About The voice of oil and gas

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) is the effective voice of Australia’s upstream oil and gas industry on the issues that matter, working collaboratively with industry and the community.

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Call for nominations: the Reg Sprigg Medal

The APPEA Board has issued a call for nominations for the Reg Sprigg Medal. The APPEA Board awards the Reg Sprigg Gold Medal to recognise an individual’s outstanding service in promoting the Australian oil and gas exploration and production industry’s objectives.

Introduced in 1989 as the APEA Gold Medal, this award was renamed the Reg Sprigg Medal in 1995 to commemorate the exceptional contributions Dr Reginald Sprigg AO (1919-1994) provided to the petroleum industry as a geologist, company executive, and APPEA’s founding Chairman.

Candidates may be considered eligible for their outstanding service either through highly valued contributions within or for the Australian oil and gas industry or through sustained, notable leadership within APPEA.

For more information about the Reg Sprigg Medal, visit our Awards page.


Call for nominations: the Lewis G Weeks Medal

The APPEA Board has issued a call for nominations for the Lewis G Weeks Medal. The APPEA Board awards the Lewis G Weeks Medal to commemorate the contribution of Dr Weeks’ pioneering geological work in Bass Strait and its contribution to Australian petroleum exploration.

To be considered for this award, a candidate must have made an outstanding contribution to the art, science or practice of petroleum exploration. Past recipients have demonstrated distinguished service to the industry in the development or application of exploration techniques, or in teaching.

For more information about the Lewis G Weeks Medal, visit our Awards page.

Media Releases & Articles

Media release: Another step forward for carbon capture and storage

The voice of Australia’s oil and gas industry said today’s announcement by Minister for Resources and...

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Media release: The Australian Labor Party’s Powering Australia Plan – some clarity but more to be done

The detail outlined in Labor’s Powering Australia Plan released today provides much needed clarity around how...

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Media release: Oil and gas industry to play key role in reducing WA emissions

The Western Australian oil and gas industry is committed to a cleaner energy future and will...

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Media release: Code of Conduct finalised

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has finalised a Code of Conduct to support...

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Media release: Cleaner energy from gas

The latest quarterly update from the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows the important role of natural...

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Media release: Gas to be the backbone of the Queensland economy

Queensland’s Minister for Resources Scott Stewart’s vision for the sector over the next twenty years has...

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Scarborough FID a major boost for WA gas industry

The recent announcement that a final investment decision (FID) has been made on Woodside and BHP’s Scarborough gas...

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EY report reveals scale of Western Australia’s future gas growth

Western Australia is the country’s largest gas-producing and consuming region, and the gas industry is an important contributor...

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Media Release: APPEA celebrates Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 investment decisions

The final investment decision (FID) by Woodside and BHP for the Scarborough gas project demonstrates ongoing confidence in the...

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Information and engagement

Key statistics and information

Learn about the latest economic and statistical trends for to the upstream oil and gas sector.

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Indigenous opportunities

Learn about oil and gas industry benefits for Aboriginal Territorians.

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More supply for competitive prices

Read and opinion editorial by APPEA's Chief Executive Andrew McConville published on June 2 2020.

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