Global Pacific & Partners announce their Program for the 3rd Eastern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Week in Nairobi, Kenya, 26-28 March 2012.

Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners, says: “Eastern Africa holds great commercial promise and strategic potential, and while the area and its multiple basins are at an early stage of the exploration cycle, much success has been recorded in numerous spheres. Our focus is on the corporate players, private and state entities, which are shaping the fast-moving dynamics of one of the Continent’s rapidly growing oil, gas and energy markets”.

“Eastern Africa’s hydrocarbon game is on fire, with new leasing, acreage pick-up, farm-ins, oil and gas discoveries, and significant investment inflows”

Dr Clarke continues: “This Conference offers exceptionally rich content particularly around new ventures and exploration in frontier opportunities, shaping the region’s upstream and energy markets as well as related infrastructure – and most critically, unlocking the natural resource base, economic potential and future of the region.”

The 3rd Eastern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Week will showcase the regional oil, gas and energy game in over a dozen states: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Eritrea, Somaliland, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mocambique.

This high-level Conference covers upstream, midstream, downstream and investments in gas and LNG, with leading Speakers drawn from major companies, independents, investors, Governments and National Oil Companies from across the region. Attending the event are senior executives from leading companies and state players from, and operating in, the region, and key government officials.

The Conference is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy, Kenya, the National Oil Corporation of Kenya and the Petroleum Institute of East Africa.

Keynote Government addresses include the following: Patrick Nyoike, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya; The Hon Elizabeth James Bol, Ministry of Petroleum & Mines, Republic of South Sudan; as well as senior Government representatives from Mocambique, Uganda, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Eritrea and Somaliland.

Overall, the event will feature 37 senior-level Presentations from across industry and the region including Speakers from: Total, Tullow Oil, ONGC, Anadarko, Afren, Cairn India, Apache, Sasol Petroleum International, Lion Petroleum, Africa Oil Corporation and many other Independents active in Eastern Africa.

Global Pacific & Partners is delighted also to announce CNN International as the Exclusive International Broadcast Partner for the 2012 Africa events program.

Participants benefit from an intensive Program based around the following agenda:

• Majors & Independents in Eastern Africa

• Government upstream and energy policies

• State interventions in the oil markets

• Open acreage, bid rounds & licensing

• National Oil Companies: strategies

• Private/State E & P investments

• Corporate portfolio growth/strategies

• New ventures, farm-ins and entrants

• Downstream markets & Inter-fuel issues

• Oil Revenues, product pricing, taxation

• Financing of non-hydrocarbon ventures

• Critical issues impacting Eastern Africa’s future

Allied to the annual Conference, Global Pacific & Partners hosts the 3rd Eastern Africa: Strategy Briefing on 26 March 2012, with Presentations by Dr Duncan Clarke, a leading thinker and writer on oil, geopolitics and economics in Africa, as well as on strategy for the world upstream industry, and an advisor to Governments, National Oil Companies, Licensing Agencies, Multilateral Institutions and Companies. Dr Clarke is also the author of Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny (Profile Books, London, 2012), Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa’s Oil Prize (Profile, 2010), Empires of Oil (Profile, 2007), and The Battle For Barrels (Profile, 2007).

The Strategy Briefing provides unique insights on the corporate upstream oil/gas-LNG game, Governments, state oil firms and licensing strategies in the region.

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Global Pacific & Partners.

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About Global Pacific & Partners

Global Pacific & Partners conducts a wide range of Conferences and Strategy Briefings, including Africa analysis and global oil and gas research, with periodic contributions to oil-gas and corporate media and companies involved in Africa: business, governments, institutions and private clients. Global Pacific & Partners has had more than 30 years’ experience in Africa advisory practice and 20 years-plus in high-level event management, with a special focus on Africa and world oil and gas. The company has hosted landmark oil and gas events, including Strategy Briefings, around Africa (Cape Town, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Lagos, Marrakech, Tunis), as well as over the last two decades in Asia, Latin America, United States and Europe.

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