successful and significant event. On behalf of the 2014 APOGCE organising committees, we look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide, the elegant and iconic capital of South Australia, set against a stunning backdrop of striking cultural attractions and picturesque parklands, beaches, vineyards and coastal delights. See you in Adelaide at the 2014 APOGCE!