Welcome Message From the Programme Co-Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the second edition of the Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (Asia Pacific URTeC) will be held virtually from 16-18 November 2021.

A joint effort between the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Asia Pacific URTeC will gather regional and global professionals, regulators and prominent researchers to share their technical know-how and technology advancements. With the theme “Unconventional Resources as a Pathway to a Sustainable Energy Future”, the conference aims to provide us with new perspectives in evaluating and optimising unconventional resources extraction.

The industry has witnessed an increase in activity directed at the shale gas and tight gas resource potential throughout the Asia Pacific region. For example, Australia has large unconventional tight gas and is currently exporting large volumes of coalbed methane as LNG from Queensland and exploring Proterozoic shale resources in the Northern Territory. Both these areas have significant impact for unconventional resources in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Despite the ongoing uncertainty brought on by the pandemic and volatile market outlook, the industry must continue to explore innovative technological solutions and address challenges for unconventional exploration and development to create new prospects for affordable and sustainable supply.

With the support of our industry colleagues, we believe that the conference will be a successful and significant event. We look forward to your participation in a professionally rewarding Asia Pacific URTeC.



Programme Co-chairs

Simon John Smith
Chief Petroleum Engineer
Origin Energy
SPE Co-chair

Thomas Flottmann
Principal Geologist and Chief Geoscientist
Origin Energy
AAPG Co-chair

David J. Campagna
Independent Advisor
SEG Co-chair