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Liberia Harper Basin Licence Round 2020

Join Frontier LIVE for the Liberia Harper Basin Licence Round 2020 Webinar now available on demand. You will hear directly from Mr Archie Donmo, Director General of the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA) and Ben Sayers, Director of Business Development, AME of TGS on the nine offshore blocks on offer within the Harper Basin License Round. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the speakers on one of the last frontier regions of West Africa. Following the official launch of the License Round by LPRA and TGS, this will be a unique opportunity for an interactive session, giving participants the opportunity to deep dive into the blocks and the attractiveness of this region.

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Honorable Archie Donmo

Director-General

Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA)
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Ben Sayers

Director-General

TGS
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Participant Polls

Exploration Focus in Africa, next 5-10 years?

In the next 5-10 years, where do you expect the most future exploration to be focused in Africa?

Onshore
Shallow Water (up to 200m)
Deep Water (200 - 2,000m)
Ultra-deep water (beyond 2,000m)

Bid Round Bids Preferences

What is your preference for Bid Round Bids?

No flexibility & signature bonus
All terms and bid items flexible
Full flexibility on all items

Part 2

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Oil Market Uncertainty in the Age of COVID-19 with Rystad Energy

Join Frontier Live for the Oil Market Uncertainty in the Age of COVID-19 Webinar now available on demand. Simon Sjøthun of Rystad Energy will take a deep dive into the current disruption and what it means for the oil and gas industry globally and share Rystad’s insight into future predictions and outcomes.

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Simon Sjøthun

Partner

Rystad Energy
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Participant Polls

10 Year Outlook

What factor will have the biggest impact on the oil, gas and energy sector over the next 10 years?

COVID-19
Energy transition demand pressures

Road Traffic Impact

What is the reduction in road traffic volumes in the UK and France compared to the same time last year

0% - 20%
21% - 40%
41% - 60%
61% - 80%

2020 Oil Demand

What do you expect the impact to be on oil demand in 2020 when compared to 2019

85% - 90%
91% - 95%
96% - 100%
101% - 105%

Shut-ins

Where do you expect to see the biggest shut-ins?

Off-shore
Shale
Oil sands
Conventional onshore

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Global LNG Expansion; Near and Long Term Implications of Disruption

Join Frontier Live for the Global LNG Expansion: Near and Long Term Implications of Disruption Webinar now available on demand. Giles Farrer, Director - Head of LNG and Gas Asset Research, Wood Mackenzie, Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Oil & Gas Southern Africa, Standard Bank and Steve Brann, Long Term LNG, Vitol will discuss the current disruption and what it means for the expansion of LNG projects globally and how projects like Mozambique LNG will be impacted. Join our line up of industry experts on this topic for a debate on Global LNG Expansion;

Discussion Points;

  • What are the supply side impacts of disruption?
  • How will price and cash flow be impacted?
  • And LNG near term demand and storage?
  • Which projects will run at short term losses as a result of low prices and therefore could run below capacity?
  • Which operational projects will suffer upstream development delays and how could this impact their longer term production?
  • Which pre FID projects will still press ahead?
  • Which will be deferred, cancelled or restructured?
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Giles Farrer

Director - Head of LNG and Gas Asset Research

Wood Mackenzie
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Paul Eardley-Taylor

Head Of Oil & Gas, Southern Africa

Standard Bank
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Steve Brann

Long Term LNG

Vitol
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Participant Polls

Return to 2019/Q1

When do you expect LNG demand to return to 2019 Q1 Levels?

2020/21 Winter
2021 Summer
2021/22 Winter
2022 Summer
2022/23 Winter

LNG FID Production

Which region will struggle most to FID new LNG production?

Americas
Russia/CIS
West Africa
Middle East
Far East/Australasia

LNG Demand Impact Factors

Which factor will most impact the development of new LNG demand markets?

Price of oil versus coal versus LNG
Price/availability of renewables solutions
Creditworthiness of buyers
Fragmentation of new markets

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Namibia’s Oil & Gas Future

Join Frontier Live for the Namibia’s Oil & Gas Future Webinar now available on demand. You will hear insights from Namibia’s Petroleum Commissioner, Maggy Shino, Keith Hill, CEO & President, Africa Oil Corp., Daniel McKeown, Managing Director, Azinam, Gil Holzman, President & CEO, Eco Atlantic on Namibia’s oil & gas future at this critical time in the quest for the country’s exploration success and a discussion between the speakers which will be followed by an interactive audience Q&A.

Discussion Points;

  • How has the Ministry's responsed to COVID-19 and the challenges of the low oil price?
  • Let’s discuss the much anticipated Venus-1 well; timeline and expectations?
  • What has Namibia's reaction to the change in environment for explorers and investors?
  • What isNamibia's historical drilling density?
  • What is Namibia's operating environment and fiscal regime?
  • Let’s hear of the opportunities and challenges going forward and how you plan to tackle these?
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Maggy Shino

Petroleum Commissioner

Ministry of Mines & Energy, Namibia
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Keith Hill

President & CEO

Africa Oil Corp.
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Daniel McKeown

Managing Director

Azinam
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Gil Holzman

President & CEO

Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas
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Participant Polls

Oil Price December 2020

What do you think the oil price will be on 31 December 2020

Less than $20/Bbl
$21/Bbl - $40/Bbl
$41/Bbl - $60/Bbl
$61/Bbl - $80/Bbl
More than $80/Bbl

Oil Price December 2021

What do you think the oil price will be on 31 December 2021?

Less than $20/Bbl
$21/Bbl - $40/Bbl
$41/Bbl - $60/Bbl
$61/Bbl - $80/Bbl
More than $80/Bbl

Namibia Race

Who will be the first one to hit oil in Namibia?

Total / Impact
Shell / Kosmos
Exxon
Eco Atlantic / Azinam

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s Oil Explorers & Producers

Join Frontier Live for the The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa's Oil Explorers & Producers Webinar now available on demand. Roderick Bruce, Research and Analysis Associate Director, Africa Petroleum Sector Risk, IHS Markit and Keith Myers, President, Research, Westwood Global Energy, Ian Cloke, Executive Vice President, Tullow Oil and Dorie McGuinness, Senior Vice President, New Ventures of Kosmos Energy will discuss the evolving picture and delays that we can expect on Africa’s key exploration projects and licensing rounds.

Discussion Points;

  • COVID-19, low oil price, demand destruction. Will investment in Africa crater and what will be the impact of activity in 2020 and beyond?
  • Where does exploration in Africa go from here?
  • Has COVID-19 and the oil price altered how you will explore and operate?
  • Will there be any impact on commercialising Africa's gas?
  • Have governments been proactive in responding to license commitments?
  • How do you think Africa E&P will respond to the lower oil price environment forward?
  • How will the impact of COVID-19 influence the speed towards energy transition?
  • What are the impacts so far from the COVID-19 crisis on Africa’s producing countries and frontiers (operational/economic/political resilience and vulnerability)?
  • How can African countries best harness any post-pandemic upstream investment rebound?
  • Will the role of African NOC’s change post-crisis?
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Roderick Bruce

Research and Analysis Associate Director, Africa Petroleum Sector Risk

IHS Markit
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Keith Myers

President, Research

Westwood Global Energy Group
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Ian Cloke

Executive Vice President

Tullow Oil
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Dorie McGuinness

Senior Vice President, New Ventures

Kosmos Energy
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Participant Polls

Energy Transition

What will be the impact of COVID-19 on the speed of energy transition?

Speed up
No effect
Slow down

Fiscal Terms

Which countries are most in need of adjusting fiscal terms?

Egypt
Algeria
Angola
Nigeria
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon

Investment

If you had $500M to invest in the oil and gas industry in sub-Saharan Africa which country would it be?

South Africa
Angola
Namibia
Mozambique
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon

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South Africa’s Oil & Gas Future

Join Frontier LIVE for the South Africa’s Oil & Gas Future Webinar now available on demand. Speakers will discuss oil exploration in South Africa, including the anticipated wells and exploration activity, the impact of uncertainty on the exploration timelines, changes in legislation and general hopes for the realisation of commercial oil & gas exploration success in the country as a whole.

Discussion Points;

  • Brulpadda hit headlines and captured imaginations. Is the field development of Brulpadda on track?
  • Outlined exploration work on other key blocks in South Africa, delayed or on track?
  • What other attractive prospects have been identified on existing 2D seismic data?
  • New legislation has been introduced in 2020 to attract IOC’s capital, is this significant?
  • How has the Ministry of Energy responded to the unprecedented uncertainty facing Africa’s oil explorers that are invested in-country?
  • At a time when we are witnessing the emergence of significant deep water exploration potential, how can the South African government assist the growth of its E&P industry?
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Lindiwe Mekwe

General Manager: Regulation

Petroleum Agency SA
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Adrian Strydom

Chief Executive Office

South African Oil & Gas Alliance
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Jan Maier

Vice President - Exploration

Africa Energy
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Adewale Fayemi

Managing Director

Total E&P South Africa
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Phil Birch

Exploration Director

Impact Oil & Gas
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South Africa’s Energy Future is Bright but Government Must Prioritise the Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill, Attractive Fiscal Terms and State Investment
4 Jun 2020

Participant Polls

South Africa Investment Position in Africa

If you had $500M to invest in upstream oil and gas in Africa where would South Africa sit in your priority list?

In the top 2 countries
In the top 5 countries
In the top 10 countries
Outside the top 10 countries

South Africa Improvement Urgencies

What does SA need to address most urgently to improve its attractiveness for exploration dollars?

On-shore infrastructure
Fiscal terms
Skills shortage
Deal cycle time

South Africa Petroleum Development Bill

When will the new Upstream Petroleum Development Bill be passed into law?

Before the end of 2020
2021
2022
Later than 2022

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Funding Challenges for the Oil & Gas Sector

Join Frontier Live for the Funding Challenges for the Oil & Gas Sector Webinar now available on demand. Speakers will discuss global volatility and the impact on funding for the oil & gas sector, highlighting the specific challenges of funding large projects through to pure exploration activity. Before the pandemic, investment was walking out the door towards green energy investments and now more than ever, funding is a challenge for the oil & gas sector.

Discussion Points;

  • What impact has global volatility had on E&P companies and funding for exploration and appraisal, development and production and portfolio expansion?
  • What about funding for larger projects, like Mozambique? Is this secure?
  • What are the trends, challenges and opportunities we are seeing around funding for the oil & gas sector?
  • What activity can we expect in coming months/ years with acquisitions and divestments?
  • What factors affect international funding for exploration?
  • How important is ESG in emerging markets?
  • Will we see more M&A in the coming years as a result of the disruption?
  • What other challenges will the oil & gas sector face post-crisis?
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Hugh Sanderson

Director

Emerald Lake Advisory
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Rob Tims

Managing Director

RWT Energy Advisory
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Tabrez Khan

Africa Oil & Gas Transactions Leader

Ernst & Young
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Fathima Hussain

Managing Director, Oil & Gas Corporate Finance

Standard Chartered Bank
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Participant Polls

Sector Investment

If you were required to invest in only one sector for the next ten years, which of the following sectors would you choose:

Oil & Gas
Mining
Technology
Financials

Preferred Webinar Themes

What is the most important theme for the participants

Cash flow generation
Cost cuts
Operational resilience
M&A
Capital raise

ESG Acceleration

Do people think the oil price crash will accelerate ESG

Yes
No

Growth

Do companies envisage growth through:

Organic projects
Inorganic projects

Resilience of Company Type

Which type of company will respond best to the oil price crash?

Traditional International Oil Companies
Independent Oil Companies
National Oil Companies
International Oil Companies transitioning to net Zero by 2050
Pure-play renewable energy providers

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Africa Exploration in Focus: MSGBC Basin

Join Frontier Live for the Africa Exploration in Focus: MSGBC Basin Webinar now available on demand. The session is dedicated to showcase the emerging opportunities in the MSGBC Basin in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Hear about the emerging exploration opportunities that are currently being evaluated and new seismic shoots currently underway; this is where you can see what is coming over the horizon for Africa’s most exciting basin, the MSGBC.

The MSGBC Basin has been the shining light of African exploration in recent years achieving world-class discoveries in Senegal and Mauritania. The exploration community is ready and waiting for future pursuit of the next SNE and many believe that other exciting opportunities lie within the MSGBC Basin.

Countries in Focus:

  • The Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau

Discussion Points:

  • What are the new plays in the basin?
  • What new data is available and when?
  • What players we might expect in the basin in the current climate and when?
  • What sort of exploration strategy will we see being played out in the MSGBC Basin?
  • Can we expect mini rounds or direct negotiation in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau?
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Jerreh Barrow

Petroleum Commissioner

Ministry Of Petroleum And Energy, The Gambia
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David Alejandro Contreras Díaz

Business Development Manager

TGS
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MSGBC Basin Risk

What is the greatest above ground risk in the MSGBC basin?

Local content
Legislation
Political stability
Capacity of Institutional Structures
Licensing terms
Infrastructure

MSGBC Greatest Potential

Which country do you think represents the greatest potential within the MSGBC basin?

Mauritania
Senegal
The Gambia
AGC
Guinea-Bissau
The Republic of Guinea

Preferred Seismic Licensing

What is the exploration communities preferred method of seismic licensing?

Regional 2D MC then proprietary 3D over held acreage.
MC 3D exploration with low upfront review fee with acreage uplifts.
Subscription Model for global access to MC libraries.
Solely proprietary.

I work for a major and we will continue to explore in frontier basins.
I work for a major and I expect we will significantly reduce our focus on frontier basins.
I work for an independent and we will continue to explore in frontier basins.
I work for an independent and I expect we will significantly reduce our focus on frontier basins.
I dont work for a company involved in exploration but I expect exploration in frontier basins to reduce
I dont work for a company involved in exploration but I expect exploration in frontier basins to stay at similar levels.

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Stepping Up: Can Oil Companies be the Champions of Net Zero?

Stepping Up: Can Oil Companies be the Champions of Net Zero?

Join Frontier Live for the Stepping Up: Can Oil Companies be the Champions of Net Zero? Webinar now available on demand. Speakers will discuss the question of whether oil companies can be the champions of net zero and whether it is time we saw a stepping up from the industry on commitments and investments towards a net zero future.

Discussion Points;

  • As industries reduce dependency on fossil fuels, is it time for oil companies to proactively invest in clean energy?
  • How has the disruption seen from COVID-19 and low price oil impacted the energy transition momentum?
  • Why are oil and gas companies not leading investments in clean energy technologies and projects?
  • Is funding the main barrier to developing technologies such as carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS)?
  • Do governments need to provide more incentives and support for net zero investment?
  • How can collaboration be improved across industry, governments and regulators to accelerate?
  • What now for COP26? What would be a good outcome from COP26 UK after an inconclusive Summit in Madrid?
  • What are the net zero success stories and how should the oil and gas industry be behaving?
  • What are the opportunities for the oil business? Is this a chance for a much needed and over-due re-brand of the IOC’s from oil and fossil fuels to energy company?
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The Rt Hon. John Gummer

Lord Deben, Chairman

UK Committee on Climate Change, Sancroft
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Jo Coleman OBE

UK Energy Transition Manager

Shell
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Adam Matthews

Director of Ethics and Engagement

The Church of England
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Professor Jim Skea CBE FEI FRSA HONFSE

Professor of Sustainable Energy, Imperial College and member of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and UK Committee on Climate Change

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Ignacio Gimenez

MD Europe & Middle East

bp ventures
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Mike Anderson

Senior Vice President, Government, External Affairs, Security

Kosmos Energy
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Oil Companies Champions of Net Zero?

To what extent do you think oil companies are champions of Net Zero?

Not at all
When it suits them
Authentically but only in key areas
With complete commitment

Net Zero Champions?

Who are the primary champions of Net Zero?

Policy Makers
Businesses
Consumers
Society
Academics
NGO's
Shareholders

Where Should Oil and Gas companies Invest?

If you could only choose one, where do you think oil and gas companies should be investing for the future?

Carbon Capture and Storage
Hydrogen and its infrastructure
Forestry and other carbon offsetting schemes
Renewable electricity – wind and solar
Nuclea
LNG

Which aspect of government support is most important in achieving net zero?

Which aspect of government support is most important in achieving net zero?

Fiscal incentives
Grants
Legislation
Infrastructure

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Africa Exploration in Focus: Somalia

Join Frontier Live for the Africa Exploration in Focus: Somalia Webinar now available on demand. Speakers will discuss the opportunity of Somalia in a unique interactive session on this emerging play in East Africa. Seven blocks are on offer in the country’s offshore and the closing date has been set for March 12, 2021. The country offers a “highly prospective frontier basin with multiple plays” according to TGS.

Discussion Points;

  • Where are the blocks on offer (152, 153, 164, 165, 177, 178 and 204)?
  • What does the Somalian Model PSA look like?
  • What is the importance of a positive outcome for the license round for the Somalian people and economy?
  • How does the Somalia’s Petroleum Law and revenue sharing agreement compare with other jurisdictions?
  • What does the hydrocarbon revenues and fiscal regime look like?
  • What are the above the ground and below the ground risks?
  • What is the size of the opportunity and data available now?
  • What the are the key milestones in the bid round process?
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Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources

Somalia
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Alessio Checconi

Senior Business Development Manager for Africa, Middle East & Mediterranean

TGS
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Conferences and Licensing Roadshows Travelling

When do you expect to start travelling for business conferences and licensing roadshows?

I am already travelling for these type of events
Q3 2020
Q4 2020
Q1 2021
Q2 2021 or beyond

Somalia Offshore Prospective

Which basin do you think is more prospective in offshore Somalia?

Obbia
Coriole
Juba/Lamu
All of them
No opinion