Day 1

AIX: Gas – Wednesday 27 May

08h30 to 09h00 Registration and coffee at RSA House

Monetisation-Strategies09h00 to 10h30
Africa Gas Outlook and Monetisation Strategies

Overview of the significant gas resources discovered in Africa
Which countries and sectors are provoking most market interest?
Gas outlook in a low price environment
New frontiers for supply
Transforming resources into reserves: an upstream perspective of how to commercialise Africa’s gas deposits
Matching resources to projects: investment options for smaller IOCs
Credit-worthiness of offtakers: developing a gas market within Africa

Jon Marks
Chairman, CbI

Charles Darku
General Manager, Tullow Ghana

Kevin Foo
Chairman, Victoria Oil & Gas

Peter Arias
Director Project Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

Mostefa Ouki
Vice President, Energy & Chemicals, Head of Gas, Nexant

11h00 Coffee

West-Africa-Focus11h30 to 12h30
West Africa Focus
Mapping existing assets and identifying opportunities for potential investment
Prospects for harnessing gas reserves in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria to meet West Africa’s power demand.
Azura: what does it mean for gas and energy deals in Nigeria?
Working through the Nigerian labyrinth (post-election appreciation)
Strategies for harnessing flared gas
New momentum behind WAGP
Potential of LNG imports into West Africa, as well as use of local gas resources

Sam Okoro
Personal Assistant (Research & Policy), Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Onyechi Ezekwueche
Strategy & Business Development, Seven Energy International

Paul Kunert
Head of Business Development Africa, Globeleq

Francis Ugboma
Senior Manager, LNG & Business Development Gasol Plc

12h30 Lunch

Wednesday 27 May

East-Africa-Focus13h30 to 15h00
East Africa Focus
Mapping existing assets, examining offtakers and regional pipelines, as well as identifying opportunities for potential investment
Timescales and progress in the Rovuma Basin: what is still required for offshore LNG to happen?Mozambique gas for domestic and regional power
Tanzania policy focus
Kenya exploration update

Steve Husbands
Technical Director, Challenge Energy

Gachao Kiuna
Chief Executive Officer, Transcentury Group

Dato Sandroshvili
Director Portfolio and Strategy, Ophir Energy

John Smelcer
Head of Oil & Gas Practice, Webber Wentzel

15h00 Coffee

Mobilising-Funds15h30 to 16h30
Finance: matching money to projects
Direct investment versus PE funds: which financial structure work best for gas investors
Leveraging public funds to catalyse private investment
Emerging financial structures
Regulatory frameworks required to develop Africa’s gas resources
How to attract private investors to projects with significant capital value and lead times

16h30 to 17h30
Mobilising Funds
How do private investors view the sector?
To what extent is private equity investment available to the African gas industry?
Pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, impact investments – what are the prospects of matching new investors to projects?
Examining institutional investor appetite

Ade Adeola
Managing Director, Head, Energy & Chemicals – Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

Ibukun Adebayo
Co-Head Emerging Markets, Equity Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange

Ignacio de Calonje
Principal Investment Officer, Oil, Gas & Mining, IFC

Justin DeAngelis
Director, Denham Capital

Tracey Webb
Managing Director, Structured Finance, OPIC

17h30 Evening reception

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