Session One: Lebanon industry update, achievements and strategy
Tuesday, April 2nd
11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Programme

A special session to showcase the latest in the Lebanese hydrocarbons prospects from the perspectives of both the public and private sectors. It discusses the latest developments in the first licensing round according to the existing exploration plan. It also covers the progress in implementing Lebanon’s
comprehensive strategy in terms of exploration and production activities. Additionally, this session updates the industry on investment opportunities in the Lebanese petroleum industry. An expert insight from the private sector is also included.

Session chairperson: Mr. Walid Nasr, Chairman, Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA)


  • Lebanon offshore : Geology, various play types and blocks interdependencies  - Speaker: Mr. Wissam Chbat, Head of Geology and Geophysics Department - LPA, Lebanon
  • Lebanon - the next Frontier in the Eastern Mediterranean – Speaker: Mr. Matthew Pyett, Geoscience Manager, New Ventures AMME, PGS
  • Lebanon’s features as a top Investment destination for E&P and service companies - Speaker: Mr. Wissam Zahabi, Head of Economics and Finance Department- LPA, Lebanon
    Chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) - Head of the Strategic Planning Unit
    Head of Geology and Geophysics Department, Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA)
    Project Geoscientist, New Ventures AMME
    Head of Economic and Financial Department, Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA)