3 December 2018 - 4 December 2018 at Intercontinental O2 North Greenwich, London, UK
The world’s largest gathering of international oil and gas executives, investors and financiers

Europe’s Largest and Most Influential Oil & Gas Conference and Dinner for C-Level Executives

Assembly Day Two
Tuesday 5th December 2017

08:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast

07:30 Breakfast Briefing hosted by ERM

The Global Energy Transition: Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability Risk & Investment Opportunity

Global E&P

09:00 - 10:15
E&P in 2017 and Beyond: The Business Models Driving Success in a Transformed Landscape

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?

Keynote Address:

  • Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina, President Commissioner, La Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH)


  • Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, Tullow Oil plc
  • Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina, President Commissioner, La Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH)
  • Manfred Boeckmann, Senior Vice President Exploration, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG
  • Keric Morris, Partner, Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman (Session Moderator)

10:15 Networking Break

11:00 - 11:20

Keynote Addresses:
Delivering Value as a Leading Independent

  • Dr Robert Trice, CEO, Hurricane Energy
  • Mathios Rigas, CEO, Energean Oil & Gas

11:20 - 12:15
Mid- and Small- Cap Players: Prospering in an increasingly Challenging Environment

  • 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?


  • Baptiste Masi, New Business Development Director, Mazarine Energy
  • Michael Wood, Director, CEO & President, Oyster Oil and Gas
  • Paul Welch, President & Chief Executive Officer, SDX Energy
  • Paul R. Baay, President & Chief Executive Officer, Touchstone Exploration Inc.
  • Karim Mahmud, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (Session Moderator)

11:00 - 12:15
Spotlight on : Mexico

Session Sponsor:

This session will include updates on the latest trends and opportunities in Mexico. What progress has been made by the Round 1 bid winners, both onshore & offshore?  Recap of the results from Round 2 and the potential for JVs, Farm-in opportunities and bid rounds in 2018. Lessons learned by Operators and the Mexican Government that can be applied in the future for further development and attraction of more foreign direct investment.  

  Keynote Address:

  • Oscar Roldan, Head of the National Data Repository, La Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH)


  • Dr Oliver Quinn, Director - Exploration & Africa, Ophir Energy
  • Tim Duncan, President & CEO, Talos Energy LLC
  • Oscar Roldan, Head of the National Data Repository, La Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH)
  • Salvador Ugalde, Head of Hydrocarbon Income Unit, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
  • Joe Amador, Managing Director – Latin America, Tudor Pickering Holt & Co (Session Moderator)

12:15 Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:15
Spotlight on: Africa

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.

Keynote Address:

  • Larry Bottomley, CEO, Chariot Oil & Gas 


  • Kevin Foo, Chairman, Victoria Oil & Gas Plc ("VOG")
  • Clement Aghayere, Partner and Senior Vice President for Africa, Brigg Capital
  • Jérôme Halbout, Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors 
  • Krzysztof Zielicki, Executive Vice President, OneLNG 
  • Larry Bottomley, CEO, Chariot Oil & Gas 
  • Robert McBean, Executive Chairman, Wentworth Resources
  • John Austin, Director, AustlA Limited (Session Moderator)

13:30 - 14:15
Spotlight on: South America

This session will include updates on the latest trends and opportunities across South America.  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?

Keynote Address:

  • Peter Levine, Executive Chairman and CEO, President Energy


  • Anuj Sharma, CEO, Phoenix Global Resources Plc
  • Blener Mayhew, CFO, New BD & IR Officer, PetroRio SA
  • Gary Guidry, President & CEO, Gran Tierra Energy
  • Jose Penafiel, CEO, Madalena Energy
  • Peter Levine, Executive Chairman and CEO, President Energy
  • Pablo Alliani, Senior Partner, Alliani & Bruzzon Abogados (Session Moderator)


14:15 - 15:00
Spotlight on: UKCS & Norwegian Continental Shelf

2017 seemed to signal a new era of growth for the region with a flurry of M&A activity early on and exploration across the UKCS and NCS delivering some promising returns. What further opportunities for discoveries exist in the North Sea, both in the UKCS and NCS and how will independents establish themselves as the driving force behind E&P in the region? What challenges are stakeholders facing (and overcoming) and how will they continue to deliver returns for investors?

A key consideration in the current climate, how are stakeholders managing costs and with decommissioning looming large, how much of a factor is the decommissioning of mature assets when considering acquisition and will we see more M&A in 2018?


  • Andrew Benitz, CEO, Jersey Oil & Gas
  • Greg Herrera, Senior Partner, EV Private Equity
  • Lars Jacob Braarund, Senior Vice President, Oslo Børs ASA
  • Maarten van Wesemael, Relationship Director, Energy, Global Corporates, Lloyds Banking Group 
  • Nick Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Lundin Petroleum
  • Dr Robert Trice, CEO, Hurricane Energy 

14:15 - 15:00

Spotlight on: Iran

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 Ministry has declared that the new oil contract requires the presence and partnership of nominated Iranian companies in oil and gas projects, and cannot be only foreign developers. This panel will introduce some of these nominated local partners and explore their level of competency, their requirements and opportunities in country. It will also provide useful insights into successfully doing business in Iran.


  • Dr Masoud Khansari, Chairman, Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Mines
  • Dr Reza Padidar, Vice President, Iran Federation of Oil Industries
  • Mohammad Reza Ansari, Vice President, Iran Chamber of Commerce & CEO, Keyson
  • Mostafa Beheshti Rouy, Executive Board Member, Foreign Investment & International Affairs, Bank Pasargad
  • Saeed Davari, Vice President Economics & Busienss Development, OIEC
  • Peyman Moh, CEO, Harvey Milton (Session Moderator)

15:00 Close of Conference


18:30 Awards of Excellence

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