This collaborative spirit was shown at the 2020 Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG 2020), where the NERA Technology Station provided a platform for innovators, collaborators, operators and tech pioneers to create connections for growth.
In 2020, NERA returned for a fourth consecutive year as a principal sponsor of AOG, held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11-13 March.
The NERA Technology Station featured a three-day showcase of programs, networking and engagement opportunities to support Australia’s LNG industry explore new technologies, optimise assets, increase productivity and improve future developments.
More than 30 SMEs from the NERA SME ConnectER Program and 15 representatives from our collaborative projects and supported initiatives exhibited within the Technology Station, where they shared their innovative solutions in fields including data and digitisation, automation and robotics, AI and machine learning to delegates from the wider oil and gas community.
On Thursday 12 March, NERA was joined by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, who connected with some of Australia's technology pioneers at our Technology Station as well as at a combined networking event hosted by NERA and Scottish Development International.
NERA's SME ConnectER Program is a facilitated program and event held each year at AOG. Its purpose is to connect SMEs with innovative technologies and a genuine value proposition to champions from oil and gas operators and contractors.
This year, the Program ran from 11 to 12 March and provided a curated selection of more than 30 SMEs with an exhibitor pod for one day at the conference, as well as the opportunity to pitch their solutions in 60 seconds or less to the wider AOG audience twice daily.
Participating companies were provided with a workshop and coaching to refine their value proposition and pitching skills, and ideas on how to make the most of their time and investment at a large conference.
The SME pitch sessions gave innovators a genuine opportunity to share their products and services to AOG stakeholders and continue conversations about their technology at their exhibitor pods.
Below is a list of the 2020 SME ConnectER participants. If you would like to know more about these companies, simply click on their company name.
Day 1 SMEs
Day 2 SMEs
On Wednesday 11 March, NERA CEO Miranda Taylor launched the Growing Australia’s Oil and Gas Supply Chain study at the Industry Supply Forum panel session, Energy Disruption or diversification? The role of renewables and energy.
The study analyses the size and composition of the domestic supply chain, its challenges, its economic potential and its opportunities for growth. The report identifies that Australia's oil & gas suppliers could capture an additional $7 billion of value (GVA) by 2030 if growth challenges are addressed, generating up to $49 billion to the economy.
Access the report online here.