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APPEA explore | CEO Update | CCS Webinar | Local Content Report | IPI Member Profile

Click here to view this months edition of 'explore', our monthly newsletter


APPEA Notice of Annual General Meeting - 18 November 2021

Members please see information and notice of the 61st Annual General Meeting.

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APPEA 2022 Conference and Exhibition Books Now Open

APPEA invites companies with interests in the energy industry to secure their position at the most significant annual oil and gas event in the southern hemisphere.

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APPEA releases Local Content Report

APPEA recently released its inaugural Local Content Report, presenting an overview of the Australian oil and gas industry's commitment to maximising the benefits of local operations.

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Oil and Gas Industry unites for Mental Health

The voice of Australia’s oil and gas industry today joined forces with Safer Together and AMMA to release a national ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing Implementation Guideline’.

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Andrew McConville keynote address CCUS - August 2021

APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville delivered a keynote address at the Australian Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Conference which was held 18-19 August.

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OP ED - APPEA Chief Executive - 13 August 2021

Andrew McConville’s latest opinion piece – Oil and gas industry can be part of a climate change solution – responds to the IPCC report and has been published widely this week by leading media, including The West Australian, The Age and Sydney Morning


The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association is the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry.

It has about 60 full member companies. These are oil and gas explorers and producers active in Australia. APPEA members account for an estimated 98 per cent of the nation’s petroleum production. APPEA also represents about 140 associate member companies that provide a wide range of goods and services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

APPEA works with Australian governments to help promote the development of the nation’s oil and gas resources in a manner that maximises the return to the Australian industry and community.

APPEA aims to secure regulatory and commercial conditions that enable member companies to operate safely, sustainably, and profitably.