Catching the Next Wave — Delivering Affordable Energy

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of SPE, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2016 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) to be held on 25-27 October 2016 at Crown Perth in Perth, Australia.

2016 marks a unique and pivotal year for our region, as several mega projects transition to operations and others complete construction. Also, frontier exploration is underway in several Asia Pacific basins, technology enabled developments (including FLNG) are progressing and unconventional opportunities are being unlocked. In recognition of this critical and dynamic period, coupled with the challenging low-oil price environment, our conference theme is Catching the Next Wave – Delivering Affordable Energy.

Securing future investment, for projects at any scale, will require us to apply lessons from the recent past and respond to emerging technical, regulatory and societal challenges. Keynote speeches, panel discussions and technical papers are targeted to deliver insights to address these challenges, as we build the foundation for future success.

Previous attendees have confirmed that APOGCE is the premier upstream technical conference in the Asia Pacific region, covering the broadest range of disciplines involved in exploration and production activities. APOGCE draws over 1,000 industry experts and professionals together and provides an important platform for technology dissemination, knowledge sharing and collaboration at regional and global scales.

On behalf of SPE, the SPE Western Australian Section and the conference organising committees, we welcome your support and invite you to participate in this event. Participating in APOGCE will provide a unique opportunity for you to gain insights from eminent industry leaders and subject-matter experts, as well as share new perspectives and discuss technological advancements with technical professionals in the energy industry. A technical exhibition during the conference will also be showcasing technical developments and advancements in the industry.

APOGCE will also feature important programmes aimed at shaping the growth of our industry’s young professionals and student members. Young professionals will learn from and engage with industry leaders at the APOGCE Young Professionals Workshop while university students from across the region have the opportunity to compete in the Regional Student Paper Contest. In addition, local high school teachers and students will explore stimulating components of our industry through the Teachers’ Day and Education Day Energy4Me workshops.

Thank you for your support in making 2016 APOGCE a success. Our industry has an amazing story to tell, so please join us as APOGCE prepares us to catch the next wave in Australia’s energy capital – Perth!


Gerry Flaherty
Conference Chairman
General Manager of Asset Development
Chevron Australia