11-12 November 2020 | Darwin Convention Centre & delivered Virtually

Northern Australia’s Largest & Longest Established Gas Conference

“Gas is flexible and provides the dispatchable ¬capacity we increasingly need to balance intermittent renewables and deliver a secure, reliable and affordable electricity system to power our homes, businesses and industries,” “This has never been more ¬important — particularly as we begin our recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” said The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction 27/5/2020 The Australian

The Australian government believes a gas-fired recovery will drive jobs and economic growth. 27/5/2020The Australian

“flexible gas capacity would “continue to play a crucial role in supporting variable renewable energy” alongside improvements to energy storage, demand management and new grid technologies “24/6/2020 The Australian

SEAAOC is Northern Australia’s largest and longest established petroleum conference and brings together major players involved within Australasia’s oil, gas and petroleum industries. SEAAOC is a joint initiative between Informa Australia & the Northern Territory Government. No other programme covers this area of the industry in such depth, enabling the event to attract the highest calibre of speaker and delegate attendance from across the entire oil and gas world. SEAAOC is a significant international opportunity to discuss key oil, gas and petroleum developments located across northern Australian and South East Asia.

In light of the ongoing situation this year’s SEAAOC conference will be delivered as a physical event with virtual components making the event accessible for delegates from across the globe. We are adding additional measures to ensure the safety of our speakers and delegates on site, and we are continually reviewing government recommendations as they appear and will make any adjustments necessary.

While the conference is rescheduled, many leading industry commentators are expecting a large number of changes by the end of the year. What will this mean for the oil & gas sector? As we look ahead we feel that November will be the perfect time for the region’s oil & gas executives to come together to assess, debate, and anticipate how 2021 is going to unfold after the current uncertainty.

Key themes to be covered in 2020 include:

  • How will the significant drop in oil and gas prices impact the industry across the region going forward?
  • Post COVID-19 how will the industry deal with transport and logistics concerns across its operations?
  • What are the opportunities for mergers and acquisitions in this new environment?
  • Gas’s critical role in facilitating a resurgent manufacturing sector to help get Australia’s economy back on its feet
  • The next wave of global projects – Supply and the role of oil and gas in a cleaner energy future
  • Decarbonisation – How can the oil & gas sector thrive in a new age of “sustainability”?
  • Strategic reserves and gas reservation in Australia – The debate continues…
  • Opportunities for renewable’s and the oil & gas sector
  • New gas strategies & CCS role in attracting gas investment & new opportunities
  • Onshore & offshore gas – Project updates, reserves, economic benefits, investment & infrastructure
  • New basin prospects for long-term gas security
  • Domestic supply-demand balance, price trends and the impact on east coast
  • Policy, reform and regulation – reducing the red tape
  • Hydrogen – What are the commercial opportunities for the gas industry?
  • Developing oil & gas infrastructure to maximise opportunities and provide solutions