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SOME of the biggest names in the global petroleum industry will be sharing their views on the state of the rebounding sector when Australia’s largest oil and gas event, the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG 2018), opens its doors in Perth this month.
Representatives from leading oil and gas producers are being joined by some of the biggest service and supply companies and participants from academia, industry bodies and government from around the world to provide three days of unique insights and the unveiling of exciting new technologies at AOG 2018.
The conference will feature three, free-to-attend forums – titled Collaboration, Knowledge and Subsea – which will be staged in purpose-designed theatres within the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre exhibition halls from 14-16 March.
The forums will feature presentations from spokespeople from global and local oil and gas companies such a such as Chevron, Shell, Woodside and Quadrant; and leading international service and supply providers such as Baker Hughes, Deloitte, DNV, Halliburton, Intecsea, Monadelphous, Subsea 7, Technip FMC, Wood Group and Wood Mackenzie, along with experts from key industry, academia and government bodies.
The Collaboration Forum was one of the major attractions at AOG 2017 – and the content for this year’s event will be sculptured by a committee comprised of representatives from Shell, Chevron, Woodside, Deloitte, NERA and the Government of Western Australia.
A new addition to the AOG 2018 calendar is the AOG Festival, a free-to-attend networking and entertainment zone featuring pop-up food vendors, bars and entertainment, while the Subsea Welcome Drink will again kick-off proceedings.
Industry insiders and those wanting to join the sector, will also be able to hear and see first-hand what is happening in an Australian oil and gas industry that is rebounding from the recent industry downturn at the specialist “Zone” areas on the Exhibition floor.
The always popular Subsea; Health, Safety and Environment; and Instrumental Control and Automation zones will be joined by the new Asset Integrity Zone at this years’ event.
Other exciting new additions to the AOG programme this year are the NERA Technology and Skills Hub – a dynamic, interactive forum featuring technology demonstrations, skills insights and presentations from thought leaders and practitioners – and the NERA SME ConnectER, a facilitated process that will connect established SMEs that have innovative products or services with champions from LNG operators and contractors.
At the same time companies and government groups from around the globe will be showing off their wares and unveiling the latest technologies and ideas when the AOG Exhibition is staged for the 37th time.
More information can be found at aogexpo.com.au.
2018 is shaping up to be a bumper year for the introduction of new technologies at AOG.
The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG) has a proud history of being a conduit for the transfer of the latest oil and gas industry knowledge, both into and out of the country.
Many new products have been launched over the 36 previous stagings of AOG, and many of these have made a significant difference to the success of the local oil and gas industry.
Dozens more new products will be on display at the Perth Convention Centre this year.
The BIKE is a magnetic wheeled robot capable of inspecting multiple applications such as vessel or pipe inspection.
The innovative locomotion concept allows climbing obstacles such as stairs and 90 degree corners.
With integrated navigation cameras and 3-dimensional position sensors the operator gets precise information about the robot’s position.
The BIKE, and other Nexxis products can be viewed at Stand G14.
WAGO’s new smartPRINTER
WAGO’s thermal transfer printer is extremely compact and prints a wide variety of materials: marking strips, markers, “WMB Inline” markers on rolls, labels, as well as cable and wire markers.
Markings created by the smartPRINTER (258-5000) are clear and resistant to environmental influences, as according to DIN EN 60068.
The smartPrinter, and other WAGO products can be viewed at Stand K14.
IAS Group’s QuickFlange
The Quickflange solution is a modified standard weld neck flange, with a patented internal groove(s) pattern machined into it.
A weldless connection with no hot work. Quickflange is activated with a cold-forging tool. There is no spark or heat generated in the activation process. Pipe sizes 0.5 to 12 inches.
More about the QuickFlange can be found at Stand B23.
SN Integrity’s Jaws 2.0
Specialising in visual inspection technologies, Foreign Object Search and Retrieval (FOSAR) tools and custom design services, including alligators, magnets, snares, grippers and more. Jaws 2.0 is made of polished stainless steel construction, and is submersible and portable. This makes it ideal for hazardous environments and confined spaces.
SN Integrity can be found at Stand H27.