APPEA National Conference

APPEA National Conference

High School students mix with industry giants

High School students selected to attend APPEA National Conference

- CedarNews Term 2, Week 8

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The Australia Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) holds an annual Australian National Conference, and this year it was held in Adelaide during May.

The association sent out invites for high school students around the State to attend the conference by way of application. Three of our Cedar College students applications were accepted; Janet (Year 10), Andrew (Year 8) and Sumeet (Year 8).


About the Youth Program

The APPEA 2018 Youth Program is a one-day workshop with integrated science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities, including a tour of the APPEA Exhibition. This initiative is aimed at inspiring South Australian secondary school students to follow STEM-related study and career paths, and to showcase the career paths offered by the oil and gas industry. This program is sponsored by Chevron, Santos, Shell and Woodside.

80 students from South Australian high schools were selected to attend APPEA’s new look youth program.  The students enjoyed a full tour of the exhibition and heard from graduates working in the industry about their working lives in this dynamic industry. They also participated in interactive workshops demonstrating the latest industry technology.


Student responses

“The APPEA conference was very interesting and informative. I learnt a lot about Australia’s petroleum and oil industry and its plans for the future. My highlight of the day was visiting the oil and gas exhibition as I was able to listen and talk to people from big petroleum and oil companies in Australia such as Chevron, Santos, Woodside, and ExxonMobil.”Janet

“The APPEA conference widened my understanding on the petroleum industry and presented many career pathways in this booming industry.”Andrew