Oil & Gas Africa 2010

16-18 March 2010. Organized by Fair Consultants SA.
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Location: South Africa Cape Town International Conention Centre
Date: 3/16/2010

Organizer: Fair Consultants SA
Tel: 0027 21 713 3360
Fax: 0027 21 713 3366

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All sectors of the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and related industries are set to converge on the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) between Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 March 2010, when OIL & GAS AFRICA 2010 – the continent’s leading Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering Supply Chain event – takes place daily between 10h00 and 18h00.
With key international and local plenary speakers in the line-up, the 2010 conference retains its ranking as one of the top events on the African Oil and Gas calendar and Southern Africa's leading industry interface globally. With a wide range of topics covering everything from Upstream Developments in Africa to Technical Papers on Rig & Platform Design, the mix of plenary conference, seminars, briefings and workshops is expected to attract in the region of 750 delegates from throughout the African continent.

As the fourth iteration of this event, OIL & GAS AFRICA 2010 seeks to explore the challenges faced by the sub-Saharan and African Oil & Gas markets during economically uncertain times. The previous three saw the presence of 10 000 visitors, 800 delegates and in excess of 500 exhibitors. The event comprises both a conference (16-17 March) and exhibition component (16-18 March). The exhibition, for its part, will prove of great interest for suppliers to oil refineries, petrochemical plants, oil and gas installations and pipelines.

Billed as being “Bigger, Better and Busier than ever before”, the conference and exhibition was previously known as OIL AFRICA and has been updated to emphasise the increasing role that gas production is playing in the industry.
Typically, delegates and exhibitors hail from the likes of Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Canada, China, DRC, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Madagascar, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia , South Africa, UAE, UK, USA, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

Confirmed speakers include:

• Mr Ebbie Haan – Managing Director: Sasol SPI. [Based in Johannesburg, South Africa]
• Dr Martyn Davies – CEO: Frontier Advisory. [Based in Johannesburg, South Africa]

• Mr Kamal Dorabawila – Head of Oil and Gas in Africa: International Finance Corporation (IFC). [Based in Washington, DC, USA]
• Advocate Barrisford Petersen – Head Oil & Gas: Bowman Gilfillan. [Based in Cape Town, South Africa]
• Mr Chris Bredenhann – Advisory / Partner: PricewaterhouseCoopers. [Based in Cape Town, South Africa]
• Mr Stuart Griffin – Schlumberger. [Based in London, UK]
• Mr Eduardo Lopez – Senior Oil Demand Analyst: International Energy Agency (IEA). [Based in Paris, France]

Says John Thomson, Managing Director of co-organisers Exhibition Management Services: "While the continent's growing importance as a new source of Crude Oil is attracting an increasing number of Afro-centric oil industry meetings and conferences, our event, OIL & GAS AFRICA, now in its fourth edition, is still the largest and only Engineering Supply Chain exhibition. At the last event we had 3 522 visitors attending from 34 countries. With the ongoing discoveries being made on Africa's West Coast Oilfields and increasing numbers of operators working there, we expect the attendance to increase significantly at our 2010 event."

“Petroleum Agency SA has been an active participant in OIL & GAS AFRICA since its inception, both as exhibitor and sponsor,” says Dave van der Spuy, Manager Petroleum Resource Evaluation at Petroleum Agency SA, which is the South African agency for promotion of petroleum exploration and exploitation. “We are proud to announce that we will once again be exhibiting. In addition, we will be sponsoring the attendance of ten representatives of entry level HDSA owned companies, allowing them to attend at half price. This will afford them the opportunity to network with others in the industry, giving them the opportunity to publicise their capabilities, form synergies with providers of related services and make themselves known to the primary users of services: the exploration companies.”

Paul Runge, Conference Director and Managing Director of Africa Project Access, has the following to say: “This, the 4th OIL & GAS AFRICA Expo and Conference, is of particular significance in that it will provide an opportunity to interact with African national independent oil companies from Ghana, Nigeria and elsewhere. The rise of these private African oil companies in the upstream and midstream sectors is a new and interesting phenomenon providing an important new client base for suppliers. Another important aspect is the events emphasis on modalities for financing African oil and gas projects. The keynote address by Kamal Dorabawil, oil specialist at the International Finance Corporation in Washington, is especially appropriate within this context.”

Working in conjunction with their respective South African Business Chambers and Economic Counsellors from the Department of Trade & Industry, organisers have scheduled inbound buyer / delegate groups from the various African Oil Producing countries. In addition, industry related associations and organizations are planning various complimentary technical workshops, seminars and briefings to supplement the main conference. The African Refiners Association, for example, has scheduled their AGM and two days of Downstream Workshops for the week leading up to OIL & GAS AFRICA 2010.

Says Warwick Blyth, Executive Director, South African Oil & Gas Alliance: “We look forward to building on the solid foundation of the previous three years as we continue with the development of the Western Cape & South African Oil, Gas & Energy Industries and strengthen its international ties. We confirm our support for this initiative and look forward to meeting many new international participants and welcoming them to the Mother City of South Africa as well as those who have been working with us before and not forgetting our regionally-based colleagues, clients and suppliers.”

To register for the conference, visit www.oilandgasafrica.co.za. To register as a visitor to the exhibition, visit www.exhibitionsafrica.com.
OIL & GAS AFRICA 2010 is sponsored by Sasol SPI (Gold sponsor), Schlumberger (Bronze Sponsor) and Petroleum Agency South Africa (Bronze sponsor). The event is endorsed by Provincial Government Western Cape, City of Cape Town, the South African Oil and Gas Alliance (SAOGA) the Western Cape Investment & Trade Promotion Agency (WESGRO), the South African Supplier Development Agency (SASDA), the South Africa – Angola Chamber of Commerce, Offshore Petroleum Association of South Africa, SA Capital Equipment Export Council, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), and the Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Media partners are as follows: African Review of Business, Oil Review Africa, Upstream, Cape Business News, Cape Business Online, What’s New in Processing, Southern African Petrochemicals, African Decisions, Africa Oil & Gas, Petroleum Africa, Mbendi, African Energy, Engineering News, Argus Media, Trade Invest Nigeria, Trade Invest SA, SA Mechanical Engineer, and Ship Shape.

Relevant associations and organizations wishing to be part of, endorse or run workshops alongside the main conference are invited to submit their requests by e-mail to either Mark Burridge (mark@fairconsultants.com) or Bette McNaughton (bettemc@fairconsultants.com).

Corporations and companies interested in being associated with this prestigious event are also invited to contact Mark or Bette on the above e-mails or contact them on telephone +27 21 713 3360.

The OIL & GAS AFRICA 2010 Exhibition and Conference is a joint venture between Fair Consultants SA of Cape Town and Exhibition Management Services of Johannesburg.

Conference Agenda:
“Preparing for the Crest”
Day One: 16 March 2010
Session One: Welcome & Overview
09h00 Welcome Address
09h20 Keynote Address: Emerging African upstream player - Mr Ebbie Haan, Managing Director, Sasol Petroleum International
09h50 Future Role of African National oil Companies
10h20 Networking Refreshment Break Session Two: Developing Africa
10h50 Breaking into the Supply Chain – Procuring in Africa
11h10 The Role of Junior Oil Companies
11h30 Update on Exploration in South Africa – Mr Mthozami Xiphu, CEO, Petroleum Agency South Africa
11h50 China versus the Majors in Africa – Dr Martyn Davies, CEO, Frontier Advisory
12h20 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Hall

Session Three: Legal & Financial Strategies
13h30 Financing Energy Projects in Africa - Mr Kamal Dorabawila, International Finance Corporation (United States)
14h00 Legal Strategies for the Oil and Gas Sector – Advocate Barrisford Petersen, Bowman Gilfillan
14h15 Financial Strategies for the Oil and Gas Sector - Mr Chris Bredenhann, Advisory Partner/Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
14h30 Carbon Credit Management – CAMCO Global
14h45 Risk Management – Mr Norman Smith, RiskCo Adjust
15h00 Networking Refreshment Break

Session Four: Future Technologies & Innovations
15h20 Gas to Liquid Technology and Implementation - Sasol
15h40 Deep Water Production – Mr Bill Wright, VP Global Accounts, Schlumberger (United Kingdom)
16h00 Sub-Sea Processing – Aker Solutions
16h20 Closing
17h00 Cocktail Party in Roof Terrace Room

Day Two: 17 March 2010
Session One: Forging Alliances
09h00 Keynote Address: Africa in Focus; A Global Perspective - Mr Eduardo Lopez, Senior Analyst Oil Demand Oil Industry and Markets Division, International Energy Agency (France)
09h30 South Africa’s Role in Africa – SAOGA
10h00 NEPAD’s role in Developing the African Oil & Gas Industry – Prof Mosad Elmissiry, Energy Specialist, NEPAD Secretariat
10h30 Networking Refreshment Break

Session Two: Pipelines & Refining
11h00 Midstream Developments in Sub-Saharan Africa
11h20 New Pipeline Developments in South Africa
11h40 International Pipeline Project Update
12h00 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Hall

Session Three: Sub-Saharan Projects Update
13h00 Gas Developments in East/West Africa
13h20 Southern African Opportunities
13h40 East African Opportunities
14h00 West African Opportunities – Mr Roger Brissy, Head: Department of Affiliates & Financial Participation, PETROCI (Cote d’Ivoire)
14h20 Closing

For more information please contact Fuzlin Esau at conferences@fairconsultants.com or visit our website at www.oilandgasafrica.co.za

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