19th Western Africa Oil, Gas and Energy Week
Venue: Windhoek Country Club
|Event Date/Time: Apr 22, 2013 / 8:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours)||End Date/Time: Apr 24, 2013 / 2:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)|
The Government of Namibia and the Commissioner for Petroleum of Namibia are pleased to welcome Global Pacific & Partners’ 9th Western Africa Oil/Gas & Energy Conference 2013 to Windhoek and invite you to support this important meeting which will focus on the oil and gas opportunities and potential across the West African offshore and onshore for hydrocarbon exploration, discovery and development as well as gas-LNG and energy development.
This Conference will be once again be a landmark event with a Strategy Briefing on Western Africa held the day prior to the Conference, led by Global Pacific & Partners, and will offer prime networking potential as well as direct exposure to Governments, National Oil Companies, Licensing Agencies and leading corporate players in and across this vast zone where a century of oil/gas development is combined with numerous fast-emerging frontier ventures, including pre-salt targets in the highly prospective offshore/deepwater zones from Morocco to Cape Town.
“Western Africa” covers a vast oil and gas exploration zone, one of the world’s richest and most promising for ventures - from Morocco to the Cape, including island states, with an enormous offshore zone and hydrocarbon potential, alongside prospective deepwater blocks, ultra-deep opportunities only to date marginally explored, Exclusive Economic Zones, and promising pre-salt potential analogous to Brasil, plus numerous existing onshore basins (producing and immature, as well as frontier) and a huge interior domain across 27 countries – in effect, fully one half of Africa and the continental land mass of over 30,000 sq km.
As Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners) remarks: “No global player or emerging Independent with an international footprint, or even fast-growing state oil company, can afford to underrate this world-class Western African play – which offers a suite of technical and corporate options: abundant acreage, farmins, acquisitions, bid rounds, new exploration frontiers, a consistent record of oil/gas discoveries, fast-breaking plays such as in the Transform Margin, rising oil/gas reserves, attractive contract terms, competitive potential in LNG ventures across several countries, and even large undeveloped resources in heavy oil/oil sands, and emerging shale gas/oil ventures”
The Global Pacific & Partners 19th Western Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Conference in Windhoek 2012 reflects a consolidation of our many Conferences held in and on Western Africa over the last two decades - from Morocco to South Africa (excluding our 19th Africa Oil Week) - and these have included the following Conferences inter alia: held in Nigeria (Lagos) and on Nigerian Independents in Cape Town (six Conferences in all), in Dakar on Northwest Africa (twice), on Equatorial Guinea (London), on Southern Africa including Namibia/Angola (thirteen occasions, Johannesburg), on Angola (thrice, Johannesburg), and on Morocco (five times) in Marrakech. While these 30 Conferences have featured Western Africa in specific focus, Morocco continues to be covered in our Annual Mena-Med Conference in Geneva, as done over the last few years, and our Annual Africa Oil Week Conference in Cape Town has extensively featured Western Africa (Morocco-to-South Africa) for nineteen years.
The Global Pacific & Partners suite of Conferences and Strategy Briefings on the 21 littoral countries from Morocco to South Africa (we have also covered all adjacent landlocked countries contiguous to the littoral states, many times) has been and remains the longest-standing and most-extensive Conference coverage in and of the Western Africa oil/gas-LNG upstream, while Western Africa has also often featured extensively in our related worldwide oil and gas events, on the World Upstream, the Worldwide Independents Forum and Worldwide National Oil Companies. Additionally, Government Roadshow Mandates executed by Global Pacific & Partners have been significant in Western Africa and have included: Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Mauritania and Morocco, while our Advisory Practice conducted to date has been extensive within the region, undertaken for corporate clients, companies, Governments and state oil companies, including the African Development Bank.
No other Organiser’s portfolio and/or exposure matches this unique track record, in longevity, set of Government relationships, regional scope, and senior executive quality/focus in meetings and exhibition.