The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) attracted record participation with 14,500+ people attending the industry event over three days in Perth last week.
Up 40 per cent from 2013, the numbers are a testament to the increasing interest in the local industry and its importance to the Australian economy.
Event Director Bill Hare commented that the high demand from exhibitors wanting to take part this year compelled the organisers to extend the show's footprint to Level 2 for the first time.
Over 550 exhibitors from across 20 countries, including the US, UK, China, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Holland, Italy, France and Belgium presented the latest developments in technology and services for the oil and gas industry. Among the line-up were heavyweights such as Cameron, FMC, Technip, Aker Solutions, Fugro, Baker Hughes, Kongsberg and Yokogawa.
Delegates converged at the AOG Conference, which featured over 150 speakers covering 15 different streams. Networking events were equally popular with the inaugural AOG Opening Drinks and Women – High Tea sold out, and 850 dressed to impress at the AOG Official Dinner, hosted by comedian Vince Sorrenti.
AOG Graduate Careers Day was also a hit, attracting over 1149 students, who heard free presentations from companies such as Woodside, Curtin University, Subsea 7 and Wood Group Kenny.
AOG will again be held in Australia's oil and gas capital of Perth from 11 to 13 March 2015.