APPEX Global 2017

Conference Programme
Over the two and a half days, industry experts will be talking about the current state of oil and gas exploration around the world, as well as showcasing prospects & plays from across the globe.

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.

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Tuesday 28th February
APPEX Conference Chairman's Welcome - Mike Lakin, Envoi 
AAPG Europe Region President's Welcome - Jonathan Craig, Eni 
Session One Global E&P In Challenging Times Chairman - Mike Lakin
09:15-09:35        Surviving low oil prices in E&P: challenges and solutions - Peter Clutterbuck - Global Energy Consultants Ltd
09:35-09:55 Building and managing a balanced E&P Portfolio through challenging times Sioux Sinnott, Aleanna
09:55-10:15 An E&P Success Story in Troubled Times, SDX, Paul Welch
10:15-10:30 Q&A
Session Two Global Deal Flow (Past, Present & Future) , Chairman - Mike Lakin
Historical Global Deal Flow & Future Challenges, Mike Lakin, Envoi
A Global E&P farmout update - Challenges of the Evolving Landscape, Joe Staffurth, JSI Services
11:40-12:00 E&P Corporate Outlook in 2017 - a new cycle begins? Keith Myers, Richmond Energy Partners

Prospect Forum
12:00-12:11 Tanzania - A New Helium ProvinceTom Abraham-James, HeliumOne
Global Upstream Opportunities, Mike Lakin, Envoi
12:22-12:33 IP - An Update of Exploration Activities and Initiatives Offshore Ireland, PAD - K. English
12:33-12:44 Global E&P Opportunities, Ian Cross, Moyes
Session Three Europe and Mediterranean
13:50-14:10 The UK's Hydrocarbon Future - Rebuilding sustainable Value & Confidence, Tom Wheeler - OGA
The Source for World Class plays in the North Atlantic Margins, Patrick Barnard, APT
East Mediterranean: The New Frontier Opens , GEPlan Consulting, Raffa Di Cuia

Prospect Forum
14:50-15:01 Partridge, unlocking over 500MMbbls in the North Sea’s Lower Cretaceous - Azinor Catalyst - Henry Morris
15:01-15:13 New Opportunities in Israel & Licence Round Update, Michael Gardosh, Israel Natural Resources Authority
Atlantic Ireland Exploration Opportunities, Hugh Mackay,
 Europa Oil & Gas
15:24-15:35 IP - Re-evaluation of the prospectivity on the Faroese Continental ShelfO. Eidesgaard, Faroes Geological Survey

IP - Lebanon 1st Offshore Licensing Round, W. Chbat

15:50-16:20 Break
Session Four Asia and Australasia Chairman - Ian Cross
Myanmar - Is new expectation being realised, Mike Foley , Newmarc
16:40-17:00 Looking at old data through new eyes: towards an improved  New Zealand’s petroleum potential, Suzannah Toulmin, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

Prospect Forum
The Lower to Middle Triassic Phoenix and Roc discoveries in shallow water Australia - a new petroleum province, Steve Molyneux - Carnarvon
17:11-17:22 Barque Prospect - Basin Opening Material Opportunity in the Canterbury Basin, New ZealandSteve BottomleyNZOG
17:22-17:33 IP - New Zealand Petroleum Investment Opportunities, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals , S. Toulmin
Exhibitors Reception

Frontier Plays: Unlocking New Prospectivity Through Focused Exploration Fieldwork

  Wednesday 1st March
Session One Finance Forum - The challenges of future Funding , Chairman - Mike Lakin 
Funding junior E&P in today’s market, Jonathan Wright, GMP First Energy
09:20-09:40 Will the 'E' in E&P ever recover & how will it be funded?, Tim Chapman, GeoPoint  Advisory
09:40-10:00 The keys to E&P planning & cost management in preparation for the next cycle, Bedrock Drilling - J. Harris 
10:00-10:30 Break
Session Two The Americas
E&P Activities in the Caribbean - A hole in the Jigsaw, Drilling Info, T. Liskey
Mexico - A land of E&P Opportunity 'Open for International Investment', Tim Davies - Premier Oil
11:10-11:30 Argentina: Future Upstream Opportunity - Bucking the Global trend, Miles Biggins - President Petroleum

Prospect Forum
IP - Upcoming Licensing Rounds offshore Newfoundland and LabradorWes Foote  (ADM), Petroleum Development
Farm-in opportunity in Block B and Block C offshore Suriname, A. Melsonh - Staatsolie
11:52- 12:03
Treasures of the Deep: Jamaica and Suriname Exploration Opportunities, Madeleine Slatford - Tullow Oil

Geoscience of the Labrador South region licensing round Offshore Newfoundlan and Labrador, Dr. Richard Wright, Nalcor

 12:14-12:25  How a Top Ten Position in the Cores of the SCOOP & STACK Plays of Oklahoma, USA was built, Warwick Energy - Dr. Andrew Cullen
 12:25-12:35  From Canada to New Zealand; Fairways of Opportunity , TAG Oil - Nick Cozens
Session Three Upstream E&P Technology for the Future
13:30-13:50 An approach to Smart Seismic : New Ultra High Resolution Gravity and how to use it effectively, Jonathan Watson, Bridgeporth
13:50-14:10  Cost Saving E&P Technologies to help in a low oil price world, James Deckelman, ION
14:10-14:30 Predictive Analytic Techniques Enhancing the Exploration Workflow, James Dodson - NEOS

Prospect Forum
14:30-14:41 Results of 2D Verses 3D in Italy, AleAnna Resources
14:41-14:52 Canada - A World of Opportunity, Curtis Evert, Gov. of Alberta
15:50-15:20 Break
Session Four Frontier Plays
Ultra Deep Water Plays - High Risk or just Misunderstood?, Phil Birch - Impact
15:40-16:00 Frontier Plays: Unlocking New Prospectivity Through Focused Exploration Fieldwork;Mark Enfield, PDF Limited

Prospect Forum

Testing the Emerging Cretaceous Deepwater Clastic Play System, Walvis Basin, Namibia, Duncan Wallace - Chariot Oil & Gas

16:12-16:23 New and Old Petroleum plays in the Central Mediterranean region Angelo Ricciato, GEPlan Consulting
16:23-16:34 Unlocking 1 Bbbl of Oil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Lance Berg and Ke Lovan WesternZagros
16:34-16:45 Building an Atlantic Margin Portfolio, Azimuth Group - David Sturt
16:46-16:57       Mongolia: Emerging and Frontier Exploration Potential, Petro Matad Limited -  Philip Holloway
Sponsors' Reception
 DAY 3    

 Thursday 2nd March
Session One North and West Africa 
Status of African A&D & Future Outlook: Sunrise or Sunset?, Emma Woodward - Drilling Info
09:20-09:40 The Tano Basin and its unique fit into the transform margin play fairway?,  Galen Treadgold, AMNI 
Status and True Future Potential of the MSGBC BasinBen Sayers, TGS

Prospect Forum
10:00-10:10 IP - New exploration opportunities in the Mediterranean Sea and the Nile Delta, Egypt, Oystein Lie, PGS
Farm-in opportunities in West Africa, Steve Smith, SIMCO
The Giant Old Harry Structure, an Ideal CSEM Candidate,Tom Martel, Corridor Resources
10:36-10:46 IP - Onshore & Offshore Exploration opportunities within South Africa, Z. Mowzer - Petro SA
Session Two East and Sub-Saharan Africa , Chairman - Mike Lakin
The Scramble for Gas in Africa, Peter Elliott, Nventures
The Future E&P Potential of The Horn of Africa - A future 'E' Hot Spot,  Neil Hodgson - Spectrum

Prospect Forum
IP - Newly developed play concepts in underexplored and promising Moroccan sedimentary basins, Ms. L. Benarchid 
12:11-12:22 IP -Investment Opportunities in oil and gas in Namibia, NAMCOR - Victoria Sibeya
12:22-12:33 IP - First Somali Offshore Licensing Round, MOPMR, Abdulkadir Abiikar Hussein
12:33-12:44 Lower Cretaceous Carbonate and Clastic Plays in the Luderitz Basin, Namibia, Serica Energy
12:55-13:00 APPEX Chairman's closing comments 
13:00-14:30 Farewell Lunch

   - Last programme update : 26/02/2017 -