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Gastech Specialist Events Launches the Political and Commercial Risk in Oil and Gas Forum

June 27, 2012

LONDON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

With the recent massive oil and gas finds in countries with little existing
infrastructure and energy policy, the Repsol YPF controversy in Argentina, political
tension in the East Mediterranean, and the continuing fallout of the ‘Arab Spring’,
vulnerability in the hydrocarbon sector to unanticipated disruption in emerging growth
regions has been underlined. It has never been more crucial to grasp the operating
environment within each of the countries where risk is possible, and how governments plan
to do business with foreign investors and operators when issues arise.

The Political and Commercial Risk in Oil and Gas Forum, hosted by Gastech Specialist
Events and taking place in London on the 24 – 26 October 2012, will meet these complex
challenges head-on by exploring protection for investors affected by resource nationalism,
unpredictable jurisdictions where the rule of law is susceptible to sudden changes, and
regions where political tension and/or violence is a lingering threat.

This unique interactive Forum will help you to protect your assets by exploring the
political risk in regions where there are proven hydrocarbon reserves and to build long
term relationships with governments, maintaining a strong presence in key global oil & gas
regions in the years to come.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

        - Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator, ARCTIC NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION
          PROJECTS
        - Costas Ioannou, Executive Chairman, NATURAL GAS PUBLIC COMPANY (DEFA)
        - Randir Ragoobeer, General Manager Risk, SASOL GROUP SERVICE
        - Peter Hohaus, Policy Advisor, Political and Corporate Affairs, E.ON
        - David Bender, Threat Analyst, CHEVRON

Programme highlights include:

        - An Overview of Global Macro Politics: Market Entry and Overcoming the
          Risks of Investment
        - Discussing Protection for Investors Affected by Resource Nationalism
        - Discussing How Federal Government Support Could Impact the Profitability of
          Shale Reserves in Argentina
        - Scrutinizing the Oil and Gas Industry in Kenya and Uganda to Ensure Investor
          Confidence
        - The Changing Landscape of Regulation in Terms of Reputational Risk and
          Corruption

For further information, visit http://www.politicalriskinoilandgas.com

To learn more about how your organisation can promote its expertise to key industry
leaders, contact Damian Howard on +44 (0)203 615 2899 or damianhoward@dmgevents.com

For additional information about the programme, press enquiries, or to become a
partner, contact Anthony Webb on +44-(0)203-615-2877 or anthonywebb@dmgevents.com

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