Investor Forum 2018
London’s Energy Investment Event of the Year
Africa Oil & Power lands in London for the first time in 2018. With an oil price recovery underway, markets have stabilized and positioned Africa for a fresh wave of oil and gas exploration and investment. Following a long period of portfolio consolidation, upstream companies are acquiring new assets and increasing capital expenditures. African governments are launching licensing rounds and FID decisions are moving forward apace.
At the Africa Oil & Power Investor Forum, the continent’s leading executives, policy makers, financiers and legal and advisory experts come together for a compelling one-day program. Program highlights will include: 2018 investor and project updates; panels on project financing and private equity, transparency and investment, and Brexit and its implications for the energy business; sessions on capital raising for private power projects, gas and E&P; and investor updates from Africa independents.
Join us in the global capital of oil and gas finance on May 10 for AOP’s first out-of-Africa event.
- Ministerial keynotes and special announcements from selected African ministries of petroleum and the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to be confirmed.
- Focus on finance: panels and sessions on capital raising for Africa oil and gas projects; reaching FID in 2018; funding and realizing returns on independent power projects and more.
- The UK, Europe and Africa: AOP speakers look at the evolution of oil and gas investment ties between the UK, Europe and Africa, and the implications of Britain’s departure from the EU on African energy.
- Focus on power: Private equity, policy reform, the drive to monetize gas and renewables are all major factors in Africa’s push for new solutions to the continent’s power deficit. Our panel examines these issues from all angles.
- Investor updates: London-based upstream independents take to the stage to provide updates on African projects: breaking ground, development, financing and new investor announcements.
- Launch of Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea 2018
Our special report on Equatorial Guinea’s oil and gas industry, commissioned by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons in the nation’s 50th year of independence, launches at the AOP Investor Forum in London.
Join us in London on May 10, 2018, for the premier energy investment event. Registration for the AOP Investor Forum 2018 is now open. Contact us for speaking and sponsorship opportunities.
Keynote SpeakersBecome a speaker
Ministers and VIPs open proceedings at AOP’s dedicated investment event.
H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima is the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea. Presiding over one of the largest oil and gas markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Minister is widely regarded for his incisive leadership and guiding Equatorial Guinea’s energy industry through a resurgence in exploration and production activity. Working in the oil and gas industry since 1997, his past positions include Minister Delegate, Vice Minister, Secretary of State for Mines and Hydrocarbons, Government Rep. in the Equity of the State in PSCs, and Presidential Adviser on Hydrocarbons. He has served as a member of the board of three public energy companies: SONAGAS, SEGESA and GEPetrol.
Honorable Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth has been the Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan since August 2016. He was previously South Sudan’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations. Minister Gatkuoth received a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, in College Park, United States.
H.E. Abdulrahman Osman Abdulrahman is the Minister of Petroleum and Gas of the Government of the Republic of Sudan.
Panelists and PresentersBecome a speaker
Panelists and presenters provide their insights on Africa’s energy finance and project activities in 2018.
Dr. Thabo Clifford Kgogo has been the Chief Executive Officer of SacOil Holdings Limited since June 1, 2014. Dr. Kgogo served as an Acting Vice-President of Operations at Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (SOC) Ltd. He joined Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (SOC) Ltd., in 2003 as a Reservoir Engineer. Previously, he served with De Beers in different offshore and onshore operations. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry ranging from exploration, appraisal and development projects in upstream. He joined SacOil from PetroSA, South Africa’s national oil company, where he held the position of Vice President of Operations and Acting Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Kgogo was responsible for PetroSA’s integrated operations, which included offshore production wells and platforms, Gas to Liquid (GTL) refinery, as well as shipping and aviation services.
Dr. Kgogo has held several positions at Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (SOC) Ltd., including Senior to Principal Reservoir Engineer, Technical Manager of E&P and Operations Manager of E&P. He has been Executive Director of Group Five Limited since July 24, 2017. He was the Chairperson of the Southern Africa Chapter of the International Society of Petroleum Engineers from 2009 to 2011.
Dr. Kgogo has published several international technical papers in the field of Petroleum Engineering. He received a Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Special award in 2011 for his contribution to the field of Petroleum Engineering. He has been a Director of SacOil Holdings Limited since June 1, 2014. He holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, an MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of London and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London.
Dr. Oliver Quinn joined Ophir in August 2013. He has 15 years’ upstream Oil and Gas experience. He began his career as a geologist with Shell before moving to Fairfield Energy and more recently Hess Corporation where he held a variety of business development, technical and leadership roles. Oliver has been involved in E&P projects and business development across Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and the Americas. Oliver has a BSc in Geology, a PhD in Petroleum Geoscience and is an alumni of London Business School.
Dr Nick Cooper was appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in June 2011. He is a member of the Nomination and Technical and Reserves Committees. Prior to joining Ophir, Nick Cooper was Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Salamander Energy plc. He began his career as a geophysicist with BG and Amoco before joining Booz-Allen & Hamilton. From 1999-2005 he was a member of the oil and gas team at Goldman Sachs. In September 2014 Nick was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Siccar Point Energy Limited. Nick has a BSc and PhD in Geophysical Sciences and an MBA from INSEAD.
CEO and Managing Partner of Centurion Law Group, a pan-African corporate law conglomerate. From its headquarters in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, and from affiliate and partner offices throughout Africa, Centurion assists clients that are starting or growing a business on the continent. Mr. Ayuk has been advising major companies on investment strategies, the establishment of joint ventures and cooperation structures, privatization, licensing and related tax, OHADA, Equatorial Guinea law, oil and gas, local content, litigation, negotiations, governance and other matters. He also frequently advises international oil companies, governments, oil service companies, financial institutions, development banks and construction firms across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sebastian Wagner is in charge of Business Development and Corporate Affairs at DMWA Resources. In the past, he has worked with multinational commodity trading companies in oil trading, responsible for managing the oil trading operations across the barrel of African crude and refined products, as well as pursuing pre-financing opportunities in West and Central Africa. His regional focus has been on Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Chad and Nigeria. Prior to this, Sebastian was an Investment Manager at a leading merchant banking group in sub-Saharan Africa with assets in Southern Africa, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, where he helped streamlining the banking portfolio through the restructuring and exit of non-core investments.
Emre Usenmez is a petroleum economist, a legal expert in oil and gas, and the Dean for Internationalisation focusing on China. He is an associate at the Aberdeen Energy Institute and at the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL). He is also a board member of Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section. He is a co-editor of Oil and Gas Law: Current Issues and Emerging Trends and the author of Redesigning Petroleum Taxation: Aligning Government and Investors in the UK, scheduled to be published in 2017. Prior to joining Aberdeen he worked in the natural resources sector in Azerbaijan. Emre has a significant experience working with the staff of national ministries, state and private oil companies in Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey, and the UK.
He holds an MSc in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance and an LLM in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen. He also obtained his BSc in Economics and his BA in Political Science from the North Carolina State University. As a Dean he focusses on international engagements and on developing partnerships with academic institutions and ministries working in natural resources sectors.
08:30 - 10:30
Opening and ministerial keynotes
Ministerial keynotes from selected African ministries of petroleum, including the ministers of petroleum and energy of Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan and Sudan.
10:00 - 10:30
Sponsored networking break
Delegates and speakers break for coffee and snacks.
10:30 - 13:00
Panel discussions on the energy industry’s most pressing investment issues:
> Financing gas-to-power and independent power projects
> Renewing exploration and increasing CAPEX in 2018
> Reaching final investment decisions in 2018
> Capital raising for African independents
> UK, Europe and Africa: Brexit and the energy business
13:00 - 14:00
Delegates and speakers break for lunch.
14:00 - 16:00
Africa-focused E&P companies give investors their updates on project progress and investment decisions relating to some of Africa’s most high-impact projects.
16:00 - 16:30
Sponsored networking break
Delegates and speakers break for coffee and snacks.
16:30 - 17:00
Press conference and book launch
Ministers and company executives meet the press. Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea 2018 book launched by the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons.
The AOP Investor Forum takes place in London on May 10, 2018. Venue to be announced.