PEPANZ and the Conference Programme Committees wish to remind you that you are now able to submit an abstract to share your knowledge, experience and solutions with industry colleagues from around New Zealand and the world at the 2018 New Zealand Petroleum Conference. Each year this conference highlights and defines the issues, challenges and opportunities for upstream petroleum exploration and development on a national and international level.

The conference theme for 2018 is Poised for Action, Ready for Growth and the programme will consist of plenary sessions and three concurrent streams:

  • Technology and Engineering
  • Geoscience
  • Community, Commercial & Regulatory

The above streams will include a selection of speakers from the call for abstracts, keynote speakers and a limited number of others invited by PEPANZ and the Conference Programme Committees.

Presentation at the conference can be in either oral or poster format. Abstracts submitted must include the proposed title, presenter photo and 200-word professional biography as well as a short 35 – 55 word blurb for the online programme. Please note that audio-visual recordings of presentations made at the conference in March 2018 will be released online following the event.

For more information and to submit an abstract click here.


29 August, 2017 – Call for abstracts opens
20 September, 2017 – Call for abstracts closes
13 November, 2017 – Confirmed oral and poster presenters are advised

For successful submissions:

2 February, 2018 – Deadline for receipt of poster content
1 March, 2018 – Deadline for receipt of slide packs for oral presentations

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