These one-day seminars give a broad understanding of the Australian oil and gas industry.

This introductory series is ideal for:

• employees new to the industry
• contractors
• government policy-makers
• professionals and advisors
• members of the community seeking a basic understanding of the industry.

Attendees gain an appreciation of the geological, technical and economic aspects of the industry, features of the onshore and offshore environments, as well as the exploration, development and production phases. The seminars offer an invaluable opportunity to understand the key characteristics and global context of Australia’s oil and gas industry, and come to grips with its key concepts and terminology.

These seminars will be delivered nationally and facilitated by Curtin University’s Adjunct Professor Peter Moore and University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Steve Mackie.

2019 Seminar series dates and locations

  • Brisbane 26 February, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Perth 21 March, Pan Pacific Perth SOLD OUT
  • Darwin 26 March, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
  • Brisbane 27 May, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre SOLD OUT
  • Canberra 13 August, Mantra MacArthur Hotel
  • Melbourne17 September, Victoria University Convention Centre SOLD OUT
  • Brisbane 8 October, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Perth 10 October, Pan Pacific Perth SOLD OUT

Seminar duration, costs and inclusions

8.30 am registration, 9 am start, 5.00 pm finish

  • $430 APPEA Member
  • $430 Government
  • $490 Non members
  • $150 Students

* Prices include GST. Groups of more than five will attract a discounted rate.


• One-day seminar, fully facilitated by industry professional
• Refreshments on arrival, plus morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• Presentation material including the PowerPoint Booklet and 2018 Oil and Gas Key Stats

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Course outline

  • What is petroleum?
  • Oil & gas terminology
  • Petroleum geology basics 
  • Global context
  • Petroleum supply and demand
  • Petroleum business cycle – upstream and downstream

Australian industry

  • Main Australian producing basins
  • Major projects
  • Industry regulation and licensing overview

Exploration, development and production

  • Exploration process
  • Seismic (onshore and offshore)
  • Drilling
  • Well integrity
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Development process
  • Joint ventures

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

  • LNG process
  • CSG-to-LNG
  • Floating LNG

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Enquiries and further information:

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