Assembly Day Two
Tuesday 5th December 2017
08:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast
Exploration budgets have been slashed since 2014 but there are indications that the money is starting to flow in E&P once again. Wood Mackenzie has said the average costs for global deepwater projects have fallen by more than 20% since 2014; will this drive growth in E&P?
Global Gas & LNG
Large amounts of gas supply will come online in the next few years, combined with US shale gas, what does this mean for international gas markets and how must the industry react? LNG offers route to market solutions but the markets are saturated and demand must be created.
10:00 – 10:30
In Conversation: Digital Technology Reducing CAPEX & Transforming Conventional E&P
Beyond predictive maintenance, how will digital technologies impact the upstream oil and gas industry and what are the realistic timelines for adoption from different industry sectors?
10:30 Networking Break
11:15 - 12:30
With equity market backing available but seemingly only to a select few, what are the financing options for the oil and gas industry’s smaller players and what are the business models and strategies driving success in the current operating environment?
11:15 - 12:30
GTP provides a great opportunity for producers in the developed and developing world as a market for gas, offering a number of advantages in power generation combined with environmental benefits over traditional coal and oil fired plants.
12:30 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:15
Africa has undergone a correction in its oil and gas industry in the last few years. Production rates are down in most major markets however, even factoring the OPEC agreement to reduce production, and political and financial risk continue to be a major factor in committing investment. However, the opportunities that exist cannot be denied and there are some bright lights attracting serious attention.
14:15 - 15:15
This session will include updates on the latest trends and opportunities across Latin America. Recap of the results from Round 1 in Mexico and the potential for Round 2, JVs, and Farm-in opportunities in 2018. Are investors ready to give Argentina another shot? Latest on Argentina shale & conventional and the liberalization of the Argentine financial markets. What is next in Colombia? Bid Rounds, M&A potential, and operational updates.
14:15 - 15:15
Recent discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean have the potential to shift current market dynamics significantly, with Egypt becoming a net exporter and Israel’s production exceeding domestic demand. With Cyprus and Lebanon both seeking to realise their potential, what are the realistic opportunities in the region? In Cyprus, are there opportunities for considerable savings through collaboration? Where will gas produced in the region go and to what market?
15:15 - 16:15
Early 2017 has seen a flurry of activity in the North Sea with IOCs continuing their divestment strategies and some noteworthy discoveries. Will this interest continue throughout 2017 and into 2018? How do investors view the region and what are their strategies for the future? Addressing the technical and financial challenges facing the decommissioning operations taking place across the North Sea in the medium term.
|15:15 - 16:15
Spotlight on: The Caspian Region
Iran’s oil and gas potential is yet to be fully realised with challenges remaining over its development but it continues to generate great interest. The Caspian region as a whole offers solutions beyond satisfying domestic demand and its development remains a priority for some major players in the industry. The region has the potential to become a major player in European and Asian markets but how will this potential be realised and the various challenges overcome?
16:15 Close of Conference
18:00 Awards of Excellence
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