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CWC Group Announces Additional Speakers for the 2nd Myanmar Upstream Summit

The CWC Group announces its speaker lineup
for the 2nd annual Myanmar
Upstream Summit
, to be held in Yangon, October 28-30, 2014.

The Summit
consists of a two day conference, 28-29 October, followed by two half-day
workshops on 30 October. Social occasions include a Networking
Drinks Reception, hosted by The Ministry of Energy (MOE) and The Myanmar Oil
& Gas Enterprise (MOGE), followed by a Gala Dinner & Networking Evening
which will be held 28 October.

The Summit
aims to provoke discussion and meaningful engagement about the crux of
Myanmar’s fledgling oil and gas industry. Some of the macro topics that will be
tackled include:

  • The Government’s vision for sustainable
    development to expand and develop its hydrocarbon resources
  • Updates and strategies relating the
    Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
  • Latest news relating to Production Sharing
    Contracts
  • How developing the industry will realize
    benefits for the people of Myanmar
  • Determining strategies to ensure sustainable
    growth for indigenous companies
  • Development of a skilled local workforce
  • Myanmar’s role for regional and international integration
    and cooperation 
  • Exploring the extent of Myanmar’s reserves by
    way of exclusive data presentations

Learn more
about the Summit’s
programme
.

The speakers who will bring
this to life represent local government; new and existing operators, international associations; indigenous, regional and
international companies.

The 2014
Distinguished Speakers confirmed to speak at the Summit are:

  • His Excellency U Zay Yar Aung, Union Minister,
    Ministry of Energy (MOE)
  • U Than Min, Director (Planning), Myanmar Oil
    & Gas Enterprise (MOGE)
  • U Than Tun, Director (Offshore), Myanmar Oil
    & Gas Enterprise (MOGE)
  • U Tin Myint Aung, Executive Geologist, Myanmar
    Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE)
  • Daw Wah Wah Thaung, Executive Office (Planning),
    Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE)
  • U Nay Htun, Former Assistant Secretary General,
    UNDP and UNEP, Founder & Chairman, Green Economy Green Growth
  • Xavier Préel, General Manager, Total E&P
    Myanmar
  • Mariano Vela, President, Chevron Thailand
    E&P/Unocal Myanmar Offshore
  • Graeme Smith, VP Exploration Asia &
    Australia, Shell International EP
  • Jonathan Peachey, General Manager Exploration:
    Europe, Asia, Africa & Middle East, BG Group
  • Neil Gilmour, Vice President Development, Shell
    Integrated Gas
  • Andy Oldham, Director Exploration, Ophir Energy
  • Ken Tun, CEO, Parami Energy Group of Companies
  • Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing, Chairman, SMART Group of
    Companies
  • Daniel Clery, Country Manager, Woodside Energy
    (Myanmar) Pte Ltd
  • Craig Macmahon, Head of Upstream Research, Wood
    Mackenzie
  • U Win Khaing, President, Myanmar Engineering
    Society
  • U Lynn Myint, Vice President & Chief
    Geologist, North Petro-Chem Corporation (Myanmar) Ltd
  • Yasushi Sakakibara, Chief Representative – Asia
    Pacific Regional Office, Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd
  • U Kyaw Soe, Exploration Geologist, Parami Energy
    Group of Companies

Visit
http://www.cwcmyanmar.com/ for more
information about the event, or to register. Contact the CWC Group if you would
like to discuss a partnership for the conference. 

About the CWC Group
The CWC Group are renowned world experts in oil, gas, power, telecommunications, and infrastructure and investment sectors, particularly in emerging markets. We have a wealth of knowledge, offering top-level strategic events around the world.

We work closely with many governments, NOCs and international corporations to highlight the key issues and challenges facing the global energy industry. CWC operates globally and over the past 13 years, our gatherings have become widely acknowledged within the industry for their quality, prestigious level of government officials and senior corporate delegation. For more information, please visit: Website: www.cwcmyanmar.com


The CWC Group

Roshan Jan-Mahomed
Senior Marketing Manager, LNG & Gas Portfolio
CWC Group
rjanmahomed@thecwcgroup.com
+ 44 207 978 0018
Website: www.thecwcgroup.com

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Parami Calls for Revised National Environmental Policy,  HSE Standards in Myanmar

11 Feb 2014 – LONDON – Ken Tun, CEO of the Parami
Energy Group of Companies, an indigenous group of companies with a strong hold
in Myanmar’s Oil & Gas sector, outlined the need for a revised National
Environmental Policy in Myanmar. Tun believes that to protect local
infrastructure and to develop the industry in a sustainable manner, it is
timely for revisions to be made to the policy. 

Expressing his beliefs in an interview
conducted with The CWC Group’s Senior Producer and Project Manager Gurpreet
Hayre, Tun said that the government should also involve new operators in
setting standards for the policy and to set HSE requirements. He urged that
Myanmar’s government should draft a policy document with local content, in a
timely manner, so that supporting industries which are being developed locally
can grow in a sustainable manner.

Qualifying this statement, he said “Obviously,
there is the great interest here in Myanmar and I see Myanmar will play a very
big role in upstream sector regionally. We will have super packed exploration programs
in the years ahead. The operators I think will be able to come up with more HSE
requirements, and higher Environmental standards. It is now time for the
government to come up with a revised National Environmental Policy, addressing
the energy sector, with the help of these operators.”

Tun said that “Developing business for
local companies in the oil and gas sector still has its challenges. Steady progress is being made but it is a long and painful
process to acquire the jobs, execute and deliver up to the expectation of
owners and yet sustain profitability. Some of our projects did not make money
but we still delivered as promised as we are very hungry for experience and
reputation.”

He added “The Oil & Gas industry in
Myanmar is so small that any mistake you make can be visible to anyone in very
short period of time. Even big service companies cannot escape that.”

“Operators and the Myanmar Oil & Gas
Enterprise (MOGE) are very strict in terms of disqualifying the companies which
cannot meet deadlines or perform the job. If you cannot perform one job, you
are out [of consideration] for the next job. You can see some examples of this
in the EPC and Seismic business in Myanmar.”

Tun expressed that it is still a challenge
for local companies to move up the value chain by offering international
standards service. Supplier education programs are needed, such as HSE
certification, procurement procedures, and other forms of training to help
future operators to gain more confidence in local companies.

Parami take their Corporate Sustainability
Responsibilities very seriously. They get involved in the process of
development, to ensure that the projects they support help social development
in a sustainable manner. They help rural people with ways to sustain their
lives with the changes around them. Tun describes it as ““We give a man half a
fish to have his stomach half full and then teach them how to fish.” 

Some of Parami’s initiatives include
planting a total of 500,000 trees. To date they have planted 300,000 trees, of
which 100,000 trees were planted in 2013. In 2013, Parami also helped 1,000
children obtain a monastery school education in the Shan and Karen states and
they organized and financed 11 workshops to help local business communities to learn
about the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Tun said that “Looking ahead, we might beat
our target of planting 500,000 trees by 2015. In 2014, we plan to support an additional
70 monastic schools and organize 7 AEC workshops.”

Parami is also cognizant of their
responsibilities to build a sustainable industry. Tun made mention that “There
is obviously shortage of local qualified people in our sector. Yet, more than
50% of our population are of young working age. 
Offering education, vocational and professional training is very
important for our industry to make it sustainable.”

Parami Energy is brainstorming ideas to
convert this readily available local resource to generate income nationally
from the energy sector. Ideas are welcome to address this opportunity.

Parami Energy is the official Local Partner
of the 2nd Myanmar Oil & Gas Upstream Summit, to be held in Yangon,
28-30 October 2014. The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy of the
Republic of the Union of Myanmar. To learn more about the event, visit cwcmyanmar.com.

About Parami Energy

Parami Energy is a group of companies with the core businesses in Oil & Gas, Power, Construction and Finance. We differentiate ourselves from our competitions through our corporate values, innovative business model, and straight forward business approach.

Parami Energy Development manages oil and gas exploration. Parami Energy Development aims to be a leading energy player of oil and gas upstream sector, to become a regional and international exploration company in this arena.

About the CWC Group

The CWC Group are renowned world experts in oil, gas, power, telecommunications, and infrastructure and investment sectors, particularly in emerging markets. We have a wealth of knowledge, offering top-level strategic events around the world.

We work closely with many governments, NOCs and international corporations to highlight the key issues and challenges facing the global energy industry. CWC operates globally and over the past 13 years, our gatherings have become widely acknowledged within the industry for their quality, prestigious level of government officials and senior corporate delegation.

For more information, please visit: Website: http://www.cwcmyanmar.com

Contact:

Roshan Jan-Mahomed
Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 20 7978 0000
Fax: +44 20 7978 0099
Email: Myanmar@thecwcgroup.com

2nd Myanmar Oil & Gas Upstream Summit to Occur 28-30 October 2014

6
February 2014 – LONDON – The CWC Group
has announced that the second Myanmar Oil & Gas Upstream Summit
will take place in Yangon on
28-30 October 2014. The event is supported by the Ministry of Energy of
the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise and
Parami Energy.

Myanmar is expected to play a significant
role in the upstream sector in the region. In 2013, the Ministry of Energy
offered 18 onshore and 30 offshore blocks for bid. The results are expected
this month.

In 2009, the market for Myanmar’s oil &
gas service industry was US$400m and has since grown to almost US$1bn in 2013.
The market is expected to easily grow into a multibillion dollar industry, with
new production sharing contracts (PSC’s) being signed.

The CWC Group’s Senior Producer and
Project Manager, Gurpreet Hayre said that “With continued support from the
Ministry of Energy and the Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise, The Myanmar
Upstream Oil & Gas Summit has proven itself as the best possible meeting
place at which discover and discuss new investment opportunities in Myanmar. Last
year we attracted attendance from representatives from 35 different companies, who
travelled to Myanmar from 19 countries. This year we expect to exceed those
numbers.”

Ken Tun, the CEO of Parami Energy Group,
the local partner organizing the summit, said “We find the summit to be very
high profile, informative and educational. From it, we are able to understand
how important it is for Myanmar to understand what we have and how to leverage
our national assets to develop the country.

Last year, we also learned how important it
is to develop local capabilities to make the industry sustainable. Myanmar may
be one of the last countries to develop its oil and gas industry, but we have
plenty examples to learn from. Countries like Norway to Nigeria. This time we
expect to learn more.”

For more information about the Summit
please visit www.cwcmyanmar.com

About the CWC Group

The CWC Group are renowned world experts in oil, gas, power, telecommunications, and infrastructure and investment sectors, particularly in emerging markets. We have a wealth of knowledge, offering top-level strategic events around the world.

We work closely with many governments, NOCs and international corporations to highlight the key issues and challenges facing the global energy industry. CWC operates globally and over the past 13 years, our gatherings have become widely acknowledged within the industry for their quality, prestigious level of government officials and senior corporate delegation.

For more information, please visit: Website: www.cwcmyanmar.com

Contact:

Roshan Jan-Mahomed
Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 20 7978 0000
Fax: +44 20 7978 0099
Email: Myanmar@thecwcgroup.com