• We are proud to announce H.E. Macky Sall will be attending MSGBC Summit & Exhibition 2016
  • SMHPM will be attending and presenting at MSGBC Summit on 23rd and 24th November in Dakar

Conference Day 1 – 23rd November 2016

MSGBC 2016 will be taking place at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Senegal, Dakar. For more information, please click here.


09:00 - 09:30

VIP Exhibition Tour

Exhibitors and VIPs only. Everyone else please take your seats in the Auditorium.

09:30 - 09:40

Introduction from the Master of Ceremonies

09:40 - 09:45

Welcome address from the Energy Exchange

Hannah Wharrier, Managing Director, The Energy Exchange

09:45 - 09:50

Welcome from Petrosen

09:50 - 10:15

Official Conference Opening

10:15 - 10:40

Morning refreshments and networking in the Exhibition

10:40 - 10:45

Opening remarks from the Chair

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10:40 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:05

Ministerial Address: Fulfilling Senegal’s potential as an oil and gas country

11:05 - 11:25

Keynote Address: Driving exploration forward in Senegal through a new petroleum code

11:25 - 11:45

Keynote Address: The exploration and development of a world-scale hydrocarbon resource offshore Mauritania and Senegal

11:40 - 12:20

NOC Panel: Ensuring MSGBC hydrocarbon reserves are fully explored and commercialised

  • In light of new concession agreements, how will hydrocarbon exploration develop in the MSGBC basin?
  • How can NOCs and governments create strong cross-boundary relationships to ensure discoveries are monetised?
  • How will stranded gas be managed?
  • How will local content initiatives be incorporated into current and future hydrocarbon regulations?
  • Overcoming logistical restrictions in frontier areas – how can existing infrastructure be utilised?

12:30 - 12:50

Cairn Energy expanding exploration assets in offshore Senegal in a low oil environment

  • Taking advantage of a reshaped oil field services market when developing assets
  • When will the SNE-1 discovery be commercialised and what effect will it have on Cairn’s current E&P projects in the region?
  • Is BEL-1 going to be the next big discovery in offshore Senegal?
  • Results of the SNE-3 appraisal program

12:50 - 13:10

Persistence, partnership and the prize : the world’s largest oil discovery for 2014

13:10 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Country Roundtables

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  1. Senegal

Led by: Joseph O. Medou, E&P Director, PETROSEN

2.       Mauritania

Led by: Tourad Abdel Baghi, Director in Charge of Studies and Development, SMHPM
with Chemsdine Sow, Head of Exploration Department, SMHPM

3.       Guinea

Led by: Mohamed Bangoura, Technical Director, ONAP

4. Gambia

Led by: Jerreh Barrow, Commissioner for Petroleum, The Gambia


5.       Guinea-Bisseau

Led by: Celedonio Viereira, VP Business Development, Petroguin


15:30 - 15:55

Roundtable Conclusions in the Auditorium (5 minutes per round table)

15:55 - 16:25

Speed networking

16:25 - 16:50

Afternoon refreshments and networking

16:50 - 17:10


Chasing large gas discoveries in onshore Senegal’s Paleozoic basin

  • What can we learn from the Kolda-1 and Diana Malari-1 wells?
  • The potential for the Paleozoic basin’s Silurian-Ordovician combination to have similar prolific gas discoveries as Algeria and Libya
  • What is the scope for a multi-TCF gas discovery in the Paleozoic basin?

17:10 - 17:30

How does the onshore exploration link with the offshore success in the MSGBC Basin?

  • What is the next hot area in the MSGBC basin?
  • What technological advances have led and will lead to greater success in the offshore?
  • What can we learn from offshore to help onshore and vice-versa?

17:30 - 17:50

FLNG as an attractive solution for monetising gas:

  • Overcoming the challenges of limited onshore infrastructure with FLNG
  • The key success factors to installing the first FLNG units
  • How can units be adapted to suits the needs of the MSGBC basin?


Chairman’s closing remarks


Buses leave for the Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner at 1800 outside the Palais de Congres entrance.