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8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jon Marks

Jon Marks, Editor, FT Africa Energy

9:10 SONAHESS: EL GASSI, ZOTTI AND EL AGREB FIELDS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Malcolm Mclean

Malcolm Mclean, General Manager, Groupement Sonatrach - Amerada Hess (SonaHess)

9:40 BP’S INVESTMENT IN ALGERIA

Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds, Joint Venture Manager, BP

10:20 POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH IN INVESTMENT

Neil Ritson

Neil Ritson, General Manager North Africa, Burlington Resources

  • The process of reform and its impact
  • Progress on small field commercialisation – MLN Case Study
  • Status of “Stranded Gas” reserves
  • Future potential and areas for accelerated change
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 AN ASSESSMENT OF ALGERIA’S NEW ENERGY POLICY

    Francis Perrin

    Francis Perrin, Editor in Chief, Africa Energy Intelligence

  • Competition through tenders
  • A new legal Framework
  • Sonatrachs changing role
  • New partnerships
  • An aggressive gas policy
  • The new policy: risks and rewards
  • 12:00 ANADARKO – A KEY PLAYER IN ALGERIA

    Tony Meyer

    Tony Meyer, VP of Algeria, Anadarko

  • Review of recent developments
  • Future exploration plans in Algeria
  • Strengthening co-operation with Sonotrach in Algeria and abroad
  • 12:40 Lunch, Sponsored by Anadarko

    13:40 THE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT

    Samir Hadj Ali

    Samir Hadj Ali, Partner of Cabinet Hadji Ali, representing Arthur Andersen in Algeria

  • Global investment environment
  • Environment in relation to oil and gas
  • Legal aspects of PSCs
  • Accounting for PSCs
  • Tax issues of PSCs
  • 14:20 ENERGY FINANCE IN ALGERIA

    Paul Holland

    Paul Holland, Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte

  • An overview of project financing
  • Sources of finance
  • Legal framework in Algeria
  • Proven financial strategies
  • Country and political risk mitigation
  • 15:00 GAS MARKETS IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

    Naji Abi-Aad

    Naji Abi-Aad, Middle East Consultant, OME

  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Israel and Palestinian territories
  • Jordan
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 LEGAL ASPECTS OF ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

    Sid Ali Hadj-Hamou

    Sid Ali Hadj-Hamou, Attorney At Law – Legal Adviser, Law Office Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi

  • Applicable Law
  • Language Issues
  • Signing Parties
  • Sub-contractors
  • Liabilities/Penalties
  • 16:40 COMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES TO ALGERIA

    John Curry

    John Curry, Senior Commercial Executive, JetAir

  • Overview of Jet Airs Algerian operations
  • Specific operating considerations
  • Commercial and legal environment
  • Future development
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One, followed by a Drinks Reception for Delegates and Speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Cyril Widdershoven

    Cyril Widdershoven, Editor in Chief, Oil & Gas North Africa Magazine

    9:10 ALGERIA’S INTERNATIONAL E&P COMPETITIVENESS

    Dimitri Massaras

    Dimitri Massaras, Regional Manager- Saharan Africa Region, IHS Energy Group

  • Production
  • Reserves
  • Exploration activity
  • Exploration performance
  • Licensing activity
  • Rankings
  • 9:40 INVESTING IN ALGERIA

    David C. McDonald

    David C. McDonald, Vice President, Conoco Africa Inc

  • Overview of Conoco’s foreign policy
  • Benefits of Algeria as a location for investment
  • Working with Sonatrach
  • Future plans for Conoco in Algeria
  • 10:20 GAS CONTRACTS

    Paul Griffin

    Paul Griffin, Partner, Herbert Smith

  • Legal and regulatory regime
  • Gas exports by pipeline
  • LNG exports
  • Nature and effect of relevant contracts
  • Applicable law and dispute resolution
  • Examples in practice
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ALGERIAN FINANCE

    Mustapha Achour

    Mustapha Achour, General Manager, ABC Algeria

  • Welcoming foreign investment
  • Economy and economic prospects
  • Project financing in Algeria
  • 12:00 Diversity of Africa - Diversity of legal systems - Diversity of cultures

    Stephane Brabant

    Stephane Brabant, Partner, Herbert Smith

  • - Diversity of legal approaches in the oil and gas sector - Common law V. Civil law approach - State V. Foreign oil company’s approach
  • - The Algerian system - Legal issues - The two-tier system - Rights granted - Ownership - Tax issues - General issues - Tax regime - Some principals - Examples
  • Expected changes in the draft hydrocarbon law
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE GLOBAL OIL MARKET

    Jon Marks

    Jon Marks, Editor, FT Africa Energy

  • Overview of the world Oil market
  • Releasing more crude oil into the market
  • Algeria’s links with global crude market and reaching this market
  • Looking ahead, Algeria’s role in North Africa’s re-emergence as the world’s oil supplier
  • 14:40 INVESTING UNDER POLITICAL RISK

    - Eric Zandvliet

    - Eric Zandvliet, Head of Research, Control Risks Group

  • - Mapping a project’s risk profile
  • - Recent developments and their effect on the risk profile
  • - Risk management and mitigation
  • - Active management Vs Laying off
  • - Possible future developments
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FORMATION DAMAGE

    Graham Robertson

    Graham Robertson, V.P. Sales and Marketing, CorexChairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

  • Financial perspective with respect to Algeria
  • New techniques for examination and damage identification
  • Formation damage in Algeria - Major Damage mechanisms
  • Damage minimisation – production optimisation
  • Microbial Formation Damage
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Algiers 42 000
    Algeria

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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