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What are the biggest challenges facing the industry and how is Government addressing the shifts in Africa’s energy?
African governments play a crucial role in developing a meaningful and practical master plan in order to attract investors to explore its deep resources. Through cross-border cooperation, Governments are seeking an integrated approach to Africa’s oil, gas and energy transformation to foster a secure and affordable energy landscape; encouraging public-private partnerships and opportunities for a sustainable energy mix.Speakers:Hon. Dr. Emmanuel Ibe KachikwuMinister of State
Petroleum Resources of The Federal Republic of NigeriaHon. Charles KeterCabinet Secretary
Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, KenyaH.E. Honourable Irene MuloniMinister of Energy and Mineral Development
After years of high prices, Africa’s economy was hit by a global dip, which saw low prices and poor fiscal management; tighter margins and financial consolidation, resulting in a slow down in key projects driving Africa’s hydrocarbon market. With the transformation of a new energy era; the sector is facing renewed opportunities through energy diversification and growing competition from renewables. Not without challenges, the oil and gas market remains optimistic with new advances in technologies and industry solutions for an affordable energy transition to a low-carbon economy. With growing demand for the industry to integrate, How can the oil and gas sector transform itself to create the modern energy sector it should be?
We are in the midst of one of the most significant transformations in the energy sector in many decades, driving governments to effectively adapt its policy framework to the current energy transition. An in-depth review from policy makers and experts examining the fiscal regimes across the continent, confronting the challenges, and identify opportunities to provide a solid foundation for companies to unlock the unexplored, drive exploration and production, increase investment opportunities and advance local content drivers in aid of Africa’s growth.Speakers:H.E. Mahaman Laouan GayaSecretary General
African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO)
This panel discussion showcases the regional oil/gas and energy game in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, with unrivalled insight into the growing appetite for energy transformation. Recent large and world-class gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania, commercial oil flows in Kenya, and Uganda in the league of new oil producers show the potential of the enormous exploration frontiers of East Africa, both onshore and offshore. The region has grown in energy demand and the need for diversifying its energy mix remain on the horizon. Reviewing the development in government policies and strategy to accelerate change in the energy structure to advance sustainable development, the question remains: Will global access to modern energy be met by 2030?Speakers:Ernest RubondoExecutive Director
Petroleum Authority of Uganda.Eng. Isaac KivaDirector of Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, KenyaRobert Pavel OimekeDirector General
Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya
How can Africa’s E&P players harness the power of digitalization in upstream operations, implement innovative disruptive technologies?
Harnessing the power of digitalization in upstream operations, companies are at the forefront of new innovative technologies disrupting current barriers and enabling the power of legacy leaders to support the next generation of oil and gas digitization, transformation and investment in next generation data-driven operations. The key to accelerating the digitization megatrend and delivery of global E&P technology initiatives lies in redefining the rules. How can E&P companies create a connected, real-time and information rich oil and gas industry?
Facing significant change and uncertainty, Africa’s energy sector are observing consequential shifts in strategies and adapting business models in line with a global low-carbon energy transition. The demand on NOCs to emerge as key players, as do their counterparts, IOCs, have to address the challenges and opportunities to pursue a sustainable energy development as a basis for long-term prosperity. Gain valuable insight from equals identifying the future trails to evolve and develop strategic alliances.Speakers:James YamoahChief Operating Officer
Ghana National Petroleum CorporationKholly ZonoActing Group Chief Executive Officer
Interactive Questions & DiscussionChairperson:Chris BredenhannAfrica Advisory Oil & Gas Industry Leader
PwC Africa Oil & Gas Advisory
Over the past decade, West Africa has attracted some of the largest oil and gas producers globally, considered one of the world’s richest and most promising for ventures, and continues its optimism for increased oil and natural gas activity. With an enormous offshore zone and hydrocarbon potential, countries are increasing their efforts to diversify strategies for regional integration and provide a platform to advance their energy portfolio. What impact will newfound oil and gas discoveries have for West Africa and will investors take the energy leap?Speakers:Joseph MedouDirector E & P
PetrosenThomas Mba AkabazaaChief Director
Ministry of Petroleum, GhanaEgbert Faibille JnrAg. Chief Executive Officer
Petroleum Commission GhanaPatrick A. AkorliGroup Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director
Ghana Oil Co LtdAustin AvuruChief Executive Officer
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
The natural gas sector holds tremendous opportunity in Africa with an anticipated boom this year as the region shows signs of recovery and gas discoveries are stimulating growth; however its challenges and risks including development of shale gas, infrastructure investment, diverse government policies, transportation and storage facilities require closer inspection if Africa is to succeed in its role to decrease the carbon footprint.Speakers:Telma InglesExecutive Manager
Angola LNG LimitedEric WiliamsFormer Minister of Energy, Trinidad and Tobago and President, Royal Triangle Energy Solutions
Royal Triangle Energy SolutionsDr. Christopher MarksManaging Director & Head of Emerging Markets, EMEA
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Financing Africa’s complex and diverse oil, gas and energy industry draws upon global experience from investors and financiers, to review the finance and private equity environment, its challenges and risks for equitable economic growth and enhanced bi-lateral trade.
Driving Economic Growth for Africa’s Energy TransformationSpeakers:Paul Eardley-TaylorHead of Oil & Gas
Southern Africa, Standard Bank
In order to meet Africa’s energy demands by 2030, the industry requires a shift towards sustainable energy transformation. An in-depth examination of Southern Africa’s current regulations and policies, investment promotion and regional collaboration to support cleaner, cheaper faster energy initiatives to unlock potential and drive efficiency is imperative to Africa’s evolving landscape.Speakers:Lucy ChegeHead-Energy, Environment & ICT
Development Bank of Southern AfricaLindiwe MekweActing CEO & General Manager
Petroleum Agency SAPeter Vivian-NealChief Executive Officer
Kalahari GeoEnergy LtdAlan MukokiChief Executive Officer
South Africa Chamber of Commerce
Tapping into renewable energy sources will play a major role in supporting the advancement of alternative energy in Africa, where Africa’s need for sustainable energy is evident. Renewable energy presents enormous opportunity, with African countries implementing ambitious development plans to drive renewable energies and infrastructure models; providing an optimal mix of investment initiatives and power generation capabilities where innovative solutions are at the forefront of Africa’s renewable energy projects. This session will reveal the key role renewables play in Africa’s energy future.
The IEA forecast an increasingly growing role for natural gas in the world’s energy mix and Africa plays a vital role with several countries thought to hold yet unknown quantities of unconventional natural gas, providing the landscape for huge gas-to-power investment opportunities. In order to meet rapid demand, Africa must work together to strengthen their gas-to-power generation to support sustainability for long-term projects. Africa’s energy needs are enormous and with immense opportunity for energy exploitation and optimization of power resources that will revolutionize energy efficiency, current business strategies and solutions to manage legacy assets and unlock resources and investment capital is required to boost economic growth and ensure Africa’s energy transformation is sustainable.Speakers:Niall KramerChief Executive Officer
South Africa Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)Mahama KappiahExecutive Director
West African Power PoolEng. Ziria Tibalwa WaakoChief Executive Officer
Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Africa’s electricity revolution is placing it at the forefront of a global energy transformation, and whilst it faces many challenges; impressive strides are being made in renewable energy developments, technological innovations and hybrid solutions, driving new power initiatives across the continent.Governments are reviewing traditional state monopolized utilities, its current policies and the shift towards effective partnerships with the private sector to ensure access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all. Leading experts in this session will unpack the challenges and opportunities Africa faces in a modern energy world.Speakers:Harrison E. MutikangaChief Executive Officer
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd.(UEGCL)