Mozambique Gas & Power 2021
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 ‘Leveraging LNG: Building A Prosperous 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: 8-9 March 2021
- Venue: Pemba, Mozambique
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
KeynotesBecome a speaker
07:30 - 08:45
Registration and networking
Collect your pass, grab a cup of coffee, and join a mentor and your peers for Keynotes!Women in Energy:
Empowering 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 usesof 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
Taking advantage of the range of opportunities for Mozambican SMEs to leverage on the growth in the oil and gas sectorMozambicans in Energy
Who 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
PROPOSED 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
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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