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Exploration Status in the EAC region

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Every two (2) years, the East African Community Partner States organize a Conference and Exhibition on the Petroleum Potential and Investment Opportunities in East Africa. The East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (EAPCE) is recognized globally as a premier international forum for those working in the upstream petroleum sector. Participants include oil companies, researchers, investors, service providers, academia and financiers among others. Participants exchange ideas and information about recent developments in the region, learn about new investment opportunities and share lessons learnt.

The East African Partner States will host the 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2017 (EAPCE‘17) on the Petroleum Potential and Investment Opportunities in East Africa in Bujumbura, Burundi, from 7th to 9th June March 2017. For the three (3) days, B will become the place for the oil and gas industry players to gather, collaborate, conduct business and experience the showcasing of achievements in the sector under the theme: "East Africa:  An Emerging Hotspot for Oil and Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Development and Commercialization”.

The East African Region has a total of 28 prospective sedimentary basins with over 37 International Oil and Gas Companies licensed in the region to date. The petroleum resources discovered in the East African region is estimated at 2 billion barrels of oil in place and 3tcf of natural gas. Additional resources continue to be discovered by aggressive exploration programmes in the region.

Each of the previous seven Conferences has been more than just an international conference for it has integrated cultural & touristic dimensions unique to East Africa. EAPCE’17 will, like the previous conferences, provide participants with not only the opportunity to assess the developments in the petroleum upstream sector in East Africa, but also to explore the many and varied attractions of this large region that is known in Africa for its unique and diverse beauty.

EAPCE’17 will feature an exceptional program of technical papers, research posters with an impressive line up of invited speakers and panel participants together with innovative exhibitions. Immediately before and after the Conference there will be a diverse range of opportunities for delegates to enjoy geological field excursions and tours of wildlife conservation areas.