SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At today's DUG Eagle Ford conference and exhibition, Hart Energy announced it will be hosting its first international unconventional gas event outside North America, DUG Australia, in Brisbane's Royal International Convention Centre in August 2013. The conference's theme will be "LNG, Unconventional Gas and the Emerging Shale Boom in Asia-Pacific."
"Hart Energy is very excited to be taking the DUG experience 'down under'," said Richard A. Eichler, CEO of Hart Energy. "These conferences are well known for their world-class programs and content, and DUG Australia will feature the best senior-level speakers from the oil and gas industry."
DUG Australia brings market-leading insight on unconventional resources — coal-seam gas (CSG), shale gas, shale oil, and tight sands — and their development in Australia. Unconventional oil will supply the domestic market, while natural gas will be used domestically and exported via LNG to the Asia-Pacific region. Topics to be explored include:
- assessments of overall resource potential
- E&P project capitalization and monetization
- best shale drilling and completion practices
"By 2018, Australia will be the No. 1 world exporter of LNG and the largest supplier of LNG to Asia, where energy demand is exploding," Eichler stated. "Australia's vast unconventional gas resources, particularly shale gas and CSG, are critical components of its supply base."
The advisory board for DUG Australia includes participants from around the world:
- David Breeze, executive director, Advent Energy
- David Wrench, managing director, Strike Energy
- Diana Hoff, vice president, technical and engineering, Santos Ltd.
- Billy Ray Smith, senior business development manager, Halliburton Australia
- Vidar Skjaeveland, vice president, new ventures, early stage assets & operations, Statoil
- Bruce Clement, managing director, AWE Ltd.
- Jean-Francois Richy, onshore new ventures, E&P Australia, Total
"Brisbane is an important hub for the gas industry in Australia," said Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk. "This announcement of DUG Australia is great timing for Brisbane and for the soon-to-be opened Royal International Convention Centre at the RNA show grounds."
For the agenda and other event details, visit dugaustralia.com.
For 30-plus years, Hart Energy has been a leader covering energy news and technology for investors and executives. The Houston-based company produces magazines (Oil and Gas Investor, E&P, Midstream Business, and FUEL), online information services (A-Dcenter.com, OilandGasInvestor.com, and UGcenter.com), and industry newsletters, and provides upstream energy research and downstream consulting services. Hart Energy boasts exceptional strength in unconventional resources, e.g., its Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) conference series, its Global Shale Gas and Global Shale Oil studies, and more. Visit hartenergy.com for more information.
SOURCE Hart Energy