World Energy Capital Assembly

 

 

2 – 3 December 2019
Hilton Park Lane, London, UK

 

Europe’s largest gathering of international energy executives, investors and financiers

What is World Energy Capital Assembly?

The World Energy Capital Assembly, an anchor event on the industry calendar, brings together the oil & gas and finance & investment worlds to discuss emerging and re-emerging energy investment opportunities, to review deals done and to chart E&P activity globally. It provides unrivalled access to what is now the world’s most influential network of senior executives from across the energy, finance and investment worlds. Closing two packed days, the largest energy Awards Dinner in Europe offers the ideal setting for celebrating the industry’s achievements alongside 650 senior executives in the most glamorous of settings.

Highlights from 2018

The 10th World Energy Capital Assembly held on the 3rd & 4th of December 2018 in London included the following highlights:

The Outlook for 2019: There remains some fears around geopolitical risk, an increasing number of assets will be put up for sale; we will see some reshuffling of big oil and debt capital will be more prominent than equity capital in emerging markets.

Small and Mid-Cap Funding: To successfully tap into financing, the small-mid cap market must be able to demonstrate market access, be a proven low-cost operator, work effectively with local communities, demonstrate strong capital discipline, have a balanced portfolio of development and production, show visibility of long-term cash flow, have a committed management team with a proven track record, have lean and efficient operations and take the lead in digitalisation.

The Leap Beyond Cost Cutting: The need to minimise capital investment together with price volatility and the drive for increased profitability and reliability is directing companies to commit to digitalisation.  Key areas of focus include: the need for fresh ideas from young talent, ensuring better quality and performance, breaking down barriers with prototyping and integrating hardware and software effectively.

Trends in the Debt Markets: Markets are stronger than expected giving rise to new projects although breakeven prices do need to reviewed; there is a trend towards a hybrid structure as well as Reserve Based Lending but complimenting RBL are alternate sources including senior and junior debt.

Financing Future Projects: Before committing to financing, investors need to see strong trust and honesty in communication, solid business plans that address any long-term cash flow dips, a commitment to new technology, price capital discipline and finally, companies need to be able to supply greater evidence for a return on investment due to the current drop in the oil price.

Digitalisation: Embracing digital tools will not only improve safety but also allow companies to deliver higher value at lower carbon emissions. A high level of automation will drive a decarbonised future however the industry needs to be open to change and understand that technology will enhance human ability rather than replace it.

The Importance of Gas: The cleanest of the fossil fuels – gas – will continue to play a vital role in driving the energy transition and filling the gaps where renewable energy falls short.

Regional Spotlights: The East Med is set to become a new player in the world of energy once the midstream challenges have been overcome; Latin America’s success story Guyana includes 10 discoveries and 5 billion barrels of oil in 30 months; Africa and it’s opportunities for Private Equity on the continent and finally the North Sea needs to see sustained investment.

Women’s Energy: Concrete actions that can be taken to make a real change including mentoring, training, giving women a voice and legislative changes.

If you would like to get involved in the 2019 World Energy Capital Assembly taking place on 2-3 December in London, UK, please contact Pippa Brown, EMEA Director, [email protected]

2018 Agenda at a Glance

Day 1 - Monday 3rd December

08.45
Welcome Remarks – a Decade of the Oil & Gas Council

08.50 – 09.00
Opening Keynote Address: Global Oil Supply and Demand

09.00 – 10.00
Opening Plenary: Resilience of Oil – The Outlook for 2019 & Beyond and the Impact on Global Energy Security

10.00
Networking Break
Sponsored by:
shell

 


10.45 – 11.45
Capital Raising Trends – Reflections on Private vs Public Equity in 2018

11.45 – 12.45
Small and Mid-Cap Oil and Gas Companies of the Future

12.45
Networking Lunch

13.50 – 15.00
Taking the Leap Beyond Cost Cutting – Collaboration and Capital Efficiency in a New Oil World

15.00 – 15.45
Trends in the Debts Markets – Debt Financing and the New Rules of Engagement for Management Teams

15.45 – 16.00
Rystad Energy’s medium to long-term outlook of the oil market – A System Dynamics Approach

16.00
Networking Break
Sponsored by:
shell

 


16.30 – 17.00
Forecasting with Fund Managers – Insights, Weightings and the Strategies Being Deployed in to 2019

17.00 – 17.05
VIP Drinks Reception Host Address

17.05 – 18.15
The Investor Circle

17.05
Evening Drinks Reception
Sponsored by:

NATIXIS

Day 2 - Tuesday 4th December

08.50
Welcome Remarks – a Decade of the Oil & Gas Council

08.55 – 09.05
Opening Keynote Address

09.05 – 10.15
Digitalisation 70 – is the Oil & Gas Sector keeping up

10.15
Networking Break
Sponsored by:
shell

10.45 – 11.30
The Growth of Gas and the Supply and Demand Dynamics Shaping it’s Future

11.30 – 12.00
A World First: Learnings from the Delimara 4 LNG-to-Power Project

12.00
Networking Lunch

STREAM A

13.00 – 13.45
Spotlight on the North Sea

13.45 – 14.30
Women’s Energy Council – Talent and Value Creation
Sponsored by:
reflex-marine
14.30 – 15.30
Spotlight on Africa

15.30
Close of Conference

18.30 
Awards of Excellence

STREAM B

13.00 – 13.45
Spotlight on the Eastern Mediterranean

13.45 – 14.30
Spotlight on Latin America

15.30
Close of Conference

18.30 
Awards of Excellence

2018 Keynote Speakers

AJ Abdallat

AJ Abdallat

CEO, Beyond Limits

Dominique Fraisse

Dominique Fraisse

Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Natixis

Frank Pluta

Frank Pluta

Industry Banker – Energy Group Head, Natixis

Gil Holzman

Gil Holzman

President & Chief Executive Officer, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas

Kahina Abdeli-Galinier

Kahina Abdeli-Galinier

VP Marketing, Software Integrated Solutions Schlumberger

Keith Hill

Keith Hill

President, CEO & Director, Africa Oil Corporation

Lord Browne of Madingley

Lord Browne of Madingley

Executive Chairman, L1 Energy

Mark Papa

Mark Papa

Chairman and CEO, Centennial Resource Development

Markus Nævestad

Markus Nævestad

Partner, Jarand Energy

Mathios Rigas

Mathios Rigas

CEO, Energean Oil & Gas

Tarek Al Hassan

Tarek Al Hassan

Trading Crude GM for Europe, East & Derivatives, Shell

Yannis Grigoriou

Yannis Grigoriou

CEO, Hellenic Petroleum

2018 Key Oil & Gas Speakers

Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi

Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi

Digital SVP, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Andy Samuel

Andy Samuel

Chief Executive Officer, Oil & Gas Authority

Anne Marie Cannon

Anne Marie Cannon

Deputy Chair, Aker BP ASA

Bala Wunti

Bala Wunti

Group General Manager, Corporate Planning and Strategy, NNPC

Cath Norman

Cath Norman

Managing Director, FAR Limited

Colette Cohen

Colette Cohen

CEO, Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Dr. Michael Gardosh

Dr. Michael Gardosh

Head of Geology, Geophysics and Information Department, Israel Ministry of Energy

Dr. Sean Guest

Dr. Sean Guest

President & CEO, Valeura Energy

Eirik Wærness

Eirik Wærness

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Equinor

Fiona Macaulay

Fiona Macaulay

CEO, Echo Energy

Jose D. Penafiel

Jose D. Penafiel

President and Chief Executive Officer, Madalena Energy

Karl Johnny Hersvik

Karl Johnny Hersvik

Chief Executive Officer, AkerBP

Maria Moræus Hanssen

Maria Moræus Hanssen

CEO, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

Nick Rowan

Nick Rowan

Head of Business Development Europe, Shell Trading International Limited

Paul Welch

Paul Welch

President and Chief Executive Officer, SDX Energy

Spencer Dale

Spencer Dale

Global Chief Economist, BP

Tatiana Mitrova

Tatiana Mitrova

Director, Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Torbjørn Folgerø

Torbjørn Folgerø

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, Equinor

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

New Business and Cooperation Director, ONHYM

Xavier Venereau

Xavier Venereau

Head of Producers & Finance, Marketing & Origination IST - Europe, Africa & Russia, BP IST

2018 Key Finance and Investment Speakers

Ashwin Punde

Ashwin Punde

Managing Director - Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Claudi Santiago

Claudi Santiago

Chief Operating Officer, First Reserve

Edward Geiser

Edward Geiser

Managing Partner and Head of Investment Committee, Juniper Capital

Ernst Sack

Ernst Sack

Founding Partner, Blue Bear Capital LLC

Jeremy Low

Jeremy Low

Managing Director & Head of Energy EMEA, BMO Capital Markets

Jonathan Waghorn

Jonathan Waghorn

Portfolio Manager and Sector Specialist (Energy), Guinness Atkinson Funds

Julian Mylchreest

Julian Mylchreest

Global Head, Natural Resources, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark Hume

Mark Hume

Portfolio Manager, Blackrock

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann

Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas and Utilities Santander Corporate & Investment Banking

Matthieu Duhem

Matthieu Duhem

Managing Director - Head of Upstream Oil & Gas, Credit Agricole

Panos Benos

Panos Benos

Chief Financial Officer, Energean Oil & Gas

Richard Hulf

Richard Hulf

Richard Hulf, Fund Manager, Artemis Funds

Richard Norris

Richard Norris

Energy Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

Sean Martyn

Sean Martyn

Leader & Managing Director, Baker Hughes Capital Solutions

Tomas Hvamb

Tomas Hvamb

Investment Director, EV Private Equity

Tushar Kumar

Tushar Kumar

Partner, Kerogen Capital (UK) Limited

2018 Speakers

Andy Hessell

Andy Hessell

Managing Director, CATS Management Ltd

Andy Spriggs

Andy Spriggs

Managing Director, Rockflow Resources

Antoine Trieux

Antoine Trieux

Co-Head-Midstream and Downstream O&G, Natixis

Bassem Tadros

Bassem Tadros

VP Non-Operated Ventures & Business Development, Sasol E&P International

Brian Essner

Brian Essner

VP International Marketing & Egypt Country Manager, Noble Energy

Christoffer Mylde

Christoffer Mylde

VP, Corporate Development, Sproule

Christopher Coombs

Christopher Coombs

Principal, Nedbank Capital

Cornelia Meyer

Cornelia Meyer

CEO, Meyer Resources

Dan Dorner

Dan Dorner

Head of BEIS-FCO International Energy Unit, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy UK

Danila Bochkarev

Danila Bochkarev

Senior Fellow, East West

David Lewis

David Lewis

Partner, Clifford Chance

Elgonda LaGrange

Elgonda LaGrange

Director Digital Solutions, Siemens

Ernst Frankl

Ernst Frankl

Partner, Oil & Gas, Oliver Wyman

Francis Gugen

Francis Gugen

Board and Founder Member, POWERful Women

Francois Austin

Francois Austin

Partner & Head of Energy, Oliver Wyman

Graham Heath

Graham Heath

Chief Financial Officer, i3 Energy

Hinda Gharbi

Hinda Gharbi

VP HR, Schlumberger

James D. Simpson

James D. Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

James Shipka

James Shipka

COO, Touchstone Exploration Inc.

Jay Cuclis

Jay Cuclis

Partner & Head of Houston Office, White & Case LLP

Karim El-din Sarhan

Karim El-din Sarhan

Partner, Sharkawy & Sarhan

Malcolm Graham-Wood

Malcolm Graham-Wood

Founding Partner, Hydrocarbon Capital

Mark Routh

Mark Routh

Chairman, Independent Oil & Gas plc

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

CEO, Surmont Energy

Matthieu Luchez

Matthieu Luchez

Industry Banker - Upstream Head, Natixis

Mike Theobald

Mike Theobald

Director Power & Energy, UK&I and EMIA, AECOM

Milton Rangel

Milton Rangel

Head of Finance and Investor Relations, PetroRio

Mohamed Talaat Khalifa

Mohamed Talaat Khalifa

Co-founder, Dolphinus

Morten Kelstrup

Morten Kelstrup

Chief Commercial and Innovation Officer, Maersk Drilling

Nathan Frisbee

Nathan Frisbee

Senior Analyst, Schlumberger

Nuri Demirdoven

Nuri Demirdoven

Managing Director, Upstream Practice Lead, Accenture Strategy

Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin

Senior Advisor, White & Case

Peter Purkl

Peter Purkl

Director, Team Head Power, Renewables and Water, KfW iPex Bank

Phil Birch

Phil Birch

Exploration Director, Impact Oil & Gas

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson

Lead Manager, Ashburton Global Energy Fund

Robert Ruddiman

Robert Ruddiman

Partner - Head of Oil & Gas, Pinsent Masons LLP

Sandra Antonovic

Sandra Antonovic

COO, Reflex Marine

Scott Aitken

Scott Aitken

CEO, Seapulse

Shahram Farhadi

Shahram Farhadi

Head, Oil and Gas Technologies, Beyond Limits

Shaul Zemach

Shaul Zemach

Country Manager Israel, Energean Oil and Gas

Thomas Grand

Thomas Grand

Vice President - Energy, Process & Utilities Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Tim Eastmond

Tim Eastmond

VP – Finance, Phoenix Global Resources

Valery Konyushenko

Valery Konyushenko

Executive Director, Head of Business Development & Commercial, Mazarine Operator Services B.V.

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Attending Companies


View the list of companies confirmed to attend

Expo Floor Plan


Download the Exhibition Floor Plan

Awards of Excellence


Over 900 executives will recognize & honour those working in the industry

Media Partners & Supporting Associations

iCouncil

Speaker Interview


Mathios Rigas
CEO
Energean Oil & Gas

Speaker Interview


Maria Moræus Hanssen
CEO
DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

Speaker Interview


Andy Samuel
CEO
Oil & Gas Authority

Speaker Interview


Colette Cohen
CEO
Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Speaker Interview


Dan Dorner
Head of BEIS-FCO International Energy Unit
DBEIS

Speaker Interview


AJ Abdallat
CEO
Beyond Limits

Speaker Interview


Edward Geiser
Managing Partner & Head of Investment Committee
Juniper Capital

Speaker Interview


Jose Penafiel
President & CEO
Madalena Energy

Speaker Interview


Robert Ruddiman
Partner and Head, Oil & Gas
Pinsent Masons LLP

Speaker Interview


Jonathan Waghorn
Portfolio Manager & Sector Specialist (Energy)
Guinness Atkins Funds

Speaker Interview


Dr. Sean Guest
President & CEO
Valeura Energy

Speaker Interview


Mark Hume
Portfolio Manager
BlackRock

Success Stories

“World Energy Capital Assembly goes from strength to strength. The quality of the sessions and the networking opportunities are almost second to none. The Awards Dinner is always one of the highlights of the season!”

Stuart Cooper

SVP Portfolio & Commercial, INEOS

“Oil & Gas Council provides an excellent venue to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in the industry while we discuss the state of the industry and opportunities for the future.”

Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah

CEO, KUFPEC

“Oil & Gas Council has done a great job again in gathering a large number of people involved in the industry from very different perspectives, I understand it’s a record turnout which is a fantastic achievement and I look forward to being back next year.”

Tony Hayward

Chairman, Genel Energy

“World Energy Capital Assembly has firmly established itself in the London calendar. It has developed into a key event fostering exchange on industry trends and networking across the broader oil and gas community. An important aspect at times when the industry is trying to adapt to a new reality!”

Martin Bachmann

Member of the Board, Wintershall

Contact Us

Pippa Brown

Pippa Brown

Director, EMEA

Speaking Enquiries
T: +27 21 001 3883

Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Group Managing Director

Awards Dinner Enquiries
T: +44 20 7384 8063

Amir Shirkhan

Amir Shirkhan

EVP Corporate Development

Sponsorship Enquiries
T: +44 20 7384 8058

Gina Sole

Gina Sole

Marketing & Communications Manager

Marketing Enquiries
T: +27 21 001 3880