ENERGYAfrica seminar report - June 19, 2012

with premier sponsors Norton Rose Canada LLP and TMX Group



Oil and gas investment in Africa is hot so it was only appropriate that temperatures in Toronto soared to 33 degrees Celsius for MineAfrica's first seminar in its newest series - ENERGYAfrica - on June 19, 2012.

The half-day seminar featured updates by companies on their African oil and gas projects and technical presentations on doing business in Africa's oil and industry by expert advisors.

Premier Sponsors were Norton Rose Canada LLP and TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange). Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. was a corporate sponsor and Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Pan African Oil Ltd. were presenting sponsors.

39% of the audience were senior representatives from the financial industry (oil and gas analysts, asset and fund managers, investment bankers, brokers, etc) and 22% and were senior industry executives. Service providers and advisors to the industry comprised 30% of the audience.

Thanks to seminar chair Sarah Zupnik, Manager, Business Development, TMX Equicom and Chris Wolfenberg and Janne Duncan, Partners with Norton Rose Canada LLP, who hosted the event.

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Download the presentations (please note that some of the files are large and may take a few minutes to download):

  • 18 Billion Barrels Prospective Oil Offshore Namibia - Gil Holzman, Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd.

  • Namibia - An Emerging and Attractive Destination for Hydrocarbon Exploration - Immanuel N. Mulunga, Petroleum Commissioner, Republic of Namibia, Ministry of Mines and Energy

  • Mitigating Risk - Legal Tools to Maximizing the Success of African Petroleum Investments - Trent Mercier, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Canada LLP

  • Accessing Canadian Capital Markets for African Focused Oil & Gas Companies - Julie Shin, Director, Listed Issuer Services, Toronto Stock Exchange

  • Bouhajla - A Fractured Chalk Oil Play In Tunisia - Garry Hides, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ken Tompson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, DualEx Energy International Inc.

  • There's a Bulls Eye on Your Back - How to Survive the Heightened Regulatory and Compliance Environment - Melvin Glapion, Managing Director, Kroll Advisory Solutions

  • Building a Pan African Oil Company - Phil Miller, Vice President of Exploration, Pan African Oil Ltd.

  • The NSX: The Alternative X in Africa - John Mandy, Chief Executive Officer, Namibian Stock Exchange

  • What Makes a Great African Oil & Gas Story, and How Can it be Financed in the Current Market Environment - P. Gage Jull, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Mackie Research Capital Corporation

  • Our next seminar is our 2nd Focus on West Africa in London, UK on October 8, 2012. We hope to see you out at one of our upcoming seminars or courses.

    Bruce and Wayne