With less than 100 days to go until the doors open for the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference
(AOG 2018) in Perth next March, excitement is building for the 37th staging of the leading international
oil and gas industry event.
Driving that excitement is a noticeable upturn in the oil and gas sector and a list of new and innovative
activities that will be part of a very full week at AOG 2018.
While AOG is more than three decades old, the event’s organisers have continued to ensure that it remains
fresh and relevant at a time when the oil and gas sector is going through a time of major change within itself.
Significantly, a number of the innovative new events to be staged at AOG 2018 are being driven by the event’s sponsors and key partners such as Woodside and National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).
NERA, for example, has been instrumental in developing the NERA Technology and Skills Hub and the NERA SME ConnectER.
To be run for the first time at AOG 2018, the NERA Technology and Skills Hub will provide a dynamic, interactive forum featuring technology demonstrations, skills insights and presentations from thought leaders and practitioners.
Meanwhile, the SME ConnectER will be a facilitated process to connect established SMEs that have innovative products or services and a genuine value proposition to champions from LNG operators and contractors.
Other new additions to AOG 2018 include the AOG Festival, a free-to-attend networking and entertainment event featuring pop-up food vendors, bars and entertainment that will provide the ideal place for attendees, presenters and exhibitors to wind down after a full day of activities throughout AOG 2018.
Another exciting new addition for 2018 is the Asset Integrity Zone, which will be located on the exhibition floor. Supported by the Australian Institute for Non- Destructive Testing (AINDT), this zone will showcase specialist technology, training and services for non-destructive testing and condition monitoring applications for the oil and gas industry including risk based inspection, structural health monitoring, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, corrosion resistance and tank inspection. With the Australian oil and gas industry moving into a lengthy period of large-scale project management, this is certain to be a popular addition to the AOG programme.
AOG 2018 organiser Diversified Communications will be announcing a number of other exciting new innovations in the near future.
Registration is now open for AOG 2018, which is to be staged at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 14th to the 16th of March.