5th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas-LNG & Energy Conference
Starts: Monday, 28 April, 2014 08:00am
Ends: Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 01:00pm
NAIROBI – Recent large and world-class gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania, with potential for more to come, and commercial oil flows in Kenya, show the potential of the enormous exploration frontiers of Eastern Africa, both onshore and offshore. The impact of this resurgence is rebalancing the Africa oil-gas industry landscape into a wider continental oil and gas/LNG game, with potentially global consequences.
The 5th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas-LNG & Energy Conference 2014 provides unrivalled new insight into the upstream opportunities, open acreage, bid rounds, new ventures, oil/gas investments, key upstream players, and corporate/government strategies in this vast region of fifteen countries covering onshore and offshore potential, from Eritrea to South Africa, including across the Mascerene islands. The Conference, the landmark meeting on Eastern Africa, is hosted annually by Global Pacific & Partners, and will be held from 28-30 April 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, including with the widely-acclaimed pre-Conference 5th Eastern Africa Strategy Briefing, with Presentations by Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman, Global Pacific & Partners), Africa’s foremost strategist in the upstream, and author of Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa’s Oil Prize. The Conference showcases significant presentations of chief executives, government officials, Ministers and key players in Eastern African exploration, from within leading corporate and state oil companies as well as inside the energy finance and service/supply industry value-chain, with an important Exhibition over the Conference period. Already Eastern Africa has been transformed into a fast-emerging oil and gas frontier region. The onshore and offshore potential includes exclusive economic zones, deepwater opportunities and ultra-deep plays.
The 15 nation states in the region are diverse in scale, resource potential, contract terms, and venture-types and in regard to exploration cycles and hydrocarbon discoveries. As Dr Duncan Clarke remarked: “The new oil/gas discoveries will add substantial net wealth to the Eastern Africa’s littoral states where they are located, and induce higher economic growth rates and regional development, while increasing numbers of companies have entered open acreage and bid rounds, and more blocks have been leased than ever before, with increased drilling commitments concluded. Foreign state-owned companies like CNOOC, CNPC, ONGC and PTTEP have invested heavily in Eastern Africa while Super-Majors (Total, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP) have shown renewed interest, and a growing class of Independents, drawn from around the world, are now found across almost all domains.” During the 5th Eastern Africa, Oil, Gas-LNG & Energy Conference 2014 around 33 key Speakers will reveal the exploration potential, future opportunities and growth held in portfolio and investment ventures in Kenya, Somalia/Somaliland, Ethiopia, Comoros, DRC, Seychelles, Tanzania, Madagascar, Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, Malawi, South Sudan, Zambia and Uganda. Prior to the Conference the 5th Eastern Africa Strategy Briefing 2014 together with the celebrated the 57th PetroAfricanus Dinner, will be held on 29th April During the Strategy Briefing Dr Duncan Clarke, advisor to numerous companies and governments, and author of several historiography and economics books on Africa and its oil and gas future, provides key insights on the corporate upstream oil and gas game, governments and state oil firms and licensing agency strategies.
Over 350 senior executives attended the Conference in 2013, with 36 exhibitors, and over 90 delegates participated in the Strategy Briefing – with corporate/state players coming from over 40 countries on Six Continents including from inter alia: Kenya, Uganda, Moçambique, United Kingdom, Australia, Ethiopia, South Africa, United States of America, Canada, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Madagascar, France, Germany, Tanzania, India, Spain, China, Netherlands, Egypt, Hong Kong, Russia, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Bahrain, Kuwait, l’Union des Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Poland, Sudan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia