SPE Workshop: Lebanon Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development 14 - 15 Mar 2018 Movenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut, Lebanon

Under the High Patronage of His Excellency
The President of the Lebanese Republic
General Michel AOUN

This SPE workshop is the first technical focused meeting dedicated to offshore oil and gas exploration and development in Lebanon, after a series of events addressing policies and marketing aspects.

The Levantine basin in the eastern Mediterranean waters is one of the largest untapped exploration basins worldwide and is, consequently, attracting a lot of attention especially due to several major discoveries in the last few years.

The workshop will discuss the different phases and challenges related to exploration and development options in the deep and ultra-deep water with a focus on the exploration and early development phases.

Attendees will develop their knowledge in the subject through exchanging ideas and learning from other experts from different companies with experience in the Lebanese data or regional analogues.

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“Most recently Lebanon successfully concluded its First Offshore Licensing Round and signed two exclusive petroleum rights with a consortium of renowned International Oil and Gas Companies. As we enter the operational phase, this SPE workshop is an invaluable opportunity that will provide insights and knowledge sharing regarding the petroleum journey including the exploration, development and production phases of our prospective hydrocarbon resources. In this regard, informed decision making is tantamount for the sound and sustainable regulation, management and oversight of the nascent sector especially that operations will take place in frontier areas and deep water basins. We trust the SPE workshop is well positioned to highlight the important advancements in technical expertise, research and development during this fundamental period for the Lebanese oil and gas sector.”


Walid Nasr
Chairman of the Board
Head of Strategic Planning Department
Lebanese Petroleum Administration 

“Timing of this workshop couldn’t be better! I am thrilled by the distinguished set of experts lined up to discuss the multi-faceted technical challenges of the emerging business. What is most important to me being a university professor, is the unique platform this event will provide to Lebanese academics and students to expose them to these challenges; this being enabled by the generous support from our sponsors.”


Kassem Ghorayeb, Workshop Chairman
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
American University of Beirut 

“SPE provides a worldwide opportunity for O&G exploration and production (E&P) professionals to exchange technical knowledge and best practices. The bright gas discoveries of the East Mediterranean along with positive Interpretation of Lebanon seismic offshore data makes Lebanon O&G future very promising. Being the first wholly technical workshop dedicated to offshore O&G exploration and development in Lebanon, Schlumberger is keen to share and discuss the different phases and challenges related to exploration, and development in the Mediterranean deep water with a focus on acceleration from discovery to early production, where we have complete technology offerings from pore to pipeline.” 


Hussein Fouad El Ghazzawy
Vice President and Managing Director, Egypt and East Mediterranean Region

“The SPE workshop organised in Lebanon is the first technical event related to the E&P industry since the award of exploration blocks following the Lebanon Offshore Bidding Round.  Total is proud to be part of this important SPE event, and we are confident that this workshop will be a great opportunity for many fruitful exchanges about the technical challenges and knowledge related to exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.”


Hassan Allouche
Exploration Manager
Total E&P



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