4 December 2017 - 5 December 2017 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

Global E&P

09:00 - 10:00
E&P in 2007 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)


  • Howard Leach, Head of Exploration, BP
  • Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, Tullow Oil plc
  • Moderator & Opening Remarks: Francois Austin, Partner & Head of Energy, Oliver Wyman

Global Gas & LNG

09:00 - 10:30
Gas & LNG Outlook: Resource Development, Monetisation, Market Creation, Pricing

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.

  • What impact will impending gas development projects have on the global gas market?
  • Discussing global gas and LNG demand - where will US LNG go; what is the appetite of major markets, particularly China?
  • How will gas and LNG prices react given projected supply/demand in the short-, medium- and long-term? 
  • Discussing the development of the spot market, how will LNG contractual agreements evolve?

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
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?

Opening Address:

  • Mathios Rigas, CEO, Energean Oil & Gas


  • Edward van Kersbergen, Chairman, Mazarine Energy
  • Michael Wood, Director, CEO & President, Oyster Oil and Gas
  • Paul Welch, President & Chief Executive Officer, SDX Energy

11:15 - 12:30
Gas-to-Power: Creating Demand in an Saturated Market and a Post-COP 21 World

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.

  • To what extent does the gas-to-power opportunity affect the business models of the portfolio players?
  • Examining the role of LNG in developing the GTP market globally: the opportunity for increased FLNG adoption and off-grid generation
  • Understanding the appetite of investors to participate in the growth of GTP in established and emerging markets

12:30 Networking Lunch

14:15 - 15:15
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. 

14:15 - 15:15
Spotlight on: Mexico & South America

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.

Keynote Address:

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


  • Gary Guidry, President & CEO, Gran Tierra Energy

14:15 - 15:15
Spotlight on: The Eastern Mediterranean

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
Spotlight on: North Sea

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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