As Myanmar’s New Oil & Gas Players Mobilize Operations, Service Partners Are Sought

17 July 2014
– SINGAPORE – As upstream operators mobilize and move into Myanmar, issues surrounding
production sharing contracts, the environmental and social impact of the
exploration operations need further discussion. The CWC Group is tabling these issues for
discussion at their 2nd annual Myanmar
Upstream Summit
in Yangon, October 28-30, 2014.

Three new operators,
Shell, BG Group and Ophir Energy have partnered with CWC for the conference.
Their participation is driven by a need to source and to partner with service
companies in the region. They are also attending to learn about best practice from
regional case studies presented by practitioners in the region.

The event is
a key platform for the Myanmar government and is supported by the Union
Minister for the Ministry of Energy (MOE), His Excellency U Zay Yar Aung. In a
keynote address, the Minister will deliver Myanmar’s Vision for Expansion and
Sustainable Development of the Oil & Gas Sector.

A discussion
showcasing new acreage holder’s and detail current operations, regional
experiences and development plans for upcoming projects will feature new
operators moving into the country. This session will be led by U Than Tun, the
Director (Offshore) for the Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE).

as to the extent of reserves in Myanmar will be led by U Tin Myint Aung,
Executive Geologist, Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and Craig
Macmahon, Head of Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie.

A session on
the framework for fiscal and legal and responsibility, its opportunities and
challenges, will be presented by U Nay Htun, Former Assistant Secretary
General, UNDP and UNEP and Founder and Chairman, Green Economy Green Growth.

Ken Tun, the
CEO of Parami Energy Group of Companies will present an update and lead
discussion on local and international partnerships in Myanmar.

the conference, discussion panels will also centre on how to ensure the
development of Myanmar’s capacity, its future gas development, utilisation and
monitisation plans; what infrastructure is required to support the growth of
the industry. There will also be a technology and innovation showcase.

On the third
day, two half day workshops will occur:

  • Workshop A – Production Sharing Contracts
  • Workshop B – Developing Domestic and Export Gas

Additional speakers
confirmed at this early  stage include

  • U Than Min, Director (Planning), Myanmar Oil
    & Gas Enterprise (MOGE)
  • Daw Wah Wah Thaung, Executive Officer
    (Planning), Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE)
  • U Kyaw Soe, Exploration Geologist, Parami Energy
    Group of Companies
  • Craig Macmahon, Head of Upstream Research, Wood
  • Yasushi Sakakibara, Chief Representative- Asia
    Pacific Regional Office, Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd

Visit for more
information about the event, or to register. Contact the CWC Group if you would
like to discuss a partnership for the conference. 


The CWC Group
Roshan Jan-Mahomed
Senior Marketing Manager, LNG & Gas Portfolio
CWC Group
+ 44 207 978 0018

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