HELD UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF H.E. JEFF RADEBE, MINISTER OF ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Under The Patronage of
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CENTRES OF TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE SEMINAR (COTES)

Future Energy Africa’s inaugural Technical Seminar will deliver robust technical and industry-driven content, bringing together energy leaders and technical personnel to share and exchange adept global and local insights. The technical sessions are formulated to sharpen industry knowledge, with a strong emphasis on the latest technical innovations to enable exchange of best practice amongst industry peers.

Spanning upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas with the integration of alternative energies, held over 3-days, COTES sessions are free-to-attend and located in the heart of Future Energy Africa’s 1000+square meter exhibition set to attract 2500+ visitors and 50+ technical industry experts over 3-days producing 20+ hours of inventive content.

Set to be Africa’s premier platform committed to advancing future oil, gas & energy solutions for the continent, Future Energy Africa will bring together governments and key officials, NOCs, IOCs, gas & LNG stakeholders, integrated energy companies, technology providers and power generation entities to interface and connect with the fast-evolving energy value chain and corporates driving Africa’s energy future.

TECHNICAL CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

1. UPSTREAM OIL & GAS 

  • Decommissioning of Offshore Upstream Infrastructure
  • African Potential for Unconventional Hydrocarbons
  •  Exploration & Production Geoscience Technologies and Applications
  •  Integration of Offshore Infrastructure
  •  Production Facilities Technologies
  • Drilling & Completion Technologies
  •  IOR / EOR

2. OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE & INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT IN OIL & GAS 

  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Digital & Data Management
  • Life Extension of Plants   
  • Security in Critical Infrastructure
  • Data in a Digital World

3. DOWNSTREAM & REFINING 

  • Digital Transformation for Downstream Operations
  • Project Management, Engineering Technology and Implementation
  • Future Marketing, Distribution and Application of Refined Products

4. GAS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY

  • Acid Gas Removal & Sulphur Recovery
  • Liquefaction & Cryogenic Process
  • Onshore Regasification Technology

5. FLOATING LNG: LIQUEFACTION & REGASIFICATION 

  • Topsides Design and Technology Selection
  • Ship to Ship Transfers and Mooring Design
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Project Updates
  • Gas & LNG as a Marine & Road Fuel
  • LNG Bunkering and Marine Infrastructure

6. GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING 

  • Reducing & Managing Methane Emissions
  • LNG Project Concept Screening & Selection Processes
  • Integrated Supply Chain Modelling and System Debottlenecking

7. POWER GENERATION & UTILITES 

  • Asset Maintenance & Minimising Downtime
  • Challenges of Bringing New Plants Online
  • Asset Life Extension
  • Technical Challenges for Small Power Producers (SPPs) in Remote Locations
  • Challenges of Integrating Renewable Energies Into Existing Infrastructure
  • Overcoming Distributed Demand
  • IoT-based Digital Transformation

8. TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION

  • Developing Smart Grids
  • Managing and Ensuring Power Quality
  • Improving Efficiency and Operational Standards
  • Smart Metering Infrastructure
  • Micro-grids
  • Sensors & Controls
  • Predictive Maintenance

9. ATTRACTING & RETAINING TALENT IN A TRANSFORMING INDUSTRY 

  • Next Generation Talent Pool: University Research & Development Showcase
  • Workforce Engagement
  • Youth and Talent Development
  • Leadership

10. REGIONAL CONTENT

  • Policies & Regulatory Frameworks
  • Challenges & Impact on Renewable Energy Sector
  • Financing Local Infrastructure