In only four weeks-time the curtain will be raised for this year’s Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG 2019), Australia’s largest oil and gas event, with a free to attend conference program and exceptional networking opportunities.
2018 was a great year for cash flow and profits of oil and gas operators. Despite the continued volatility in oil and gas prices, recent capital investment approvals suggest that we have reached a level where offshore projects are becoming viable again, especially for deepwater recovery. In the drilling contractor segment we are receiving signals that activity, in both the jack-up and floater markets, is slowly starting to pick up, as evidenced by the Mærsk Deliverer’s recent contract in Timor-Leste and the Maersk Convincer’s long-term contract in Brunei.
Widely regarded as Australia’s premier event specifically on diversity and inclusion for the oil and gas industry, the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast will this year see Executives from Woodside Energy, Chevron Australia, Shell Australia and Baker Hughes – a GE Company debate “Diversity of Thought.”
Perth is the only Australian city to be admitted into the World Energy Cities Partnership, which signifies Western Australia’s continual growth as a world energy leader. However, it’s Western Australia’s reputation as a global liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub that will bring long-term economic benefits to the State.
The 2019 Australasian Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition is shaping up to be a must-see event for professionals in the energy sector, with local industry heavyweight, Woodside Energy, front and centre as this year’s official Platinum Sponsor.
With advances in PLC and DCS technology, data collection in oil and gas process control systems has become cheaper and more plentiful in recent years, and this looks set to continue. Within these vast data stores, lies a gold mine of information that can help us better control, diagnose, and understand industrial systems.
More than ever, operators, suppliers, contractors and drilling companies alike are aware of the need for and value of comprehensive sets of standards that provide greater consistency of safe practices worldwide with industry leaders, represented by the ‘International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ (IOGP) identifying a prize of $60 billion for the global oil and gas industry from collaboration and standardization.
While the term ‘innovation’ may have some running for the hills, a group of NDT and asset management experts who will be speaking and exhibiting at the 2019 Australasian Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (AOG) are reaping the benefits of it as Australia’s LNG industry transitions from a construction to a maintenance cycle.
Among the hundreds of thousands of pieces of equipment utilised in this industry, the unsung workhorse has to be the humble ‘fin fans’ (or air cooled heat exchanger). There are hundreds of them in every single plant and, if a small percentage fail, the whole plant might have to be shut down.
Perth will again host the region’s biggest annual outlook event for the oil and gas sector in March at the 38th Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Exhibition & Conference.