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Mega-Plays that Changed the World—Examples Around the Globe

Special Session

Monday, 8 June 2020, 10:05 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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This session will address exploration areas around the globe with significant discoveries in the last decade, and challenges in bringing them online with great efficiency. How these resources are impacting global supply and demand as well as economies of their region will be focused on. The challenge we all face is reducing energy poverty, reducing the costs of energy production, and reducing the impacts of energy use on the environment. All energy forecasts predict a future energy mix in which oil and gas play a major role with contribution of energy from renewable resources. The global shift towards a low-carbon and renewable sources economy has started with an accelerated pace, with international regulations driving the process towards lower emissions and greater efficiencies in the energy transition. With new resource additions, technology, policies, and investment are key to supply affordable and sustainable energy for prosperity.


  • Permian Story: J. Michael Party, President, Beryl Petroleum, 2019-2020 President, AAPG
  • Guyana: Erik Oswald, Vice President Americas, ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company (invited)
  • Mediterranean: Jonathan Craig, Vice President Business Development, ENI (invited)
  • China: Yongsheng Ma, President, Sinopec, President (invited)
  • Saudi Arabia: Misfir az Zahrani, Exploration Director, Saudi Aramco (invited)
  • Brazil Presalt: Bob Fryklund, IHS-Ceraweek (TBI)


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Jean Christophe Sempere


Mega-Plays that Changed the World—Examples Around the Globe
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000