Petroleum Stream

Pre-conference focus day - 9 October
10 October
11 October

GROWING AFRICA’S GLOBAL INFLUENCE THROUGH DIGITAL ADOPTION

11:00 The role of digital technology in progressing African industry

  • Where does Africa sit in the digital technology adoption cycle?
  • What areas of industry can digital technology improve?
  • Overview of the necessary infrastructure to support digital mines
  • What new opportunities will local engineers have through digital technology?
  • What are the next steps to incorporating digital technology into West Africa?
12:30

Networking lunch

CREATING A DIGITAL STRATEGY OIL AND GAS

13:30 The role of digital adoption in a ‘lower for longer’ environment

  • What aversion is there to investing in new technologies given the previous downturn?
  • The role of drones and advanced analytics to improve maintenance of assets
  • Using 3D and 4D Seismic Imaging to create additional profits from existing reservoirs
  • What knowledge-gaps exist in the industry and how can they be filled?

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK WITH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Led by an expert speaker, each roundtable will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deeper into the

challenges surrounding digital adoption. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered and connect with future partners- all whilst enjoying some refreshments of course.

14:10

  1. The changing nature of local content initiatives as digital adoption progresses
  2. Establishing information and security guidelines to protect data
  3. Managing external and internal stakeholders’ expectations during the digital adoption process

Roundtable Roundups

The leader of each roundtable will have 5 minutes to summarise the key points of each discussion

End of Digital Adoption Workshop

SME Platform Evaluation

15:35 Evaluation session

In order to give local companies the opportunity to promote their services to leaders of the mining and petroleum industries. Each company will be given 10 minutes to explain their services and highlight any projects they have worked on.

Ice breaker reception

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

COLLABORATING TO ATTRACT FURTHER FDI

11:30 Presentation: Advancing West Africa’s mineral and petroleum resources through globally competitive policy

11:50 Presentation: Avoiding common pitfalls when implementing mining and petroleum code policies

12:10 Keynote Panel: Intergovernmental collaboration to overcome shared challenges and meet common objectives

  • 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?
12:50

Networking Lunch

ECOWAS: THE NEXT OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION HOTSPOT

13:50 Corporate presentation: Overview of deepwater and onshore petroleum

potential in the Gulf of Guinea

14:10 Corporate presentation: Discovering a world-class hydrocarbon reserve in offshore Ivory Coast

14:30: Corporate presentation: Understanding the potential for further offshore gas discoveries in West Africa

14:50 Panel discussion: Collaborating to unlock the ECOWAS region’s hydrocarbon potential

  • 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?

Diakaria Coulibaly, CEO, ONAP Mamdou Faye, MD, Petrosen

David Parker, CEO, Nomad Energy

15:30

Afternoon Coffee Break

ASSESING THE PETROLEUM VALUE CHAIN

16:00 Presentation: The evolving needs to West Africa’s petroleum value chain

16:20 Presentation: Understanding the changing opportunities for local companies to integrate into the value chain

16:40 Panel discussion: Adapting to the changing needs to West Africa’s petroleum value chain

  • 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?

Chairman’s closing remarks

Cocktail reception

Investor briefing breakfast

By invitation only, leading government stakeholders will be invited to meet with international investors and discuss how to drive further capital into the region. Conversations will focus on how to drive further capital into the region by mitigating jurisdictional risk and generating long-term return.

CREATING A REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT MINING AND PETROLEUM OPERATIONS

9:00 Start of conference day 2

09:10 Keynote presentation: Ivory Coast’s role in facilitating the regional import and export of natural resources

09:30 Presentation: Intergovernmental collaboration in creating a regional trading hub

Mark- Anthony Johnson, CEO, JIC Holdings

09:50 Panel discussion: Working together to advance West Africa’s infrastructure and global influence

  • 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

Mark- Anthony Johnson, CEO, JIC Holdings

10:30

Coffee break

THE LOCALISATION OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

11:00 Presentation: Partnering with local institutions to create training initiatives to support international operations

11:20 Presentation: Steps to regulating the artisanal mining industry to ensure operations are safe and legal

11:40 Panel discussion: 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

Bady Baldé, Africa Director, EITI International Secretariat

12:20

Networking lunch

EXPLORATION STRATEGIES IN A DYNAMIC OIL PRICE ENVIONMENT

13:20 Presentation: Ensuring deepwater operations remain commercial in a lower for longer environment

13:40 Case Study The role of onshore exploration in de-risking an exploration portfolio

14:00 Panel discussion: Strategies to monetize new discoveries

  • 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

DOWNSTREAM UPDATES

15:10 Refinery Update: Ivory Coast SIR Refinery upgrade to meet changing environmental standards

15:30 Refinery Update: The next steps of the Senegal Refinery update

15:50 Panel discussion: Increasing regional downstream capacity to meet local demand and increase global influence

  • How has demand grown across the ECOWAS region?
  • Assessing the new technology requirements to lower sulfur in diesel
  • How can refineries capitalize on recent hydrocarbon discoveries?
  • Forecasts for the future- what can be expected from upcoming refinery updates?

Closing remarks

Close of conference day 2

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