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APPEA explore | Chief Executive Update | Australian CCUS Conference | Energy Transition Seminar

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


New Report: Oil and Gas Powers QLD

APPEA has released a comprehensive independent report 'The Economic Contribution of Queensland’s Oil and Gas Industry' highlighting the significance of the natural gas industry to Queensland’s economy

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September Online Special - Energy Transition Seminar

What is the outlook for oil and gas in the world's transition to a cleaner energy future? Professor Peter Moore presents this not-to-be-missed seminar, available to all APPEA members.

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APPEA Member Outcomes Report 2020 - 2021

On behalf of the APPEA team, thank you for your continued membership and support of your association. Please view our members outcome report for 20-21.


ACCC wants significant merger reform: what does this mean for your upcoming deal?

JWS provides information on the ACCC significant merger reform and what this could mean for your upcoming deals.

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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.