National Energy Guarantee a step forward
The National Energy Guarantee is a new approach to the perennial policy challenge of cutting emissions from electricity generation without crudely picking winners or jeopardising reliability.
Astronaut Jim Reilly - a former exploration geologist - will give 2017 APPEA HSE Conference attendees unique insights into safety.
Eleven vacancies have arisen on APPEA's 16-member board. These vacancies will be filled by nomination and by election if required.
The Great Australian Bight’s resource potential remains significant, but the international environment for the oil and gas industry is challenging. Much-needed investment in developing Australia’s energy resources cannot be taken for granted.
Queensland releases more land for gas exploration bids. NSW and Victoria should follow Queensland’s lead by encouraging the safe and responsible development of their own gas supply.
Increasing tax on projects already under acute pressure will only put jobs and investment at risk. Another layer of tax on offshore projects in eastern Australia will push up local energy prices.
Gas is indispensable to our economy. We must make investment decisions now to avoid supply risks and escalating prices. Governments must re-enter the public debate about gas and help build confidence in the community.
Natural gas is a vital raw material for manufacturing. Manufacturers use almost a third of gas consumed in Australia. Gas is essential for many industrial processes and is used in many everyday products.
Water produced during coal seam gas extraction can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground, according to new CSIRO research. This can help replenish aquifers used by farmers and communities.
The oil & gas industry must continuously improve its strong safety and environmental performance while also controlling costs and seeking savings.
Perth, 25-26 October 2017.
Horizontal drilling is a proven technology that reduces oil and gas wells’ environmental impacts while also improving production.
Developed and delivered in partnership with Curtin University, these one-day seminars give a broad understanding of the Australian oil and gas industry.