The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association
(APPEA) represents Australia’s upstream oil and gas industry, both in terms of exploration and production.
Formed in 1959, the association is comprised of over 90 full member companies who are active within Australia and are either explorers or producers (or both) of oil and gas.
These member companies are responsible for producing roughly 98 per cent of Australia’s petroleum.
Furthermore, APPEA represents over 230 associate member companies. These members are responsible for providing goods and services to those companies directly involved in the oil and gas industry via exploration and/or production.
The association works in conjunction with the Australian government at various levels in order to ensure that regulatory policies and legislation recognise the needs of its members, the oil and gas industry and the broader community.
There is a particular emphasis on developing industry standards that allow for oil and gas companies to operate in a safe, sustainable and profitable manner.
The association collects and disseminates information regarding, or of relevance to, the oil and gas industry for the benefit of its members.
APPEA also publishes information about the oil and gas industry's activities and its important role in Australia's economy in order to enhance the broader community’s understanding on the oil and gas industry.
At various stages throughout the year the association hosts informative and engaging conferences with the aim of providing guests with the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss and debate current issues and contribute to the oil and gas industry’s continued development.
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