DUG Australia
28-30 July 2015
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Royal International Conv. Ctr.
Register Featured Sponsors
Stratas AdvisorsSchlumbergerSantosPetro-King
TracercoSouth Australian GovernmentValmecServaDOUHSAR
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Unconventional Oil & Gas CenterOGI Australia

Key stakeholders from Australia and beyond gather to discuss the path forward for the onshore oil and gas sector Down Under

Hart Energy is the Global Media Partner for LNG 18

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With Australia's energy portfolio is transforming amid global interest in onshore resource plays. This July, the 3rd annual DUG Australia conference and exhibition united 250+ attendees and 40+ exhibitors and sponsors for targeted discussions on current opportunities and the future of Australia's onshore oil and gas and LNG sectors. While many acknowledged facing challenges in this phase of the business cycle, the group remained bullish on the vast potential for the nation's onshore resource plays. In addition, discussions featured presentations combining lessons learned from North America with new insights on existing Australian reservoirs.

The event's world–class speaker lineup featured leaders from top producers in Australia and beyond, including Santos, Strike Energy, Senex Energy, Armour Energy and others. Presenters discussed investment opportunities, economic forecasts, drilling prospects, and recent developments in LNG. With hours of networking opportunities built into the event, attendees had ample time to connect and discuss everything they learned in the conference sessions.

The conference may be over, but the conversation isn't! Find out what other attendees and exhibitors are saying on Storify. We would love to hear about your experience too. Houston-based Hart Energy, information provider to the energy industry, and its Oil and Gas Investor Australia franchise, have been named the Global Media Partner for LNG 18, the International Gas Union's 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas – set for 11-15 April 2016 in Perth, WA. Learn more >>




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