Angola Oil & Gas 2019
The first Angola Oil & Gas 2019 conference will be held June 4-6, 2019 at the Centro de Convenções Talatona (CCTA) in Luanda, Angola.
Registration is now open: for your tickets click here.
Officially endorsed by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of the Republic of Angola, this will be the elite energy event for one of Africa’s premier oil and gas markets.
Angola Oil & Gas 2019 gathers key governmental officials and C-level executives spanning the spectrum of the energy industry for a week of keynote presentations, moderated panel discussions, exhibitions, networking gatherings and investment facilitation. The event will put a premium on deal-making and relationship brokering as Angola aims to attract investment in all segments of the energy chain.
The conference theme is Petroleum as a Catalyst for a Dynamic, Renewing and Self-Sustaining Economy.
With a daily production of 1.6 million barrels of oil per day, Angola is the second largest oil producer in the African continent and a full member of OPEC since 2007. Under the new political leadership of H.E. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola, and with oil prices stabilizing, Angola’s oil and gas industry, based mostly on its proven deep-offshore basin, becomes once again a highly attractive investment destination.
The conference will feature discussion themes on the following:
- The investment climate in Angola under the new leadership of H.E. President Lourenço and the Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, H.E. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo.
- The role of the new National Oil and Gas Agency and the privatization of some Sonangol subsidiaries.
- Acquisition of new licenses and continued exploration and development of the offshore basins.
- And more
Registration for the first Angola Oil & Gas is now open. The conference takes place at Centro de Convenções Talatona (CCTA) in Luanda, June 4-6 2019.
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Lourenço became the Chairman of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the ruling party in September 2018. He was the party's Secretary-General from 1998 to 2003.
He previously served as Minister of Defence from 2014 to 2017; was the First Vice-President of the National Assembly from 2003 to 2014 and the country’s Defence minister from April 2014 to August 2016 where he was designated as Vice-President of the MPLA.
Lourenco served as governor in several provinces of Angola between 1992 and 1997.
In 1997–2002 he was General Director of the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 2002–2006 Chairman and CEO of FERRANGOL’s Board of Directors and Non-Executive Chairman of several mining companies in Angola 2006–2017 Minister of Mineral Resources.
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.
He has fulfilled the following positions during this period; Chairman of the Executive Committee of Sonangol Research and Production, SA and Member of the Board of Directors, 2015-2016; Member of the Board of Directors of ENH INTEGRATED LOGISTIC SERVICES, Pemba Logistics Base (Pemba Oil & Gas Service Center), Maputo and Pemba, Mozambique, in 2014.
As well as GM of Quicombo Logistic Support Company, S.A, (QSL, SA), 2014; coordinator of the Logistic Base Projects and Petroleum Facilities to Support the Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons, 2013-2014; Chairman of the Negotiations Committee for Blocks 9/09 and 21/09, 2009.
Including as the Sonamet Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Board of Sonacergy (Funchal-Madeira), 2008-2015; President of the Angola / France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1998 and Sonangol, E.P Manager for Strategic Planning and New Businesses, 1996-1997; Sonangol / Petrogal Member of the Negotiation Commission (to set up SONANGALP in Angola and SOPOR in Portugal), 1990-1993 and Economist of the Negotiations Department, Sonangol EP (trainee), 1987-1990.
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.
Prior to his election Dr Sun was the President of China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) Economics and Technology Research Institute (ETRI) where he lead a team of over 370 staff members. Reporting to the Chinese leadership on energy policy decision making, including energy security strategies, “3E” (Energy, Environment, Economy) program development, low-carbon energy mix optimization, “three steps” of Chinese gas pricing reforms, and international energy cooperation. Dr Sun was deeply involved in the Chinese energy five-year planning process and many other major policies. Dr Sun also served as chief editor of ETRI’s “Oil & Gas Industry Development Report” and the first “China Energy Data & Statistics” reports.
With more than 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, Dr Sun has accumulated practical industry experience in oil & gas production, trading and pipeline construction. In previous roles he has served as Director of the Legal & Contract Department of CNPC International Cooperation Bureau, Vice President of CNODC (China National Exploration and Development Company), Chairman of JOC and President of Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company CNPC and also President of PetroDar company (during which the company found and developed Phalouge Oilfield, one of the largest oilfields in South Sudan).
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MacAlister has beenGM of VAALCO Energy in Gabon (2011-2014); MD of the Africa Middle Market Fund, 2008-2011; CEO of the US African Development Foundation, 2006-2007; an independent consultant in conflict zone FDI (2003-2006); and held various positions at ConocoPhillips from 1978 to 2003, much of that time in Africa, including as General Manager in Conoco's Washington DC office.
Prior to forming Tsavo Oilfield Services in June 2017, Elizabeth was based in Nairobi, Kenya as the Regional Area Manager (EA) for Weatherford International (East Africa) as well as Country Manager (Kenya), Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Ethiopia. Elizabeth’s appointment to country and regional management was lauded in Waterford as historic being the first women in the Sub-Saharan Africa division.
Elizabeth is a society of Professional Engineers (SPE) Chairperson – Nairobi Section and active mentor to young professionals in the energy sector. She holds a BSc (Chemistry Minor) from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University; both in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Born in Greece and raised in South Africa, Giokos has a decade's experience working across TV, radio, print and online media.
As a broadcaster she has interviewed a range of heads of state and business leaders, including South African President Jacob Zuma, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Virgin founder Richard Branson, and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, amongst others.
Giokos began her career at CNBC Africa in 2005. She then became an anchor and correspondent at 24-hour news channel eNCA, covering business stories and breaking news -- including the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorius and the Westgate Mall attack.
She has reported from key global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and the United Nations General Assembly. She has chaired debates at the World Economic Forum, International Monetary Fund, African Finance Corporation and the Africa CEO Forum. She has also contributed regularly to South Africa's Mail and Guardian newspaper, worked as a motivational speaker at public schools, and trained aspiring journalism students.
Giokos has an Honors Degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Witwatersrand, and is an International Monetary Fund Fellow -- selected to join the programme in 2014.
Angola Oil and Gas 2019 is brought to you by the following sponsors:
Opening CeremonyCultural Moment
H.E. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of Angola
H.E. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, OPEC
GUEST OF HONOUR
H.E. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola
9:30 – 10:30
Official Opening of Exhibitionby H.E. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, Cocktail Reception
Introduction of Ministers
Welcome Speechby Mr. Guillaume Doane, CEO, Africa Oil & Power
Panel: New Global Oil Dynamic — Angola on the International Stage
12:30 – 13:45
Panel: Restructuring and Reshaping Angola’s Upstream (Part 1)— IOCs, Mega-Projects and Production Potential
13:45 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:45
Creating a Competitive Industry: Focus on technology and efficient procurement
National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels And Bidding Of Petroleum Blocks- National Agency Of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels
Proposal of Structure and Function of the New Agency Management of PSA a JOA of New Agency Process of Approval of Contracts for New Agency Legislation
- Next Bidding Of Petroleum Blocks
Process of Bidding, Legislation and Financing Model Marginal Fields Gas Exploration Opportunities of Exploration, Development and Production
Opportunities of Exploration, Development and Production
New Reservoirs - Opportunities In Kwanza, Benguela and Cunene
Opportunities in Sonangol RegenerationMain Speaker: Dr Carlos Saturnino, CEO, Sonangol
Privatizing and Sale of Subsidiaries – Opportunities from JV and M&A Opportunities of Exploration, Development and Production with Sonangol Opportunities of Investment in Infrastructure
Opportunities On Downstream
Presentation by Sonangol:Investing In The Infrastructure Sector Of Petroleum And Gas In Angola
19:30 – 21:30
Gala Dinner for VIPs and Sponsors
08:00 – 09:00
Registration, coffee and snacks
09:00 – 09:45
Keynote Speeches and Ministerial Presentations
Panel: Women In Petroleum And Gas: Creating A Diverse Sector
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:30
Panel: Financing and Investing in a Dynamic Economy
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:30
Panel: New Approaches to Angola’s Oil and Gas Industry– Gas Monetization, Trading Challenges and Downstream Diversification
14:30 – 15:45
Panel: Restructuring and Reshaping Angola’s Upstream (Part 2)New exploration,marginal fields and the way to create a competitive Industry of Petroleum, profitable and sustainable
15:45 – 16:15
16:15 – 17:00
Final NegotiationsSigning of MoUs, Agreements and Contracts
17:00 – 17:45
Panel: Redefining the Local Content of Angola (Part 1)Angolan Case, Lessons learnt from Africa and the World
Panel: Redefining the Local Content of Angola (Part2)Transfer of Knowledge and Technology
18:30 – 19:00
Closure of ConferenceH.E. Diamantino Azevedo Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of Angola
20:00 - 22:00
Investor Breakfast with Minister
Workshops:Angola Oil & Gas introduces a morning of meetings be- tween experts of the industry, covering different themes that will bring about a more In-depth knowledge, practical and technical about the various aspects of developments of the Angolan petro- leum and gas Industry. Participate on our special day of workshops and presentations mentioned below:
Regime of PSA and PSC in Angola:Technical details about the struc- ture of PSA and PSC in Angola for the deep-water fields offshore, off- shore, Onshore and marginals.
Local content and lack of skill:Details of legislation of local content, the role of having local institutions of training as the “ Instituto Nacional de Petroleos and Universidade Agostinho Neto” and the way f developing the Angolan companies within the Petroleum and Gas Industry. Interna- tional companies in the country will share their experiences abiding by local content laws and practices.
Certificate of Service Companies:The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum and CAE (Centro de Apoio Empresarial) will supply details to local and international companies on how they can obtain certificates for their activities in the country and the importance of these certificates to be able to operate in Angola.
Corporate Social Responsibility:Details of the CSR law, and joint experiences by companies operating in the country with local CSR pro- grams.
(Other workshops to be confirmed)
Closure of the Exhibition and Final SpeechesS.E. Jose Alexandre Barroso, Secretary of State for Petroleum Mr. Guillaume Doane, CEO, Africa Oil & Power
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Registration for the first Angola Oil & Gas is now open. The conference takes place at Centro de Convencoes Talatona (CCTA) in Luanda, June 4-6 2019, register here.