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Prior to APPEX in March, NOCs participating in the AAPG International Pavilion will be presenting their country’s opportunities during a series of country showcases throughout February.

Plan to participate and enjoy a taste of what APPEX Global 2021 will be offering over four days of high-level presentations and online networking.

The showcases will be hosted virtually and will last 60 minutes including a Q&A session of 15 minutes.

Note: All times listed are (GMT+0)

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Upcoming Showcases


Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

Open Uruguay Round – Offshore Frontier Exploration Opportunities

The Uruguayan National Oil Company (ANCAP) and the Uruguayan Government have approved a Regime for the Selection of Oil Operating Companies for the Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in onshore and offshore areas of República Oriental del Uruguay: Open Uruguay Round. Open Uruguay Round is an excellent opportunity to acquire a frontier opportunity asset with extremely low exploratory program requirements (up to 6 years without well commitment), very good bidding round terms and a sound and fair contract model.


Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

Peru: New Development Opportunities in Talara Basin Fields

During 2021, PERUPETRO S.A. will launch a bidding process for six blocks of the Talara Basin which contracts will expire in the next years. The purpose is to find companies interested in improving the productivity of these mature fields with secondary recovery and the implementation of new technologies.


Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

West Greenland Open Door Round – Resources and Exploration Potential in a Huge Frontier Area

The Cretaceous-Paleogene basins on the West Greenland Continental Shelf is now open for licensing in an Open-Door procedure. This huge frontier area, including the onshore Nuussuaq Basin, has revealed a billion barrels potential and large structures. The Government of Greenland has initiated several new initiatives to make exploration more attractive in Greenland, including improved fiscal terms, easier data access and access to a new Whole Of Greenland resource assessment project.


Monday, 22 February 2021, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

Some Highlights of South African Prospectivity

South Africa has hit the headlines recently with two major discoveries in deep water off the south coast, by Total and partners CNR, Qatar Petroleum and Mainstreet. Both prospects, Brulpadda and Luiperdpadda, drilled in deep water on the Aptian basin floor fan Paddavissie play, discovered significant accumulations of gas condensate and some oil. There are three remaining prospects in the Paddavissie play and a similar play named Kloofpadda, has been revealed by new seismic data to the east. The talks presented in this showcase will detail these developments as well as examine deep water and other prospectivity in other basins of South Africa.


Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

Belize Petroleum Potential and New Exploration Opportunities

Belize is an English-speaking Caribbean country located on mainland Central America adjacent to Mexico and Guatemala which are major produces and is positioned on the southeastern edge of the Peten Basin which has proven large oilfields. There are current exploration opportunities for vacant blocks and for farmins with existing license holders.


Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

Opportunities to Explore Morocco in the Spotlight

With an exploration net acreage of 737 850,4 Km² and an undrilled exploration portfolio of diversified prospects, Morocco holds a vast range of exploration opportunities, offering to our partners a high level of geological diversity ranging from the Paleozoic to the Cenozoic in onshore, Mediterranean and Atlantic offshore domains. ONHYM adapts its strategy according to oil companies’ profiles. We provide our partners with an attractive business climate and regulatory framework that encourage such investments and risks. In this respect, ONHYM is offering its partners one of the best fiscal terms worldwide and struggling to continuously improve the business climate making Morocco a destination of choice to any investor. Moreover, ONHYM provides free access to a large and a comprehensive database to its partners when signing a petroleum agreement.


Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

Tunisia 2021: New Trends and Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Industry

Since the first explorationists discovered the subsurface potential in Tunisia, the country’s institutions took the role of a partner rather than only a regulator. Today, one of ETAP missions is promoting exploration opportunities in Tunisia through both regional and targeted approaches, including sharing knowledge, high-quality data and best practices. ETAP commits to supporting continued drilling activity in mature areas and encouraging/incentivizing exploitation of new and emerging plays.


Thursday, 25 February 2021, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., London, UK - AAPG Region Office

Sudan Petroleum Sector: Emerging Exploration Opportunities

Sudan currently produces approximately 60000 BOPD with maximum production of 550000 BOPD attained pre 2011 before separation of the South Sudan from Sudan. The search for hydrocarbon started in the shallow waters of the Red Sea in the early sixties and picked-up again in the mid-seventies where drilling activities resulted in a gas/condensate discovery and hydrocarbon shows encountered in several wells. In the seventies, exploration activities shifted to the rifted basins in the interior Southwest of the country. The first commercial hydrocarbon discovery was stuck in 1978 in continental Cretaceous strata. This discovery ushered the era of intensive exploration and development effort and culminated in Sudan building a 1500 Kilometer pipeline and joining the hydrocarbon exporting club in 1999.