Presidential Award Ceremony and Technical Workshops
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Presidential Award Ceremony and Technical Workshops
8-9 March 2021
Africa Oil & Power (AOP), Africa’s premier event organizer for the energy industry, in partnership with the Ministry of Mineral Resources & Energy (MIREME), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), African Energy Chamber (AEC), the Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber (CPGM) and Attitude HR, will bring global investors and policymakers in the oil and gas and power industry together for a focused technical workshop program to enhance and drive the growth of the sector in Mozambique.
Exclusive Award Ceremony
Preceding the workshops, on 8 March 2021, will be a Presidential Award Ceremony, in which Africa Oil & Power will present its African Energy Person of the Year Award to H.E. President Filipe Nyusi. This event is by invitation only but will be live streamed.
Workshops to Engage the Sector
The Focused Technical Workshop Program will be hosted in Maputo on 9 March 2021 and available to a global audience via our virtual platform. It takes place in the build-up to the Mozambique Gas & Power Conference & Exhibition 2021, which will be hosted in Maputo later in the year.
Key topics for technical workshops include:
- Optimizing and Building Up Mozambique’s Energy Infrastructure
- Capacity Building: Mozambican Companies Entering a Global Industry
- Security and Community: How to Engage Communities and Safeguard Operations
- Deal-making in the Energy Sector: How to Do Business with IOCs and International Companies
- Mozambique and the Cross-Sector Digital Transformation
- Mozambique and Integration with the Region: Energy, Infrastructure, Tourism and more
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Mozambique Gas & Power Conference and Exhibition
3Q 2021: Date to be announced
Africa Oil & Power (AOP), Africa’s premier event organizer for the energy industry, will bring global investors and policymakers in oil and gas and power together for the first-ever at the Mozambique Gas & Power Conference & Exhibition 2021– under the theme ‘LNG: Building a Prosperous and Diversified Mozambique’ – in partnership with the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy – Mozambique (MIREME), African Energy Chamber, the Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber (CPGM) and Attitude HR.
- Date: Third Quarter of 2021
- Venue: Centro Internacional de Conferências Joaquim Chissano, Maputo, Mozambique
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The event will focus on investment, downstream diversification, local capacity building and empowering women through the global Equalby30 initiative. Workshops focused on training and certification programs for local businesses and entrepreneurs will take place on 10 March 2021.
AOP will work with all actors in the Mozambican gas and power sectors, across the public and private sector, to define opportunities and help new and existing investors make headway in the market.
- Local content and creation of opportunities
- Creating opportunities for certifications and trainings for Mozambicans
- Women in oil and gas and eliminating barriers in the jobs market
- Market entry and doing business in Mozambique
- The LNG landscape and the impacts of the world market in the development of indigenous projects
- Gas-to-power potential in Mozambique
- Downstream opportunities in Mozambique and the region
- International, regional and local financing opportunities and challenges
- Exploration activity and new licensing
- Structuring future purchase agreements digitization and technology in Mozambique’s energy industry
- The potential for rapid and massive development of conventional and renewable energy
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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is one of the most experienced private equity investment managers with a 20 year track record focused exclusively on African infrastructure. AIIM currently manages USD1.9bn in AUM out of 5 regional offices on the continent with a portfolio extending across more than 60 investments, 29 exits and operations in 19 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa across its 7 African infrastructure funds.
The funds are designed to invest long-term institutional unlisted equity in African infrastructure projects such as toll roads, renewable energy, power generation, midstream energy, airports, ports and digital infrastructure assets.
Ed joined AIIM in 2014 and currently focuses on business development in East and Southern Africa, in addition to spearheading AIIM’s efforts to develop a pan-African ports and logistics platform.
Selected recent transactions include the acquisition of a majority stake in DSM Corridor Group (Tanzania), the establishment of the Central African Corridor Company (Zambia) and the sale of material interests in three privately-concessioned toll roads in Southern Africa by one of AIIM’s funds.
Prior to AIIM, Ed was an Executive Director in the Advisory and Infrastructure Finance group at Standard Chartered Bank where he completed a range of financing and advisory assignments across multiple emerging markets and industry sectors.
He was previously employed by Deloitte as a consulting Actuary to various European financial services groups.
Ed currently serves as a Director on the boards of African Ports & Corridors Holdings, DSM Corridor Group and Central African Corridor Company and was previously a Director on the board of Cenpower Generation Company.
GE’s Power Services
business is a combination of two of the best services teams in the Power Industry – GE’s Power Generation Services and Alstom’s thermal services business.
In this role Narendra is responsible for Power Services SSA Growth, Commercial Strategy and building Digital footprints that offers electric utility customers the technology, knowledge and insight they need to manage the entire lifecycle of their power plants, ultimately providing reliable power to people around the world.
Narendra started his career with GE Research & Development in 2002, holding numerous engineering, finance and management positions at various GE locations worldwide including
USA, Asia and Africa.
Narendra holds Masters degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India
He has worked for major Operating Companies (Nova/TransCanada and Enron) as well as Engineering Consulting companies (Jacobs Engineering and Gulf Interstate Engineering) in Canada, US and Ghana in various technical and management roles.
Dr. Asante is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Gas Company.
He has also provided engineering services, project management, and technical support for various projects throughout the world including Abu Dhabi (UAE), Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and USA. He has also provided consulting services to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Dr. Asante was hired as the Technical Director for Ghana’s First Gas Infrastructure Project, responsible for Engineering, Construction and Operations. The initial specifications for the Gas Processing Plant, Offshore Pipeline and Onshore Pipeline were provided by Dr. Asante, working as a consultant to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) gas team.
He also developed the Gas Infrastructure Master Plan for Ghana working with the Energy Commission/Ministry of Energy in 2008. He was one of only five Africans invited by the US Department of Energy to contribute to the writing of a book on Natural Gas and LNG.
Dr. Asante is a product of Mfantsipim School, and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (KNUST, Ghana) and MSc in Chemical Engineering (University of Calgary, Canada). He also completed a joint dissertation on Multiphase Flow at Imperial College, London/University of Calgary and obtained his PhD also in Chemical Engineering. Dr Asante is a board-certified Professional Engineer. He has published 15 technical papers and made over 80 technical presentations within and outside North America on Oil/Gas Infrastructure Design and Operations.
Dr. Asante also taught Gas Processing and Pipeline Engineering at Imperial College, London, UK and at the School of Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST).
He has held several positions of trust in companies and public and private entities, namely, Administração Nacional de Estradas (ANE), Confederation of Contractors of CPLP, GAPI Sociedade de Investimentos, SA, and PLAMA. He is also a Member of the National Parliament.
His contribution has been to advocate for the application of greater transparency and equity in the law of contracting the supply of public goods and services and the creation of favorable conditions for the improvement of the business environment, for the development of the private sector, making it strong, inclusive, socially responsible and capable of influencing economic reforms for the emergence of a robust private sector.
At the international level, he is a member of the African CEOS Board of Fame and has received the African Leadership Medal of Honor from African Leadership Magazine on the sidelines of the last UN General Assembly Session. He was elected Personality of the Year 2017, by Tektrónica, of Portugal, which was repeated in 2018 by the two weekly newspapers, namely, Magazine and Zambeze, from Mozambique.
Presently he acts as the Champion of the SBN Network for Nutrition, bearing the challenge of working for actions that strengthen the national food situation, sustainable business development and the improvement of the business environment.
He also acts as the President of the Lusophone Agricultural Chamber, an organization of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries) business sector, with a seat in FAO (United Nations Fund for Agriculture) and which advocates for greater sustainability of agriculture in the Community.
From July 2014 to August 2015 he
worked as Mining Specialist for the World Bank-funded Mining and Gas Technical Assistance Project (MAGTAP).
Between 2010 and 2014 he was Executive Director of Deep South Mining (Pty) Limited and Consultant with Geomac Consulting, from 2002 to 2009.
He held technical and managerial
positions at the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia as Chief Geologist from 1996 to 2002 and Interim Mining Commissioner between 1998 and 2001.
He was a Lecturer at
Eduardo Mondlane University from 1988 to 1996 and held the position of Head of the Department of Geology of the University from 1990 to 1992. He holds a Master’s degree in Economic Geology from the Technical University of Freiberg and a Ph.D. in Geology with an emphasis in Sedimentology from the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), both from
07:30 - 08:45
Registration and networkingCollect your pass, grab a cup of coffee, and join a mentor and your peers for Keynotes!
07:30 - 08:45
WOMEN IN ENERGY NETWORKING BREAKFASTEmpowering a new generation of female leadership in Mozambique through education
opportunities and local capacity building
Recognising and building opportunities for women in energy in research, leadership,
government and field positions
Embracing the voices of local Mozambican leaders, as women are heavily impacted by uses
of energy and energy availability
9:00 - 10:00
AOP MOZAMBIQUE OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
10:00 - 10:20
DIGNITARY OPENING SPEECH
Leveraging LNG to Build a Prosperous, Diverse and Self-Sufficient Mozambique
10:20 - 11:20
Regional Cooperation in Gas, Power and Local ContentOil and Gas projects are capital intensive and technical in nature. In order to ensure continuous investment and operational sustainability, regional cooperation and local content are key essential catalysts in today’s world to make this a success story.
Oil and gas companies are now considering massive labor resources locally in view of COVID 19 and other pandemics in future: What is being put in place to align objectives in your respective countries to make this a success?
The importance of the African Continental Free Trade Area cannot be overstated enough. This is Africa’s trade game-changer- What are some of the strategies in place from your respective countries to increase collaboration and spur critical progress while creating opportunities to empower domestic capacities and delivering a true African success story?
11:20 - 11:35
Coffee Break and Networking
11:35 - 11:45
Lighting Up Mozambique The Path to Universal Power Access
11:45 - 12:45
Powering Mozambique Opportunities and Challenges in Electricity Generation & TransmissionMozambique’s current energy access rate stands at just 29%, with only 15% of rural Mozambicans having access to electricity. Mozambique has ambitious goals, aiming to provide electricity for 50% of the population by 2023. Gas-to-power is sure to play a key role in this rapid development of electricity generation.
What are the obstacles in building gas-to-power plants in Mozambique? How can these be mitigated?
How are power subsidies impacting the financial viability of these plans? How competitive is gas-to-power in pricing schemes?
What tariffs and other policies need to be deployed to ensure Mozambique has adequate power generation?
13:45 - 15:00
Lunch Break and Networking
15:00 - 16:15
Local Content is the Way Forward The roadmap in transitioning a vision to realityThe LNG project for Area 1 has an estimate of US$2bn for local content spent, and Area 4 has US$3bn. Sponsors will work with local companies in Mozambique, but questions remain on the best path forward for ensuring training and creating an enabling environment for Mozambican service companies to thrive.
Advancing the competitive faculty and aptitude of homegrown Mozambican skill force through critical knowledge transfer and training: What is in place?
Aiming to open many more doors and promote opportunistic business inclusiveness for the locals and equip them with the skills to manage and operate through the entire value chain: What is being done?
Every process needs to be reviewed: What tracking is in place to see how Mozambique is advancing with local content, from infrastructure growth to financial content?
16:15 - 17:15
Competing for Funds Post-COVID Financing LNG & Mozambique’s UpstreamFuture investment and financing will be highly dependent on the oil and gas price outlook. Competition for financing in Africa’s oil and gas space was already fierce, even before COVID-19 turned the global financial markets upside down and inside out. Now more than ever, it is paramount that Mozambique remains attractive.
Given the current market dynamics, what is the outlook for Mozambique gas? How will financing be impacted by new demand projections and increased risk?
What LNG buyers are still at the table and what are they willing to pay? Which international players are still in the market for gas projects? How can various forms of financing — from development banks and EXIM banks to private equity —work together to get mega projects off the ground?
16:15 - 17:15
Cocktail and Reception
07:30 - 08:45
Registration and CoffeeCollect your pass, grab a cup of coffee, and join a mentor and your peers for Keynotes!
MOZAMBICANS IN ENERGY NETWORKING BREAKFASTWho is looking at the future of Mozambique? What are the roadmaps to making the transition
a success story?
Taking advantage of the range of opportunities for Mozambican SMEs to leverage on the
growth in the oil and gas sector
The importance of training and development for Mozambicans and what still needs to be
done to bring up the next generation of skilled workers
The need for financing opportunities for Mozambican SMEs
Building a momentum and delivering successA Macro View of Global Gas Markets
How has COVID-19 impacted the global LNG market and pricing?
What is the future role of Mozambique as an international player in the gas market?
Exploration & Production in Mozambique Post-COVID-19 Opportunities and PitfallsCOVID-19 has altered the face of the oil and gas industry for years to come and Mozambique was not spared from the global fallout. Projects have been cancelled; financing is more competitive than ever. Getting projects off the ground in a post-COVID world faces new, unforeseen challenges.
Demand for LNG is falling, with critics arguing the market is over supplied. How can Mozambique capitalise on projections for future demand to develop its gas now?
For the projects that are moving forward, what makes them competitive? Can -- and if so, how -- can these deals be replicated?
What challenges is Mozambique facing to get projects through development during COVID-19? Has COVID-19 created or highlighted any previously unknown advantages or opportunities?
10:15 - 11:15
Leveraging Gas in Agriculture Natural Gas and Energy in Agriculture ProductionGDP growth has been largely driven by agriculture growth, and the country’s northern region has lush agriculture opportunities. Natural gas is a vital resource for the development of agriculture, from fertilizer to use in power generation and electrification, both of which can transform Mozambique’s agriculture capacity.
What projects need to be prioritized for natural gas to improve the country’s agriculture production?
What investment and policy decisions need to be taken now, to ensure that agriculture remains a top priority even after gas production begins? How can the development of petrochemicals and fertilizer prompt further economic progress?
Coffee Break and Networking
11:45 - 12:15
Strengthening Community: Cabo Delgado in the Oil and Gas SectorThe Cabo Delgado province will house the vast majority of Mozambique’s gas infrastructure, yet rising insurgencies and resentment from the community paint a broader issue: How can the people of Cabo Delgado participate in and strengthen Mozambique’s gas-driven future?
12:15 - 13:15
Proactive defense and offensive security measures for the protection of LNG critical infrastructure in MozambiqueThe continuous protection of LNG critical infrastructure from pipelines, offshore rigs, oil tankers and gas fields are crucial to the performance of the sector in Mozambique, but security in recent years is becoming a more relevant issue in Mozambique, as the value of projects increases and actions of insurgency increase.
What are the results of vulnerability assessments? How can risk-based protection programmes, designed to deter and mitigate against attacks in Cabo Delgado, best be implemented?
How can human capacity and communities be considered in issues of security, including in CSR programs and skills building?
What do advanced cyber attacks and the recent outbreaks in Mozambique mean for the oil and gas industry?
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch Break and Networking
14:30 - 15:45
The Role of Renewable Energy in Reducing Inequalities in Power DevelopmentHydropower currently makes up the vast majority of Mozambique’s power capacity, representing 81% of installed capacity. But renewable energy represents a rapidly growing sector in Mozambique. Renewable energy represents an incredible opportunity to boost power capacity, and reach rural, off-grid communities.
How can renewables help reduce the Inequalities of power development in Mozambique?
How competitive is renewable energy in Mozambique, compared to hydro or other sources? What are the pricing challenges for renewable energy?
What specific challenges are renewable, smart-grid and off-grid technologies able to address in Mozambique? With a lack of transmission capacity, what is the potential for off-grid solutions (such as solar), to power rural Mozambique’s energy growth and improve quality of life in rural areas?
15:45 - 16:45
Women in Energy: Why the time is right for Mozambique to capitalise on its biggest assetsBuilding and developing an agile, competent, and diverse workforce of the future starts today, and will require adapting to rapid changes in the oil and gas sector. It is vital to understand what some of the contributing factors from women in energy are who occupy major roles in the industry.
Why does the energy sector need to capitalise on its female workforce and invest in mentoring, sponsoring, and upgrading their skillsets?
What is the role of men in advancing women within the energy sector? Why it is time to share responsibility and create changes
Processing Downstream A Focus on Refining and GasMozambique’s incredible natural gas reserves have the power to transform the national economy. LNG exports are set to drive economic growth, and gas processing will create new jobs, spur economic diversity and build resilient communities.
What are the challenges to building up Mozambique’s downstream and midstream capacity? What infrastructure should be prioritized to make downstream dreams a reality?
What is the potential for regional cooperation and trade in terms of gas processing?
What are the next steps for the Mozambique refinery? How can this project increase the country’s energy security?
18:00 - 20:00
Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
UPSTREAM PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Atum DevelopmentOffshore Area 1 Block, Rovuma - Golfinho
Offshore Area 4 Coral Field Upstream Development
Offshore Area 4 Mamba Complex
Temane and Inhassoro PSA Expansion - Phase 1
Juan de Nova Maritime Profond Block Exploration
MIDSTREAM PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Mozambique LNG ProjectRovuma LNG Liquefaction Plant
Mozambique (Cabo Delgado) to South Africa (Richard’s Bay) Gas Pipeline
Nacala LNG to Powership
Aberdeen and Pemba Partnership (Interviews)
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