NICE - APPEX Regional 2015

Conference Programme
Over two days, industry experts will be discussing the current state of oil and gas exploration, as well as showcasing prospects & plays from one tip of the globe to the other, spanning the Atlantic Margin, from South America to Northern Europe.

Confirmed exhibiting companies with a prospect to promote will have the opportunity to book a 10 minute speaking slot in the Prospect Forum sessions within the conference.

Prospect Forum speaking slots and exhibition booths will be available for booking soon. If you have a prospect you would like to promote at this conference, please contact Rachel Henderson or Fionn Devine to register your interest.


Thursday 5th November
Conference Opening
APPEX Conference Chairman’s Welcome, Mike Lakin, Envoi
AAPG African Region President's Welcome, David Blanchard, DBGlobal Energy
Session 1a Regional Overview
09:40-10:00                   Atlantic margin frontier drilling success since 2007 reviewed & the future of exploration in a US$ 50 bbl World considered, Keith Myers, Richmond Energy Partners (Read more...)
10:00-10:20 What is next in Africa? An explorationists view, Paul Logan, Taipan Resources
Session 1b Summary of Regional Deal Flow
Where are the exploration deals being done, and not done (Atlantic-Africa), Joe Staffurth, JSI Services.(Read more...)
Deal Flow in a Low Price Environment in Africa, Toyin Akinosho, Africa Oil and Gas Report (Read more...)
Prospect Forum
11:40-11:50 Farm-out opportunities in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, Peter Shiner, Petroceltic
Republic of Congo 2016 License Round, Mark Martin, PGS
12:04-12:14 Various International Projects with a focus on Africa, Mike Lakin, Envoi
Session 2 North West Africa
13:45-14:05 MSGBC Basin update: Hunting for SNE lookalikesAxel Laplace, Oryx Petroleum

Prospect Forum
14:05-14:15 Petroleum Exploration in Portugal, José Miguel Martins, ENMC
14:17-14:27 Mauritania Block C19: An opportunity to build on recent MSGBC successes in a proven oil play, Paul Ramsey, Chariot Oil and Gas 
Session 3 Southern Atlantic
Exploration opportunities offshore Namibia -  from the Namibe to the Orange Basin straddling Namibia: Exploration results explained, David Sturt, Azinam
14:50-15:10 Falkland Islands: Summary of past exploration, current activities and future potential, Dave McCarthy, British Geological Survey (Read More...)
15:10-15:55 Break
Session 4  Western Atlantic Margin

Assessing the petroleum resource potential of Newfoundland and Labrador’s frontier basins, Richard Wright, Nalcor Energy

16:15-16:35 New insights into the hydrocarbon potential of the offshore basins of West Greeenland, Steve Laux, Cairn Energy
Prospect Forum
16:35-16:45 Plays and prospects offshore Uruguay, Pablo Gristo Savornin, E&P ANCAP
16:47-16:57 Farm Out Opportunities in the Guyana Basin, North of Latin America, Julio Colmenares, CGX Energy 
17:00-18:00 Exhibitor's Reception 


  Friday 6th November
Session 1  North Africa
Large exploration success offshore Egypt opens new frontier that needs new data to unlock the plays full potential -  Is there a new elephant hiding in the Herodotus Basin? Oystein Lie, PGS (Read more...)
The hazards and hope of North Africa after Arab Spring, Nicholas Wade, Menas Associates (Read More...)
Prospect Forum
10:10-10:20 Exploration Opportunities in Morocco - ONHYM
10:22-10:32 Future Opportunity in the Mediterranean Sea & Nile DeltaAhmed Saied Fouad, EGAS (Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company)
10:35-11:15 Break
Session Two East & Central Africa
11:15-11:35 Summary and Review of the Central African Rift Basins - Keith Hill, Africa Oil Corp
An East African outlook: past present & future exploration and its likely impact on regional value - Mansur Mohammed, Wood Mackenzie...(Read more)...
Session 3 North West Europe and Mediterranean
Exploration Hot Spots in North West Europe, Bruce Walker, DrillingInfo (Read more...)
Central and Western Mediterranean E&P potential Revisited and Reviewed, Raffaele di Cuia, GEPlan Consulting. (Read more...)
14:10-14:30 Rejuvenation of the Rockall Basin: All elements align for a prospective future, Catherine Caulfield, Hannon Westwood
Prospect Forum
Unlocking Italy’s onshore gas potential with 3D, Richard Green, AleAnna Resources LLC
14:42-14:52 Petroleum Potentials of the Valencia Trough, Raffa Di Cuia, GEPlan Consulting
Session 4 Offshore West Africa and Atlantic 
Pushing exploration boundaries in Heartland Niger Delta, Fidel Onichabor, SEPLAT
15:35 - 16:00
Panel Discussion - International Deal Flow Status and Keys to Successful A&D, Led by Mike Lakin, Joe Staffurth and Keith Myers
APPEX Chairmans Closing Remarks
16:10 Closure of Conference and Exhibition