Petroleum Stream

9 December
10 December
11 December
12 December

Registration & Set up of stands, Sofitel Abidjan, Hotel Ivoire

OPENING CEREMONY

8.30 Participants to be seated

9:30 Welcome remarks and keynote addresses from the ECOMOF organisers and partners

Hon. Jean-Claude Brou
H.E Alassane Ouattara
10:30- 11:30

Official visit of the stands , group photo & coffee break

SESSION 1: COLLABORATING TO ATTRACT FURTHER FDI

11:30- 13:00 PANEL

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 commercialized?
  • 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?

Moderator: Hon. Jean-Claude KOUASSI, Minister of Mines & Geology, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire

Franklin Afotey
Kwame Addo-Kufuor
Dr. Vanessa Ushie
Mohamed Sidiki Sylla
13:00- 14:00

Networking Lunch

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

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?
  • Assessing the role of junior operators in discovering commercial deposits
  • What are the next steps to attracting further IOCs into the area?
  • How can IOCs and junior operators collaborate to ensure projects are a success?

Moderator: Hon. Thierry TANOH, Minister of P troleum, Energy & Development of Renewable Energy, Cote d’Ivoire*

Ahmed AG Mohamed
Hon. Diakaria Coulibaly
Thierry Tanoh
Mamdou Faye
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 3B: COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS OIL AND GAS

Petroleum industry leaders will showcase their country’s petroleum potential

Carlton S. MILLER
Suncar DABO

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

GALA Dinner- Sponsored by government of Ivory Coast

Registration

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

International experts and project developers will look at how current road, rail and port 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
Joël Dervain
10:40-11:10

Coffee Break

SESSION 5: THE LOCALISATION OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

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
  • Developing a template for integrating women into mining operations
  • 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
Adwoa Boaduo
Christine Logbo Kossi
12:40-13:40

Networking Lunch

SESSION 6b: DEEPWATER OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS WEST AFRICA

E&P companies will review the scope for further deep water exploration

  • Review of current deepwater operations in the region
  • How can operators ensure projects remain commercially viable in a lower for longer environment?
  • What technologies can help operators optimize costs?
  • How do operators see operations across the region evolving?
Founseni SORO
15:10-15:40

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. Strategies for monetizing hydrocarbon operations

Closing Remarks

Sediko Douka
H.E Amadou Gon Coulibaly

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE DAY 2

Exhibition and B2B meetings

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