We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (APAC URTeC) will be held 18-19 November 2019 in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
Themed “Expanding Unconventionals – Making it Happen”, the APAC URTeC will gather regional and global experts, regulators and prominent researchers to share their technical know-how and technology advancements, providing us with new perspectives in evaluating and optimising the extraction of unconventional resources in the Asia Pacific region.
The APAC URTeC is a joint effort between the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).
The rise of unconventional resources in North America has been a powerful catalyst in changing the world oil and gas landscape to meet growing energy demand. Over the past decades, the industry has also witnessed increased activities in the Asia Pacific region and Eastern Hemisphere. Coal seam gas (CSG) to LNG developments in Australia, and shale gas and CSG developments in other Asia Pacific and Middle East countries have proven that unconventionals can be commercially viable in our region and have afforded an opportunity for many operating companies to further invest in developing efficient and effective techniques to recover tight gas, CSG and shale gas.
As we continue to explore new opportunities, we must address challenges unique to the Asia Pacific region during unconventional exploration and development. For instance, identifying optimal techniques for challenging stress regimes and maturing logistics are keys to the industry reaching its full potential. Industry needs continuous improvement to ensure projects are internationally competitive in terms of performance, reliability and production costs.
We thank you in advance for your participation. With the support of our industry colleagues, we believe that the conference will be a successful and significant event. We look forward to welcoming you at APAC URTeC in Brisbane.
Technical Programme Co-Chairs
Raymond Johnson Jr. – SPE Co-Chair, University of Queensland