AOG bringing the oil and gas world to Perth in March 2018

Monday, 09 October, 2017

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest oil and gas event will return for its 37th anniversary when the three-day Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) is held in Perth next March.

To be staged at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from 14–16 March, AOG 2018 will once again bring petroleum industry specialists together in Australia to display the latest in technology and to hear from leading experts from around the globe.

With strong support from the Australian and Western Australian Governments, the City of Perth and the local oil and gas industry, AOG is considered as one of the key events on the global petroleum industry calendar and 2018 is shaping up to be one of the most important offerings of the event ever.

With the majority of the big Australian projects now in, or about to enter, their production phase, industry followers from around the globe will be making their way to Perth next March to hear about opportunities in the operations phase and the next round of oil and gas developments which are currently being progressed towards commercialisation.

AOG 2018 will also include lively discussion on what is happening in the gas sector, with critical concerns being raised about a lack of sufficient production to meet demand, while at the same time governments from around the country are closing down large areas to unconventional exploration and production.

“As well as the strong local involvement in both the exhibition and conference, we are again expecting to host a number of significant country delegations from the leading oil and gas producing regions,” said Bill Hare, the event director. “I have recently returned from attending some major petroleum events in the Northern Hemisphere and the feedback was very positive about AOG 2017 with many noting they are looking forward to returning in 2018.”

Alongside the AOG 2018 exhibition, event organisers will again be running a series of free conferences and a number of exciting networking events.

The inaugural free industry forums held at AOG 2017 were a tremendous hit with both attendees and participants and Diversified Communications has again elected to hold the Collaboration, Subsea and Knowledge forums on the exhibition floor at AOG 2018.

Hare said approximately 2000 people attended the free conferences in 2017 and organisers are expecting an even bigger turnout next year.

Also to be staged within the expo halls will be a number of popular industry zones covering Subsea; Health, Safety & Environment; Instrumentation Control & Automation; and a new Asset Integrity Zone.

Networking a big part of AOG 2018

AOG is well established as a premier networking forum for oil and gas industry professionals to meet face to face with service providers, engineers, technical professionals and suppliers.

“Now, more than ever, AOG’s role as a platform for the global exchange of information on new techniques and technologies will have a significant impact on moving the Australasian oil and gas sector forward,” said Hare.

In 2018, AOG will be introducing attendees to an exciting new concept — the ‘AOG Festival’.

“To be run straight after the show concludes on Days 1 and 2, this will be an ideal way for exhibitors, presenters and attendees to unwind and network with some food, drinks and entertainment in the beautiful grounds of the convention centre,” said Hare.

The AOG Festival will complement the popular Subsea Welcome Drinks and the AOG Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast.

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