Day One

Wahran Ballroom

North Africa Petroleum Conference- official opening ceremony


Mr. Djafar Yacini, President & Founder, NAPEC Opening remarks


Mr. Noureddine Boutarfa, Energy Minister (invited, to be confirmed) Opening address


Mr. Sid Ali Betata, ALNAFT President Keynote speech


Mr. Fettouhi Ahmed, Vice President LRP, SONATRACH keynote speech


Opening of Ceremony, Morning Netwroking Break

Morning Netwroking Break Sponsored by


Panel discussion Organized by Sonatrach
Success stories in partnership and lessons to learn.

- What are the Key ingredients for a successful partnership?
- What are the opportunities and challenges the partners are facing?
- Local content, current situation in Algeria, what is the way forwards ?
- What are the impacts of the current oil price on the ongoing partnership?
- How can partners create strong lasting partnership?

Moderator : M. Salah Mekmouche, Vice President E&P, Sonatrach

Ounoughi Ferhat, Acting Central Director SONATRACH
Didier Wloszczowski, Algeria Business Unit Manager REPSOL
Allen Sanders, President Anadarko
Smail Bouderba, CEO GE Oil and Gas Algeria
Luis Travesedo, Senior Vice President, Exploration & production, CEPSA Algeria
Henry Delafon, Managing Director, Total E&P Algeria


Networking lunch

Networking lunch Sponsored by


O&G production challenges & opportunities in North Africa
presentations - Q&A
Moderator : Mr Jammal Jerome, Vice President Africa, BAKER HUGHES

Social License: A case study in building public support for Unconventionals Chantell Taylor, Government Relations Manager, ANADARKO
Current E&P activity  in North Africa and future prospects   IHS Markit Mohamed Zine, Regional Director Africa Energy Technical, IHS
Financing projects in North Africa Fernando Rodrigues, Senior Investment Officer, African Development Bank
Northern Africa bucks the trend with record gas spend Martijn Murphy Research Manager North Africa Wood Mackenzie


Networking break

Networking break sponsored by


How technology is changing the game in oil & gas industry. (Presentations - Q&A)
Key note speech Abdelhafid Aourag, General Director R&D, The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Moderator : Mr. Azzedine Adjeb, Central Director RDT Research and Development, SONATRACH

The Contribution of SONATRACH to the Renewable Energies Development Effort Towards a mutually beneficial partnership Mr Azzedine Adjeb, Central Director RDT Research and development, SONATRACH
Game-Changing Aspects of Unconventional Reservoirs Tom Blasingame, Subsurface Manager, Anadarko


Driving efficiencies in oil & gas industry.
Presentations Between oil & gas industry operators to discuss improving performance and reducing costs.
Moderator : Mr. Farid Djettou, Division Associations Director, SONATRACH

Energy Efficiency in O&G, exploring the hidden fuel- SONATRACH in the energy transition Boucheneb Jallal, Senior Energy Specialist, Sonatrach
Digitalisation via softwares and cloud based solution: The way to drive productivity in O&G Patrice Laporte VP Process & Drives SIEMENS
The role of technology enhancing fields reserve and production Chris Ward , President, EAGE
Master Development Planning (MDP)for Field Development Strategies Helle Vestergaard, Development Director, Maersk Oil


Cocktail reception network

Cocktail reception network sponsored by

Day Two

Wahran Ballroom


Evaluating major Oil & Gas basins in North AfricaMediterranean Sea what are the opportunities and the potential lying ahead (Presentations - Q&A)

The last Eni exploration activities in the Mediterranean Sea Niccolo BELLUCCI Exploration Manager Eni Algeria
Gas exploration and development projects opportunities within the hydrocarbon mining area of the Southwest of the Saharan platform of Algeria L. ADOUR Director ALNAFT
The hydrocarbon potential in the north Algerian basins A. Abdelghani Director ALNAFT
Libya Oil and Gas development NOC Libya
Strategy and investement opportunities in Tunisia Mohamed Ali Khelil, Director of central strategy, Moncef Saidi, Director of Exploration, ETAP Tunisia
The Potential in Hydrocabons of Mauritania Offshore and Onshore, Uncovering Mauritania’s hydrocabon potentials Chemsdine Sow Deina, Head of Exploration & Promotion Departement,SMHPM


Networking Break shared with North Africa Exploration & Production Conference

Networking break sponsored by


Panel discussion : North African O&G Development & Potential the way forward.
Working Together to drive the North Africa region forward into the next phase of Exploration & Production

How to promote investments in O&G industries in North Africa ?
How can the North Africa countries learn from each other ?
How will local content initiatives be incorporated between NOCS into current and future hydrocarbon projects?
Understanding the challenges between the NOCs in the region
How can SONATRACH and other NOCs in the region create strong cross-boundaries partnership?

Moderator : Mr. Cédric Rouatbi Sales & Marketing Director at BAKER HUGHES

Keynote speech Nacera Meraghni, General Director, SONATRACH International Exploration & Production
ETAP (Tunisie)
Chemsdine Sow Deina, Head of Exploration & Promotion Departement, SMHPM (Mauritanie)
Ahmed Dag Mohamed, Director, Ministry of Mines, Petroma SA (Mali)
Maman Mahaman, Director, Ministry of Energy, NDEP ( Niger )
Ali Trabelsi, General Manager, NUMHYD


Networking lunch

Networking lunch sponsored by


SONATRACH Downstream development plan.(Presentations - Q&A)
Keynote : Mr. Fettouhi Ahmed, Vice President LRP, SONATRACH

Moderator: Mr. Benachenhou Habib-mustapha, Director HSE, SONATRACH

The program of petrochemicals develpoment Heddouche Mourad, Director of Petrochemical Development Division, SONATRACH
Perspectives of refining projects development in Algeria Salhi Tarik, Head of Refining Sector Development, SONATRACH
The rehabilitation program for the GL1Z and GL2Z complexes Abdalah Souad, Project Director SONATRACH


Networking Break

Networking break sponsored by


Panel discussion : How Technology Innovation could increase refining and petrochemicals production

Moderator : Mr. Akretche Said, Senior Consultant

- Reviewing SONATRACH’s refining and petrochemical expansion projects
- Upgrading and improving existing refineries to meet euro 5 specifications , how will euro5 fuel standards impact the North Africa refining industry and guarantee its place in global market ?
- Feedstock availability in Algeria: will it be the game changer to attract foreign investors in the petrochemical industry?
- How will future oil product supply and demand dynamics affect North Africa ?
- What are the major technological challenges facing North Africa’s refining sector in short, medium and long term ?
- What are the immediate factors impacting the North Africa refining and petrochemical sector ?


Conference closing ceremony and gala dinner