Finding Oil and Gas in Southern Africa

The hotspots across Southern Africa - offshore South Africa, Mocambique, Namibia and Angola 0

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, London, High Commission of South Africa

This event follows our May 2019 Finding Oil and Gas in Sub Saharan Africa event.

You can see the full report from the event, including attendee list, by clicking on the cover below



David Bamford - Director - Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction

David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He was on the board of Premier Oil from May 2014 to May 2016.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.

From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events and with an online social network of nearly 10,000 members.

Her Excellency, the High Commissioner - - South African High Commission

South Africa & Energy (Title TBC)

South African High Commission
The South African Department of Trade and Industry - dti - United Kingdom Office, operating from the South African High Commission, is led by the Minister (Economic) supported by Investment Promotion and Export Promotion Marketing Officers.

South Africa promotes economic development through the IPAP2 National Industrial Plan and the sectors accorded priority status. The UK office operates in alignment with the priority sectors that are most relevant to the structure of the UK economy.

The bilateral UK-South Africa Trade Agreement aims to double trade by 2015 .

South Africa dti UK Office services to the UK Investor

• Provision of specialist sector-specific information to assist locational due diligence
• Creation of structured itineraries for meetings and site visits in South Africa
• 1:1 meetings with South Africa dti UK office personnel
• Introductions to senior South African Public and Private Sector decision-makers
• Invitations to attend close session sector-specific thought leadership seminars
• Advice in accessing Investment Incentives
• Recruitment to participate in UK Outbound Missions to South Africa

FDI Investment Promotion into South Africa, Investment Trade Missions to South Africa, Investment Incentive Information, Export Promotion

Speaker from PASA - - Petroleum Agency of South Africa

Progress & Opportunities, Offshore South Africa (Title TBC)

Petroleum Agency of South Africa

Sponsors of this event

Registered Delegates

Thalia Griffiths
Editor, African Energy
Cross-border Information
United Kingdom
Jeremy Berry
BD Director
United Kingdom
Kai Gruschwitz
Consultant Geophysicist
Notting Hill Geoconsulting
United Kingdom
Ben Dewhirst
Echo Energy plc
United Kingdom
Mark Diaz
United Kingdom
Mark Jones
Business Development Manager
United Kingdom
Bryan Man
Oil and Gas Consultant
United Kingdom
Neil Simons
United Kingdom