Time to Go Global: Outlook and Opportunities for International E&P
The 2019 CGEF Annual Conference is a premier E&P event that connects international E&P companies, governments, service providers, consultancies and financiers with new business opportunities across exciting new geographies and frontiers.
This year’s conference examines key areas of growth in international E&P: Europe, Latin America, MENA, and the USA.
8:00 am - 8:10 am
Welcome and Introductions
CGEF Conference Chair delivers welcome remarks.
- Marty Wittstrom, Canadian Global Exploration Forum
8:40 am - 10:00 am
SESSION I: Global Dynamics: State of the Industry
- Josef Schachter, Schachter Asset Management Inc.
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
SESSION II: Europe & Middle East / North Africa (MENA)
From the North Sea to the Middle East, both onshore and offshore plays are being explored by E&P companies exploiting different niches that match experience and size with available opportunities. What roles do small‐ to mid‐cap companies plag in finding new reserves and recovering incremental oil from existing fields? Africa: Whether North, South, East or West, the many significant discoveries in Africa continue to provide opportunities and attractive regulatory and fiscal regimes for E&P companies. What do experts have to say about where, when and what kind of activity is on the horizon and its impact on reshaping the E&P landscape in the coming years?
- Mike Lakin, ENVOI Limited
- Annemiek Asschert, EBN
- Tom Feuchtwanger, XploreNow Inc. & Co-Founder of CanAfrica Resource Consultants
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Join us for a delicious lunch, with a special presentation The Geology of Beer with Jürgen Kraus, Director - CGEF.
- Jürgen Kraus, Canadian Global Exploration Forum
1:15 pm - 1:35 pm
Mark Oberstoetter, North American Upstream Research - Wood Mackenzie
- Mark Oberstoetter, Wood Mackenzie
1:35 pm - 3:00 pm
SESSION III: The USA E&P Experience – Entry, Exploitation and Education
Development of shale oil resources in the US has allowed it to become a net oil exporter for the first time in seventy years. But the super basin plays are leased up and entry costs are high, making entry into known sweet spots difficult. So, what next for US unconventional and conventional plays? What is being overlooked? What’s next for the US onshore or offshore for small‐ and mid‐cap companies?
- Chad Lemke, P.Eng, GLJ Petroleum Consultants
- Elmira Aliakbari, Fraser Institute
- Audrey Mascarenhas, Questor Technology
- Stefan Winter, Fortress Engineering
3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
SESSION IV: Latin America ‐ A Favourable Region for Canadian Companies
Latin America is heating up again with new investments flowing to Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Guyana and Suriname, while Colombia and Peru continue to be steady performers. Are the market conditions and host governments able to keep the momentum going in Latin America?
- Diane Emond, Canadian Global Exploration Forum
- Jim Chisholm, P.Eng, Sproule
- Luis Miguel Morelli, Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH - Colombia)
- Dirceu Amorelli, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP - Brazil)
- Manuel Buitrago, Gran Tierra