• Aurecon
    Bronze sponsor

    Aurecon brings ideas to life to design a better future. Imagining what is possible, we turn problems into solutions.

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  • Armour Energy
    Barista Coffee Sponsor
    Armour Energy

    Armour Energy Limited is an ASX listed exploration and production company focused on the discovery, development, and production of world class gas and associated liquids resources.

    Armour commenced its exploration activity in an extensive and recently recognised hydrocarbon province in northern Australia – in the Northern Territory and in north-west Queensland. The domestic and global demand for gas, combined with the new shale extractive technologies and experienced personnel, provides Armour with an extraordinary opportunity to define and ultimately develop these new liquids rich gas provinces.

    More recently, Armour completed the acquisition of petroleum resources, tenures, production and transportation infrastructure assets on the Roma Shelf in the Bowen-Surat Basin, Queensland from Origin Energy.  These assets - Armour's Kincora assets - offer significant cashflow opportunities through the production of oil, gas, LPG and condensate.

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  • Fyfe

    Fyfe is a national consultancy with over 35 years’ experience in engineering, environment, town planning and surveying services across the property, infrastructure, mining and energy sectors.

    We have 300 staff who work with a wide array of clients across the length and breadth of Australia. Our services incorporate a high degree of ingenuity and resourcefulness to accomplish the unique challenges that surround each project.

  • Esso Exxonmobil
    VIP Partner
    Esso Exxonmobil

    ExxonMobil Australia is this country’s oldest petroleum company, operating since 1895.

    Our business covers a wide range of petroleum related activities from oil and gas exploration and production (upstream operations), to petroleum refining and supply of fuels and lubricants (downstream operations). Our primary role – and most important contribution to society – is to safely provide reliable and affordable supplies of energy, and we are committed to doing so in a financially, environmentally and socially responsible manner.

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  • Leigh Creek Energy
    Leigh Creek Energy
  • Australian Pipelines and Gas Association
    Supporting partner
    Australian Pipelines and Gas Association

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Ltd (APGA) is the peak body representing Australasia’s pipeline infrastructure, with a focus on gas transmission, but also including transportation of other products, such as oil, water and slurry. Our members include constructors, owners, operators, advisers, engineering companies and suppliers of pipeline products and services.

    APGA has been based in Canberra since January 1998 and has developed a strong presence and profile. APGA manages and promotes an annual Convention and Trade Exhibition as well as a comprehensive program of seminars, luncheons and dinners. APGA also provides information on, and promotes the interests of, the pipeline industry through public presentations, newspaper feature articles, editorial comment in The Australian Pipeliner and other publications, media releases as well as a regular newsletter to members.

    An important role for APGA has been its industry research programs and the Association has strong working relationships with leading institutions. As part of this research focus, APGA has been a leading proponent in the development of the industry-accepted technical standard, AS 2885.

    APGA’s role has broadened in response to governments economic reform policies and the consequent deregulation of the industry, particularly the privatisation of government-owned gas pipelines.  The changes continue, and APGA is preparing for the evolving political, financial and economic environment and the impacts that this will have on the industry.
    APGA is also involved in the climate change debate, reviewing government policies with regard to emissions trading and other greenhouse gas reduction measures.

    Our overarching mission is to provide services for our members and to ensure the broader community, including government, industry and community groups, understand the benefits that a dynamic, market-driven Australian pipeline industry can deliver to the national economy and to regional development.


  • Gas Energy Australia
    Supporting partner
    Gas Energy Australia

    Gas Energy Australia is now the national peak body representing downstream Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG),  along with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

    The Association focuses on a range of areas in support of Australia’s national interest – to achieve energy security and economic prosperity in a lower carbon economy. The Association focuses on advocating the value and benefits of the fuels through engagement with government, state authorities and consumers. The Associations’ stakeholder engagement is supported by progressive policy development based on sound research, analysis and expert commentary, the on-going development of national standards and innovative products and technology, proactive media and communications, and the development of the Industry’s specialist workforce.

    LPG, CNG and LNG are alternative fuel options that are versatile as well as affordable, and can be used for a range of applications in the residential, commercial, industrial and transport sectors. All three gases have lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) than petrol, diesel and electricity on an energy-equivalent basis and are a vital source of energy for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world today. Together, their use in Australia and overseas will deliver a brighter and cleaner future.

  • Coolibah
    Supporting partner

    Coolibah Pty Ltd is an energy communications and issues management consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. It provides advisory services to government, industry associations, management consultancies and companies engaged in a wide range of energy activities and services.

    Its principal is Keith Orchison, who has been involved in resources and energy industry policy issues management and communications for more than 36 years.

    He has been a communicator in one way or another for 53 years, starting as a sports writer in South Africa in the 1950s.

    During his time as a journalist he was editor of a large specialist magazine at 24, national news editor of a daily newspaper at 26 and editor of one of South Africa’s best-known current affairs magazines at 28.

    In Australia in the 1970s he worked briefly for Rupert Murdoch before moving in to business communications and becoming PR head of Associated Pulp & Mills in 1974 and of La Trobe University in 1977.

    In 1980 he was head-hunted to be chief executive of the upstream petroleum industry association, now the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), a position he held until 1991. He holds APPEA’s gold medal for services to the petroleum industry.

    In 1991 he was headhunted to be chief executive of the Electricity Supply Association of Australia, a post he held until retiring in 2003.

    He served on CSIRO energy advisory committees for six years and chaired its Energy Technology sector advisory committee in 1999-2001. He was a member of the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network, an association of 14 energy, mining and manufacturing associations, for 10 years and was chairman of the AIGN in 2002.

    From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of the Howard Government’s Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council and chaired its energy committee.

    He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for service to the petroleum and electricity industries through fostering co-operation between energy producers and government agencies and through the development the development of policies to benefit Australia in the long term.

    Today, apart from consulting activities, he publishes the "This is Power" blog and the "Coolibah Commentary" on this website and he works with Quest Events to present (and co-chair) a series of popular "energy outlook" conferences. He is also a commentator for “Gas Today magazine. Since 2007 he has been engaged in publishing yearbooks about electricity.



  • Energy Users' Association of Australia
    Supporting partner
    Energy Users' Association of Australia

    Australia’s largest energy user advocacy organisation, the Energy Users’ Association of Australia is the peak national body representing major Australian electricity and gas users. The organisation plays a critical role in helping companies navigate uncertainty in energy markets, participate in driving changes in market rules and the way the network is managed, to ensure better outcomes and reduced costs for energy users.

    EUAA members are part of a critical network of companies spanning food, transport, technology, energy, mining, real estate, provision of raw materials, entertainment and professional services that benefit the Australian community every day.

    Through the organisation’s efforts, it has contributed to saving its members millions of dollars on their energy bills.


  • Australian Energy Council
    Supporting partner
    Australian Energy Council

    The Australian Energy Council (AEC) represents 23 major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. These businesses collectively generate the overwhelming majority of electricity in Australia and sell gas and electricity to over 10 million homes and businesses.

    The energy council began operating from 1 January 2016. With Australia’s energy industry undergoing a period of rapid, transformative change member companies of the Energy Supply Association of Australia (esaa), Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and the Energy Retailers Association of Australia (ERAA) decided to reorganise and rationalise their representative associations in 2015.

    From 1 January 2016, the merchant, non-network energy businesses commenced the Australian Energy Council and the ERAA merged into this new organisation. Matthew Warren was appointed as its inaugural Chief Executive.

    In July 2018, Sarah McNamara was appointed as Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Council.

    The ENA continues to serve its network members and absorbed the responsibility for Grid Australia activities on behalf of the electricity transmission sector.

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  • Energy Magazine
    Media partner
    Energy Magazine

    Energy is a thought-leading, technology-neutral magazine, developed to help the industry answer some of the critical questions it is currently grappling with:

    What are the energy sources of the future?
    How do we provide energy that is clean, affordable and reliable?
    How to we contend with disruption in the energy sector?

    In every issue of Energy, we consider these questions and respond with thought-leading and thought-provoking content from some of the best and brightest minds the energy industry has to offer.

    We believe the future for the energy sector – while it looks considerably different than it has over its first century of existence – has never looked brighter. The opportunities are waiting to be taken advantage of, and Energy will be there, showing you how to best position yourself in energy’s brave new world.

  • Argus Media
    Media partner
    Argus Media

    Argus is a leading media organisation providing data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries.

    It is headquartered in London and has 21 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres.

    Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies in more than 140 countries around the world use Argus prices to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets, as well as for analysis and planning purposes.

    Argus’ prices are used as reference prices in physical supply and as benchmarks in derivative contracts. They are used for mark-to-market purposes, as value indicators for import duty and tax assessment, for risk management and for strategic analysis and planning by energy companies, governments, banks, regulators and other organisations.

  • Gas Today
    Media partner
    Gas Today


    For 44 years, Great Southern Press has grown to become Australia’s specialist industry publisher, providing a suite of printed and online publications which cover infrastructure, construction and energy.

    Gas Today, established in 2007, has emerged as the country’s peak resource for trusted, relevant news tailored to industry needs.

    Gas Today magazine is dedicated to the entire natural gas vertical. From the upstream sector through to export LNG and the offshore industry, you can be sure this publication is the key source of relevant and timely news for Australia’s gas industry.

    • High level analysis
    • Economic projections
    • Project updates
    • Profiles of leading executives
    • State-of-industry reports
    • Industry news
    • Innovation and technology
    • Policy commentary

    Great Southern Press also produces key resources such as its Gas Industry Directory, Australia's Gas Leaders, maps and wallcharts.


    Gas Today is also available via interactive digital editions, which are tailored for viewing on computer, tablet or mobile devices