SPE/AAPG/SEG Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology Conference 18 - 19 Nov 2019 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane, Australia

Message from the Co-Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

A joint effort between the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology (Asia Pacific URTeC) 2019 will take place from 18 – 19 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

The rise of unconventional resources in North America has been a powerful catalyst in changing the world oil and gas supply landscape to meet growing energy demand. Over the past decades, the industry has also witnessed increased activities in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and Eastern Hemisphere. Coal seam gas (CSG) to LNG developments in Australia, and shale gas and CSG developments in other APAC and MEA countries have proven that unconventionals can be commercially viable in our region and have afforded an opportunity for many operating companies to further invest in developing efficient and effective techniques to recover tight gas, CSG and shale gas.

As we continue to explore new opportunities, we must address challenges unique to the APAC region during unconventional exploration and development. For instance, identifying optimal techniques for challenging stress regimes and maturing logistics are keys to the industry reaching its full potential.  Industry needs continuous improvement to ensure projects are internationally competitive in terms of performance, reliability and production costs.

Aptly themed “Expanding Unconventionals – Making it Happen”, the APAC URTeC 2019 will gather regional and global experts, regulators and prominent researchers to share their technical know-how and technology advancements, providing us with new perspectives in evaluating and optimising the extraction of unconventional resources in the APAC region.

The conference also seeks to address the big question on how can the industry expand unconventionals to fulfil energy demand while tackling the pressure of transforming the energy market and accelerating the transition to a low carbon world?



Technical Programme Co-Chairs


Ray Johnson Jr.

SPE Co-Chair

University of Queensland

Andrew Garnett

AAPG Co-Chair

University of Queensland

David Close

SEG Co-Chair