South Africa Welcomes GDS International's Seventh Next Generation Oil and Gas Summit in February

South Africa Welcomes GDS International's Seventh Next Generation Oil and Gas
                              Summit in February

  PR Newswire

  ARABELLA, South Africa, January 21, 2013

ARABELLA, South Africa, January 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On the 25 ^th - 27 ^th February 2013, the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa,
South Africa, will host GDS International's much-anticipated seventh annual
Next Generation Oil and Gas Africa summit (NGO&G Africa 7).

The NG Oil and Gas Africa summit comprises of an expertly researched programme
that drills right to the heart of the most pressing end-user challenges, with
a world-class delegation to provide critical insight. Expertly combining
peer-led panel discussions with working lunches, roundtables and workshops,
the NG Oil and Gas Africa summit is set to raise the standard for all other
events in the region.

In attendance at this year's summit will be: Mark Allen, Development Manager
for Tullow Oil; Ray Kohut, New Ventures Drilling Manager for PetroSA; Franck
Egbon, Engineering, Drilling & Completions Manager for Total; Morris Cooper,
Senior Geophysicist for NOCAL; and Julien Folquet, Production Manager for
Afren. This stellar line-up will be complemented by the presence of an
exciting selection of sponsors, including: Invensys, CGG Veritas, WesternGeco,
Mi-Swaco (A Schlumberger Company) and Nalco (an EcoLab Company).

Godwin Sweto, VP of Corporate Strategy & Planning for PetroSA, was a previous
Next Generation Oil and Gas attendee. He said: " The NGO&G Summit provides a
platform for IOCs, NOCs and service providers to interact and share
experiences. The formal and informal sessions are structured for
effectiveness. Congratulations for yet another successful summit."

Conflating this, Edward Akhigbe, Manager Environment Protection and Safety for
NNPC - NAPIMS, said: " A very well thought out event, with a programme that
seeks to unveil the potential of the oil and gas industry in Africa. GDS
International has excellent initiative and has really promoted development for
Africa and made a difference. The performance of staff was quite outstanding."

Daniel Maggs, NG Oil and Gas Africa Summit Director for GDS International ,
the global events company behind the event, says: "I'm really excited about
the seventh annual Next Generation Oil & Gas Africa Summit. GDS International
has managed to secure a superb line-up of decision makers from the majors,
independents and NOCs from across the African sub-continent who will gather at
the Arabella Western Cape Hotel, Hermanus, to discuss the key challenges
currently facing the industry. From Tullow Oil's ambitions in Kenya and
Ethiopia, to Sonangol's pre-salt challenges in Angola, the summit will provide
the perfect platform for solution providers to help address these key issues.
This will be the best summit to date and I look forward to meeting everyone
next month in South Africa."

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About GDS International

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies
worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits,
conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in
1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our
clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on
the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business
verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting
developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy. Our value
proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class

Contact: Kimberley Hogarth
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