AIX: Gas 2019

Africa Investment Exchange: Gas

Developing partnerships along the gas value chain


The next AIX: Gas meeting will be held in London on 1-2 May 2019. Contact Lauren Andrews for more information. Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667.
AIX: Gas brings upstream players together with senior officials, power sector and downstream developers and investors to help develop and strengthen partnerships along the African gas value chain.
The fourth AIX: Gas was sponsored by Actis, Azura Power and Watson Farley & Williams and held in London on 11-12 April 2018. The meeting was held under the Chatham House Rule and structured around interactive panel-led sessions to encourage an open debate.
Download the full AIX: Gas 2018 agenda

Agenda highlights included:

  • Separate streams focused on developments in West Africa (with a focus on Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana), Central Africa (Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea) and East and Southern Africa.
  • Financing along the value chain – examining the issues surrounding the financing of GTP, LNG and upstream projects, including progress of O&G projects towards FID, lessons from successful FID decisions and the potential for stronger partnerships and co-operation along the value chain.
  • Gas to market – Project stakeholders from Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana discuss the challenges of developing an indigenous gas industry that serves both African and international markets.
  • Africa Gas Outlook – highlighting key trends, with expert analysis and data from African Energy Live Data.
  • Building an LNG value chain – focusing on, the prospects and competitiveness of African LNG amid growing global supply availability, FLNG, FSRU, onshore projects and the complexity of the LNG to power value chain.
  • The potential for working with ‘new’ investor classes – From the European Commission and African Development Bank to upstream operators, gas industry investors are looking to tap into new sources of private capital to finance the take-off African energy industries need.
  • AfricaHardball – Political issues that weigh on Africa’s gas industries.

Panellists included:

Oge Peters, Commercial Manager, Power, Seven Energy
Sam Aiboni, Legal Advisor, Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria
Dafe Akpeneye, Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Kishan Pillay, Director of Oil & Gas: Industrial Development Division, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Victor Tivane, Director of Local Content, ENH, Mozambique
Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner, Ministry of Mines and Energy Namibia
Chiedu Ugbo, MD and CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company
Tarik Hamane, Executive Director and Advisor to the Chairman, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
Christophe Le Blan, LNG Project Director, Africa, Total
Crispin Holliday, Commercial Director, Aldwych International
Vincas Snipas, Managing Director, Whitehall & Company
Adrian Mucalov, Partner: Infrastructure, Actis
Olusola Lawson, Regional Director, West Africa, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
Paul Eardley-Taylor,  Oil & Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank
Pierre Raillard, Director Africa, OneLNG
Kevin Foo, Chairman, Victoria Oil and Gas
Brian O’Hanlon, Director of Business Development, Global Energy Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Dikko Atanu, CEO, Neoleum Energy
More than 42 panellists have confirmed- see the full list

Participants included:

Government officials, NOCs and utilities
Department of Trade & Industry South Africa
ENH, Mozambique
Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia
Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
Niger Delta Power Holding Company
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM), Morocco
Finance and investment
Actis, Africa Bridge Capital Management, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), CDC Group, Energy Investment Company, IFC, Jiva Capital, Kapok Capital, Nedbank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Pembani Remgro, Power Africa, Rand Merchant Bank, Standard Bank, Whitehall & Company
Power sector developers
AEP Energy Africa, Aldwych International, Azura Power Holdings, BWSC, Clarke Energy, Cummins, Impala Energy, InfraCo Africa, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa, Odebrecht, Wartsila
Oil and gas project developers
Aminex, Angola LNG, Bowleven, BP, Cheniere Energy, Engie, Eni, Falcon Corporation, Gasfin Development, Glencore UK, Golar LNG, Höegh LNG, Modec, Mitsui OSK Lines, Monetizing Gas Africa, Nigeria LNG, Neoleum, OneLNG, Orca Exploration, SCDM Energy, Sempra Global, Seven Energy, Shell, SPIE Oil & Gas Services, Stolt‑Nielsen Gas, Total, Victoria Oil and Gas, Vitol, Wison Offshore & Marine, Woodside Energy
Professional services
Africa Energy Study Group, Baker McKenzie, Centurion Law Group, Chatham House, Clyde & Co, Control Risks, Cross-border Information (CbI), Gas Strategies, Herbert Smith Freehills, IPA Advisory, Latham & Watkins, Poten & Partners, SLR Consulting, The Energy Contract Company, Watson Farley & Williams, Webber Wentzel, White & Case
“I must tell you that I found that AIX: Gas was again excellent, very well prepared and nicely conducted. The quality of guests, panellists and discussions were awesome. I truly appreciated it.”
Etienne Bourguignon, Commercial Manager Sales for West and Central Africa, Siemens Power & Gas
Website photos- Gas 2018