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
11:25 - 11:55

Official visit of the stands , group photo & coffee break

Opening Remarks: The extractive industry, catalyst to diversify the economies of the ECOWAS region?

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Kabine Kamora

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 Roosevelt 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

Led by an expert speaker, all oil and gas stakeholders are invited to discuss how to unlock West Africa’s hydrocarbon potential. Some talking points will include:

  • Overview of current operations- which projects are set to move into production?
  • How do regulations affect operations moving into production?
  • What are the next steps to attracting further IOCs into the area?
  • Which technologies can help operators optimize operations?
  • Onshore vs. Offshore vs. Deepwater- what are the pros and cons of each exploration strategy?

Moderator: Founseni SORO, Director, Suzang Group

Thierry Tanoh
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee Break

SESSION 3B: COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS OIL AND GAS

Petroleum industry leaders will showcase their country’s petroleum potential

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

GALA Dinner- Sponsored by government of Ivory Coast

Registration

SESSION 4: INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS FOR WEST AFRICAN MINING AND OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS

International experts and project developers will review strategies to financially support mining and oil and gas operations

  • Reviewing the current state of play- what are current investment barriers?
  • How can collaboration between the public and private sector help attract investment opportunities?
  • How will investment in infrastructure support mining and oil and gas operations?
  • The role of blockchain in raising funds for mining and petroleum projects.
Gustavo MONTERO
Richard Kofi AFENU
Patrick KOUAME
Patrick Bouisset
10:40-11:10

Coffee Break

SESSION 5: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL CONTENT AND OF RIPARIAN COMMUNITIES

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
Cherif Sow
Christine Logbo Kossi
Stanislas de Stabenrath
12:40-13:40

Networking Lunch

SESSION 6: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, AN ENGINE FOR GROWTH IN WEST AFRICA, STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPPING BASE METALS AND GOLD OPERATIONS

Leading gold producers will discuss the future of the commodity in West Africa and strategies to optimize production through new technologies

  • The Utilisation of GCCM’s in New Mining Infrastructure and Remediation of Existing Operational Infrastructure
  • Operational challenges in the West Africa- how are they impacting project costs?
  • How can mining companies access replace reserves to increase profits?
  • What other technologies could operators invest in to improve efficiency?
Jerome GAUGRIS
Pascal BERNASCONI
Christine Logbo Kossi
Simon Lester
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.

1. Ecological solutions to mitigate the risk of long-term environmental impacts and reduce project costs Moderator: Jerome GAUGRIS, Senior Partner, FLORA FAUNA & MAN 2. Strategies to promote employment and progress of women in the mining industry

Moderator: Adowa BOADUO, Mining Engineer, Women in Mining Ghana

3. After production: planning and strategies for closing mines, strengths of developing local capacity for treating.

Moderator: Representative of Ministry of Mines and Geology of the Ivory Coast

Closing Remarks

Sediko Douka
H.E Amadou Gon Coulibaly

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE DAY 2

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