Assembly Day One: Monday 4th December
Registration and Networking Breakfast begin at 08:00
09:00 – 09:15 Opening Keynote Address: A State of the Industry Review
A macro overview of the industry in 2017 and outlook for 2018, this address will outline key developments over 2017. Looking forward it will consider the supply-demand position into 2018 as well as critical factors that may come to the fore in the coming 12 months affecting company strategies and the industry as a whole.
09:15 – 10:15 IOCSs: Developing an Organisation that is Fit for the Future
With the 2016 OPEC agreement failing to drive any immediate meaningful revival in oil prices, what is the strategy of the industry’s major players? Has 2017 seen the beginning of growth and development, moving beyond continued adaptation to the ‘lower for longer’ environment, and how do IOCs adapt to the changing energy landscape in 2018 and beyond, ensuring they are fit for the future?
10:15 – 11:00: Morning Networking Break
11:00 - 11:25 In Conversation: Beyond the Impact on Oil Price, How will Shale Oil & Gas Production Continue to Impact the Oil & Gas Markets Globally?
The shale industry in the US continues to impact the global market with its ability to develop new technologies, reduce costs and increase efficiency allowing it to compete in the sub $55/barrel world which renders billions of barrels more economically viable when compared to deepwater.
11:25 – 12:30 Surviving or Thriving? Strategic Models for Real Value Creation within Leading Global Independents
With no full market recovery on the immediate horizon, the business models of the industry’s independents are varied and their effectiveness is critical to continued success. As explorers uncovering the newest discoveries or as aggregators of later-life assets, independents are key players in the next phase of the industry cycle but they face major challenges in the current climate.
12:30 – 14:00: Extended Networking Lunch
|Cost Reduction & Technology||Corporate Development & Financing|
|14:00 - 15:00 Oil Field Services Navigating the New Normal of Tighter Margins, Reduced OPEX and Limited Capital
With great demand to reduce costs and increase efficiency over the last few years, the oil field service sector has faced extreme challenges, how have they adjusted their operating models and relationships with customers
|14:00 - 15:00 Private Equity: Will the Momentum be Sustained
Early 2017 has seen increased activity on the part of Private Equity but what has created the environment for this increase and how will this develop in 2018? What is the appetite for risj and investment across regions and the various development phases of oil and gas asstes?
|15:00 - 16:00 Sustained Cost Discipline; The Upside of the Downturn?
With depressed oil prices the need for a cultural and structural realignment across the oil and gas industry has been clear. As the 'lower for life' environment seems to be accepted and necessary adjustments made, what has been learned and are these cost reductions sustainable
|15:00 - 16:00 M&A Activity: Re-Structuring the Oil & Gas Industry Forever?
The last few months have seen a number of sizable deals however volume is down on pre-downturn figures with the last years seemingly dislaying a disconnect between sellers and potential buyers. Have we turned the corner and will M&A in the coming years change the face of the oil and gas industry?
16:00 – 16:30: Afternoon Networking Break
|16:30 - 17:45 Technology Spotlight
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This fast paced series of quick-fire technology showcases will highlight meaningful advances in technology development and their
16:30 - 17:45 Financing the Future Growth & Development of the Oil & Gas Industry - Where is the Money Coming From?
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