Day One – 8th December, Tuesday

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Ceremony


 sponsored byNPS High R Logo (1)
Welcome Address

Hannah Wharrier, Managing Director, The Energy Exchange and World Refining Association

09:05 - 09:10

Welcome Address from H.E. Andrew Noble British Ambassador to Algeria

09:20 - 09:50


Implementing win-win cooperation with NOCs to  ensuring competitive returns and improve security

Mounir Bouaziz, Vice President Middle MENA and Country Chair Dubai & N. Emirates, Shell  

09:50 - 10:20

Session Reserved for Siemens- Title to be confirmed

Valentino Somigliana, MENA CEO of Service Oil & Gas, Siemens

10:00 - 10:45

Panel discussion: Sustaining Algeria’s Upstream, Midstream and Downstream growth

·         Infrastructure development and advanced technologies for the progress of the oil and gas industry

·         Developing the up and downstream industry to meet local surging demand

·         Working with strategic partners to drive sustainable development

·         Midstream investments to develop Algeria’s ancillary infrastructure and transport networks

Moderator:  Geoff Porter, President, North Africa Risk Consulting

Abdelwahab Chebat, General Manager, Schlumberger 

Smail Bouderba, CEO, GE O&G Algeria

Adnan Ghabris, CEO, NPS

11:00 - 11:30

Shared networking break

North Africa Oil & Gas_Sub Page&North-Africa-Downstreamsponsored byRepsol_2012_logo

11:30 - 12:00


Understanding current and future plans for onshore and offshore E&P projects in Libya 

Gadala H Gadala, Board Member, NOC Libya   

12:00 - 13:00

Implementing win-win cooperation with NOCs to ensuring competitive returns and improve security

·         What does/doesn’t make Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania attractive markets for investments?

·         Opportunities, accessibility and challenges: assessing drivers and inhibitors of investment in North Africa

·         Creating an attractive and cooperative environment for the sustainable growth of the oil and gas industry

·         How has the equation between in-country and outside investment changed since the oil price drop?

·         What does the last 12 months deal-flow patterns tells us?

·         What is the right approach to benefit from North Africa’s shale potential?

·         Investing in the future of the downstream industry in North Africa

Moderator: Mehdi Haroun, Partner, King & Spalding

Mounir Bouaziz, Vice President Middle MENA and Country Chair Dubai & N. Emirates, Shell

Christoph Schlichter, Senior Vice President North Africa Production, DEA

Gadala H Gadala, Board Member , NOC Libya   

Bjorn Kaare Viken, Senior Vice President North Africa & Country Manager Algeria, Statoil

Bruce Webb, Head of Country, BP Algeria

13:00 - 14:30

Shared Networking Lunch

  North Africa Oil & Gas_Sub Page&North-Africa-Downstream Sponsored by SIEMENS

14:30 - 14:35

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Lamis Yazbeck, Country Director, Algeria, Oxford Business Group

14:35 - 15:05

Overcoming the challenges of developing oilfields in remote North African locations through truckable modular solutions

Iain R Calcott, Director of Operations, Northern Europe & CIS, Amec Foster Wheeler

15:05 - 15:35

Sptimizing production of wells equipped with ESPs

Lawrence Camilleri, Worldwide domain head for artificial lift, Schlumberger

15:35 - 16:05

Shared networking break

 North Africa Oil & Gas_Sub Page&North-Africa-Downstream

16:05 - 17:05


1.        Cost Effective solutions for sustainable production increase from mature fields

Ridha Abid, Regional Business Development Manager-Production, Weatherford

 2.        New Generation of Gas Turbines Designed for Oil & Gas Production  

Giuseppe Gugliotta, Gas Turbine Product Leader,

GE Oil & Gas

 3.        Optimizing production by selecting suitable artificial lift method

Smail Mounajed,  Region Director - Artificial Lift,

GE Oil & Gas

17:05 - 17:30

Roundtable conclusions

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Drinks Reception


Gala Dinner Sponsored by SIEMENS