Welcome Message

Dear Industry Colleagues,
It is my greatest pleasure, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to welcome you to attend the 4th Deepwater East & Southern Africa Congress, which will take place in Maputo, Mozambique during March 28-29th, 2018.

A rebound in oil and gas market would activate a great surge in offshore and deepwater activities in the next 5 years. Global deepwater expenditure is estimated to total $120 billion over the 2017-2021 period, with traditional deepwater countries in Africa and the Americas expected to drive near-term capex. Furthermore, several African offshore developments are forecast to support expenditure during the latter years of the forecast period, including increased activities offshore East Africa, among other areas. Eni has made final investment decision on Coral South offshore Mozambique this year. Tanzania is also progressing on its offshore blocks. More seismic or drilling activities are going on in other countries like Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, which enjoy untapped oil and gas potential. The region would soon become super hotspot of oil & gas E&P activities.

This 4th Deepwater East & Southern Africa Congress 2018 will bring emerging countries across the East & Southern Africa together with government senior officials, representatives from NOCs, international oil operators, EPCs as well as other offshore players and experts, to gain insight and share knowledge concerning new policy, regulation, local content requirements, E&P project updates and innovative technologies. It is not only a great chance to unlock the region’s potential and investment opportunities in deep offshore oil & gas sector, but also a cozy platform for high-level networking.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Maputo!

Best regards,

Organizing Committee of the 4th Deepwater East & Southern Africa Congress 2018


    Session 1: National Commitment and Regulation Updates in East & Southern Africa

  • 0900 New Era for Offshore Oil & Gas Industry in Mozambique
  • 0930 Legislation and Regulatory Framework for Oil & Gas Sector
  • 1000 Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration in South Africa
  • 1030 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1100 Investment Climate in Namibia with Emphasis on Oil and Gas
  • 1130 Offshore E&P Activities in Kenya: Status and Prospects
  • 1200 Developing Offshore Oil & Gas Industry in Comoros
  • 1230 Networking Luncheon

    Session 2: Supply Chain and Infrastructure Optimization in Offshore & Deepwater Sector

  • 1400 Enhancing HSE Management in Deepwater E&P Activity
  • 1430 Promoting the Oil & Gas Commercialization in East Africa by Improving Infrastructure Development
  • 1500 Regulating Local Content and Skills Development in Tanzania
  • 1530 Networking Coffee Break

  • Session 3: Financing and Risk Management under the Environment of Low Oil Price

  • 1600 Commercial Risk Management and Cost Control in E&P Projects
  • ExxonMobil
  • 1630 Global Deepwater Spend Forecast: Status and Prospects
  • 1700 Financing and Banking Issues in Emerging Oil & Gas Countries
  • 1730 Panel Discussion: How to Develop Stable Local Content Requirements Based on the National Situation? Is There a Balance?
  • 1800 End of Day One

    Session 4: Project Updates: State and Potential of Offshore/Deepwater E&P Sector

  • 0900 Area 1 Block Status and Future Investment Plan in Mozambique
  • 0930 Project Updates and New Oil Prospects in East & Southern Africa
  • 1000 Post-FID: Field Development for Coral FLNG Project
  • 1030 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1100 Offshore Projects in Madagascar: Updates and Prospects
  • 1130 Total’s Offshore Projects in East & Southern Africa
  • 1200 Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration and International Cooperation in Namibia
  • 1230 Case Study: Offshore E&P Experiences of TEN Deepwater Developments in Ghana
  • 1300 Networking Luncheon
  • 1400 Panel Discussion: Ports – Gateway to the Ocean Infrastructure

    Session 5: Technology Innovations in Deepwater/Offshore Upstream Sector

  • 1430 FLNG Innovations to Conduct Deepwater E&P Activities Safely and Efficiently
  • 1500 Information Technology in Offshore E&P Sector to Optimize Efficiency and Lower Cost
  • 1530 Technical Session
  • Exploration & Security
  • G&G Technology Developments
  • Reservoir evaluation
  • OSV & helicopter & supply chain management
  • Subsea & Well Construction
  • Subsea installation & RIM
  • Pipeline, flow lines & umbilicals
  • Flow assurance & ROV
  • offshore drilling & well completion
  • Field Development
  • Asset Integrity
  • Building a digital oil & gas field
  • thers
  • Floating Unite & Systems: FPSO & FLNG
  • Topside design and construction
  • Risers design and installation
  • Operation and maintenance
  • 1800 End of Day Two

The Most Premier Deepwater Oil & Gas Conference focusing on East & Southern Africa, which covers New Regulation & Local Content Introduction, Oil & Gas Discovery and Project Updates, as well as Innovative Technologies to Reduce Cost and Improve Efficiency.


  • The Only Congress focusing on emerging deepwater exploration hotspots—East & Southern Africa
  • 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