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Day 1
Day 2

Day 1 2017
Monday 8th May 2017 | Business Design Centre, London 

08.00-8.45: Registration & Networking Coffee

 Opening Summit: Setting the Agenda for Localisation

  • Localisation offers a sustainable, cost efficient and impactful model for our evolving oil and gas industry. The model is based on the full commitment of governments, IOCs and their international partners to a long term approach with a legacy that goes beyond oil and gas. Education and training is an important part of this solution. 
  • Senior level panel and audience highlight what they believe to be the key challenges we need to overcome, and the success factors for achieving a localised model in the lower for longer oil price and beyond. 

 VIP Speaker Tour of the Learning Arena



Stream A
  Development Local Project Solutions 

Creating a joined approach to localisation across the whole value chain 

Localisation is a calculation which needs to consider how far it is possible to localise a project over a certain time period and within the metrics of economic sustainability. Visions of localisation - what is both realistic and achievable - should coalesce between governments and thier international investors.

  • How to create realistic and achievable localisation targets within each country/project context
  • Improving collabortation and coordination among governments, IOCs, contractors and development agencies
  • How to effectively engage local communities and communicate opportunities in the direct and indirect workforce and supply chain
  • The potential of regional solutions or regionalisation
  • Supporting long term employment and business opportunities through developing transferable skills
  • Understanding the opportunities and limitations of local content legislation towards greater flexibility


Stream B
 Regional Workshops

Solutions to maximising local participation in the direct workforce and wider supply chain for mega projects in East Africa 

East Africa hosts one of the most exciting burgeoning oil and gas markets in the world, with LNG mega projects in Mozambique & Tanzania, oil projects in Kenya and Uganda, and the Uganda-Tanzania and Kenya pipeline projects creating immediate and large scale demand for local skills and a capable local supply chain. 

  • How to scale-up skills development to meet workforce demands for each mega project.
  • Creating a common language in terms of standards and expectations among employers to simplify the training process
  • Increasing access to field and practical experience to improve the employability of graduates
  • Importance of mapping current skills availability and project requirements
  • Methods of increasing access to information for local people and enterprises on the opportunities that exist for each project
  • Achieving greater coordination among governments, IOCs, contractors, education and training institutions and development factors

Stephane Sole, VP Africa, Technip

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena


Stream A
Education, Training & Employment: Practical recommendations for improving the employability of the local workforce 

This highly practical workshop has been designed to collaboratively determine a number of success factors to improve the quality, quantity and sustainability of education, training and local workforce development outcomes and identify steps and recommendations on how they can be implemented.  

  • Effective solutions to ensuring graduates are employable
  • How to increase and integrate practical training and apprenticeships
  • Creating closer alignment with industry on curriculum development, training processes and assessment
  • Moving towards competency based education and training
  • Strategies for attracting youth and marginalised communities into the industry
  • Strategieis to increase gender diversity within local workforces
  • Incorporating personal and behavioural skills into curriculums
  • Strategies to attract, train and retain teaching talent

Saeeid Safaee Movahed, Director Training & Development, Pars Oil & Gas Company


Stream B
Addressing the high level skills demand of the evolving Mexican and Colombian Oil & Gas Markets

Mexico and Colombia's oil & gas industries are rapidly developing, accompanied by a demand for high level skills. In both countries, the context of an evolving production and commercial landscape, including the emergence of shale and deep water activity, and the introduction of the new international investors, calls for an assessment on future skills, education and training requirements. 

There is great potential for these two Latin American hydrocarbon nations to collaborate on human capital development and technical capabilities together with international partners.

  • Quantifying skills requirements in speacialist areas and identifying key priority areas for education and training
  • Partnership opportunities for international education and training institutions
  • Potential areas of collaboration between the Mexican and Colombian governments and industries
  • Making education partnerships meaningful - how to develop practical outcomes from international univeristy and partnerships
  • Mechanism for achieving closer coordination between government and industry and among IOCs


Close of Day One

19:30 - 23:00:
10th Annual Getenergy Awards Ceremony
In 2016, the Getenergy Awards received over 15,000 votes. In 2017, the Awards Categories include:
  • Education Partnership 2017 
  • Localisation Award
  • Learning at the Core
  • Education & Training Provider of the Year
  • Learning Technology Award 

Day 2 2017
Tuesday 9th May 2017 | Business Design Centre, London 

08.00-8.45: Registration & Networking Coffee

 Getting back up to speed: Re-building a global Oil & Gas workforce in the lower for longer oil price. 
Over the past two years, 100.000's of jobs across the global oil and gas workforce have been cut. And now as the oil price starts to stabilise, and we look ahead to the next 5, 10, 15 years we are faced with a major challenge: namely, how to replace and grow our skilled local workforce to meet the demands of an evolving industry, and the accelerating development of a number of key projects. Smartly deisgned education and training programmes and accelerated learning in the short term, and strategic investments in education aligned with establishing local partnerships for the long term will be key to success. Led by senior level industry representatives, this high level panel will present strategic perspective and recommendations for meeting future global workforce demand. 

Confirmed Speakers:
Lisa Ali, VP HR - Upstream Talent & Learning, BP 

Maximising the contribution of local companies in the project supply chain 

This session will focus on methods to build the capacity of the local supply chain, and increase their engagement in project opportunities.


  • Developing supplier databases to map local supply chain capabilities - managed by governments and private sector associations in country
  • Information sharing between  IOCs, Contractors and local enterprises
  • Improving skills, experience and management systems to raise the capacity of local enterprises to engage in large scale projects
  • Standards and quality assurance of local companies
  • Strategic investments into high potential sectors
  • Case studies of best practice on supplier development programmes
  • Clearly communicating opportunities to local companies
  • Modifying procurement processes of international operators and contractors to support local companies. 
 Achieving a competent and highly skilled local workforce and supply chain for project in the MSGBC basin
This solution focused worshop will discuss:
  • Building the capacity of local universities and colleges to develop local skills in business, engineering, geosciences and across the technical and vocational workforce
  • How to ensure the workforce is field-ready, including the development of soft skills, and access to field and practical experience
  • Developing English language skills for a safe and competent workforce
  • Best pratice for local enterprise development programmes to maximise the wider economic benefit from oil/gas projects
  • Developing research capacity within local educational institutions
  • Opportunities for international education and training partners to contribute to the localisation agenda of nations in the MSGBC basin

Confirmed Speakers:
Mamadou Faye, Managing Director, Petrosen

Rogers Beall, Chairman, Africa Fortesa Corp 

12:30-13:30: Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 -16:15: Ensuring Sustainability & Success: The role of international Partners in Creating a Local Solution

Specifically, this workshpo will discuss:

  • Improving access to information on partnership opportunties and the application process
  • How to ensure the sustainability and success of international partnerships by establishing knowledge transfer and local ownership
  • Success factors for international partnerships
  • What governments and industry and local education institutions look for in an international education and training partner?
  • How to optimise international partnerships for business and local workforce outcomes
  • The role of international partnerships in an evolving oil and gas industry

Confirmed Speakers:
Andrew Hogg, Director Education, Total

13:30 - 16:15: Building a highly skilled technical and vocational workforce in Ghana and Namibia

The Aims of this practical workshop are:

  • To identify opportunities for international education and training providers to support technical and vocational skills development in Ghana and Namibia
  • Determine solutions to strengthen practical training and field experience
  • To define a common language in terms of standards and industry expectations
  • Identify solutions to achieving a closer alignment with industry on TVET curriculums and programmes
  • Define ways in which soft skills can be incorporated to increase the employability of students

16:15: Close of Getenergy Global

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4 December 2017
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24 January 2018
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25 January 2018
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