7 November 2017 - 8 November 2017 at InterContinental, Lagos, Nigeria
2017 West Africa Energy Assembly

350+ Senior executives from the E&P, energy, finance, investment and infrastructure sectors meet to explore the opportunities in and around the region.



9.00-10.00am: How to come out on top in a low oil price environment: Strategies for success, collaborating to attract investment and overcoming security challenges

  • Strategy planning for a volatile and unpredictable market
  • Tactics to ensure the security of your infrastructure and in turn the security of your profit margins
  • How to manage and reduce OFS costs without decreasing efficiency and productivity 
  • How can key stakeholders collaborate more effectively in order to improve the investment environment and take advantage of the big picture opportunities?
  • What role can government play in incentivising investment and how can they communicate a message of security and stability to investors?
  • Ecouraging fiscal flexibility: Isit time for the renegotiation of fiscal legislation?
  • In what way can government pragmatically collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure a successful market

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko, Partner, Steamsower & Köhn (Moderator)
Dan Azoumi Maman Laouali , Deputy Secretary GeneralMinistry of Energy and Petroleum, Niger
Jeff Corey, COOSeven Energy
Nicolas Terraz, Managing Director and CEO, Total E&P Nigeria
Olajumoke Ajayi, CEO Upstream and ExplorationSahara Energy Group
Mr Mor Ndiaye Mbaye, Chief of Staff to the H.E.T. Sall, Minsiter for Energy and the Development of Renewable EnergiesMinistery of Energy and Development of Renewables, Senegal

10.00-11.00am: Finance and Investment: Incentivising long-term local investment for infrastructure 

  • Methods of incentivising cash-flow to overcome the current stagnation in the market
  • What fiscal incentives can facilitate exploration in frontier territories?
  • The role of regulators in creating an enabling environment for foreign investment into West Africa

Amaechi Nsofor, PartnerGrant Thornton UK LLP
Ato Gyasi, Senior Director & Head, InvestmentsAfrica Finance Corporation
Eme EssienCountry ManagerInternational Finance Corporation Nigeria
Nyonga Fofang
Managing Director, Bambili Group
Olugbenga AdetoroVice President, Africa Capital Alliance
Georges Racine, PartnerHolman Fenwick Willan (moderator) 

11.00-11.30am: Coffee Break

11.30-12:00pm: Security and Conflict: Mitigating the financial impact through effective Government and Stakeholder collaboration

A Presentation from:


Presented by: Tom Griffin, Senior Partner, West AfricaControl Risks

12:00-1:00pm: Making the case for nearfield exploration: Re-imagining exploration strategies, overcoming investor uncertainty and cutting costs in a low price environment

  • Balancing the cost of E&P: How to maintain the quality of success and production in a low price oil market?
  • Current exploration success stories: Which companies are winning the exploration race? 
  • Weighing up the incentives against the financial disincentives for nearfield deepwater exploration
  • Exploring available capital for exploration - Who is investing?
Ahmed Dik, CEOVictoria Oil and Gas
Olajumoke AjayiCEO Upstream and ExplorationSahara Energy Group
Domenico Di GiambattistaRegional General Manager, Subsea Systems & Drilling BusinessGE Oil and Gas
Wole FamurewaMarkets Editor, West AfricaCNBC Africa  

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch Break

2.00-3.30pm: Overcoming the 3 main challenges in the Gas-to-Power market today: A lack of affordable domestic gas, poor infrastructure and ensuring complete transactions from consumer to producer

  • How can stakeholders create an enabling business environment for Gas to Power? 
  • How to motivate infrastructure investment in a risk filled industry? How can the value chain ensure payment from customer to producer?
  • What role can regulators play to stabilise the supply of Gas? What role does LNG play in this environment?
  • Creating a West African gas market 

Key Note:
John YoungChief ExecutiveTwister Supersonic Gas Solutions
Ezekiel AdesinaSenior Business & Strategy Analyst, Nigeria LNG Limited
Frank Edozie
Senior Power Advisor
Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility
Mobolaiji OsunsanyaCEOOando Gas and Power
Roseann CaseyDirector, Office of Economic Growth and EnvironmentUSAID Nigeria (Power Africa)
Wole FamurewaMarkets Editor, West AfricaCNBC Africa  (moderator)  

3.30-4:00pm: Coffee Break

4.00-5.00pm: How can Oil and Gas work with alternative energies to stabilise and secure the future of both industries?

  • One year on: What has been the impact of COP21? Are Oil and Gas companies implementing effective strategies or just paying it lip service? 
  • Weighing up the pros and cons to invest in alternatives against the disincentives: Is it worth the investment?
  • How can O&G benefit from the relationship and reputation the alternative energy industry has with the government and regulators?

Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidijan, CEO, GreenWish Partners SAS
Ed Heartney, Deputy Director for Africa, Europe and the Western Hemisphere, Bureau of Energy Resources U.S. Department of State
Olasimbo Sojorin, Country Manager, Solar Sister Nigeria
Segun Adaju, President, REAN 
Wole FamurewaMarkets Editor, West AfricaCNBC Africa  (moderator)  

 Networking Drinks Reception

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