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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. It is the premier exploration event in the Northern Territory (NT).

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

Upcoming events

Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar, Alice Springs, 18 and 19 April 2023

The 2023 AGES is scheduled for 18 and 19 April 2023.

It is held every year in Alice Springs and is the Territory’s premier exploration focused event.

The AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry.

View the latest information on current and past AGES events. To stay up to date with all the latest AGES announcements, join the NTGS monthly alert.

Previous events

NTGS has been represented at the following events between 2019 and 2022.

Central Australian Basins Symposium, 29 and 30 August 2022

NTGS was well represented at the fourth Central Australian Basins Symposium held in Darwin on 29 - 30 August. Highlights included NTGS presenting several presentations as part of the technical program; NTGS geologists hosting the pre-conference fieldtrip exploring some of the Top End's outcropping Palaeoproterozoic to Cretaceous basin sediments and underlying basement; and NTGS hosting the Beetaloo Sub-basin core viewing workshop at its Darwin Core Facility. NTGS presented in the technical program, with NTGS' Dr Amber Jarrett receiving the award for best presentation at the conference.

The four presentations are available to download:

Jarrett, A and Munson, T: Prospectivity of the world's oldest stacked petroleum systems

Close, D: The Territory's onshore basins: their role in driving the NT's prosperity

Verdel, C, Donnellan, N, Weishet, A, Edgoose, C: New insights into the stratigraphy, structure and architecture of the Amadeus Basin

Faris, P: Base metal mineralisation of the Rover field Northern Territory

NT Resources Week, 24 and 25 August 2022

The annual NT Resources Week is northern Australia’s largest resources industry based networking, conference and exhibition experience. NTGS presented in the Mining the Territory program. Download the presentation.

Now in its 14th year, this joint event unites 3 of northern Australia’s foremost resource industry events: The South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference (SEAAOC), Mining the Territory Conference and the Environmental Management and Logistics Forum.

Run in partnership with the NT Government, NT Resources Week is a leading meeting point for captains of industry in mining, exploration, engineering, oil and gas, constructions and environmental management across northern Australia and South East Asia. It was held at the Darwin Convention Centre on 24 and 25 August 2022.

To find out more, go to the NT Resources Week website.

Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), Alice Springs, 5 to 6 April 2022

NTGS’s flagship event AGES, was held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre from 5 to 6 April 2022, with the ice breaker on the evening of the 4 April. AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry.

Join our NTGS monthly alert to stay up to date with all the latest AGES announcements.

NT Resources Week 2021, Darwin, 27 and 28 October 2021

The annual NT Resources Week is northern Australia’s largest resources industry based networking, conference and exhibition experience.

Now in its 13th year, this joint event unites three of northern Australia’s foremost resource industry events: The South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference (SEAAOC), Mining the Territory Conference and the Environmental Management and Logistics Forum.

Run in partnership with the NT Government, NT Resources Week is a leading meeting point for captains of industry in mining, exploration, engineering, oil and gas, constructions and environmental management across northern Australia and South East Asia. It was held at the Darwin Convention Centre on 27 and 28 October 2021. The NT Geological Survey presented as part of the Mining the Territory program.

Download the NTGS presentation PDF (5.7 MB).

For more information visit the NT Resources Week 2021 website.

Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), Alice Springs, 20 and 21 April 2021

NTGS’s flagship event, AGES 2021, was held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 20 and 21 April, with over 260 participants in attendance. AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry.

Download the AGES 2021 conference proceedings and AGES 2021 presentations and posters through GEMIS.

NT Resources Week, 11 to 13 November 2020

NTGS presented multiple presentations in the Mining the Territory program as part of NT Resources Week, held virtually from 11 to 13 November.

Download the following presentations:

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

NTGS's flagship event, the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) could not be held in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, NTGS has released the AGES 2020 Proceedings volume, both online and in hard copy.

To download AGES 2020 publications go to the GEMIS website.

NT Resources Week Darwin Convention Centre, 4 and 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 and 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 and 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, 16 to 19 May 2022

Representatives from NTGS were at APPEA  highlighting opportunities for oil and gas exploration in the NT. Dr Amber Jarrett presented a new exploration framework for the greater McArthur Basin.

The manuscript is available to download through GEMIS Petroleum supersystems in the greater McArthur Basin, Northern Territory, Australia: prospectivity of the world's oldest stacked systems with emphasis on the McArthur Supersystem.

Read more about APPEA.

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, 27 to 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.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), March 2021

NTGS presented at the first virtually held PDAC 2021 convention. PDAC is the world's largest annual exploration-focussed investment event which attracts around 20,000 delegates. NTGS presented with Australia Minerals as part of the International Stage program on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

Read more about Australia Minerals International Stage program and PDAC 2021.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Toronto, March 2020

2020 PDAC convention was held in Toronto, Canada. PDAC is the world's largest annual exploration-focused investment event which attracts around 20,000 delegates. NTGS presented in the main program at PDAC and in the Australia Minerals seminar.

Download the NTGS presentation PPTX (17.5 MB) and the NTGS Australia Minerals seminar presentation PPTX (10.9 MB).

Read more about PDAC.

North American Prospector's Exhibition (NAPE), Houston, February 2020

The department was represented at the NAPE Summit exhibition in Houston, USA, in February 2020. The NT participated in activities to promote current and emerging investment opportunities in Australian oil and gas.

Download the NT presentation PPTX (17.8 MB).

Read more about NAPE.

Reaching South, Shenzhen, 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).