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Topical Luncheon Session

East Africa

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, Time: 1200–1330

Location: Hospitality Suite 4, QNCC

As drilling activity ramps up in East Africa, long-awaited deals are sealed, and oil companies scramble to get a slice of what could be an energy goldmine. Significant gas reserves have already been found in Mozambique and Tanzania, where LNG facilities are now been planned. Drilling will kick off in Ethiopia later this year, while Madagascar is believed to hold significant reserves of gas and the Puntland region of Somalia is also showing positive signs. Tullow has made agreements with the Uganda government for the development of a number of oil-rich blocks, and has also made Kenya's first major oil discovery.

This session will discuss how recent discoveries have increased the prospects of the region. It will also discuss operational, commercial, and geopolitical challenges and the regulatory and infrastructure gaps that could hinder the transition from gas exploration to production in the medium term. It will also touch on the global implications of these East Africa developments.

Meb Somani, Head of Oil & Gas investments, Barclays Natural Resource


Luca Bertelli, Executive Vice President for Exploration, Eni   

Robert P. Daniels, Executive Vice President, International/Deepwater Exploration, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Nick Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Africa Oil Corporation


Event ticket purchase is required. Lunch is included.
To purchase ticket, please register here.