Day Two | September 29th 

08.30 Registration Opens

09.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

09.15 Keynote Address: An Update from the Department of Mineral Resources, South Africa

  • South Africa's decision to develop shale gas resources in the Karoo region using hydraulic fracturing – impacts on the community and environment 

  • Benefits of shale gas extraction include job creation and an answer to rising demand for gas in South Africa

             Senior Representative, Department of Mineral Resources, South Africa

09.45 The Case for Gas Development in East Africa

  • The many varied benefits that comes with development of newly discovered gas resources in the region

  • Developments in global energy markets over the past years mean that cost competitiveness for new projects is more critical than ever

  • The need for economies of scale when developing discoveries in pioneer locations

  • What host governments can do to promote and accelerate proposed new gas developments

        Dirk Nevelsteen, Vice President, Shell East Africa

10.15 Presentation TBC

10.45 Offshore Opportunities in Tunisia

  • Should Tunisia be on the energy investors watch-list?

  • Recent developments in the Pelagian basin

  • Is Shell's $150 million contract just the start for Tunisia?

  • The Mahdia Offshore Bloc

                 Mohamed Kouider, Production Manager, TOPIC Energy

11.15 Refreshments & Networking Break

11.45 Panel Discussion: Prospects for Oil & Gas Exploration in Southern Africa

  • Trends in oil and gas and what to be aware of 

  • Oil firms renewed interest in South Africa's hydrocarbon resources due to ongoing advances in technology and seismographic equipment 

  • South Africa needs an interim solution as the development of prospective fields is at least a decade away – what is the next step? 

  • Prospects for Mozambique LNG projects – ENI, Anadarko, Exxon Mobil 

  • Angola’s falling oil production – how can it be reversed? 


               Moderator: Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head Oil & Gas Southern Africa, Standard Bank


               Niall Kramer, CEO, South Africa Oil & Gas Alliance

               Dr. Vincent Mashaba, Head of Exploration – Near Field, Sasol E&P

              Senior Representative, Sonangol EP

              Pascal Velonarivo, Presidency's Department In Charge of Mines and Petroleum,                    Madagascar

12.25 South Africa and its Neighbours: Upstream Activity and Developments in the Oil & Gas Landscape

  • Offshore oil and gas exploration and production activity in South Africa, challenges and responses
  • Onshore activity in South Africa - some positive developments and some challenges
  • Regional developments - countries neighbouring South Africa

              David van der Spuy, Petroleum Agency SA

13.00 Lunch & Networking

14.00 Exploration in West Africa: Gaz du Cameroun

Senior Representative, Gaz du Cameroun

14.30 Panel Discussion: East Africa TBC

15.00 Refreshments & Networking Break

15.30 Extending Exploration In The MSGBC Basin

  • Applying knowledge from recent discoveries in the basin 

  • What does the conjugate basin reveal 

  • Onshore vs. offshore 

          Gerry Sheehan, Exploration Director, T5 Oil & Gas

16.00 Bracing for First Oil 2020: A Case Study From Uganda

  • Opportunities, obstacles and challenges to overcome 

  • Focus on how Uganda is preparing for first oil and how the country can maximize local content opportunities 

  • Opportunities for international companies to work with Ugandan companies and how it can be efficiently done 

               Jessica Kyeyune/H.E. Elly Karuhanga, National Content Manager, CNOOC Uganda

16.30 How to Cut Exploration Costs and Maintain Safe Working Procedures

Ebi Cossa, HSE Manager, Total E&P Mozambique

17.00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference