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Events and presentations

Promoting the Territory’s resource potential through events and presentations.

Under Resourcing the Territory, the Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS) is attending and participating in domestic and international industry events in the national promotion of Australia as an exploration investment destination through Australia Minerals and Australia Petroleum events coordinated by Geoscience Australia.

A key highlight for the NTGS is hosting the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), which is held in Alice Springs every March. It is the premier exploration event in the Northern Territory (NT).

Presentations and proceedings by NTGS contributors can be downloaded through links below.

Future events

AGES 2020, Alice Springs Convention Centre, 24-25 March 2020

AGES is NTGS's flagship event and presents a unique opportunity to access the latest exploration ideas and geoscientific data from the NT and to network with colleagues who share an interest in the discovery and development of the Territory’s minerals and oil and gas resources. Registrations for AGES 2020 will be open from 2nd December 2019.

For more information email

Read more about AGES 2020

Previous events

NTGS has been represented at the following events during 2019:

NT Resources Week Darwin Convention Centre, 4-5 September 2019

NTGS was represented in the exhibition and in the Mining the Territory technical program.

Read more about NT Resources Week.

Download the presentation. PDF (7.9 MB)

Katherine Regional Resources Conference, Katherine 16-17 May 2019

NTGS provided a presentation on exploration and new geoscience in the greater Katherine region.

Download the presentation PDF (5.1 MB)

Minerals and Energy Business Lunch, Arafura Games Business Engagement Program, 30 April 2019

NTGS provided a briefing about the current state of the NT's minerals and energy sectors.

Download the presentation PDF (4.1 MB)

AGES 2019, Alice Springs, 19-20 March 2019

AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry. AGES 2019 attracted 251 delegates, most of whom represented minerals and petroleum explorers and service providers.

To find out more about AGES 2019 conference publications go to the GEMIS website.

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane 27-30 May 2019

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources participated in a NT Government booth highlighting upstream and downstream opportunities for gas and oil in the NT, and presented in the Exploration session. Download the presentation. PPTX (11.0 MB)

Read more about APPEA

Reaching South, Shenzhen, 24-25 October 2019

A resources seminar was held in Shenzhen as part of a broader NT Government event to develop business links between the NT and Shenzhen (China).

Download the NTGS presentation. PDF (6.4 MB)

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Toronto, March 2019

The department was represented at the 2019 PDAC convention, held in Toronto, Canada. PDAC is the world's largest annual exploration-focused investment event which attracts around 20,000 delegates.

The NT participated in activities with Australia Minerals coordinated by Geoscience Australia, promoting the NT's resources potential and investment opportunities.

Read more about PDAC.

North American Prospector's Exhibition (NAPE), Houston, February 2019

The department was represented at the NAPE Summit exhibition in Houston, USA, in February 2019. The NT participated in activities with Australia Petroleum which is a collaboration between federal, state and territory governments to promote current and emerging investment opportunities in Australian oil and gas. Download the NT presentation. PDF (1.6 MB)

Read more about NAPE.