Africa Assembly

 

JUNE 24 – 25, 2019

Paris, France

 

THE LARGEST AFRICAN OIL & GAS FINANCE & INVESTMENT EVENT

What is the Africa Assembly?

The Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly is recognised as the region’s most influential corporate development, strategy, finance and investment gathering.

The Assembly will bring together over 400 senior industry stakeholders under one roof, from E&P C-level executives, financiers and investors as well as key representatives from NOCs, ministries and regulators. The Assembly is a catalyst for the growth and development of the African energy industry.

The programme is focused on highlighting the many opportunities across the African oil and gas landscape and includes a celebration of the exciting developments at the annual Africa Awards Dinner. The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the year’s best performing companies and executives on the African continent, those who have pioneered new frontiers, inspired others throughout their activities and achieved growth in challenging markets. The Dinner will take place on the evening of the 24th of June.

The Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly is recognised as the region’s most influential corporate development, strategy, finance and investment gathering.

The Assembly will bring together over 400 senior industry stakeholders under one roof, from E&P C-level executives, financiers and investors as well as key representatives from NOCs, ministries and regulators. The Assembly is a catalyst for the growth and development of the African energy industry.

The programme is focused on highlighting the many opportunities across the African oil and gas landscape and includes a celebration of the exciting developments at the annual Africa Awards Dinner. The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the year’s best performing companies and executives on the African continent, those who have pioneered new frontiers, inspired others throughout their activities and achieved growth in challenging markets. The Dinner will take place on the evening of the 24th of June.

2018 Speakers

Ade Adeola

Ade Adeola

Managing Director - Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Adeola Ogunsemi

Adeola Ogunsemi

CFO, Oando Energy Resources

AJ Abdallat

AJ Abdallat

CEO, Beyond Limits

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Alessandro Colla

Alessandro Colla

Regional Geormarket Director, South Africa and Sub-Sahara, CGG

Angus McCoss

Angus McCoss

Exploration Director, Tullow Oil

Ben Clube

Ben Clube

Chief Operating Officer, FAR Limited

Ben Payton

Ben Payton

Head of Africa Research, Verisk Maplecroft

Chris McLean

Chris McLean

CEO Stonechair Capital

Chris McNally

Chris McNally

Expert Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dr Amy Jadesimi

Dr Amy Jadesimi

Managing Director, LADOL

Dr Ibrahima Diaby

Dr Ibrahima Diaby

Chief Executive Officer, Petroci

Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong

Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong

Chief Executive Officer, GNPC  

Dr. Patrick Allman-Ward

Dr. Patrick Allman-Ward

CEO Dana Gas

Egbert Faibille Jnr

Egbert Faibille Jnr

CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa

Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa

Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL E&P Nigeria

Enzo Insalaco

Enzo Insalaco

Vice President Exploration Africa Total E&P

Ernest Rubondo

Ernest Rubondo

Executive Director, Petroleum Authority Uganda

Ewen Denning

Ewen Denning

Head of Exploration & Development, Victoria Oil and Gas

Frank Pluta

Frank Pluta

Industry Banker – Energy Group Head, Natixis

Greg Hammond

Greg Hammond

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Jalel Smaoui

Jalel Smaoui

Head of Strategy & Development, ETAP (Tunisia)

Jayne Baird

Jayne Baird

VP Exploration Africa and Atlantic Margins Woodside Energy Ltd

Jeremy Asher

Jeremy Asher

Chairman & CEO Tower Resources

Jérôme Halbout

Jérôme Halbout

Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

John Young

John Young

Chief Executive, Twister

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP Exploration

Julia Dias

Julia Dias

Legal Director, ENH Mozambique

Keith Hill

Keith Hill

President, CEO & Director, Africa Oil Corporation

Kelechi Kalu

Kelechi Kalu

Associate, Streamsowers & Köhn

Kelly Latter

Kelly Latter

Country Manager, Cameroon, Noble Energy

Kimberly Heimert

Kimberly Heimert

Kimberly Heimert, General Counsel, AFRICA50

Manoj Narender Madnani

Manoj Narender Madnani

CEO DSA Investments

Mehdi Haroun

Mehdi Haroun

Partner, King & Spalding  

Michael Amaning

Michael Amaning

Business Development Manager, Invest in Africa

Mike Doherty

Mike Doherty

Chairman, Impact Oil & Gas

Monica Rovers

Monica Rovers

Head - Global Energy, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

Mounir Bouaziz

Mounir Bouaziz

Vice President Commercial South America & Africa, Shell

ND Maduemezia

ND Maduemezia

Vice-President & General Manager Sub Saharan Africa, Schlumberger

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

Partner & Co-Head Global Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills

Nishant Dighe

Nishant Dighe

Chief Executive, RAK Petroleum Authority and CEO, RAK GAS

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Paul Welch

Paul Welch

President and Chief Executive Officer, SDX Energy

Peder Bratt

Peder Bratt

Managing Director, Warburg Pincus

Phil Birch

Phil Birch

Exploration Director, Impact Oil & Gas

Richard Norris

Richard Norris

Energy Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

Rogers Beall

Rogers Beall

Chairman and CEO, Africa Fortesa Corporation

Rolake Akinkugbe

Rolake Akinkugbe

Head, Energy and Natural Resources, FBN Merchant Bank

Tayo Ariyo

Tayo Ariyo

Commercial Manager - New Ventures Sub Saharan Africa, Shell

Tushar Kumar

Tushar Kumar

Partner, Kerogen Capital (UK) Limited

Uzoma Nwankwo

Uzoma Nwankwo

Chief Financial Officer, Amni International Petroleum

Valery Konyushenko

Valery Konyushenko

Executive Director, Head of Business Development & Commercial, Mazarine Operator Services B.V.

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

New Business and Cooperation Director, ONHYM

Xavier Venereau

Xavier Venereau

Head of Producers & Finance, Marketing & Origination IST - Europe, Africa & Russia, BP IST

What was on at the 2018 assembly?

Day 1 - June 5, 2018

 

07:30 am Registration & Networking Coffee

07:45 am Women’s Council Breakfast Briefing
Women in the African Energy Industry

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08:45 am Networking Coffee 

09:00 am
Opening Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council

09:10 am
Opening Presentation: The Power of Innovation – How Artificial Intelligence is Shaping the Future of Oil and Gas

09:30 am
Industry Leaders Panel Discussion: Kick-Starting African E&P Activity in 2018

10:30 am Networking Coffee Break

11:00 am
Presentation: Political Risk in Hotspots in Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry

11:15 am
Panel Discussion: Building the Regulatory Foundations for Developing a Sustainable & Efficient Energy Industry

12:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

13:30 pm
Investors’ Panel Discussion: Private Equity & the African Energy Industry: a Relationship on the Mend?

14:30 pm
Presentation: Raising Capital in Canada for Projects in Africa

14:40 pm
Financing Panel Discussion: Alternative Funding, Innovative Financing Solutions, M&A: Funding Strategies for the Future African E&P Sector

Session sponsored by:
oando

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:40 pm Networking Coffee Break

16:20 pm
Presentation: Investing in Infrastructure for the Development of the Nigerian Industry

16:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Flexibility in an Ever-Changing Operating Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Independent Companies in Africa

Session sponsored by:

veolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

17:30 pm Close of Day 1

20:00 pm Africa Awards Dinner

 

Day 2 - June 6, 2018

 

08.30 am Networking Coffee

09:00 am
Taking the Lead: Assessing the Importance of Gas in the Energy Mix of Emerging Markets

10:00 am
Special Announcement: Highlighting the Licensing Round in the Emirate of Ras al Khaïmah, UAE

 

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rak-gas

 

 

 

 

 

10:10 am
Country Spotlights

West Africa
– Ghana
– The Gambia

Southern Africa
– Mozambique
– Namibia & South Africa

11:00 am Networking Coffee Break

11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Exploring Opportunities and Future Projects in the MSGBC Basin

12:30 am
Panel Discussion: North Africa: Reducing Risk & the Changing Energy Mix

13:30 pm Networking Lunch Break

14:30 pm
Country Spotlights

East Africa
– Kenya & Ethiopia
– Uganda

Nigeria
– Updates on the EGINA Project – A Symbol of the Nigerian Industry’s Renewed Vitality
– Raising Funds during the Industry Downturn: a Success Story


15:10 pm Close of the Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Africa Awards Winners!

The Council Awards programme represents a global benchmark of excellence for those working in the energy industry. The awards offer both regional and international recognition for those who have created companies, been at the heart of frontier plays and have made some of the worlds largest discoveries.

“I would like to extend my most sincere thanks for choosing me as the Executive of the Year. I am pleased, honored and humbled to receive this award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected. This award is an honor for ONHYM and for Moroccan women. I enjoyed participating in Africa Assembly because it is a unique opportunity to meet and exchange with world’s key industry players on African energy key challenges.”

Amina Benkhadra

General Director, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, ONHYM

2019 Pricing & Registration

Venue & Accommodation

The venue for the Africa Assembly will be announced shortly, watch this space for further details.

Event Name

Investor Insight

Jérôme Halbout, Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

Meet the Speaker

Chris Mclean, CEO, Stonechair Capital

Investor Insight

Guy Casteels, Founder, GFinance

Bart Prast

Head of Technology, Twister BV 

Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa

Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL E&P Nigeria

Frank Pluta

Group Head – Energy, Natixis 

Dr Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, BP

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP

Mike Doherty

Chairman, Impact Oil & Gas

Contact Us

Esme Till

Esme Till

EMEA Portfolio Manager

General and Speaking Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 7861

Amir Shirkhan

Amir Shirkhan

EVP & Head, Corporate Development

Sponsorship Enquiries
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Laurent Lafont

Laurent Lafont

SVP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
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Samantha Boustred

Samantha Boustred

Marketing Manager, Africa

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3885