Monday, October 22

12:00 - 19:00
New Age Engineers Rydges Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia

A New Age of Engineering has arrived. Accelerated by the internet facilitating the connection between innovators and capital; Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, machine learning, and 3-D printing are being realised as solutions through all industries.

The roll-out of these technologies to the Oil & Gas industry is underway right now. The technologies of today were not in the textbooks of five years ago, so “How can Young Professionals Spot, Prepare and Capitalise on opportunities for an industry employing perpetually advancing technology?”

This workshop will host presentations from innovation leaders in the O&G industry. A panel session will provide an opportunity for Young Professionals to meet and learn from industry experts sharing their experiences adapting to technological advances and an ever-changing industry.

Tuesday, October 23

14:00 - 17:00
Regional Awards

SPE Awards recognise members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievements, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service. The awards recognise individuals and companies that make significant technical and professional contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and to the oil and gas industry.

In appreciation of the contributions of SPE members and distinguished organisations, the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Awards will be presented during APOGCE on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

Wednesday, October 24

09:00 - 17:00
SPE Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest

SPE undergraduate and postgraduate student members in Asia Pacific submit paper abstracts for the opportunity to be shortlisted to participate and present their technical presentations at the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest at APOGCE.

Winners of 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest will be invited to attend and compete at the SPE International Student Paper Contest, to be held at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) from 30 September-02 October 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In addition to showcasing their technical knowledge at the contest, the winning regional representatives will have the opportunity to meet practicing professionals and industry members from across the globe for their professional career development. Conference delegates are encouraged to attend and support the student presentations. For further information visit our Student Paper Contest page or contact   


09:00 - 15:00
Teacher's Day

Teachers’ Day is an initiative to introduce local high school teachers to the energy industry by showing them how they can incorporate science, engineering, technology and energy topics into classrooms through creative teaching and fun interactive activities. Teachers will get free resources to take back into the classrooms and the opportunity to engage with the Energy4me program going forward.


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16:30 - 21:00
SPE Queensland Section Special Programme Conference Dinner

Enjoy Australian influenced cuisine whilst socialising with APOGCE delegates and local SPE members at the feature social function for the 2018 conference. This dinner will be an experience not to be missed that has incorporated Western Australia’s relaxed atmosphere into the evening. Come along and indulge in top-notch food stations, delicious beverages, and a great atmosphere to mingle.

Thursday, October 25

09:00 - 15:00
Education Day

Education Day is an initiative to introduce local high school students to Petroleum Engineering and the broader oil and gas industry. Students with a keen interest in mathematics and science, and considering further education in engineering are invited to participate in this exciting, hands-on learning experience. Students will be mentored by industry professionals during the workshop and will also have the opportunity to tour the exhibit floor.


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Friday, October 26

09:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Geomechanics for Conventional & Unconventional Resources
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Zachariah John Pallikathekathil, Geomechanics and Acoustics Group Team Leader, Schlumberger Australasia

Geomechanics is playing an increasingly important role in developing conventional and unconventional resources (Coal Seam Gas and Shale Gas). This course will help you understand the fundamentals of geomechanics and its applications to conventional and unconventional reservoirs (CSG and Shale Gas) which will enable better field development decisions. You will learn the essential data required to construct a 1D MEM (1 Dimensional Mechanical Earth Model), Rock Testing planning for a geomechanics study, calibration of the model and application to drilling, sanding and hydraulic fracturing in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. You will also learn about data requirement and workflow for constructing a 3D MEM and its applications with case studies.

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09:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Estimation, Classification and Reporting of Reserves and Resources
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Douglas Peacock, Technical Director, Gaffney, Cline and Associates

This course provides an overview of the classification, estimation and reporting of reserves and resources. The focus of the course is on the SPE-PRMS, but other systems such as SEC and COGEH are also mentioned. The course will outline the key definitions of each of the main classes and categories of reserves and resources. The estimation methods which can be used, together with how and when each should be used is also covered. 

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