South Sudan Oil & Power 2018
For the second year, Africa Oil & Power returned to Juba to host South Sudan Oil & Power 2018. The conference, commissioned and endorsed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Ministry of Energy and Dams of South Sudan, took place on November 20-22, 2018, at the Crown Hotel, Juba, and addressed the most pressing issues and opportunities in South Sudan’s oil and power industries, including: the growth of exploration activities, the resumption of oil production, regional infrastructure, security status at operational areas, and more.
South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 built on the success of last year’s conference — the first dedicated energy event to be held in South Sudan. The 2017 conference included inaugural speeches from H.E. Vice President James Wani Igga, the Ministers of Environment and Forestry, Energy and Dams, and Petroleum, and included ministerial delegations from Uganda and Sudan.
South Sudan Oil & Power is produced under the auspices of the Transitional Government of National Unity, led by the President of the Republic of South Sudan Hon. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit.
South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 featured
- Three-day conference will include ministerial keynotes and delegates from the East Africa region
- Dynamic panel discussions on industry trends and issues
- Interactive workshops for doing business in South Sudan
- Gala dinner and celebration
South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 by the numbers, read and download the evaluation report, here.
SSOP 2018 welcomed ministers, national oil company heads, experts and private sector leaders from South Sudan and Africa to the podium.
KeynotesBecome a speaker
In 2002, she began working at the Crown Agents UK providing specialist and multidisciplinary services in institutional development, international trade & procurement and finance. Her role in the legal department of the organization, saw her partner frequently with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in the development and administration of a number of notable funds including the Private Infrastructure Development Group – set up to facilitate private investment in the infrastructure needed to help alleviate poverty in developing countries and the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIM) – a $4 billion investment facility designed to accelerate the availability of funds to be used for health and immunisation programs in 70 of the world’s poorest countries.
She built a strong working relationship from amongst the donors which included country donors like the UK, French and South African governments and private NGOs like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These two funds in addition to her work on the Emerging African Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) influenced her decision to seek employment primarily with organizations which combined their strategic goals with a clear social purpose.
After a period in the Corporate Law departments of City of London firms Denton Wilde, Sapte LLP and Stephenson Harwood LLP she relocated to Lagos, Nigeria in 2009 and joined the Legal team at Sahara Group as the third member of the then budding department. She threw herself enthusiastically into the team work that was necessary to grow and nurture the unit’s human resources and widen the remit of its function to the international energy group as it spread inexorably across the energy value chain and five other sub-continental regions.
Pearl’s vast professional experience within the upstream, downstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, corporate law and international development culminated in her appointment as the second ever female director within the 3,000 plus strong organization.
In 2018, she was chosen to be the group’s Director for Governance & Sustainability-a role which her professional pursuits and private passions have long equipped her for.
PanelistsBecome a speaker
South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 is the venue for national discussions on investment, policy, security and other petroleum and power sector issues. Domestic and international panelists are invited to take to the stage. Contact us for details on joining an SSOP 2018 panel.
Alpha Commercial Bank is a joint venture national bank in South Sudan with local and international stakeholders. 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.
In 2009, she resigned to tell the narrative of her people through the documentaries 'The Divine Mind' and 'Transformative Autonomy', which focus on South Sudanese history and politics.
In 2012 she was selected by the FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) to represent South Sudanese youth as part of their Young Leaders Program in annual meetings around East Africa.
After conflict erupted in South Sudan in 2013, Luris moved to Nairobi where she looked for her role in conflict resolution becoming a civil society delegate at the IGAD led South Sudan Peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She went on to be awarded the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship programme of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Luris has over 12 year's experience in South Sudan and the East African region.
She is now based in the U.K. and continues to work in South Sudan and East Africa as an entrepreneur and consultant.
ModeratorsBecome a speaker
Shawn was previously a lecturer in the Political Studies department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and was editorial assistant for the South African Journal of International Affairs. Shawn holds a Masters in International Relations from UCT as well as a Bachelor of Science in Politics and International Relations from the University of London and an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Toronto. He has travelled extensively in Africa and Asia and resides in Cape Town, South Africa.
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 woman in 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 and 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.
15:00 – 17:00
Official opening and government reception
18:00 – 21:00
Gala DinnerGala Dinner and Reception for VIPs and Sponsors
08:00 – 09:00
Registration, coffee and snacks
09:00 – 12:00
Official openingOfficial opening, keynote speeches and ministerial presentations
12:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:30
PANEL DISCUSSIONSON THE OILFIELD: Evaluating Current Developments, and Improving Performance through Technology
BUILDING THE NATION THROUGH ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE: Funding, Building and Operating Projects
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:30
PANEL DISCUSSIONSPUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND INITIATIVES: Doing Business in South Sudan
08:00 – 09:00
Coffee and snacks
09:00 – 12:00
Presentations from joint operating companies and public companiesUpdates on key projects and announcements of
tenders for local and international contractors.
12:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:30
Workshops hosted by sponsors
15:30 – 16:00
Conference closing ceremony
17:00 – 20:00
ReceptionRelaxed reception at The Crown with all participants
invited for drinks, food and relaxation following
the conference closing speeches.
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