Petroleum Stream

9 October
10 October

Registration and refreshments

OPENING CEREMONY

8:30 Welcome remarks and keynote addresses from governments entities

10:30 Official visit and photo of the exhibition

11:00

Coffee Break

SESSION 1: COLLABORATING TO ATTRACT FURTHER FDI

11:30 Regional stakeholders from across the mining and petroleum sectors will discuss the key factors needed to increase foreign direct investment into West Africa’s mining and petroleum industries

  • Overview of the different mining codes across the region
  • What are they key steps to underlining political stability to foreign investors?
  • How can governments work together to ensure cross-border discoveries are commercialised?
  • How do current petroleum codes accommodate the ‘lower for longer’ environment?
  • How can international mining companies capitalize on new mining codes to exploit mineral reserves?
  • What are governments’ expectations for the extractive industries?

Vanessa Ushie, Division Manager Policy Analysis, African Natural Resources Centre, AfDB

Senior Representative, UEMOA

Bady Baldé, Africa Director, EITI International Secretariat

12:50

Networking Lunch

SESSION 2b: ECOWAS: THE NEXT OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION HOTSPOT

13:30 E&P companies and NOCs will discussion the region’s hydrocarbon potential and opportunities for future world-class discoveries

  • Overview of current operations- which projects are set to move into production?
  • How do regulations affect operations moving into production?
  • Assesing the role of junior operators in discovering commercial desposits
  • What are the next steps to attracting further IOCs into the area?
  • How can IOCs and junor operators collaborate to ensure projects are a success?

Moderator: Hon. Thierry Tanoh, Minister of Petroleum, Energy & Development of Renewable Energy, Cote d’Ivoire

  • Diakaria Koulibaly, CEO, ONAP
  • Mamdou Faye, MD, Petrosen
  • David Parker, CEO, Nomad Energy
  • Senior Representative, PETROCI
  • Ahmed AG Mohamed, Director, AUREP Mali
Ahmed AG Mohamed
Hon. Diakaria Coulibaly
Thierry Tanoh
Senior Representative
David Parker
Mamdou Faye
15:30

Afternoon Coffee Break

SESSION 3b: ASSESING THE PETROLEUM VALUE CHAIN

15:30 International and regional experts will review current petroleum value chain, local supplier opportunities and gaps that need to be filled

  • How will demand for suppliers change as discoveries are commercialised?
  • How will an influx of IOCs affect the value chain?
  • Ensuring local suppliers secure long-term contracts during early stage exploration
  • How will demand in the downstream industry change following refinery updates?

Fred Kabanda, Division Manager Extractives, African Natural Resources Centre, AfDB

Close of conference day 1

Cocktail reception

Registration

SESSION 4: CREATING A REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT MINING AND PETROLEUM OPERATIONS

9:00 Start of conference day 2

09:10 International experts and project developers will look at how current road, rail, port and air projects can

transform West Africa into a global infrastructure hub

  • Reviewing the current state of play- is the region’s infrastructure fit for purpose?
  • Understanding how regional trading can capitalize on upcoming mineral and hydrocarbon projects
  • Identifying the key hubs for reaching international markets
  • Homogenizing transnational regulations to expand road and rail lines
  • How will the Praia-Dakar-Abidjan corridor and Dakar-Lagos projects help mining and oil and gas operations?
  • Growing midstream operations to help monetize new oil and gas discoveries

Patrick Kouame, Investment Director, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers

10:40

Coffee break

SESSION 5: THE LOCALISATION OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

11:10 Local experts and stakeholders will discuss reconciling the needs of government, international companies and local communities to create local training initiatives

  • Developing a multi-stakeholder approach to training initiatives
  • The next steps to integrate women into the mining and petroleum workforce
  • Striking the balance between ‘on the job training’ and formal training
  • What are the next steps to regulating artisanal mining?
  • How can public and private sector stakeholders collaborate to ensure artisanal mining operations are safe and sustainable?
  • Setting up local training initiatives to improve the safety of artisanal mining

Christine Logbo-Kossi, Executive Director, Chamber of Mines, Cote D’Ivoire

Bady Baldé, Africa Director, EITI International Secretariat

12:40

Networking lunch

SESSION 6b: EXPLORATION STRATEGIES IN A DYNAMIC OIL PRICE ENVIONMENT

13:40 E&P companies will review how to explore and monetize assets in a lower for longer environment

  • How have operators overcome technical and logistical challenges in the region?
  • How can midstream infrastrcture be enhanced to support new discoveries?
  • Accessing international markets to monetize operations
  • What technologies can help operators optimize costs?
  • How do operators see operations across the region evolving?

Coffee break

SESSION 7: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Led by an expert speaker, each roundtable will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deeper into the controversial issues discussed throughout the conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered and connect with future partners.

Oil and Gas Roundtables

  1. Creating competitive oil and gas regulations in a lower for longer environment
  2. The role of downstream operations in strengthening the oil and gas value chain - Joel Dervain, Executive Secretary, ARA
  3. Strategies for monetizing hydrocarbon operations

Closing remarks

Close of conference day 2

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