APPEX Global 2016

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, from Papua New Guinea to Iceland, from Tanzania to Brazil. 

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 are available for booking now. To find out about becoming an APPEX Global 2016 exhibitor, click here.


Tuesday 1st March
APPEX Conference Chairman's Welcome - Mike Lakin, Envoi 
AAPG Europe Region President's WelcomeJonathan Craig, Eni 
Session One Global Recovery
09:15-09:35        UKCS North Sea – Mature or Frontier Basin, Gunther Newcombe, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) (Read More...)
09:35-09:55 Global E&P what's next? A geoscience perspective - Sue Corrigan, Back to Basics Geoscience (Read More...)
09:55-10:15 The state of exploration 2016 – activity, trends and valuations, Keith Myers, Richmond Energy Partners

The Future of Global Energy: Oil or Gas? Richard Herbert, BP (Read More...)

Session Two Global Deal Flow
A Global E&P farmout update - Challenges of the Evolving Landscape, Joe Staffurth, JSI Services
The UK's future potential in Global deal flow, Andrew Vinall, Hannon Westwood (Read More...)

Prospect Forum
11:45-11:55 A review of Global E&P opportunities - Ian Cross, Moyes & Co
Kris Energy - SE Asian opportunities, Mike Whibley, Kris Energy
12:09-12:19 Global Upstream Opportunities (Europe, Africa & Middle East), Mike Lakin, Envoi
12:20-12:30 Newfoundland and Labrador – Upcoming Licensing Rounds, Wes FooteNewfoundland and Labrador

CGX’s Farm-Out Opportunities in the Guyana Basin, Julio Colmenares, CGX Energy

Session Three Europe and Mediterranean
13:50-14:10 Acquiring Production in Egypt - The Risks and Opportunities, Owain Franks, Independent Resources
Unlocking the Petroleum Systems & Play types in the UK Rockall Trough, Mark Sawyers, Beagle Geoscience (Read More...)
Ireland's Porcupine Basin: The next North Atlantic exploration hot spot, Hugh Mackay, Europa Oil & Gas (Read More...

Prospect Forum
14:50-15:00 New exploration opportunities around the Iberian Peninsula, Raffaele Di Cuia, GEPlan Consulting
15:02-15:12 High impact North Sea exploration opportunities, Matthew England, Azinor Catalyst
15:14-15:24 Scarinish – a Late Jurassic Fulmar prospect in Quad 29,  UKCS Central Graben, Simon Green, Total
15:26-15:36 IRELAND Atlantic Margin Licensing Round  - Phase 1 awards, Clare Morgan,  Irish Government, Department of natural resources 

3rd License Round: New exploration opportunities offshore Cyprus, Stelios Nicolaides, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus

15:50-16:20 Break
Session Four Asia and Australasia 
PNG: E&P birth and frontier, Keiran Wulff, Oil Search
16:40-17:00 Jack up territory exploration NW Shelf of Australia - the North Sea of 20 years ago? - Stephen Molyneux, Carnarvon Petroleum (Read More...)

Prospect Forum
Carnarvon Petroleum's shallow water oil and gas exploration permits of the NW Shelf, Stephen Molyneux, Carnarvon Petroleum
17:12-17:22 A feast of North West Shelf opportunitiesCraig M. Gumley, Finder Exploration
17:22-17:32 Four Offshore licenses in GrenadaLeonid Mironov, Global Petroleum Group
Exhibitors Reception

  Wednesday 2nd March
Session One Mature Basins - Feeding the Recovery
Mature Basins of West Africa: Still where future production growth lies?Jeremy Berry, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

Revitalising UKCS Exploration through application of advanced technologyNick Terrell, Azinor Catalyst (Read More...)

09:40-10:10 Break
Session Two Finance Forum
Funding E&P companies in a bear/low oil price market, Emily Morris, Colligo Energy
Understanding the gaps in industry and city metrics is the key to funding future E&P activities, Shreyas Bordia, Citi Group
10:50-11:10 Equity, Mezzanine & Senior Debt Financing Options for Junior E&P Companies, Roy Kelly, Kerogen Captial

Prospect Forum
Exploration Opportunities in Malaysia 2016, Mohammad Hishamuddin, Petronas
Billion Barrel Potential in Irish Atlantic Margin, Hugh Mackay, Europa Oil and Gas
DeLorean (30/23a) and Draco (44/7-10), The Future of the North Sea, Joe Staffurth, 4Gen Energy
The new low cost, high impact frontier - Exploration onshore Benin, Elephant Oil
13:15-13:45 UKCS Frontier Basin Potential and Licensing Framework  - Nicholas Richardson, Oil and Gas Authority
Session Three Value of E&P Technology in A&D
13:45-14:05 Increasing exploration success by effective use of remote sensing, Michael Hall, Airbus Defence & Space 
14:05-14:25 Application of shale play fracking techniques to conventional reservoirs in mature basins – what’s the prize? Nick Holloway, IHS 

Technical Forum
14:25-14:40 Early insights from new exploration data over frontier Lower Tertiary play trend, Offshore Newfoundland, Canada, Richard Wright, Nalcor Energy
14:40-14:55 SeaExplorer autonomous underwater gliders for seep hunting in frontier exploration & environmental baseline: large scale and cost effective survey in the water column,Vianney Rochet, Alseama
14:55-15:10 How DSDP, ODP and IODP information has been used to distinguish sedimentation / improve interpretation in frontier areas, Richard Cooke, TGS
15:10-15:35 Break
Session Four The America's
Keys to opening the door to Mexico's E&P potential, Colin Clarke, LR Senergy
15:55-16:15 Exploration Review of the Guianas & Brazil Equatorial Margin, Julio Colmenares, Pacific Energy/CGX Energy
16:15-16:35 Future E&P potential in South America - Where Next?, Andrei Belopolsky Premier Oil (Read More...)

“Beyond the bust”: a U.S. perspective on the Middle East, impact of shale and implications for the global energy mix, Ronyld Wise, PLS

Prospect Forum

Location, location, location – Barreirinhas Basin Exploration Opportunity, Brazil, Duncan WallaceChariot Oil and Gas

17:07-17:17 Colombia, Putumayo & Llanos Basin Farmouts, Ian Conway, Gulfsands Petroleum
17:19-17:29 Exploration Update and Opportunities offshore Uruguay, Pablo Gristo, Uruguay
Sponsors' Reception
 DAY 3    

 Thursday 3rd March
Session One North and West Africa 
Upstream Sub-Sahara Africa 2015 E&P reviewDavid ThomsonWood Mackenzie
09:20-09:40 African gas, where is the domestic market? Andrew Hayman, DrillingInfo (Read More...)

Unlocking the MSGBC's play potential - New data are the keys to the lockBen Sayers, TGS (Read More...)

Prospect Forum
10:00-10:10 An overview on current exploration activities & frontier acreage in Mediterranean Sea & Nile Delta, Egypt, Mr. Nader Labib, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) 
Exploration opportunities in Mozambique, Nicola Eland, Mozambique (ERCL)
Senegal: time for some shallow water success? Steve Smith, Simco Petroleum
10:36-10:46 Moroccan sedimentary basins: Identified Hydrocarbon Plays, Asmae Benarchid, ONHYM
Session Two East and Sub-Saharan Africa
Extending the Mozambique success east into the Comoros, John Craven, Discover Exploration Ltd
Where is the oil in East Africa, and can it match the gas success story in the region? Gabor Tari, OMV (Read More...)

Prospect Forum
11:50-12:00 Paleogene and Upper Cretaceous prospectivity in the Grand Prix License, Offshore Morondava Basin, Madagascar, Greg Rock, OMV
Republic of Congo license round 2016 - Jean Pierre Ngouaka, Ministry of Hydrocarbons, Republic of Congo 
12:12-12:22 Overview of Offshore and Onshore Exploration Activities, South Africa, Thulisile ButheleziPetroleum Agency South Africa 
12:24-12:34 Texas Conventional 89-Bcfe ProspectJoe McClintock, ILEX Energy
12:36-12:46 Acreage portfolio of Namibian Sedimentary Basins, Alina Haidula and Patrisia Shigwedha, NAMCOR
12:48-12:58 Farm-in opportunities with Tullow Oil in Africa and the AtlanticJerry Jarvis, Tullow Oil
13:00-13:10 APPEX Chairman's closing comments 
13:10-14:10 Fairwell Lunch