IAGC announces first-ever Africa focused panel at 48th annual conference

August 28, 2018

Johannesburg – 28 August 2018 — Global oil and gas industry leaders and geoscience professionals will be gathering at the International Association of Geophysical Contractors’ (IAGC), 48th Annual Conference themed Accelerating Exploration, Expanding Energy Possibilities, on Wednesday, 20th of February 2019 in Houston. 

The IAGC has announced the first-ever Africa-focused panel for the continent to be promoting its various investment opportunities within its acreages. Up to six bidding rounds are ongoing or about to be launched in sub-Saharan Africa this year, confirming the continent’s place as the hottest global exploration frontier.

The Africa panel will be featuring SE Aziz Rabbah – the Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development in Morocco, Mr Mustafa Sanalla – the Chairman of the National Oil Corp in Libya, HE Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima – the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons in Equatorial Guinea, HE Dr Mohammed Amin Adam – Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Energy-Petroleum Sector, HE Dr Arikana Chihombori Quao – the African Union Ambassador to the United States, and Atty. Saifuah-Mai Gray – President and CEO of the National Oil Company of Liberia

Other industry leaders confirmed to speak at the conference include John Gibson, the Chairman at the Energy Technology, Tudor Pickering and Holt whose main address is Clarity for Accelerating Exploration: Market and Technology Drivers.

Diego Mesa, the Colombian Energy Vice Minister will give the Americans Energy Policy Update.

On the Exploration panel, you can look forward to hearing from Niall McCormack, the Vice President Exploration at BHP, Richard Lunam – the President Exploration at CanocoPhillips, Martin Stauble – the Vice President Exploration North America and Brazil at Shell, and Joseba Murillas – the Executive Director Global Exploration at Repsol.

Moderated by Julie Wilson the Research Director for Global Exploration at WoodMackenzie and discussed under Clarity for Acceleration Exploration: Where are clients headed? on the Technology Panel will be Emeka Emembolu -the VP Reservoir Development: Gulf of Mexico, at BP, Tolu Ewherido VP Technical: Exploration at ExxonMobil, Tom Ridsdill Smith – VP Geoscience: Woodside Energy, Pascal Desagaulx, Manager: Global Upstream Geophysics at Total, Davide Calcagni – VP G&G Operations and Services: Eni and Jan Helgesen the VP for Geophysical Operations, Equinor.

For more information and to register, visit the IAGC website.