By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 1 July, 2013

Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Marmion will join speakers from gas industry leaders GE Oil & Gas, Santos and Shell today for the opening of the Australian Gas Technology Conference & Exhibition (AGT) in Perth.


Minister Marmion will deliver the opening address at the major industry event, kicking off a packed program exploring challenges, innovation and transformation in Australia’s $200 billion LNG industry.


The AGT Conference will feature more than 20 high-profile speakers including keynote presentations from GE Oil & Gas’s Measurement & Control, Region Leader, Australia & New Zealand, John Zagame and Santos’ Vice President Western Australia and Northern Territory, John Anderson.


Zagame will explore the rise of the Industrial Internet, which has the potential to drive massive profitability and productivity gains worth tens of billions of dollars in the oil and gas industry.


He will share how GE is using the Industrial Internet to improve efficiency and operations and discuss its applications for Australia’s oil and gas industry.


In his keynote presentation, Anderson will delve into Santos’ major operations in Western Australia and the Northern Territory including its current drilling program and discuss the opportunities on offer in Australia’s fast-growing LNG industry.


The first day of the conference program will include sessions devoted to industry hot topics, such as regional and global competition in Australia’s gas industry, Australian responses to skills and resourcing challenges and CSG and shale gas development.


Other opening day highlights will include Robby O’Sullivan, Regional Technology Officer, Technip, who will share some of the game changing innovations that Technip is bringing to the market, and Dr Irene Ioannakis, GE Skills Development Centre Director, GE Oil & Gas, who will examine skills development in Australia and highlight why it’s critical to tap into our most precious resource – people


Day two of the conference will throw the spotlight on frontier technologies, innovation and Australian R&D success stories, with speakers including Michael Schoch, Shell Australia’s General Manager for Production, who will discuss the landmark Prelude Floating LNG project.


More than 90 exhibitors will also take part in the AGT Exhibition, which will focus on new products and innovations in gas processing and the construction and operation of LNG facilities, associated pipelines and exporting terminals.


New to the exhibition floor this year will be Instrumentation, Control & Automation Zone, launched in partnership with the Institution of Instrumentation, Control and Automation (IICA) to provide a showcase for the latest process control, instrumentation and automation innovations for the oil and gas industry.


Visitors will also hear about new developments, issues and case studies in the AGT seminar theatre, with a program of free seminars exploring industry hot topics such as careers, women in the gas industry, safety, and Australian industry participation.


Western Australia’s only gas technology event, AGT 2013 will be held over three huge days at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1-3 July.


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Australian Gas Technology (AGT) is a unique event for Australia’s gas industry, encompassing an exhibition, conference, innovation awards and a strong focus on careers in gas. Presented by the organisers of the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG), AGT will explore Australia’s 200 billion LNG industry with a particular emphasis on gas processing and construction, the operation of LNG facilities and associated pipelines and exporting terminals. The event offers an invaluable opportunity to hear about the latest commercial and technical developments in the gas industry and discover new technology, products and services from over 90 exhibitors at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1-3 July 2013. Further information:

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