Day One | September 28th 

09.00 Registration & Welcome Refreshments


09.30 Business Card Exchange


10.00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Khwezi Tiya, Sector Head: Oil & Gas (SA), Client Coverage, Standard Bank


10.15 Keynote Address: An Update from the Department of Mineral Resources, South Africa

  • South Africa's decision to develop shale gas resources in the Karoo region using hydraulic fracturing – impacts on the community and environment 
  • Benefits of shale gas extraction include job creation and an answer to rising demand for gas in South Africa
  • The new legislation for gas exploration and production in South Africa – how will it affect the oil and gas landscape in the country?

 Senior Representative, Department of Mineral Resources, South Africa


 10.45 The Competitiveness of the Angolan Local Content in the Supply of Goods and Services to the Oil and Gas Industry

  • The oil & gas value chain
  • The Angolan fabrication and construction companies
  • Total fabrication capacity vs spare capacity
  • Products from Angola´s fabrication and construction companies

Josina Baião, President and CEO, Sonangol Holdings

11.15 Panel Discussion: African NOCs

  • The current low oil price environment – effects on NOCs, government collaboration and their relationship 
  • NOC and IOC partnerships – which key areas can benefit from this?
  • Corporate strategies to maintain a State-NOC relationship
  • Local content development policies within a national oil company

Moderator: Khwezi Tiya, Sector Head: Oil & Gas (SA), Client Coverage, Standard Bank


Ken Mugambi, Head of Corporate Planning and Stategy,  NOC Kenya

Peter Dekker, Chief Geophysicist, PetroSA

Victor Tivane, Local Content Director,, ENH Mozambique

11.55 Refreshments & Networking Break

12.25 Sasol E&P's Near Field Exploration Activities in the Mozambique Basin

  • Overview of Sasol’s exploration assets in Mozambique

  • Overview of EPC Blocks 16&19 license (offshore Mozambique)

  • Overview of EPC Area A license (onshore Mozambique)

  • Overview of PT5 C license (onshore Mozambique)

  • Future exploration plans

Dr. Vincent Mashaba, Head of Exploration – Near Field, Sasol E&P


13.00 South Africa's Opportunity During the "Lower for Longer" Oil Price

  • Update on the Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd development

  • The changing market conditions - an opportunity to refocus and find alignment

  • The Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd Ease of Doing Business value proposition

  • Collaborate where we can, compete when we must - clustering, strategic partnerships, collaborations

Benedicta Mahlangu, Executive: Ease of Doing Business, Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd

13.30 Lunch & Networking with Exhibitors


Afternoon Chairperson

Niall Kramer, CEO, South African Oil & Gas Alliance


14.30 Local Content Development in Mozambique

  • Local content initiatives in a national oil company
  • 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? 

Victor Tivane, Local Content Director, ENH Mozambique


15.00 South Africa and its Neighbours : Upstream Activity and Developments in the Oil & Gas Landscape

  • Offshore oil and gas exploration and production activity in South Africa, challenges and responses
  • Onshore activityin South Africa – some positive developments and some challenges
  • Regional developments – countries neighbouring South Africa

David van der Spuy, Manager - Conventional Resource Evaluation, Petroleum Agency SA


15.30 Health and Safety in Mozambique's Oil and Gas Industry

  • The status of health and safety in Mozambique's oil and gas industry

  • Culture and safety culture

  • Legal and industry challenges

  • Recommendations to industry companies

  • Business case for taking actions

Ebi Cossa, HSE Manager, Total E&P Mozambique


16.05 Refreshments & Networking Break


16.35 Panel Discussion: Prospects for Oil & Gas Exploration in Southern Africa

  • Trends in oil and gas and what to be aware of
  • Oil firms renewed interest in South Africa's hydrocarbon resources due to ongoing advances in technology and seismographic equipment 
  • What is the next step for South Africa?
  • Prospects for Mozambique LNG projects
  • Sonangol's transformation process and the competitiveness of the Angolan oil & gas industry

Moderator: Niall Kramer, CEO, South African Oil & Gas Alliance


Dr. Vincent Mashaba, Head of Exploration – Near Field, Sasol E&P

João Dos Santos, Executive Administrator of Sonangol EP Board, Sonangol EP

Pascal Velonarivo, Follow-Up & Regulation Manager, Presidency's Department In Charge of Mines and Petroleum, Madagascar

Faizel Mulla, Corporate Strategy Manager, PetroSA

17.15 Regional Overview: A Commercial and Financing Perspective Upon the Various O&G Projects in Play

  • Regional oil and gas projects
  • LNG export
  • Oil export
  • Global energy context
  • Sovereign context
  • Next steps

Khwezi Tiya, Sector Head: Oil & Gas (SA), Client Coverage, Standard Bank


17.45 Chairman's Closing Remarks


18.00 Networking Evening