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Young Professionals Workshop

Sunday, 10 November • 1300–1700 • Meeting Room M1
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Delivering Abundant Energy for a Sustainable Future, Challenges, and Opportunities

The search for unconventional resources is well underway in the Asia Pacific region, accelerated by North American learnings. Invited speakers hold a wealth of unconventional experience, with several playing a role in the North American unconventional revolution. The workshop will facilitate the exchange of this knowledge and insight into the opportunities and challenges in unlocking the potential of unconventional resources.

The workshop caters to tertiary qualified oil and gas professionals under the age of 35 or with less than 10 years industry experience in any technical discipline. The workshop also provides a unique opportunity to network with young professionals from the wider Asia Pacific region.

Speakers include:

  • John Boardman, SPE Southern Asia Pacific Regional Director, RISC
  • Claudia Hackbarth, Manager Unconventional Gas and Tight Oil R&D, Shell International
  • Mike Gatens, CEO, Unconventional Gas Resources Canada
  • Tom Blasingame, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Bob Pearson, Technical Director, Tactical Gas Services
  • Michael Scott, Reservoir Engineer, Senex Energy
  • Chris Hopkins, Technology Director and Vice President, Schlumberger