As an exploration manager,
how do you determine the future trends in a given area?
Typical oil industry scout information
only tells you what has happened -- your staff may include some
of the sharpest oilfinders on the planet, but how well do they anticipate
changes in fiscal and political regimes around the world?
Where can you find answers to
long-range planning in a give-and-take environment?
The answer is in a new forum
concept organized by AAPG and the Institute of Petroleum, which
together have created an innovative approach to analyze the next
five years of the "upstream" business.
A one-day session on February
20 during the Institute of Petroleum's IP Week and AAPG's APPEX
London event will combine IHS
Energy's "Perspectives Forum" and executive managers from global
oil companies in a region-by-region look forward.
Each session will be a moderated
forum of IHS experts giving their regional assessment of the primary
business drivers for the next five years, coupled with the experience
of a senior manager talking about the view from an operator.
With an extended question and
answer period, including audience participation, the forum will
be a unique opportunity to gather critical information that directly
impacts the upstream business.
The program is divided into six
sessions covering global, Western Europe, Russian, Caspian, Middle
Eastern and African perspectives.
Confirmed speakers include:
- John Gibson, CEO, Halliburton Energy (keynote
- Jean Marie Massat, vice president, TotalFinaElf.
- Ray Leonard, vice president, Yukos.
- David K. Woodward, president, BP Azerbaijan.
- Alan Grant, executive director, OGP.
- Pete Stark, vice president-IHS industry
- Terry Hallmark, IHS business & political
- Regional IHS editors John Balch, Teddy
Felder and Vincent Noual.
Admission to the forum includes
entrance to AAPG's APPEX London 2003, the association's second annual
prospect and property showcase in London. With a larger space and
more participating companies this year, APPEX London has become
the single property showcase in London.
All events are held at One Great
George Street in downtown London. For more information see http://appex.aapg.org/