Day One | September 28th
08.30 Registration Opens
09.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
09.15 Keynote Address: African Oil & Gas Recent Developments
Market updates and analysis of industry key players
Major challenges the industry is facing
Mary-Jane Mwangi, CEO, NOC Kenya
09.45 Case Study from Sasol E&P
Dr. Vincent Mashaba, Head of Exploration – Near Field, Sasol E&P
10.15 Panel Discussion: African Ministries of Energy
How can Africa remain competitive in a tough global market?
Key challenges and projects in African oil & gas
H.E. Norbert Musisi, Deputy Minister of Energy, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Uganda
Dr Ketsela Tadesse, Head of Petroleum Licensing, Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ethiopia
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, Ghana
Pascal Velonarivo, Follow-up and Regulation Manager - Petroleum Sector Presidency's Department In Charge of Mines and Petroleum, Madagascar
11.00 Refreshments & Networking Break
11.30 Panel Discussion: African NOCs
The current low oil price environment – effects on NOCs and government collaboration and their relationship
NOC and IOC partnerships – which key areas can benefit from this?
Corporate strategies to maintain a State-NOC relationship
Ken Mugambi, Head of Corporate Planning & Strategy, NOC Kenya
Senior Representative, ENH Mozambique
Senior Representative, PetroSA
Charles Sangweni, Acting Director General, PURA Tanzania
12.10 Setting A Premier Trend in Oil & Gas Business in Africa
Joe Sang, Managing Director, Kenya Pipeline Company
12.40 Lunch & Networking
13.40 Panel Discussion: IOCs
Discussion of major IOCs operating across the continent
The current stability of the oil market and the subsequent effect on exploration and production activities
Joint Venture opportunities – benefits of collaboration and risk sharing while still maintaining corporate independence and stability in an increasingly uncertain environment
Dirk Nevelsteen, Vice President, Shell East Africa
Senior Representative, Total E&P Uganda
Senior Representative, ENI
14.20 Case Study: Sonangol EP
Current exploration & production contracts in Angola
Financing Sonangol's shortfall in fuel imports – how can international investment bodies get involved?
Foreign exchange consortium contracts – oil companies and subcontractors
Working with the Ministry of Petroleum to establish a natural gas regulatory framework
Senior Representative, Sonangol EP
14.50 Refreshments & Networking Break
15.20 Local Content Development
Case studies of local content initiatives across Africa
Potential benefits of effective local content policies if they are implemented correctly
How the values of petroleum exploration and production can be translated into economic and social benefits for indigenous workers and supply industries – is the industry doing enough?
Senior Representative, ENH Mozambique
15.50 Investment Requirements Across Africa
What are the infrastructure funding gaps in the industry?
Opportunities for investors in the current economic downturn
Which countries are actively seeking investment from international investment bodies?
Osam Iyahen, Senior Vice President - Director & Head, Natural Resources, Africa Finance Corporation
16.20 An Overview of Existing Oil & Gas Regulations in Nigeria
- General information on Nigeria's oil and gas industry
- The role of the DPR as Nigeria's oil and gas industry regulator
- The future of oil and gas industry regulation in Nigeria
Engr. Stanley Ngene, Chief Chemical Engineer, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
16.50 Angola: Taking The Lead in Sub-Saharan Exploration & Production
Foreign investment and government ventures aimed at strengthening the industry deficit
Dominating the African upstream sector – what happens when midstream and downstream sectors have no prominence?
Ultra deepwater and offshore oilfield projects being pursued in the country – Kaombo project
Angola ranked as leading oil producer in Africa in 2016 surpassing Nigeria – what next?
Senior Representative, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company
17.30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Networking Evening