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North Africa Oil & Gas Summit: region ready for new business and investments

Madrid meeting end October unites key stakeholders (October 18, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-10-18--

With oil flows in Libya resuming soon and as well as security levels and operations across the region, the annual North Africa Oil & Gas Summit will gather more than 350 leading stakeholders in the region's industry in Madrid from 25-27 October.

The director of the North Africa Oil & Gas Summit, Sladjana Franovic says: "timing of the event is perfect for the industry as this is very important period for Libya and the whole region. For the first time since the crisis in North Africa, international oil & gas operators and service providers with large interest in the region will have the opportunity to meet the new leaders of national oil companies (NOCs) and discuss investment potential, upcoming licensing rounds and challenges facing the region's oil and gas industry."

Main themes in the North Africa Oil & Gas Summit programme include:

* The changing dynamics of the Post-Arab-spring region - resuming oil flows in Libya and setting the scene for regional recovery

* North African oil and gas investment environment; discussing market trends, growth opportunities, price forecasts and future industry prospects

* Looking at NOC-IOC relations in the MENA region and assessing sustainable and profitable ways forward

* Operational challenges, safety and risk management in North Africa

* Latest regional developments - technology showcases, new projects and future licensing rounds

* Unlocking renewable energy potential in North Africa

* LNG and CNG as competitive solutions to develop and commercialise natural gas reserves

* Global oil and gas market dynamics and the role of North Africa: understanding implications of the global market on the North African region

Speaker highlights include:

* Mohamed Akrout, President and CEO of the National Oil Company of Tunisia (ETAP)

* Nemesio Fernandez-Cuesta, Executive Vice President Exploration & Production, Repsol

* Luis Travesado, Managing Director Exploration & Production, CEPSA

* Mohamed Ould Bahiya, General Manager, Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures (SMH)

* Mounir Bouazis, VP Commercial MENA region, SHELL

* Zalmay Khalilzad, Former US Ambassador to the UN, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, Counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Event dates:

25 October:  Shale and tight gas workshop

26-27 October:  Conference

Event location:  Hotel Melia Castilla, located near to the Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid

Event website:

For more information, interviews and media accreditation:

Communications manager:  Annemarie Roodbol

Tel.  +27 21 700 3558     

Fax.  +27 21 700 3501  

Mobile: +27 82 562 7844



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Related Keywords:North Africa Oil & Gas Summit, Madrid, Spain, Libya, Arab Spring, ETAP, Tunisia, CEPSA, Repsol, oil & gas industry, upstream, downstrea, licencing rounds

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