Day One | September 28th 

09.00
Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09.15
Keynote Address: African Oil & Gas Recent Developments

  • Market updates and analysis of industry key players
  • Recent discoveries
  • Major challenges the industry is facing

09.45
CASE STUDY : ERHC Energy

  • Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa - Block 11A, Block BDS 2008, EEZ Block 4
  • Production Sharing Contracts – working with the Kenyan Government
  • Exploration and production costs

Peter Ntephe, President, ERHC Energy

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
  • Regulatory outlook

Panellists:

H.E. Norbert Musisi, Deputy Minister of Energy, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Uganda

Robert Mugo, Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Mining, Kenya

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

11.00
Refreshments & Networking Break

11.20
PANEL DISCUSSION: African NOC’s

  • 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

12.10
BRIEFING SESSION: Upcoming Licensing Rounds Across Africa

12.50 Lunch & Networking

13.50
PANEL DISCUSSION: IOC’s

  • 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

Panellists:

Peter Ntephe, President, ERHC Energy

Senior Representative, Seplat Petroleum Development Company

    Marc den Hartog, Vice President, Shell East Africa

    14.40
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Oil Exploration Opportunities in 2017/8

    15.10
    Reducing Risk in East African Oil Exploration with Technology

    • Three types of technology tools: basic foundation technology, proven risk reducers, and blue-sky game changers
    • Basic data needed for the foundation technologies
    • Advantages of step-by-step risk reduction, or new technology

    Tom Guidish, Vice President of Operations, Rift Energy Corp

    15.40
    Refreshments & Networking Break

    16.00
    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?

    David Bishop, Local Content Specialist, World Bank, Kenya

    16.30
    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

    17.00
    Join Us for Networking Drinks & the Casino-Themed Evening