DATE:       Monday, 27 May 2019
TIME:        11.30am –12.45pm Presentation, 12.45pm – 1.30pm Networking & Light Refreshments
VENUE:    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (APPEA 2019 Venue*)
TICKETS: A complimentary APPEA Member only event. *
For further information contact Kathy Petersen via [email protected]


Energy has the power to improve lives and enable human progress and ever-cleaner natural gas is central to this story. As global and regional demand continues to grow and as competition from major supply centres heats up, with this comes many challenges and opportunities.

The LNG market is changing. While affordability and reliability remain key, diversification, flexibility and cost-competitiveness have become just as important to maintain energy security. The key to developing and delivering natural gas at the scale necessary to sustain a dynamic new LNG marketplace are strong partnerships which optimise the efficient development of resources.

On the eve of APPEA 2019, this APPEA Connect Series event will showcase varying perspectives on how enhanced collaboration can bring to market affordable, reliable and cleaner-burning energy that powers economic and social progress and drives greater value for producers, customers, contractors, governments and communities.

As an APPEA Member, we invite you to join us to listen and discuss key perspectives on the issues facing the regional LNG market in the upcoming year.


*Please note – registration for this event does not provide access to APPEA 2019.
Registration for APPEA 2019 can be secured via
Special discounted rates applicable for APPEA Members.


Speaker Biographies                 

Nigel Hearne
President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration & Production

Nigel Hearne was appointed president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production in November 2018. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Chevron’s upstream activities in eight countries across the Asia Pacific region. After initially joining Texaco as a power engineer, then business manager and later operations manager, Nigel was named Vice President for Chevron’s Downstream Strategy, Technology and Commercial Integration business unit. He became the Vice President of Chevron’s Appalachia/Michigan Strategic Business Unit in the United States and in early 2016, he was appointed managing director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia Business Unit.


Angus Rodger
Research Director, Upstream Research, Asia-Pacific, Wood Mackenzie

Angus Rodger is Wood Mackenzie’s global leader for benchmark analysis of global pre-FID and deepwater projects, including studies on cost deflation and project delivery. With over 14 years of upstream analysis and client engagement experience across Asia-Pacific, Angus has participated in a wide range of consulting projects for IOCs and NOCs, including new business development, M&A, basin screening and gas development. Angus joined Wood Mackenzie’s SE Asia upstream research team in May 2008 and has since worked in the company’s Singapore and Perth offices covering upstream and LNG trends from the Indian Sub-Continent to Australasia. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, he worked in the upstream industry for five years, covering the North Sea, West Africa and South East Asia.


Andrew McConville
Chief Executive, APPEA

Andrew McConville has extensive international experience in advocacy, policy and issues management after most recently working in Switzerland as Global Head of External Affairs and Communications for Syngenta, one of the world’s largest agricultural technology companies with 28,000 employees across 90 countries. With a comprehensive background in the agricultural sector, he has also worked in senior corporate affairs and management roles in the banking and food sectors as well as being a former policy adviser to the Victorian Government.