Welcome Message

Dear Industry Colleagues,
Welcome to 3rd Deepwater East & Southern Africa Congress (DESAC 2017), which will be held on March 16-17, in Maputo, Mozambique.

DESAC 2015 & 2016 have gained great successes with around 600 industry professionals participating and around 50 speakers including Government officials and operators, such as Ministry of Mineral Resources & Energy, Mozambique, INP, Petroleum Agency SA, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority, Kenya, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania, ENH, CPI and Anadarko, Total, Eni, most of which thought this event informative and useful.

DESAC 2017, aiming to accelerate deepwater development in East & Southern Africa under global low oil price, will bring over 400 professionals to uncover the change & opportunities of the market, including latest legal framework, collaboration among the countries, deepwater projects updates, LNG projects development plan, main oil companies’ strategies and exploration plan, local challenge, the impact of low oil price and tech innovation.

Besides, the co-located event "2nd East & Southern Africa Gas & LNG Conference 2017" will provide the overview of gas potential in the region, and connecting key contacts from midstream.


Organizing Committee of the 3rd Deepwater East & Southern Africa Congress


    Session 1: Having an Overview of Global Oil & Gas Upstream Industry

  • 0900 Turning low oil price into an opportunity for the offshore & deepwater industry
  • 0930 Global deepwater spend forecast in the following 3-5 years
  • Session 2: Examining the Offshore Potential & Latest Dynamics in East & Southern Africa under Low Oil Price

  • 1000 Updating recent deepwater development in Mozambique and future LNG export potential
  • 1030 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1100 Explaining Tanzania new petroleum bill and impact on future deepwater development
  • 1130 Learning the South Africa Oil & Gas law reform and plans for future offshore development
  • 1200 Learning Pre-Salt Exploration Potential and Drilling Plans in Namibia
  • 1230 Panel Discussion:
    Commercializing the offshore &deepwater resources in East & Southern Africa
  • 1200 Networking Luncheon

    Session 3: Securing the Offshore Safely and Sustainable Development in East &Southern Africa

  • 1400 Mozambique’s fiscal regimes, legal frameworks & local content related to offshore industry
  • 1430 Emerging contract management models for major offshore projects
  • 1500 How to reduce costs and manage risk of deepwater project under low oil price
  • 1530 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1600 Enhancing HSE management in deepwater E&P activity
  • 1630 Optimizing the Logistics support for oil & gas E&P sector
  • 1700 Promoting the offshore oil & gas commercialization in East Africa by improving Infrastructure development
  • 1730 End of Day 1

    Session 4: Deepwater Project Updates and Case Studies

  • 0900 Updating the development plan for Area 4’s Coral discovery offshore Mozambique
  • 0930 Speeding up the commercialization of deepwater gas in Rovuma basin
  • 1000 Promoting Tanzania deepwater development to realize its LNG ambition
  • 1030 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1100 Developing the ultra-deepwater well off Comoros Islands
  • 1130 West Africa: Learning the successful experiences from Ghana TEN deepwater project
  • 1200 North Africa: Examining the major challenges in Zohr deepwater project offshore Egypt
  • 1240 Networking Luncheon

    Session 5: Learning the Deepwater Innovative Technologies for Cost Reduction

  • Exploration & Security
  • Subsea & Well Construction
  • Field Development
  • Floating Unite & Systems: FPSO&FLNG

Gulf of Mexico is an exploring hot spot for international offshore players. Mexico acts as an emerging market in the region, attracting more attention. OMC will focus on the latest policy and strategy in the country, ongoing projects and upcoming deepwater bidding in Round One, learning technology and project management from the excellent projects around Gulf of Mexico. The event brochure will show you the details including presentations speakers and topics, sponsor packages, etc.


  • The Only Congress focusing on emerging deepwater exploration hotspots—East & Southern Africa
  • Simultaneous Events partner with 2rd East & Southern Gas & LNG Conference 2017 to hear and network more business contacts from midstream
  • Keynote Speech from local government & NOC to get the lastest regulation: Ministry of Mineral Resources & Energy, Mozambique, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania, INP, ENH, etc.
  • Examin the key challenges and opportunities of this emerging region in the low oil price environment
  • Acquire latest update of the deepwater projects from the region's active operators Eni, Anadarko, BG, Total, ExxonMobil, etc.
  • Learn the exploring experience from outstanding lessons in West & North Africa
  • Technology showcase to know the adavanced solutions to save cost
  • Government
  • IOCs&NOCs
  • EPCI Contractor
  • Drilling Contractors & Services
  • Oilfield Services
  • Subsea Technology & Engineering
  • Geophysical Services/ Seismic
  • Leading Shipyard/ Fabricator
  • Floating Production System
  • Offshore Support Vessels
  • Transprotation/ Logistics
  • Consultancy & Law Firm & Financing Institute
  • Others Support Services