• 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 2- 24th November 2016

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s opening remarks

09:10 - 09:30


Ministerial Address:  Diversifying the extractive industry to enhance Mauritania’s economy  

  • What success did the petroleum reforms of 2011 bring?
  • How can operators take advantage of the non-existent import/export taxes when exploiting hydrocarbon resources in Mauritania?
  • Looking forward: what role will the oil and gas play in power generation projects?

Session reserved for His Excellency Mohamed Abdel Vetah, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines of Mauritania

09:30 - 09:50

Keynote presentation: Exploiting Mauritania’s promising offshore hydrocarbon reserves

  • Understanding the hydrocarbon potential of deep-water blocks in Mauritania
  • SMHPH's dedication to partnering with operators to ensure successful drilling campaigns
  • Continuing success along the Atlantic margin through exploration and production projects
  • Which Mauritanian fields are expected to move into production?

Session reserved for SMHPM senior representative

09:50 - 10:10

Defining a New Play: A Petroleum System Analysis of the Deepwater Mauritania/Senegal Basin.

10:10 - 10:40

Morning Refreshments and networking

10:40 - 11:00

Developing partnerships to ensure E&P projects meet their full commercial potential

  • Working with MSGBC NOCs to ensure exploration project deadlines are met
  • How has a farm down to Sterling Energy ensured Mauritanian assets meet their full potential?
  • Finding, attracting and retaining skilled professionals to maintain consistent operations

11:00 - 11:20

Shifting exploration strategies in Guinea-Bissau to discover greater hydrocarbon reserves

  • Deciding to move from shallow blocks to deep water exploration
  • Gaining a better understanding of current blocks through high quality 3D seismic data
  • What to expect from a future exploration drilling campaign

11:20 - 12:00

CEO panel: How can the industry ensure that recent SNE-1 and Tortue discoveries are not one hit wonders?

  • Developing a high-impact exploration portfolio to maximise the likelihood of a big discovery
  • Optimising project cycle development in low oil price environment
  • Lessons learned from the 2007 Jubilee discovery
  • Strategies for de-risking drilling operations
  • Are +1500m exploration wells feasible in the current oil price environment?

12:00 - 12:20

Contributing to a successful field development – A solution providers view

  • Optimising project cycle development in a low oil price environment
  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Early involvement of critical sections of the value chain to drive a different outcome

  • Sian Lloyd Rees Head of Strategy & Marketing – Europe & Africa Region - Aker Solutions
  • Egil Boyum Senior VP Operations and Business Improvement - Aker Solutions
12:20 - 13:50

Networking Lunch

13:50 - 14:30

Panel discussion: Are +1500m exploration wells feasible in the current oil price environment?

  • Accelerating the development of a projects to keep costs low through adopting reservoir characterisation and optimising well-placements
  • Understanding the challenges of subsea processes and how to overcome them
  • Capitalising on the decreased demand for rigs to keep costs low

  • View full profile for Robin SutherlandRobin Sutherland New Ventures Manager, Africa - Tullow Oil
  • Jayne Baird Vice President of Exploration Africa & Atlantic Margins - Woodside
  • Egil Boyum Senior VP Operations and Business Improvement - Aker Solutions
14:30 - 14:50

Pre-Drill Seismic workflow for petroleum systems modelling in frontier deepwater basins: implications for prospectivity offshore MSGBC

  • A case study from the deep water of The Gambia, highlighting positive indications for the potential of a working hydrocarbon system
  • Highlighting prospectivity and potentially de-risking other parts of the MSGBC Basin
  • Acknowledging a paucity of well data within frontier deep and ultra-deepwater basins – how can high-quality
  • seismic data be used for de-risking the presence and maturity of hydrocarbons in the system
  • Bottom Simulating Reflections (BSRs) can be identified in the shallow section.
  • Assessing temperature and maturity for oil and gas generation and expulsion: Converting a reflection seismic velocity model to thermal conductivity for downward and lateral extension of the shallow geothermal gradients to the bottom of the seismic volume

14:50 - 15:10

Session Reserved for Mama Adama Gueye & Associates

15:10 - 16:30


World Café Roundtables

  1. Developing LNG hubs in the MSGBC region
    Led by: Dominique Gadelle , Vice-President Upstream and LNG, Technip
  2. How to increase transparency in the oil and gas industry to ensure the responsible management of natural resources
    Led by: Cheikh Tidiane Toure, Permanent Secretary, EITI
  3. Financing upstream projects in sub-saharan Africa
    Led by: Ignacio de Calonje, Chief Investment Officer, IFC
  4. Legal and governance issues in the MSBG hydrocarbon sector
    Led by: Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner, Geni & Kebe
    Aboubacar Fall, Managing Partner, Geni & Kebe

One to one meetings

Running alongside the conference sessions in in reserved rooms, delegates, speakers and sponsors will have the opportunity to have closed-door one to one meetings to discuss future partnerships and how to move operations forward.


Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference