Lunch'n Think Webinar: South Africa's new Petroleum Regulations

.....will impact any company already present in South Africa, or wishes to be there! 0

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Webinar, Online

What does South Africa's Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill mean for international oil and gas companies?

Following a major gas discovery in offshore South Africa in early 2019, it was clear current legislation needed attention. If South Africa is to become a major exploration hub, its regulation needs to be suitable for the attention it is due to receive.

The anticipated Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill is expected to be published imminently. The content of the Bill will have an impact on all oil and gas companies with a current or prospective interest in South Africa. It is expected to include details on financial terms for investors and how the state is planning on investing in energy infrastructure.

Once the Bill has been published, during this Webinar Bowmans - who were involved in drafting it - Freshfields and ABSA will discuss key parts of the Bill, highlighting major changes and developments, how it will impact international oil and gas companies and what actions they need to take.

This Webinar is organised jointly with the South African Chamber of Commerce.



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.

Sponsors of this event

South African Chamber of Commerce
The SA Chamber of Commerce is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa. The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and meeting point for businesses who have an interest in both the UK and South Africa in an attempt to facilitate the development of business opportunities.

Registered Delegates

Hugh Ebbutt
A T Kearney
United Kingdom
Analene Enslin
Technical Research Principal
IHS Markit
South Africa
Answa de Lange
Asset Manager
South Africa
Gordon Stove
Co-Founder & Managing Director
United Kingdom
Kyle Hodge
Technical Research Analyst
IHS Markit
United Kingdom
Kevin Sylvester
Pinnacle Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Henrik Pettersson

Antelna Holding
Siraj Ahmed

Impact Oil & Gas Ltd
United Kingdom
Dave Forecast
sales supervisor
United Kingdom
George Booth
United Kingdom
Philip Birch
Impact Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
David Henderson
Business Development Manager
United Kingdom
Adrian Robinson
New Ventures Manager
United Kingdom
Nick Steel
United Kingdom
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
John Glass
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Abimbola Durogbitan
GM Geosciences
Independent Consultant/Nigerian Association of Petroleum Exolorationists UK/EUROPE COORDINATOR
United Kingdom
Aaron Lockwood
Software Sales Manager - EAME
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
Fearghal Hayes
General Manager Geoscience, Europe Africa
CNOOC International
United Kingdom
John Griffith
Upstream Advisor
JJG Consulting International Ltd
United Kingdom
Andrew Hall
Exploration Manager
United Kingdom
David Wotherspoon
Energy and Water Associates
United Kingdom
jarryd thomas
Equity Analyst
South Africa
Tom Martin
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
Jimmy Boulter
Regional Manager
United Kingdom
Mark Hornett
United States
Sigve Hamilton Aspelund
Independent consultant
Sigve Hamilton Aspelund
Martin Riddle
Technical Manager
United Kingdom
Mark Jones
Global Sales Director - Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
Steve Husbands

SLR Consulting
United Kingdom
Tim Painter
Commercial Manager
Alan Smith
Luchelan Limited
United Kingdom
Brant Hayes

Greg Coleman
Future Energy Partners
United Kingdom
Mike Larsen
Metastream Ltd
United Kingdom
Anongporn Intawong
Team Leader Geoscientist
Spectrum Geo
United Kingdom
Gabriela White
Business Services Manager
Future Energy Partners
United Kingdom
David Lawton
Principal Consulting Geologist/Director
Milnwood Partners Limited
United Kingdom
Chris Holmes
Sales Manager
Stratum Reservoir
United Kingdom
Andrew Shrager

Geodynamics Worldwide
David Grassick
Oil & Gas Enterprises Ltd
United Kingdom
Anupam Jain

SUN Group
United Kingdom
Conor ward
Upstream Analyst Sub-Saharan Africa
United Kingdom
Laurence Pearce
Consultant - Subsurface
OTM Consulting
United Kingdom
Andy Harris
Sales Manager
Nikolas Pachipis
Upstream Oil & Gas Analyst
United Kingdom
Sithembiso Ngubane
MANAGER: National E&P Database
Petroleum Agency SA
South Africa
Iain Esau

United Kingdom
Amy Taylor
Sr. Product Specialist
United Kingdom
Mike Rego
Independent Consultant
PetroMall Ltd
United Kingdom
Ugur Algan
Volantice Ltd.
United Kingdom
Ross Compton
EAME Consultant
United Kingdom