Welcome Message

Message from Conference Chair and Technical Programme Chair

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE), which will be held from 17-19 October 2022 in Adelaide, Australia.

APOGCE is the premier upstream technical conference in the Asia Pacific region. The event gathers regional and global distinguished leaders, subject matter experts, technical professionals, and practitioners across the energy value chain to share the latest knowledge, best practices, and innovations.

As an industry, we are experiencing significant change as the world aspires to an energy transition towards net zero carbon emissions.   Simultaneously, we have been impacted by a pandemic that has had tragic consequences for communities around the globe, changed our way of working, and introduced greater economic uncertainty.  As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, not only is there challenge, but there is also opportunity to improve, learn and adapt in an ever-changing world.

Addressing these challenges and opportunities requires collaboration, bringing the industry and its leaders together to share and discuss the latest insights, experience, learnings, and technology developments that will make a difference in Leading a Sustainable Future of Accessible and Responsible Energy, the theme of SPE APOGCE 2022. 

To facilitate this collaboration, more than 100 authors will present papers over 18 technical and multiple ePoster sessions. The conference will also include panel sessions where business leaders, government representatives, and industry experts will discuss topics revolving around the conference theme including energy security and supply, the role of petroleum engineering in a net zero carbon emissions world, and decarbonisation of the upstream oil and gas industry. 

There will be an exhibition featuring companies and service providers showcasing their latest technologies and capabilities. Additionally, there is a Regional Student Paper Contest and Energy4Me Education Day, both aimed at inspiring, involving and attracting a new generation of talented individuals - essential to the future of our industry. 

Importantly, in an age of many video conference calls, there will be many opportunities to network, to reconnect with old colleagues or meet new ones, in person.

We thank you in advance for your support of the conference.  On behalf of the Organising Committees, we look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide and to APOGCE 2022.




Conference Chair

David Banks
APOGCE 2022 Conference Chair
Chief Operating Officer
Santos Ltd

Technical Programme Chair

David Brink
APOGCE 2022 Technical Programme Committee Chair
Completion and Well Intervention Manager
Beach Energy