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The Minister for Mines and Petroleum the Hon. Bill Johnston, MLA will open the 37th annual Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) tomorrow, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 in Perth showcasing industry leaders such as Woodside, Chevron, Shell, JTSI, NERA and Deloitte.

This world leading conference will see more than 8000 industry leaders, policy makers, technical experts, innovators and educations  from 20 different countries descend on the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) between 13-15 March 2019.

Global decision makers will discuss the key topics facing the oil and gas industry today including new horizons, future jobs, new energies and emerging technologies while also enhancing the opportunities for collaboration between operators, contractors and the supply chain.

AOG is a free to attend conference featuring three forums dedication to “Collaboration”, “Subsea” and “Knowledge” staged in specially built “theatres” on the Exhibition floor. These Industry Forums feature AOG partners and leading industry associations  presentations from a wealth of local and international specialists, focusing on the opportunities and challenges in the times of transformational change.

This year’s AOG  will see the launch of the Drilling and Completion Zone, and the 2019 event will introduce a focus on “New Energy”, specifically renewables, remote power generation and alternatives to traditional energy sources.

Other highlights for AOG 2019 include the NERA-backed SME ConnectER and the Technology & Skills Hub.

AOG has a well-earned reputation as a key conduit for the sharing of knowledge and for promoting new technologies and 2019  will be no exception with a number of important international groups out to promote their wares and skills in Australia and to meet those involved in the local industry at the nation’s largest oil and gas exhibition.

“Confidence has returned to the industry and this year’s event will see decision makers focused on  the topic of “an energy shift” and the transition of the oil and gas industry from construction, operations and maintenance; shifting towards greater automation and digitisation and of course, a shift towards new energies, AOG Event Director, Bill Hare, said.

“The event is also the perfect place for people interested in the oil and gas industry to rub shoulders with industry leaders and key decision makers and to catch-up with old friends or make new ones.

“Thanks to support from across industry, academia and governments – and in particular our Principal Sponsors Woodside Energy, Chevron, NERA, Deloitte and the  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation – we believe AOG 2019 will once again be a great success,” Mr Hare added.

AOG 2019 will also feature a range of specialist industry displays and networking events that will cater for the needs of anyone interested in the oil and gas sector.

The annual AOG Confidence Report has been released to coincide with the event.

“As AOG represents all areas of the business, the Industry Confidence Report is a great gauge of the health of the whole industry across the entire oil and gas value chain,” said Mr Hare.

A full copy of the Industry Confidence Report is available for all delegates to download after visiting the event. AOG opens 9am tomorrow. Find out more and register free at www.aogexpo.com.au.

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