Day 1
24 Apr 2017
Day 2
25 Apr 2017
Day 3
26 Apr 2017

Registration and early morning refreshments

Delegates to be seated for opening ceremony

Official Conference Opening Ceremony

R.H. Clément Mouamba
Hugues Ngouelondele
H.E. Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya

Session 1

The New Petroleum Code - Expanding Congo's Oil industry

Congo’s new hydrocarbons code offers a favourable framework for all stakeholders and is aimed at consolidating petroleum production, encouraging continued exploration and production and promotion of local content.  During this session, key players will outline the following:

  • How the code benefits all parties
  • Incentives in place for investors
  • Legal and contractual frameworks and expectations
Clement Rebiere
Pierre-Alix Tchiongho
Roland Bembelly
Session 1
Brice Sébastien Poati
Jean Jacques Ikama
H.E. Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya
12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Session 2

Bid rounds and Opportunities

The Republic of Congo has placed eight blocks of deep and deep offshore of the coastal basin and five onshore blocks in the Congolese Basin on the international market. A totally transparent tender was launched and results are expected in May 2017.

The implementation of new blocks in the shallow offshore and onshore areas of the coastal basin will be launched in 2018. This new program will focus on pre-salt.

Jean Pierre Saba
Jean Pierre Ngouaka
André Raphael Loemba
Mohamed Zine
Mark Martin

Session 3

Major Activities, Updates and Future Expansion Plans

During this session, oil companies currently in the Republic of Congo will provide an update on their current activities, future expansion plans and local content strategies.

Cyriaque Etroubeka
Carrel Bremond Pouti
Yves Duteil
Jean Paul Bidiet
15:30 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

Session 4

Mature Fields and Opportunities to Integrate New Contract Groups

Production is approximately 232,000 barrels per day via 14 mature fields located onshore and offshore in the Congo Sedimentary Basin. During this session, stakeholders will discuss the contribution of mature fields and Farm-in opportunities

  • Opportunities for new contractors
  • Assess opportunities to integrate new contractor renewal groups
  • Exploration and redevelopment of mature fields
Knut Søvold
Christelle Nkounkou
Jean Jacques Bassafoula

Close of Day 1

18:00 - 22:00

Official Cocktail Reception

Session 5

Establishing a Solid Gas Industry

The Republic of Congo has reduced the percentage of associated gas flared from 60% in 2008 to 16% in 2015. This trend has continued beyond 2015 enabling Congo to meet its commitments to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases under COP21 agreement.  Congo is valorising its gas through projects such as: power plants, gas to industry, gas to petrochemicals, and gas exports.  During this session, panellists will consider strategies and project pipelines that will allow the country to diversify from oil and develop a viable gas industry.

  • Gas to power, Processing facilities, Gas pipeline plans
  • Expansion of the Congolaise de Raffinage
  • Meeting the needs of Large Power Users
  • Developing a gas masterplan
  • Expanding to Fertiliser, ammonia, methanol, and LNG
Jean Paul Bidiet
Jean Baptiste Pouti
Gaston Bobianga
Emile Tchakala Kissengou
Jérôme Koko

Session 6

The Development of Oil and Gas Technology

The technology is evolving rapidly in the oil and gas fields as well as in hydrocarbon processing. During this session, service providers and operating companies will discuss their technology and innovative products that advance the hydrocarbon industry.

Olivier Aubry
Edgard Viaudo-Bouiti
Eric Tameu Kadje
Alain Boumpoutou
Mark Martin
10:30 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

Session 7

Infrastructure Development and Aligned Opportunities

Developing and monetizing oil and gas resources requires efficient and well-maintained infrastructure, including access to electricity, transit corridors, storage facilities, etc. The development of these infrastructures also leads to investment opportunities.

  • Upstream and downstream infrastructure needs
  • Increased electricity production capacity
  • Development of transport networks and thus of the Midstream sector in the Congo Republic.
  • Congo: transit countries
  • Railway rehabilitation
  • South-North Pipe Project
Benjamin Makaya
Alain Ludovic Okoi
Norbert Mabiala
Pierre Bellerose
Marc Alexandrenne

Session 8

Downstream Activities

Developing downstream activities such as petroleum refineries, petroleum products distribution, outlets and other natural gas distribution companies, can increase hydrocarbon revenues for the benefit of private and public players.

  • Production process
  • Transportation and distribution
  • Marketing of petroleum products
  • Expansion of the Congolaise de Raffinage
Anne Françoise Degryck
Olivier Mantovani
Ernest Dénis Souamy
Alphonse Obami
13:30 - 14:30

Networking Luncheon

Session 9

Financing Hydrocarbon Development in the Republic of Congo

Financial investment and long-term commitment are vital to the development of the hydrocarbon sector. Given the current volatility of oil prices, donors will increasingly invest in areas that offer greater transparency and attractiveness. Industry experts will discuss financing opportunities in the region, the impact of the new oil code due to its attractiveness and flexibility.

  • Difficulties in obtaining funding
  • Financing of oil and gas projects
  • Investment Opportunities
Adaku Ufere
Thomas Yougang
Sebastian Wagner
Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso

Session 10

Creating Wealth Locally across the Energy Value Chain

The new oil code makes the creation of jobs and wealth for the Congolese population a priority. This includes the employment and training of Congolese workers, the transfer of skills and accountability, and the promotion and use of local SMEs and SMIs.

  • Institutional framework to promote local content
  • Creation of jobs and wealth for the Congolese population
  • Advanced in terms of local content and QHSE
  • Strengthening managerial and technical skills of local SMEs and SMIs
  • Training Programs
  • Examples of best practices
Daniel Nganga
Léa Judith Ndombi
NJ Ayuk
Denis Marie Auguste Gokana

Session 11

Environmental and Social Impact Management for the Petroleum Industry

Any country with oil and gas resources faces social conflicts and environmental impacts. What strategies have been put in place by the government and how can the public and private sectors work together?

  • Green technologies
  • Development of local communities
  • The long-term benefits of environmental management
  • Sustainable management of Congo's natural resources
  • Social and Societal Responsibilities of Oil Companies and Environmental Management
Sophie Ignoumba
Serge Bouiti Viaudo
Bertrand Mboungo Lekoba
Vincent Bachofner
Rosalie Matondo

Final Communication and Closing of the Event

18:30 - 19:30


Official Gala and Presentation of Certificates of Gratification by The Prime Minister, Head of Government




Frederico Martins Correia
Vylie Sayam

Oil & Gas Trends

  • Global – Demand Growth and Industry Trends
  • Congo – Downstream Sector

Downstream Challenges

  • Network – Governance, Effectiveness, Efficiency
  • Infrastructure – Planning, Asset Management
  • Capital Projects – Main Features, Challenges
  • Enterprise Application – SAP Technology Services, SAP Technology – Oil & Gas
  • Change Management – Drivers & Goals, Challenges, TPI Change Management

Close of Training