NERA had a fantastic experience in Perth at Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference 2019, one of the southern hemisphere’s leading oil and gas conferences, where we returned as principal sponsors of the event.
There was plenty on offer for all AOG visitors, with a busy timetable of programs, workshops, networking and engagement opportunities to support the LNG industry explore new technologies, optimise assets, increase productivity and improve future developments, as well as some popular nitro cold brew coffee on tap to boost caffeination and innovation levels.
NERA’s Innovation Station was a hub of activity across the three days of AOG, connecting innovators, collaborators, operators and tech pioneers transforming the oil and gas industry.
Our 12 Innovation Exhibitor Pods each day celebrated a different group of new technologies and entrepreneurs who showcased their innovative products and services in the fields of data and digitisation, automation and robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
With featured guest speakers who delivered informative and interactive sessions in areas of tapping into global crowds, supply chain engagement, technology deployment, Industry 4.0 and IP, the Unplugged sessions gave innovators and SMEs a genuine opportunity to learn, discuss and explore opportunities and experiences.
Following its successful debut in 2018, NERA’s SME ConnectER returned to AOG this year in an earlier and more compact event format. On the mornings of Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March, a curated selection of SMEs pitched their products/services to participating companies with the aim of getting connected with the right people to continue a conversation about their technology.
Following this private event, the participating SMEs showcased their solutions at their Pod at our Innovation Station for the day, where AOG visitors flocked to learn more about their innovations.
NERA once again joined co-sponsors Woodside, Chevron, Deloitte and the WA Government to curate AOG’s Collaboration Forum in 2019. NERA CEO Miranda Taylor and GM Francis Norman joined an impressive selection of speakers who presented on topics to enhance collaboration and build a greater understanding of challenges facing the industry. Miranda shared how cultural change at a sector level can help Australia's energy resources industries remain globally competitive, and Francis Norman presented on the future scenarios for workforce change across the sector and how industry can seize automation opportunities.