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Catching the Next Wave — Delivering Affordable Energy

Industry professionals, thought leaders and subject-matter experts shared new perspectives and discussed technological advancements in the energy industry at APOGCE 2016 in Perth, Australia, this October.

Themed “Catching the Next Wave – Delivering Affordable Energy”, the comprehensive and multi-disciplinary programme covered a broad range of exploration and production topics and served as a crucial platform for technology dissemination, knowledge sharing and collaboration. 


  • Two Keynote Addresses from leading regional operators
  • Executive Plenary Session with industry leaders
  • Five Panel Sessions on collaboration, asset integrity management, transitioning from start-up to production, regulation and public perception
  • Special Distinguished Lecturer presentation on "Verifying Performance and Capability of New Technology for Surface and Subsurface Facilities"
  • 30 Technical sessions covering all industry disciplines
  • 8 ePoster presentation sessions
  • More than 200 technical papers
  • Workshop for Young Professionals
  • Regional Student Paper Contest
  • Presentation of Regional Awards
  • Education Day and Teacher's Day introduced high school students and teachers to energy education through interactive sessions

Key Speakers

  • Hon. Bill Marmion MLA , Western Australian Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation
  • Gerry Flaherty, Chevron Australia, Conference Chairman
  • Michael Utsler, Woodside Energy
  • David Purvis, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • Nigel Hearne, Chevron Australia
  • Tetsuro Tochikawa, INPEX
  • Dzafri Sham Ahmad, PETRONAS
  • Rod Duke, Santos Ltd.
  • Aparna Raman, Schlumberger Australia
  • Mike Robinson, FMC Technologies
  • Brian Huston, Halliburton
  • Will Rifkin, The University of Queensland
  • Mohd Jukris Abdul Wahab, PETRONAS
  • Armon Hicks, Santos Ltd.

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