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.
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.
“In Angola, we are applying the best international practices in a fundamental sector for the economy. We will explain this in detail at the international conference Angola Oil & Gas 2019, which will take place from June 4-6 and to which everyone is invited. We are counting on you!”
H.E. JOÃO Manuel Gonçalves LOURENÇO, President of Angola
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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.
Registration is now open: for your tickets click here.
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.
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.
KeynotesBecome a speaker
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.
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).
He joined Total in 1997, as Chief Administrative Officer of Total E&P Angola and became Group Representative in Qatar in 1999. In 2002, he was named Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics and Information Systems in Exploration & Production. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D in Exploration & Production. In 2012, he was appointed President, Refining & Chemicals and member of the Executive Committee. He is a graduate of École Polytechnique and an Engineer of the French Corps des Mines.
Wale Ajibade has served in various capacities within the Sahara Group, a leading international energy conglomerate for over twenty years.
He began his career with Sahara in Shipping, Operations & Logistics in 2000 in Lagos; Nigeria’s commercial capital. His purview expanded three years later when he was appointed Regional Head (West Africa) of Business Development for Sahara Energy Resource Ltd where he designed and executed the organization’s cross border expansion road map beyond Nigeria to provide oil & gas supply and logistics solutions to some of the region’s largest economies.
He became Managing Director of Sahara Trade West Africa in 2005 where he midwifed key public-private partnerships between the organization and its host governments in downstream and mid-stream operations. He led the establishment of business operations in East Africa, Southern Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia over the course of a decade.
He is currently an Executive Director at Sahara Group, contributing immensely to the continuing expansion and growth of the energy conglomerate whose operations have grown to over 38 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Mr. Ajibade holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
PanelistsBecome a speaker
Uwem began his career at Schlumberger, holding multiple oilfield services operating roles, including wireline field engineer, petrophysicist and reservoir engineer.
Later he managed oilfield operations, covering Drilling, Wireline, Pressure Pumping, Completions and Well Testing across different geographies. He was promoted to increasingly more senior roles within Schlumberger, including regional operations, geosciences, digital, HR and product line management.
In January 2016, Uwem joined GE Oil and Gas as CEO of a global product company. In 2018, he was named one of the 300 most powerful executives in corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine.
Janssens and her team based in Luanda, have been particularly active at supporting the Oil and Gas Angolan actors in their digital transformation. The technology perspective is addressed with them but also IT governance and policy frameworks required to embrace new technologies such as cloud or AI.
She is a Belgian American Education Foundation (BAEF) fellow, holds an MBA from the Chicago Booth school of business and a commercial engineer master degree from the KUL (Leuven).
He is responsible for monitoring transportation of natural gas by gas pipelines and LNG carriers as well as storage of natural gas in GECF Member and Non-Member countries.
Specifically, he is involved in analyzing gas transportation costs, updating the GECF in-house shipping cost model, monitoring the latest developments in the gas transportation and storage industry, assessing gas transportation tariffs and evaluating investments costs associated with gas infrastructure.
Before joining the GECF Secretariat, Aydar Shakirov worked at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Russian Embassies in Brazil and the U.S. as well as the Russian think tanks. He holds Ph.D. degree in International Economics.
For the last five years she has been immersed in the UK utility industry running gas and water & waste networks for National Grid and Severn Trent Water.
She has served on boards in both an Executive & Non Executive Director capacity including Severn Trent plc, Cookson Group plc, Alent plc and DCC plc. She is currently an advisor to the Singapore government Prime Minister’s office and sits on the advisory board of Oxford Science Innovation.
Fitzgerald holds a doctorate in Surface Chemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.
Tareq has nearly 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry with domestic and international assignments for oil and gas projects. Prior to McDermott's combination with CB&I in 2018, he was CB&I's Group Vice President, Engineering and Construction International. Prior to joining CB&I in 2000, he worked with KBR for two years and Consolidated Contractors Company for seven years.
global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. Through
the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense, aerospace and
commercial theme park industries.
Mr. Larson joined Oceaneering in May 2012 after 22 years with Baker Hughes, Inc., most recently as
President, Latin America.
Mr. Larson is on the Oceaneering Board of Directors and serves on the boards of Newpark Resources,
Inc., CanCare of Houston, American Petroleum Institute, Jones Partners, Petroleum Equipment Services
Association, and National Ocean Industries Association. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the
Rice University Professional Science Masters Program and is a member of the Society of Petroleum
Patriota and then moved to Lactiangol
as Deputy Director in 2007.
In 2008 he held the position of Technical of Sonangol EP, At Negotiation Directorate on the Department of Negotiations and Business Development (Local Content) up until 2013 as well as taking on the role of Coordinator of Sonangol EP to the Business Support Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Angola (CAE) and implementation of local Content (2012 -2019).
Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in various fields including engineering support, operations management, major projects management, crude oil trading and strategic business planning.
In 2005, Hunter became Operations Manager for Esso Exploration and Production Norway AS in Stavanger, Norway where he was responsible for ExxonMobil's Norwegian North Sea operated production.
In 2008, Hunter became Global Planning & Commercial Manager in Houston.
In 2011, Hunter became the Deputy Production Manager for ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc and then in 2012 he was appointed Chairman of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia.
In 2014, Hunter was named Global Engineering Vice President for ExxonMobil Production Company.
In 2016, Hunter was named Regional Vice President – Europe/Caspian for ExxonMobil Production Company followed by Regional Vice President 2018.
Hunter was named Senior Vice President – Deepwater for ExxonMobil’s new Upstream Oil & Gas Company in April 2019.
Earlier in his career, Steve held various operations management and business development positions in France, Canada, Scotland and Nigeria. Steve joined Schlumberger in 1985 in as a field engineer in Drilling & Measurements operations in Trinidad & Tobago.
An engineering graduate with Honours from Imperial College, London, he previously held positions in Schlumberger, Statoil, Baker Hughes, Accenture and the Boston Consulting Group. Alexandre is a regular speaker at industry events, particularly in relation to national economic development, investment and leveraging natural resource wealth.
Mr. Rago joined Halliburton in 1985 and has held a variety of different leadership roles including most recently Landmark UK Country Manager. Prior roles have been working as part of Landmark operations management, account management, marketing and R&D from office locations in the UK, Egypt, and the U.S. He is based out of Halliburton's EESSA Headquarter Office in Chiswick, UK.
He was previously Managing Director of Eni Angola, Managing Director of Agip Caspian Sea and Agip KCO, in Kazakhstan. Before that, he held management positions in Egypt, Congo and Italy.
He has also been Chairman of ACEPA, the Association of Oil Exploration and Production Companies of Angola.
Mrs Hand has a background in political-military and multilateral issues, as well as trade and investment promotion. She has served as Director of UK Trade & Investment, Turkey and HM Consul-General in Istanbul; Director of Operations and HM Consul-General in Moscow; Political Adviser to the Commander of NATO's Joint Headquarters North; Deputy Head of the FCO's Non-Proliferation Department in London; HM Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus; and Head of the Sanctions Unit (then part of the United Nations Department) in the FCO in London.
In 2007 he received the Chevron Chairman’s Award for outstanding commitment, innovation and performance and a Certificate of Exploration Achievement. He also Co-chair the Technical Program for the DOWAC- Angola Deepwater International Conference & Exhibition, held in Luanda in October of 2007. In his spare time he enjoys being with family and friends.
Valery started his career as a middle distillates physical and derivative desk trading manager at Elf trading SA in 1991 before moving to Sempra Energy Trading SA as an Oil Product Manager. He has worked in several roles including as worldwide oil product manager, fund manager, senior trader and trading manager at world renowned oil and gas trading firms.
In the course of his career, Valery has managed trades of products with P & L’s in excess of $150million and facilitated trade transactions across all worldwide markets.
Valery is particularly committed to developing the potential of the African and global energy markets, giving back to sustainable development causes and fostering the campaign for access to clean and reliable energy.
ModeratorsBecome a speaker
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.
His column ranges over business, investment, politics and economics. He joined the FT in 1990.
He has worked in London as an editor, in Chile and Argentina as a correspondent and covered the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
He is an award-winning columnist and author of two books, Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival (Penguin, 2014) and The Growth Delusion (Bloomsbury, 2018)
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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 Regeneration
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
08:00 - 09:30
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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