APPEA 2012: Satellite Capacity for Oil Projects
Now on its 52nd year, the Annual APPEA will once again bring together oil and gas companies and technology providers together for three days of conference, networking and trade exhibit. NewSat , which is at the frontline of local teleport and satellite service industry, will showcase its Ka band services, teleport solutions, satellite broadband products, mobile backhaul support and future SATCOM capabilities.
This is one of the biggest trade shows and conferences aimed at the oil and natural gas industries. Ron Miller and James Hamilton will be there to represent the award-winning SATCOM provider. Around 80 petroleum and gas companies that comprise the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Ltd. have been actively involved in petroleum projects in Australia, generating more than 98% of the gas and oil output of the country. The organizer calls this year’s gathering as unrivaled in its breadth and scope. Among the main sponsors that back the 52nd APPEA conference are Schlumberger, Clough, the Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, SASOL, Conoco Phillips, Total, Exxon Mobil, Santos and Beach Energy.
Attendees are looking forward to hear plenary sessions with speeches from Total Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie , Federal Resources & Energy Minister Martin Ferguson and South Australian Premier Jay Weatheri. Also gracing the event are public and private figures, notably the Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi; Siemen’s Executive Vice-President Andrew Logue; Maria van der Hoeven, former Executive Director of the IEA; and ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Vice President (Asia-Pacific) Emma Cochrane.
Local experts will also share valuable trade knowledge and technological strategies. The lineup includes Santos VP Peter Cleary, Santos Limited Managing Director & APPEA Chairman David Knox, Chevron Greater Gorgon Area GM Colin Beckett, Origin Energy Limited CEO Paul Zealand, National Farmers’ Federation VP Duncan Fraser, GISERA Director Peter Stone, BHP Billiton Petroleum Chief Executive Michael Yeager, Woodside Energy Managing Director Peter Coleman and Deloitte Access Economics Partner Ian Harper.
Misters Miller and Hamilton of NewSat will be available to brief the petroleum industry of the satellite communications solutions offered by NewSat. The company offers satellite broadband services, mobile backhaul support and teleport facilities. Operating on 13 satellites, the SATCOM provider has deployed 2,500 services to various oil and gas projects worldwide.