The upcoming Australian Gas Technology Conference & Exhibition (AGT) will address the challenges and opportunities connected with the gas industry including technical challenges, innovations and resourcing issues.
Australia is poised to become the world’s leading LNG exporter by 2020 with over $200 billion worth of LNG projects planned or already in construction, posing a challenge to Qatar as the world’s biggest producer of the cleaner burning fuel.
Call for papers and presentations is now open for the AGT conference to be held in Perth in July, focusing on Australia’s fast-growing liquefied natural gas industry.
Titled ‘Unlocking Australia’s gas potential’, the conference will feature complementary technical and commercial streams.
Papers are being sought on topics that demonstrate innovation and leading practice in ‘midstream’ industry issues relating to gas processing and LNG production covering engineering, resource management, safety and skills development in this rapidly emerging sector of Australia’s energy industry.
According to Event Director, Bill Hare, AGT is an opportunity for experts to share their knowledge and experience with other professionals involved in the gas industry.
Professor Brian Evans, paper selection committee member and Head of Department of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University hopes that AGT’s emphasis on innovation, talent and careers would stimulate a wide range of research and commercially focused papers.
AGT is expected to bring up to 150 exhibitors and 3500 visitors to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 25 July to 27 July 2012, with its focus on gas processing as well as the construction and operation of LNG facilities, associated pipelines and exporting terminals.
Mark Stickells, Deputy Director at the Energy and Minerals Institute, The University of Western Australia and conference committee chair describes the conference as a tremendous opportunity to explore the significant opportunities and talent that exist in Australia’s gas industry.
The AGT event has the support of the West Australian government with Premier Colin Barnett accepting an invitation to become the event’s patron.
The deadline for conference paper submissions is 14 March.
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