PRLog - March 29, 2012 - THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Africa's gas-LNG game has come of age, with over 30 African countries holding gas resources, and 20 now with proven reserves, with more entering into production, and gas discoveries both proliferating and often large, some of world-class dimension. Companies have upgraded their gas portfolio, redesigned strategies and enhanced investments in domestic and pipeline export gas, targeting Atlantic LNG Markets and Europe-destined gas consumers, as well as GTL in selected locales, in some instances synfuels for local offtake, and engaging a widening list of gas-power projects with independent private power, across a range of related cross-border markets. Meanwhile, corporates, investors and financiers now tartet the gas-rich Maghreb and the Gulf of Guinea (with many gas monetisation projects in the pipeline, along with LNG ventures). Southern Africa's offsore and onshore in shale gas and CMB, as well as the highly-promising East African frontier margins offshore and for onshore gas-power, soon probably to be a focus for potential LNG ventures for Asian markets.
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Our 4th African Gas 2012 builds on our unrivalled track record in and on Africa, deep industry knowledge-base, world-class conferencing with seamless delivery, extensive executive networks across the African Continent and worldwide on Six Continents, direct business and advisory experience in over 45 countries north and south of the Sahara, and over three decades of research in the global oil and gas business.
Our one-day Strategy Briefing reviews Africa’s fast-moving gas world, its leading players in gas-LNG, established and new projects and ventures, gas investments, and diverse gas markets in the Maghreb, West Africa, Eastern Margins and Southern Africa, including the fast-emerging GTL-CBM business, and African shale gas potential, plus diverse Governments policies with the portfolio and strategies of state energy firms holding gas interests and investments, as well as the key strategies of leading gas companies on the Continent – both foreign and domestic - across the gas value chain.
The Strategy Briefing provides a window into and unique prism of insights on the potential for new African gas partnerships, ventures, asset swaps, and deal-flow for Africa-invested companies that seek to enter or expand into this fast-changing and competitive gas-LNG arena. Presentations are by Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners) who brings a seasoned view on Africa’s gas industry, across the exploration-
Our 5th Nigeria Upstream Conference provides a benchmark diagnosis of the post-election oil and gas-LNG industry state of play in this key sub-Saharan OPEC producer – for exploration and development in the onshore Niger Delta, offshore/deepwater Nigeria and interior basins, plus across the oil/energy value-chain following the long-drawn out reform and corporatisation process which has been taking place. Now the playing field has been improved for local energy firms, while foreign state oil companies have added portfolio, and a new set of independents has entered the market, while Super-Majors retain core assets in-country, and ambitious Government plans exist for LNG projects and gas development across the fast-growing economic landscapes of Nigeria.
The 45th PetroAfricanus Dinner will take place 23rd May during our 4th African Gas-LNG Conference in London - with Guest Speaker:
Martin Trachsel: Chief Executive and Managing Director of South Atlantic Petroleum (Sapetro)
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