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1 Building a sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically viable energy source for Southern Africa Event endorsed by SHALE SOUTHERN AFRICA 26th 27th March 2012, Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

2 SHALE Southern Africa Shale gas is not new to the world, experts have known about Shale Gas for years. The difficulty lay in extracting Shale Gas because of the high costs. In recent years as technology advanced companies have developed techniques for drilling more cost-effectively; this also resulted in the recoverable reserves being rapidly upgraded. Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking the technology used to extract shale gas though has become a major global topic of debate. Some of the arguments against Fracking have revolved around the wastewater issue as Fracking requires large amounts of water containing dissolved chemicals and other contaminants. How this water is transported, re-cycled and contained has put environmentalists on full alert. Additionally sensitivities to community and public health have also added fuel to fire, so to say. Regulators worldwide have been hard pushed to develop laws that allow for clean energy but take into consideration a host of environmental issues that need to be managed and monitored. However, as energy prices continue to soar, governments are hard-pressed to find new energy opportunities that reduce a nations exposure to high energy costs and stimulate economies. Africa is exploding with Oil and Gas leaping to forefront of economic growth on the continent. However, as developed economies have discovered, Shale Gas has come with serious political, economic and environmental challenges with countries like France having already banned Fracking and certain American states having also taking the same approach. The data of Shale Gas resources indicates that it is and will continue to be a major source of energy for the future. Current numbers suggest that there is approximately 32,500 trillion cubic ft (tcf) of shale gas reserves globally with the South Africa estimated to hold around 485 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF) according to The US Department of Energy. If these numbers are correct it would make South Africa the fifth largest country in the world as far as Shale Gas resources are concerned. Southern Africa is community that has for many years almost been a world within a world with South Africa playing the Big Brother like Role. Energy, like electricity has been traded and transported across the region and Shale Gas development in the region will also take a lead from how the South African process unfolds and develops. Shale Gas Southern Africa aims to be a platform for professionals across the industry to Topics to be explored include: What does Shale Gas mean for Southern Africa Understanding the environmental issues What are the economic spin-offs for shale-gas development to Southern Africa? The laws governing Shale Gas in Southern Africa The regulatory environment Understanding the upstream spins-offs for shale gas development in Southern Africa Downstream opportunities for Southern Africa s shale gas projects Risk and disaster management in shale gas Water Management The role of technology in achieving a successful shale industry in Southern Africa Managing technology failure Improving hydraulic fracturing effectiveness Successful Shale projects need world-class Technology and skills Why Attend the Shale Gas Southern Africa Conference:- Network with Senior Industry Professionals from both on and of the continent Assess the Regulatory and Legal Landscape for Shale Gas Development Understanding the Carbon Footprint of Shale Gas and explore the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shale gas Evaluate the Environmental concerns and develop strategies to manage these concerns Understand critical issues such as Local Content, Skills and Technology Transfer and how they could play out in the region Gain insights in local community and government concerns and how these could be dealt with in other future shale gas communities to come Learn about the role of technology in developing the local Shale Gas industry and how technology can be used to mitigate environmental issues Evaluating the realistic possibility of ground water contamination and steps which can be taken to minimize any risk Explore the potential of both Up and Downstream opportunities for Shale Gas Hear about the linkage between Environmental and Economic impact and how these impacts have been managed in other parts of the world

3 DAY 1 08:00 - Registration / Arrival Break 09:00-09:20 - Chair s Opening Remarks 09:20-09:50 - Opening Keynote What does Shale Gas mean for Southern Africa It s All About Natural Gas! Triple Bottom Line and Natural Gas Recoverable Reserves Unearth Shale Power Safety and Efficacy The Hindenburg Syndrome Energy Bridge A Step in the Right Direction Economic Bonanza Down Stream Opportunities Today Speaker: Barry Stevens - TBD America 09:50-10:20 - The need for long term sustainable Energy Solutions. Alternative Energy solutions Energy as a global challenge Working with the international community Learning from international experiences Long term energy capacity planning Proposed Speaker: Muzi Mkhize Chief Director Department of Energy 10:20 10:50 - Tea Break 10:50 11:20 - Balancing the Environmental Impacts and Economic Benefits of Shale Energy Development Economic (and environmental) impacts of shale gas development: the Marcellus (or Pennsylvania) experience Boom and bust scenarios Timing, scale and pace of impacts Spatial nature of impacts (environmental aspects) Impacts on jobs, businesses, local governments communities Tax and revenue sharing opportunities Speaker: Dr. Michael Jacobson - Associate Professor, Shcool of Forest Pennsylvania State University 11:20 12:00 - Exploitation of Shale Gas: The Legal Context. The Gas Act Environmental Laws Impending changes Building a framework that brings everybody to the table equally How are regulations developing internationally? Speaker: Dr Luke Havemann Havemann Inc 12:00-12:30 - The regulatory determinants for the greenlight for Shale Gas Managing Southern Africa s need for alternative energy Protecting Southern Africa s environmental treasure chest What are the regulatory determinants for the green-light for Shale Gas Speaker: Mthozami Xiphu The Petroleum Agency of South Africa 12:30 13:00 - Power Panel Discussion. The South African resistance Can we learn from international failures elsewhere? How can companies, regulators and communities work together to address the environmental impacts of unconventional oil and gas exploration? Are there effective strategies, and best practices, for dealing with drilling, casing and cementing standards, well integrity and water management and disposal, reinjection and water recycling? How should companies and regulators address the potential impact of reinjection on seismic activity? What are the linkages, and the precedents for managing the risks? How can companies and communities communicate effectively over public health and environmental concerns: how can industry, environmental groups, and the public collaborate to take account of local circumstances? 13:00-14:15 - Lunch 14:15 14:45 - Understanding the Carbon Footprint of Shale Gas The session will explore the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shale gas. Survey of recent GHG life cycle analysis (LCA) for shale production Considerations around shale GHG data and methodology Comparison of shale to other GHG LCA for other hydrocarbons conventional, LNG, oilsands, alternatives Technology options to control fugitive emissions Speaker - Michael Farina Program GE-Energy 14:45 15:15 - Understanding the upstream spins-offs for shale gas development in Southern Africa Speaker: Jan-Willem Eggink General Manager Upstream Shell Africa 10:20 10:50 - Tea Break 15:45 16:15 - Downstream opportunities for Southern Africa s shale gas projects treasure chest Speaker: Dr Mike De Pontes CEF 16:15 16:45 - Risk and disaster management in shale gas Lessons to be learnt from other Energy Disasters Speaker: Chris Hartnady Technical Umvoto

4 16:45 17:15 - Panel Discussion The full potential of shale gas will only be realized with sound regulatory policies that allow robust production in an environmentally responsible manner Is this achievable? End of Day Day 2 09:00 09:15 - Chair s Opening Remarks 09:15-9:45 - Opening Keynote Case Study Presentation Is fracking the solution for South Africa? Energy Water Jobs Revenue Emissions Industry claims and assumptions Speaker: Jonathan Deal Treasure the Karoo Action Group 09:45 10:15 - Water Management Evaluating Innovative Alternatives for Sourcing Water to Avoid Competing With Municipalities Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Substance alternatives to water Collaboration with other industries water waste management Speaker: Name to be Shell Africa 10:15 10:45 - Tea Break 10:45 11:15 - Water Management International Case Study Exploring the ground water contamination debate and how operators can better communicate mitigation efforts to enhance industry reputation - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission Case Study Speaker: Name to be YSI Environmental 11:15 11:45 - Water Management Evaluating the realistic possibility of ground water contamination and steps which can be taken to minimize any risk Risk of migration of hydraulic fracturing fluid from depths of 3 000m to the fresh water aquifer Possible preferred pathways for fracking fluid migration in the Karoo Basin Risk that backflow water will pollute groundwater Methane pollution of groundwater in the Karoo Speaker: Professor Gerrit van Tonder University of the Free State & The Institute of Groundwater Studies 11:45 12:15 - Power Panel Discussion: Water and alternative energy remain the two of the most important commodities across the world. With many parts of Africa suffering from Seasonal and extended drought periods water management will remain a critical management focus point in the Shale market in Southern Africa. Apart from human consumption water is critical to the success of Southern Africa s resource and manufacturing sectors, however operators have a social responsibility to water management as the ignorance of world class water management practise will have far reaching effects. 12:15-13:30 - Lunch 13:30 14:00 - The role of technology in achieving a successful shale industry in Southern Africa This session will discuss the technology pathways toward help shale gas reach its global potential Role of technology in launching the shale gas industry Critical technologies for mitigation of environmental issues What GE is doing to support the safe development of shale gas What a successful shale industry could mean to S.A. and the world the Fast Blue future Speaker Michael Farina Program GE-Energy 14:00 14:30 - Improving hydraulic fracturing effectiveness Diagnostics Fracture fluid migration Risk modelling Rock mechanics models for assessing impacts:- Well construction Completion techniques Proposed Speaker Tony Atherton - Head Exploration New Business Development Talisman Energy 14:30-15:00 - Tea Break 15:00-15:30 Shale Gas Exploitation Jobs, Training, Technology Transfer & Procurement Local content, training and technology transfer o Brief history Norway s local content, PSC/PSA s, Legal framework o Angolan local content and legal framework o South Africa s legal framework and challenges Issues and concerns Petroleum operations goods and services requirements Case Study Potential trucking revenues for 24-wells exploration program Speaker: Wilbert Mathews Independent Consultant 15:30-16:00 - Successful Shale projects need world-class Technology and skills Assessing and developing critical skills as a key requirement for project success Speaker Adrian Strydom Skills Program Manager - SAOGA 16:00 16:30 - Panel Discussion Africa has in many technological areas become a supplier and developer of world class leading technologies; can Africa take the lead in developing a world class shale industry? End of Day

5 Shale Gas South Africa 26th 27th March 2012, Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Event Fees per Delegate - R6995,00 Event Code: VEM

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