South Sudan Oil & Power 2017
South Sudan Oil & Power 2017 was the first dedicated energy and infrastructure event in the nation’s history. On October 11-12, 2017, industry experts, government officials from the Transitional Government of National Unity and leaders from the private sector gathered in Juba to tackle energy and infrastructure challenges and showcase opportunities, including:
Assessing the technology and infrastructure needs for development of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, as well as how to finance, build, implement and operate new projects;
Taking on security challenges and overcoming insecurity on the oilfield;
The need for regional energy integration in downstream infrastructure, including refineries and export routes;
Building up local content to promote economic growth; and
Creating gas monetization strategies and encouraging investment in power generation.
The conference, commissioned and endorsed by the Ministry of Petroleum of South Sudan, featured keynote inaugural speeches from H.E. Vice President James Wani Igga, the Ministers of Environment and Forestry, Energy and Dams, and Petroleum. H.E. Amb. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum, welcomed ministerial delegations from Sudan and Uganda and chief executives of South Sudanese firms and international corporations, including all the joint operating companies of South Sudan. Workshops on day 2 analyzed topics of vital importance to operating in South Sudan, including security, logistics, technology and investment.
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South Sudan Oil & Power follows the release of the Africa Energy Series: South Sudan 2017 book, launched at Africa Oil & Power in Cape Town. Read the full report here.
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During his period as bank inspector, he participated in the financial and accounting restructuring of Ivory Bank, Khartoum in 1998, and was seconded in 1999 to the Council of Southern Sudan as Advisor & Planner of Development Projects, which was a program meant to improve the wellbeing of families in South Sudan. In 1999, he completed a master’s degree in economic development at Al-Neelain University, and then continued with his studies, earning a Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting at Hanze University in the Netherlands in 2007. After graduating, he worked for Dubios & Co Chartered Accountants Amsterdam as an assistant accountant/auditor until 2010.
He then decided to move back to his homeland, the Republic of South Sudan. He joined the Bank of South Sudan in December 2010 as the Head of Non-Banking Division until January 2013, where he was transferred to Head of Planning, Regulation and Licensing Division. He is also a part-time lecturer at College of Social & Economics Studies, University of Juba and a Member of the Board of Trustees of South Sudan Pensions Fund (SSPF). In May 2013, he was awarded a PhD in Political Economy from Al-Neelain University. In February 2015, Dr. Addis joined Equity Bank, Nairobi, Kenya as General Manager Operations.
For the last 13 years, Dr. Linderman has worked as the General Director of the MRDCINT, which is a not-for-profit created by the UN, World Bank and WHO. Dr. Linderman has received acclaim for producing strategies that save lives and dramatically reduce costs.
Alpha Commercial Bank is a joint venture national bank in South Sudan with local and international shareholders. The bank is playing a vital role in the development of the oil and gas sector, including providing financial services to state-owned oil company Nilepet.
For the Government of South Sudan, he leads efforts on regional integration via the Northern Corridor Regional Integration Project (NCRIP) through development of the regional standard gauge railway, development of common policies and their subsequent harmonization, and now integration of Republic of South Sudan into the East Africa Community. Prior to that, he was a national consultant with the World Bank, USAID and an engineer
with both the UNDP and UNICEF. He was one of the consultants that developed the Republic of South Sudan’s Road Sector Development Program 2016-2020.
Mr. Longo holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University and an Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Leeds University.
John holds an MSc in petroleum geology and a PhD in seismology, his early career was focussed on using multi-physics techniques for mineral exploration and geo-engineering applications. Thereafter, John moved to CGG, a global geophysics service provider, where his focus switched back to seismic. He held a number of technical roles within R&D and seismic processing with particular focus on multiple-suppression, velocity model building and Pre-Stack Depth Migration. John has contributed to Tullow’s multi-physics approach to exploration and is closely involved in the onshore Africa exploration.
He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. His postgraduate research focused on the characterization and modeling of pore structures in oil-bearing sandstones and petrochemical catalysts.
In the recent past, he was based in Europe and North America and worked for the global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, Technip and Jacobs, serving the global oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
Extensive experience in Management, Engineering (including Hydraulic Fracturing), Field Operations, Project Management, Consultancy, Business Development, Sales & Marketing Manager and Logistics for Oil & Gas (onshore and offshore) and Geothermal projects.
Prior to forming TOSL 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-Sahara Africa division.
Society of Professional Engineers (SPE) Chairperson – Nairobi Section and active mentor to young professionals in the energy sector. A sought after presenter/ panelist on Local Content and Gender Diversity in the Oil & Gas industry.
Elizabeth holds a BSc. (Chemistry Minor) from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University; both in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.