Agenda Day 2
08:30 - 09:00

Registration Open



08:50 - 09:00

Chairman’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote address: Unlocking the hydrocarbon potential of the Atlantic margin through offshore E&P projects in Morocco

  • Understanding the benefits of Morocco’s advantageous fiscal terms in a low price oil environment
  • Gauging the scope of Morocco’s onshore and offshore potential following ONHYM’s 3D seismic exploration in summer 2016
  • Developing an infrastructure to domestically monetise natural gas

09:30 - 09:50

Maximising the potential of new discoveries: how the Tendrara gas discovery could be game-changer for Morocco

• Unlocking value in the advantageous Moroccan operating environment and the experience of partnering with ONHYM
• Addressing the residual reservoir uncertainties and designing the infrastructure
• Promising results of preliminary estimates of discovery volumes, and updates on production timeline.
• Impact of this discovery on the future of the Moroccan oil and gas industry

09:50 - 10:30

Panel discussion: Emerging frontiers in North Africa – above and below ground challenges and future prospects

• What makes Tunisia an attractive place for oil and gas investment?
• What are the opportunities for investment in Tunisia?
• New coastline projects in Morocco: deep water prospects gaining momentum
• What can emerging frontiers learn from their established neighbours?
• Libya – a re-emerging frontier?

10:30 - 11:10

Coffee and networking in the Learning Arena

11:10 - 11:30

Improving the integrity assurance of bolted joints

• Bolted joints have often been considered as weak points in process systems unlike welded connections
• Initiatives from industry bodies and specialist service providers is changing the way we consider bolted joints
• Focus on training and competence, technical standards and procedures is increasing safety, environmental performance and cost effectiveness and therefore operational efficiency

  • David Brown Business Development Executive - Hydratight
11:30 - 12:10

Investor panel: Exploring financing options for E&P in North Africa

• Understanding how current oil prices affect risks of certain projects
• What to look for when financing E&P projects?
• Sustainable financing solutions for new exploration ventures
• Difference between emerging and established oil and gas markets

12:10 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:00

Exploring opportunities for oil and gas companies in Egypt’s changing environment

14:00 - 15:00

Panel discussion: How can operators increase efficiency whilst maintaining margins?

  • How to analyse current expenses and prioritize those that will ensure commercial success
  • What impact can maximizing mature field production have on cutting costs?
  • How can operators cut OPEX without impactingtheir long term performance?
  • How to take advantage of a reshaped OFS market to ensure costs remain low

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee and Networking in the Learning Arena



15:30 - 16:30

Country Roundtables

Join 25 self-selected attendees, including government executives and NOCs and get all your questions answered on pressing issues facing each North African country, including the scope for further E&P projects, updates on petroleum codes and technological solutions to current problems facing operators, and artificial lift.

1. Algeria
2. Egypt
3. Morocco
4. Libya
5. Tunisia

Roundtable leaders include:

16:30 - 17:00

Roundtable Roundup (5 minutes per roundtables)


Chairman’s closing remarks and Close of conference