Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa

Reviewing the potential oil and gas industry in Southern Africa 0

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, London, The Geological Society

A special event with the support of the South African dti, from the High Commission of South Africa

This event reviews the scope for oil & gas exploration and production in Southern Africa, including Nambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa. It is organised with the support of the High Commission of South Africa dti group (Department of Trade and Industry).

A sensible point to start is to consider the large gas resources that have been reported for Mozambique and Tanzania. When will these be converted to reserves and when might we see production, for the putative LNG schemes..... Given the large amount of global LNG-scale gas that has recently been discovered, not least in the USA, perhaps the earliest offshore gas production (from Mozambique) lies beyond 2020 and a categorisation as reserves must await the first signed gas contracts (as Shell discovered, to their cost, in Nigeria almost 10 years ago). Perhaps the earliest gas production will in fact be from onshore South Africa (for example, shale gas, or coal bed methane plays associated with South Africa's massive coal reserves)?

Offshore oil discoveries may reach production relatively rapidly. Are there 'oily' exploration opportunities in the region, for example, is the Namibian sub-salt play equivalent to, or at least similar to, the prolific plays offshore Brasil? And what about South Africa itself?

If the oil and gas industry develops in Southern Africa, it means there will be a need for a range of services, particularly engineering contracting. Additionally, access to large amounts of gas could drive the growth of a domestic chemicals industry.

South Africa itself offers access to skills and general infrastructure, including port facilities. UK companies seeking opportunities in South Africa might be able to take advantage of the bi-lateral UK-South Africa Trade Agreement which aims to double trade between UK and South Africa by 2015.

Call for speakers: We are looking for speakers with interesting stories to tell about the Southern Africa oil and gas industry and how to develop it. Our business model for this event is that there will be no admission fee charged to delegates, and we will seek sponsorships from companies speaking - please contact David Bamford to discuss further.

Agenda

9:00 Arrivals and Registration. Tea & Coffee

9:30

David Bamford - Director - Finding Petroleum

Chairman's 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.
9:40

Oswald Clint - Senior Analyst - Bernstein Research

Future global LNG flows and the realities of East African gas


Dr Clint joined Sanford C. Bernstein in 2004 and was part of the Energy Team with Neil McMahon covering the Global Integrated Oil sector.

Currently he is the Senior Research Analyst covering the European E&P and Russian Oil & Gas sectors. The Bernstein Energy franchise has become well known due to both the provocative commentary on the commodities and oil stocks, as well as the innovative research that forms the core of their frequent publications. Previously, he worked as an accountant and consultant for KPMG covering energy, gas, and chemical sectors. Dr Clint received his PhD in Geophysics from University College London where he specialised in sub-surface rock physics and is also a Chartered Accountant.

Bernstein Research
Sanford C. Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street's premier sell-side research firm. Their research is sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and they are annually ranked at the very top of acknowledged arbiters. In independent surveys of major institutional clients, Bernstein's research is ranked #1 for overall quality, industry knowledge, most trusted, best detailed financial analysis, major company studies, most useful valuation frameworks, best original research, and most willing to challenge management. In Institutional Investor's 2008 annual client survey, the leading survey by which analysts in our industry are evaluated, 100% of our U.S. Analysts were recognized as among the best in their respective fields -- more than any other firm on Wall Street.
10:15

Paul Carey - - Getech

The Petroleum Geology of South Africa - a glance onshore and a deep look offshore


Getech
For over 25 years, we've been using our data and geoscience expertise to help the oil and mining industries locate the earth's natural resources. Whatever your requirements, our multidisciplinary team of geoscientists can help you make enlightened business decisions.

At Getech, we offer a range of services dedicated to helping you understand the geological risks and opportunities associated with locating natural resources - whether you're working on a global or regional scale.

Our eco-system offers a holistic view of how our core services interact, with Globe at the centre.
10:50 Coffee & tea

11:15

Paul Main - - Infield Systems Ltd

The Southern Africa oil & gas sector: analysis and forecast

Talk Description.
This presentation will review current operations offshore in Southern and Eastern Africa, and new opportunties in both these areas, and conclude with a services market analysis for subsea wells, pipeline installations, control line installations, platforms and finally CAPEX.
Infield Systems Ltd
Infield Systems is an independent energy research and analysis firm that is dedicated to the provision of accurate and up-to-date information, databases, research, market forecasts, mapping, commercial market due-diligence, transaction support, business strategy, analysis and intelligence to the global offshore oil, gas, renewable energy and associated marine industries.
11:50

Neil Hodgson - - TGS

The Hydrocarbon case for the Southern African offshore Orange Basin


TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.
12:25

Mike Doherty - Executive Chairman - Impact Oil and Gas Ltd

Exploring offshore South Africa’s eastern coast

Talk Description.
Impact Oil & Gas Limited has built up a substantial exploration acreage position consisting of 76,000 km2 of frontier exploration blocks along the eastern coastline of South Africa. The acreage includes the Tugela Cone; the Transkei/Algoa transform margin blocks and the inshore West Bredasdorp blocks – just to the west of the PetroSA producing fields in the Mossel Bay area. Impact’s presentation will deal with its experience in acquiring this acreage and its exploration programmes to date. In particular, the challenges in seismic acquisition will be discussed and the solutions found to optimise data quality. Data examples from Impact’s acreage over the Tugela Cone will be presented together with Impact’s ideas of the hydrocarbon potential of its entire acreage. The final part of the presentation will cover Impact’s plans for further exploration in the area.
Impact Oil and Gas Ltd
Impact Oil and Gas was founded in 2009 by experienced geoscientists who subsequently targeted a number of areas offshore South Africa with very large hydrocarbon potential.
13:00 Raffle prize draw by EPI; followed by lunch & refreshments

Sponsors of this event

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

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

Bernstein Research
Sanford C. Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street's premier sell-side research firm. Their research is sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and they are annually ranked at the very top of acknowledged arbiters. In independent surveys of major institutional clients, Bernstein's research is ranked #1 for overall quality, industry knowledge, most trusted, best detailed financial analysis, major company studies, most useful valuation frameworks, best original research, and most willing to challenge management. In Institutional Investor's 2008 annual client survey, the leading survey by which analysts in our industry are evaluated, 100% of our U.S. Analysts were recognized as among the best in their respective fields -- more than any other firm on Wall Street.

Spectrum
Spectrum is established as a key player in the seismic services market. The company focuses on delivering high-quality Multi-Client seismic data and holds the world's largest 2D offshore library.

Spectrum is among the seismic industry's fastest growing companies. The Spectrum group provides innovative Multi-Client seismic surveys and high quality Seismic Imaging services to the global oil and gas industry from offices in the USA, Norway, UK, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Dutch Geoconsultancy
Dutch Geo-consultancy, well known in the industry simply as Dutch Geo is a consultancy firm specializing in providing experienced petroleum industry project management, and supervision for your exploration programs.

We specialize in delivering well known, highly skilled, individuals and, or complete teams of personnel, for your oil and gas projects world wide. Dutch Geo can supply a wide variety of field tested industry consultants with a focus on Seismic QC, Health Safety and Environment Advisors (HSE), Survey QC, and Driving instruction. Where ever your project is in the world………Dutch Geo can help.

EPI
EPI is an independent, highly experienced and skilled seismic QC/QA consultancy to the Energy Industry with a variety of specialist skills for land, marine and TZ Quality Control. As an international consultancy we work globally providing clients with outstanding 'seismic QC solutions'. Our experience includes: * Arctic exploration * 4D Reservoir monitoring * Carbon capture & storage * Frontier exploration * OBC/ OBC technologies * Wireless & node technology * Unconventional resources.

We offer a fully bespoke service and cover all aspects of project design, parameter and source optimisation, crew mentoring, start-ups, technical assurance, HSSE QC support and seismic data processing.

RPS Energy
RPS Energy provides a range of technical, commercial and project management support services to the international energy industry, covering geoscience, engineering and HS&E, with offices around the world.

Registered Delegates

Glen Jewell
Director
2H Offshore Engineering Ltd
United Kingdom
rupert holdsworth hunt
Managing Director
FirstEnergy
United Kingdom
Mark Foster
Manager Business Development
PetroLead Technologies LLC
United Kingdom
Tony Grindrod
Trustee
AAPG Europe
United Kingdom
K Jibunoh

FirstEnergy
Somayeh Davodi Manesh

Petroleum Engineer
United Kingdom
Juha Makinen
Director Financial Analysis & Modelling
Advanced Power UK
United Kingdom
gayle meikle
Managing Director
Frontier Communications
United Kingdom
Michael Sloane
Commercial Director
Petromall
United Kingdom
Paul Murphy
Key Account Manager, Oil and Gas Division
Airbus Defence and Space
United Kingdom
Robert Hawkins
Director of Project Management
Fugro
United Kingdom
Steve Pitman
VP Corporate Marketing
PGS
United Kingdom
Steve Smith
Director
Akeman Exploration
United Kingdom
Martin Hodge
Business Development & Project Geophysicist
Geokinetics
United Kingdom
Peter Rattey
Director
PR Exploration Ltd
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Boyd
Field Development Consultant
Antium FRONTFIELD
United Kingdom
Terry Quinn
Head of Marketing - EAME
Geokinetics Processing Inc.
United Kingdom
Nigel Quinton
Consultant
QX Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Alan Perkin
Consultant
Artamo Energy Services Limited
United Kingdom
Paul Carey
Marketing Director/Business Dev
Getech
Robert Snashall
Consultant
RGSConsult
United Kingdom
Richard Robinson
Fund Manager
Ashburton (Jsy) Ltd
United Kingdom
Andy Quallington
Manager, Geology Division
Getech Group PLC
United Kingdom
Don Munn
CEO
Rift Petroleum
United Kingdom
David Craik
Consultant
Atlaslocal
United Kingdom
Jonathan Minnitt
Business Development Manager
GL Noble Denton
United Kingdom
Paul Board
Business Development Manager
Robertson (A CGG company)
United Kingdom
Oswald Clint
Senior Analyst
Bernstein Research
United Kingdom
Henry Lang
Oil and Gas Sector Leader
Golder Associates
United Kingdom
Robert Waterhouse
Director
Rosha Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Gillian Davis
Industry Research Associate
Bloomberg
United Kingdom
gary scaife
Geologist
Greensand Exploration Ltd
United Kingdom
Dawn Murton
Events Manager
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Philipp Chladek
Analyst
Bloomberg Research
United Kingdom
James Cockings
Consultant Petroleum Geologist
Gulfsands Petroleum
United Kingdom
JOHN GEORGIOU
EXPLORATION CONSULTANT GEOPHYSICIST
RPS ENERGY
United Kingdom
Michael McCullough
Senior Geophysical consultant
Blue Diamond Exploration Ltd
United Kingdom
Renu Gupta
Managing Director
Gupta Energy Ltd
Norrie Stanley
Consultant
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Anna Soroko
Senior Counsel
Bond Pearce LLC
United Kingdom
Hywel John

Haven Energy
United Kingdom
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
David Dundas
Solicitor
Bond Pearce LLP
United Kingdom
Bill Green
Account Director
Hermes Datacomms
United Kingdom
Martin Lester
Operations Director
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Ken Gardiner
Business Development
Business Development Consultant
United Kingdom
Tim Gibbons
Managing Director
Hoolock Consulting
United Kingdom
Linda Sutherland
Consultant
Sandown Energy Consultants Limited
United Kingdom
Helen Symonds
Marketing Manager - EACR Surface Systems
Cameron
United Kingdom
David Phillips
Head of oil & gas research
HSBC
United Kingdom
Max Bascombe
Capital Raising
SANLAM / Merchant Securities
United Kingdom
Justus van der Spuy
Founder
Capital Energy Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Rory Ferguson
Director
Hydrogen
United Kingdom
Richard Paterson
Geoscientist
Saso lPetroleum International
United Kingdom
Alessandro Colla
Geomarket Director - SS Africa
CGG
Netherlands
Shehzad Hassan
Regional Coordinator
IHS
United Kingdom
Chris Davies
Sn. Commercial Specialist
Sasol
United Kingdom
Steven Bowman
Senior Geoscientist
CGG
United Kingdom
Alexander Macgregor
Senior Legal Analyst (Upstream Oil and Gas)
IHS
United Kingdom
Kevin Dale
Exploration Advisor : New Ventures
Sasol E & P International
United Kingdom
Haydon Roberts
Senior Business Development Manager
CGG
United Kingdom
Phil Carpenter
Business Development Manager
Ikon Science Ltd
United Kingdom
caleb dadson

sasol petroleum
United Kingdom
Andrew Webb
Manager, Petroleum Reservoir and Economics
CGG
United Kingdom
Michael Doherty
Chairman
Impact Oil & Gas Limited
United Kingdom
Isabel Asenjo
Reservoir Engineer
Sasol Petroleum International
United Kingdom
Heather Pratt
Geomarket Director Europe
CGG
United Kingdom
Steve Ilett
Exploration Director
Impact Oil and Gas
Stephen Grice
Sales Manager
Shearwater GeoServices
United Kingdom
Alan Vigner
Business Development Manager
CGGVeritas
United Kingdom
Robert Wilde
Finance Director
Impact Oil and Gas Ltd
United Kingdom
Aaron Lockwood
Software Sales Manager - EAME
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
Charles Rutter
Analyst
Churchill Capital
United Kingdom
Sean Akinwale
EMBA Student
Imperial College Business Sschool
United Kingdom
Katia Russo
Petroleum Engineer
Simba Energy Inc
United Kingdom
phil sheridan
director
churchill capital
United Kingdom
Matthew Plummer
Geologist
Independent
United Kingdom
ANTHONY SYKES
Deputy General Manager
SMBC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
John Summers
Geologist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Paul Main
Business Manager - Research
Infield Systems
United Kingdom
Robert Clews

SMBCE
United Kingdom
John Hall
Consultant geophysicist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Babis Kalenderidis
Sales Account Manager EAME
ION GX Technology
United Kingdom
Shoaib Noormahomed
Vice President
Societe Generale
United Kingdom
ANASTASIOS SKIADAS
Private Consultant
Consultant
United Kingdom
Frances Leon
General Manager, Africa Oil & Gas
ITE Group Plc
United Kingdom
james baillie
investment promotion officer
south africa dti
United Kingdom
Micky Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Peter Allen
Consultant
Layla Resources
United Kingdom
yusuf timol
Minister Economic
south africa dti
United Kingdom
ron evans
Geophysicist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Peter Nicol
Advisory
Locin Energy
United Kingdom
Glyn Roberts
Director
Spec Partners Ltd
United Kingdom
Roger Doery
Consultant
Consultant
United Kingdom
John Boucher
Exploration Director
Malawi Energy
United Kingdom
David Humphrey
Multi-Client
Spectrum
Corneliu Cosovanu
Senior Geologist
CoreLab_ Integrated Reservoir Solutions-UK
United Kingdom
Antonello Renno

Management Consultant
United Kingdom
Neil Hodgson
New Ventures Manager
Spectrum
United Kingdom
Dan Kunkle
Director
Count Geophysics
United Kingdom
David Murray
Senior Analyst
Mars Omega LLP
United Kingdom
MIKE JOHNSON
Senior VP EAME Multi-Client Business Development
SPECTRUM
United Kingdom
Ian Newth
Director
Count Geophysics
United Kingdom
Anthony Franks
Director
Mars Omega Partnership
United Kingdom
Chris Stevens
Business Development Manager
Spectrum
United Kingdom
CAT MANTLE

Darwin Park
United Kingdom
James Cramond
Business Acquistion
McDermott
United Kingdom
Debbie Sewell
multi client sales manager
Spectrum
United Kingdom
David Boote

DBConsulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Venkat Siva

McIntyre Partners
United Kingdom
John Hall
Business Development Geophysicist
Spectrum Geo Limited
United Kingdom
Alex Elliott
Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst
Deloitte Petroleum Services
United Kingdom
alex franca
Managing Consultant
Molten
United Kingdom
YL Ong
RE
SPI
United Kingdom
David Mirzai
Analyst
Deutsche Bank
United Kingdom
David Pilling
Head of Oil & Gas
Nedbank Capital
United Kingdom
Irini Katsiani
Manager, Business Development
Statoil
United Kingdom
Paul Tollefson
Marketing Manager, Multi-Client & Processing
Dolphin Geophysical
United Kingdom
Jean Malan
Geologist
NewAge (African Global Energy)
United Kingdom
Anne Hegarty
Exploration Intelligence - Analyst
Statoil UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Andrew Hayman

DrillingInfo International
United Kingdom
Geoff Reed
consultant
Nexgas
United Kingdom
Frank Jackson
MD
Sustainable Energy Projects
United Kingdom
Gareth Crisford
Business Development Manager
EARTH-i Ltd
United Kingdom
Keith Nunn
Managing Director
Nunngeo Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Vicki freeman
geophysicist
Svenska Petroleum Exploration UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Ed Tree
Geophysical Consultant
Ed Tree Consulting
United Kingdom
James Allen
Content Manager
OilVoice
United Kingdom
Fraser Williamson
Bid Manager
Tata Steel
United Kingdom
Toyin Solanke
Consultant
Eknalos GeoTek
United Kingdom
Justin Norris
Chief Geophysicist
Ophir Energy
Derric Richardson
New Venture Manager
Tesla Exploration
United Kingdom
Ali Zolalemin
Director
Emeres Ltd
United Kingdom
Matthew Warner
Explorationist
Ophir Energy
United Kingdom
Damian Dowling
Business Development Manager, Imaging
TGS
United Kingdom
Justin Morrison
NV Manager
Energia Iberica
United Kingdom
Oxana Bristowe
Partner
Opus Executive Partners
United Kingdom
Lucy Goodyear
Processing Sales Representative
TGS
United Kingdom
Alex Martinos
Senior Analyst
Energy Intelligence Group
United Kingdom
Stuart MacCormack
Senior Consultant
OTM Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Laurent Lafont
VP BD
The Oil Council
France
Martin Riddle
Technical Manager
Envoi
United Kingdom
Ivan Sandrea

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
United Kingdom
George Reed
Director
Thorold Dewling Oil and Gas Recruitment
United Kingdom
Charles Czajkowski
Senior Business Development Manager
EPI Ltd
United Kingdom
Ekaterina Krylova
Account Manager
Paradigm
United Kingdom
Andy Cooper
Sales Director
thyssenkrupp
United Kingdom
Shane Hattingh
Principal Reservoir Engineer
ERC Equipoise
United Kingdom
Robert Parker
Consultant
Parker
United Kingdom
James Strachan
Technical Director
Trinity Exploration and Production Ltd
United Kingdom
Sohabe Richyal
Reservoir Engineer
ERC Equipoise Ltd
United Kingdom
Bill Neilson
Engineering Manager
Peritus International
United Kingdom
chris lynden
Principal Operations Geologist
Tullow
United Kingdom
Adam Marmaras
Event Organiser
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Cathryn dela Rosa

Petra Energia
United Kingdom
Lydia Thevanayagam

Wood Mackenzie
United Kingdom