(EnergyAsia, June 13 2012, Wednesday) — Global Pacific & Partners will hold its landmark 17th Asia Oil Week at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore on June 25 to 27.

This year’s event will focus on new bid rounds in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, opportunities in several countries, shale gas exploration in China and Australia and the outlook for Oil Search’s LNG project in Papua New Guinea, and prospects for the growing number of independent players and state oil companies.

The landmark event for Asia’s oil and gas exploration industry will feature keynote speakers from all over the world and senior executives from the majors, independents, government and state oil companies. There will also be plenty of opportunities for delegates to interface, network and negotiate deals.

The conference starts with the 21st Asia Petroleum Strategy Briefing, the longest running strategy oil briefing in Asia, on June 25. The session will be presented by Duncan Clarke, chairman and CEO of Global Pacific & Partners, and a leading global strategist, speaker and author in the oil and gas industry.

Dr Clarke said: “Asia’s oil and gas game is moving into new territories, with established producer countries and corporate players eyeing new strategies, and re-discovered frontiers across this vast region, from Pakistan to New Zealand.

“Independents have opened new plays and state oil companies have shaped global strategies, while licensing agencies and Ministries seek more exploration dollars.”

The conference will also feature presentations and speeches by senior executives from international companies like Talisman Energy, Premier Oil, Roc Oil, Mubadala Oil & Gas, Japex, Cairn India, KrisEnergy, Oil Search and Petromin PNG Holdings as well as senior officials representing the governments of the Philippines, New Zealand, Timor Leste, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Bangladesh.