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More member only events will be advertised post APPEA 22

Media Releases and Articles

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COVID-19 State and Territory Updates

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Recent News

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APPEA explore | In.Site winners announced | The APPEA Journal | Hydrogen Pavilion

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

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CEO update - 4 May 2022

APPEA CEO Andrew McConville discusses the latest industry topics, including conference, the Federal Election, and our latest Future Australia session.

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APPEA Board Appoints New Chief Executive

Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Chair Ian Davies has today announced the appointment of Samantha McCulloch as APPEA Chief Executive.

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A year of investment and action by Australia's oil and gas industry

Australia’s upstream oil and gas industry has worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep workers and communities safe while delivering reliable energy to homes and businesses.


Environment and Safety Excellence Awards Nominations Open

The APPEA Environment and Safety Excellence Awards, an annual celebration of the Australian oil and gas industry’s commitment to leading environmental and safety practices, is now calling for submissions from members.

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APPEA Federal Election Platform

APPEA' Federal Election Platform - Positive energy for a changing world


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.