Day Two Stream A | September 29th 

A focus on exploration and production in North Africa

09.00
Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09.15
Keynote Address: Update from NOC Libya

  • Recent discoveries in Libya
  • Security situation in the country and necessary steps in order to resolve these issues
  • Training and local content initiatives to overcome the widespread problems
  • How can Libya boost confidence from international buyers and encourage them to re-invest in the country?

09.45
CASE STUDY of an NOC : A North African Perspective

  • Joint venture agreements – how long-term partnerships can help lessen the impact of the current low oil price environment
  • Expansion of exploration in North Africa – why operators should invest in this region instead of East Africa
  • The importance of local content policies, and gaining competitive advantage through enhancing skills

10.15
PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking North African Potential

  • Differences between operating in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Opportunities offered in the region – Zaafrane Desert Field, Halk El Menzel offshore bloc
  • Advanced technology used in exploration and production and how it will drive investment in the region
  • Which North African country has the most potential reserves?

Panellists:

Edward Van Kersbergen, CEO, Mazarine Energy, Tunisia

Mohamed Kouider, Production Manager, TOPIC Energy, Tunisia

Tarek Shalaby, Head of Upstream, Edison SpA, Egypt

      11.00 Refreshments & Networking Break

      11.30
      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 ju st the start for Tunisia?
      • The Mahdia offshore bloc

      12.05
      How to Cut Costs in North African Exploration & Maintain Safe Working Procedures

      12.40 Lunch & Networking

      A focus on exploration and production in West and Central Africa

      13.40
      An Opening Address from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

      • NNPC's commercial strategy and priorities
      • Outlining policy plans to increase joint venture funding for future contracts
      • How can the Nigerian oil and gas sector remain competitive amongst increasing global competition from other African countries?

      14.00
      The Oil Economy in West Africa: Producing Oil Through Low-Cost Strategies

      14.35
      PANEL DISCUSSION: Comparison Between Three Main Oil Producing Countries

      • Case study of Gabon, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea
      • Gabon's 2014 hydrocarbons code and the impact of the new legislation
      • Nigeria's efforts to combat on-going security threats in order to increase stakeholder collaboration and external funding
      • An update on the EGRonda 2016 deepwater bidding rounds in Equatorial Guinea
      • Why more investors are bringing their money into the region than before

      Moderator: Tosin Yusuff, Country Director, African Energy Association, Nigeria

      15.05
      The Moho Nord Joint Development Project

      • Republic of Congo's biggest and most progressive development area
      • Combining innovative technologies to get results: Tension Leg Platform and Floating Production Unit
      • What lies ahead for The Congo

      15.40
      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, Senegal

      16.20
      Training Opportunities in Oil & Gas in Nigeria

      • How can the Nigerian Content Act of 2010 be further developed to improve the level of participation in the oil and gas industry?
      • Importance of collaboration between the various industries to improve vital infrastructure – power, security, transportation
      • Maximising investment in Nigerian content development implementation while reducing costs

      17.00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference