The 14th Africa Independents Forum 2016, 25-26th May, gathers together leading independents and corporate players worldwide and from across Africa, both listed and unlisted, large and small, established and new entrants, and provides enhanced exposure to the wider Africa-wide upstream industry in oil, and gas, exploration and development, including issues in crude oil and financial markets, engaging equity financiers, banks, private equity and investors found on the AIM and LSE, in the City, Paris and Frankfurt, as well as related service and supply industry parties and transaction advisors, with specialised Africa analysts and geoscience firms drawn from around Africa, or based in Europe, United States, Australia, Asia and elsewhere.
Alongside and within the 14th Africa Independents Forum 2016, Global Pacific & Partners in joint venture with ITE Group Plc are hosting:
? 75th PetroAfricanus Club- World Upstream Reception: Wednesday 25th May (open to all attendees) with Guest Speaker: Phil Loader, Executive Vice President, Global Exploration, Woodside Energy, Perth, Australia
? 6th Global Women Petroleum & Energy Club Luncheon: Thursday 26th May (open to all attendees) - with Guest Speaker: Irini Katsiani Hughes, Business Development Manager, EMEA, Statoil, London
? 4th Africa's Hydrocarbon Arguments Discourse: Shaping Africa's E&P Future
? Special Panels: on Africa Oil & Energy Finance and Investment featuring key investors and institutions funding and financing equity and debt for corporate oil and gas across Africa – on Thursday, 26th May - (open to all attendees)
The unique Showcase features leading independent companies with acreage and portfolio assets held in the Gulf of Guinea, Northwest Africa, Maghreb-North Africa, Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa; and in landlocked and littoral frontier states.
Reshaped and enhanced in 2016; the Forum has 40 speakers, providing an unparalleled corporate insight into current and emerging exploration plays and capital development projects, corporate E&P strategies in-place, the winners and losers, and the unlocking of Africa's large and yet-to-find hydrocarbon reserves, as well as insights on the state-of-Africa's geo-economics and political economy of oil, and the key issues shaping the future funding of companies and ventures in Africa's upstream.
Confirmed senior executive speakers include:
Dr Duncan Clarke, Global Pacific & Partners (London), Pade Durotoye, Oando Energy Resources (Lagos), Paul Dailly, Kosmos Energy (Dallas), Dr. Ahmed Abdel Fattah, EGPC (Cairo), Dr Ian Cloke, Tullow Oil (London), John Austin, OMV E&P (London), Jayne Baird, Woodside Energy (London), Thore E Kristiansen, Galp Energia (Lisbon), Ian Gordon, Noble Energy (Houston), Cath Norman, FAR Limited (Melbourne), Peter Ntephe, ERHC Energy Inc. (Houston), Mike Lakin, Envoi (London), Rogers Beall, Africa Fortesa Corp (Houston), Mitch Flegg, Circle Oil (London), Andrew Derksen, Lakeside Resources (London), Dr Keith Myers, Richmond Energy Partners Ltd (London), Roger Carvalho, SPTEC Advisory (Paris), Shola Adeniran, Compass Energy (London), Peter Elliot, PVE Consulting Ltd (London), Keith Hill, Africa Oil Corporation (Nairobi), Mike Doherty, Impact Oil & Gas Ltd (Woking), Bruce Burrows, Seven Energy International (London), Gabriel Ollivier, United Hydrocarbon International Corp. (Calgary), Larry Bottomley, Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd (London), Kevin Hart, Bowleven, (Edinburgh), Henrik Poulsen, Rystad Energy (Oslo), Brian O'Cathain, Petroceltic International plc (Dublin), Mark Llamas, FirstEnergy Capital LLP (London), Stuart Amor, Independent Advisor (London), Richard Savage, Mirabaud Securities (London), Rick Lorio, Energy Investment Company B.V. (Den Haag), David Pilling, Nedbank Capital (London), Fredrik Ohrn, Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB (Stockholm), John Bentley, Africa Energy Corp. (Calgary), David Fassom, Stellar Energy Advisors (London), Dr Richard Norris, Helios Investment (London), Brett Norris, Transglobe Energy Corp. (Calgary)