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2017 Agenda - Day 1
2017 Agenda - Day 2

Summit Day 1
Thursday 26th January 2017

08:00
Registration opens

08:50
Chairman’s opening remarks

Geoff Porter, Managing Director, North Africa Risk Consulting

 

CREATING WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR

09:00
Addressing the shared agenda between governments and IOCs in the context of lower for longer oil prices

H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt
Abderahim El Hafidi, General Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco

10:00
Morning Networking Break

10:45
NOC/IOC panel discussion: Cooperating to guarantee the success of North Africa’s upstream, midstream and downstream industries

  • Mitigating the impact of the current low oil price environment with long term partnerships
  • How can IOCs and NOCs collaborate to ensure the commercial success of E&P projects?
  • To what extent can government and industry collaborate to support local content
  • Gaining competitive advantage though enhancing the skills of the local workforce
  • Reviewing the successful collaboration of the public and private sector to ensure the security of assets and staff
  • How can E&P operators and refineries best manage CAPEX and OPEX in a low price oil environment?
  • How can open and frank negotiations ensure project timelines are met?
  • Successful implementation and optimisation of technology transfer for the benefit of IOCs and NOCs


Panel Speakers:
Amina Benkhadra, Managing Director, ONHYM 
Tarek El Hadidi, Chairman, EGPC 
Mustafa Sanallah, Chairman, NOC Libya
Mohamed Akrout, CEO, ETAP

12:00
Networking Lunch

 

NORTH AFRICA COMPETING FOR INVESTMENT IN A LOWER FOR LONGER ENVIRONMENT

 

13:30
Panel DiscussionTransforming into a global energy player – exploring the Egypt opportunity

  • What above ground risks do IOCs continue to face in Egypt? How are these being mitigated?
  • Addressing the challenges of high pressure and high temperature drilling environments
  • How can other North Africa countries learn from recent experiences in Egypt?


Panel Speakers:
Maurizio Coratella, CEO Egypt, Edison International Eng.
Mohamed Shoeib, CEO, East Gas Company

14:30
Finding opportunity in the current environment - update on the Zaafrane permit, Central Tunisia

  • Opportunities in Tunisia
  • Lesson Learned: Collaborating with ETAP and operating within the Tunisian regulatory/operating environment
  • Experience gained from recent drilling projects
  • Production estimates of T-1 oil reservoir, and update on Zaafrane permit findings


Speaker:
Edward van Kersbergen, Chairman, Mazarine Energy

15:00
Speed Networking 


15:20
Afternoon Networking Break

MAXIMISING OIL RECOVERY IN MATURE FIELDS

 

16:00
Panel DiscussionMaximising oil recovery in mature fields

  • Re-evaluating well-logs and seismic data to pinpoint pockets of bypassed pay
  • Using new data to develop in-fill drilling programmes
  • Understanding the different opportunities for enhance recovery from reservoir rediscovery data
  • How can operators benchmark and select the best EOR technology?
  • How can analytical models be used to identify ideal EOR solutions?
  • How can service companies and operators collaborate to ensure deals are cost-effective?


Speaker:
Peter Seitinger, General Manager Libya, OMV

16:40
Improving production rates by up to 70% through miscible flooding

  • How to choose between carbon dioxide, LPG or nitrogen based on reservoir conditions
  • The pros and cons of implementing gas injection at the start of a production lifecycle
  • How can gas injection solutions be tailored to meet remote onshore or offshore reservoirs? 


17:30
Cocktail Reception 

Summit Day 2
Friday 27th January 2017

 

08:30
Registration opens

 

INVESTING IN NORTH AFRICA’S UNDEREXPLORED POTENTIAL

  

08:50
Chairman’s opening remarks Jonathan Redfern, Chairman of Petroleum Geoscience Department, University of Manchester

 

09:00
Keynote Address: Unlocking the hydrocarbon potential of the Atlantic margin through offshore E&P projects in Morocco

  • Understanding the benefits of Morocco’s advantageous fiscal terms in a low price oil environment
  • Gauging the scope of Morocco’s onshore and offshore potential following ONHYM’s 3D seismic exploration in summer 2016
  • Developing an infrastructure to domestically monetise natural gas


Keynote Speaker:
Amina Benkhadra, Managing Director, ONHYM

 

09:30
Maximising the potential of new discoveries: How the Tendrara gas discovery could be gamechanger for Morocco James Parsons, CEO, Sound Energy

Speaker:
James Parsons, CEO, Sound Energy

 

09:50
Panel Discussion: Emerging Frontiers in North Africa – above and below ground challenges and future prospects

  • Analysing the petroleum geology of southern Tunisia
  • Opportunities for investment in Tunisia
  • New coastline projects in Morocco: deep water prospects gaining momentum


Panel Speakers:
Mehdi Ben Abdallah,
General Manager - Commercial, Government & External Relations, TunisiaShell
Edward van Kersbergen,
Chairman, Mazarine Energy
Hassen El Euchi,
Deputy Exploration Manager, ETAP

 

10:30
Coffee and Networking in the Learning Arena

 

DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH AFRICA

 

11:10
Exploiting Tunisia’s new investment opportunities in unconventional exploration

  • Understanding the new petroleum code’s role in increasing investment in unconventional exploration
  • Expanding the country’s gas infrastructure through the south gas Tunisia pipeline project
  • Enhancing technology transfer to guarantee best exploration practices
  • Developing human capital through local training schemes

 


11:30
Investor Panel: Exploring financing options for E&P in North Africa

  • Understanding how current oil prices affect risks of certain projects
  • What to look for when financing E&P projects
  • Sustainable financing solutions for new exploration ventures


Panel Speakers:
Ignacio de Calonje, Chief Investment Officer, IFC
Gabriel de Lastours, Senior Banker, EBRD

 

12:10
Lunch

 

13:30
Panel Discussion: How can operators increase efficiency whilst maintaining margins?

  • How to analyses current expenses and prioritize those that will ensure commercial success
  • What impact can maximizing mature field production have on cutting costs?
  • How can operators cut OPEX without impacting their long term performance?
  • How to take advantage of a reshaped OFS market to ensure costs remain low

 

14:30
Coffee and networking in the Learning Arena

 

15:00
Country Roundtables

Join 25 self-selected attendees, including government executives and NOCs and get all your questions answered on pressing issues facing each North African country, including the scope for further E&P projects, updates on petroleum codes and technological solutions to current problems facing operators, including refinery revamps and artificial lift.

1. Algeria

2. Egypt

3. Morocco

4. Libya

5. Tunisia

 

16:30
Roundtable Roundup (5 minutes per roundtable)

 

17:00
Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference

 

 

Upcoming Events

20 September 2017
Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX, USA
20 September 2017
China World Summit Hotel, Beijing, China / 国贸大酒店,北京
7 November 2017
Eko Hotels & Suite, Lagos, Nigeria
7 November 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Nigeria
 
 

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