NERA was proud to return as a principal sponsor for the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference in 2019.  As the Industry Growth Centre for Australia’s energy resources industries, NERA delivers value to the national economy by leading initiatives that drive global competitiveness, sustainability and innovation across the sector.

In 2019 NERA brought to AOG a showcase of programs, workshops, networking and engagement opportunities to support the LNG industry explore new technologies, optimise assets, increase productivity and improve future developments. NERA at AOG discovered how our sector-wide impact would unlock +$10 billion of new value for the benefit of all Australians.

Innovation Station

NERA’s Innovation Station was the hub for its AOG activities and networking events across the three days of the Conference. You could start your daily AOG2019 journey with a coffee from the Caffeination Station and took time to talk with innovators and collaborators who are transforming the oil and gas industry.

You could also explore new technologies at NERA’s Innovation Pods and learn from entrepreneurs who showcased their innovative products and services in the fields of data and digitisation, automation and robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Don’t miss the engaging ‘Unplugged’ sessions, featuring guest speakers who will talk and take questions about topics that will be of interest to all SMEs in a low-key, relaxed and informal setting. With all this and more in the one location, make NERA’s Innovation Station your go-to destination at AOG.


NERA’s Unplugged sessions featured guest speakers delivering informative and interactive discussions on topics that relate to innovators and SMEs in in a low-key, relaxed and informal setting.

Speakers covered a range of topics from a range of areas and encouraged questions and participation from those present, offering a more engaging format and a genuine opportunity to discuss and explore opportunities, experiences or lessons learned. Check out NERA’s socials to find out who was speaking over the three days of AOG 2019.


11:00-11:30 | David Chuter, Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC)

13:30-14:00 | Erik Nijveld, Deployment Matters

15:30-16:00 | Leigh Kennedy, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)


11:00-11:30 | Zane Prickett, Unearthed

13:30-14:00 | Bill Sashegyi, Supply Chain Consultant

15:30-16:00 | Scott Draper & Shiaohuey Chow, RiverLab


11:00-11:30 | Dr Mary Turonek & Carol Kane, FB Rice

13:30-14:00 | Nick Poll, Entrepreneurs’ Program

SME ConnectER

Following its successful debut in 2018, NERA’s SME ConnectER returned to AOG this year in an earlier and more compact format. The ConnectER was a facilitated process that helped to connect established small to medium sized businesses with innovative products or services and a genuine value proposition to operators, contractors and service providers from the oil and gas sector.

On the mornings of Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March, a curated selection of SMEs will pitch their products/services to participating companies with the aim of getting connected with the right people to continue a conversation about their technology. This conversation can take place at a later date, or afterwards at Innovation Pods the SMEs will occupy for the day.

SME ConnectER was developed to encourage more collaboration and co-creation across the oil and gas sector and create opportunities to establish networks and meaningful and business relationships. Follow NERA on social media to find out more about the participating SMEs are and when they’re exhibiting.

Collaboration Forum

NERA once again joined co-sponsors Woodside, Chevron, Deloitte and the WA Government to curate AOG’s Collaboration Forum in 2019. NERA CEO Miranda Taylor and GM Francis Norman joined an impressive selection of speakers who presented on topics to enhance collaboration and build a greater understanding of challenges facing the industry.

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