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AIX: Gas 2019

2-3 May 2019

Africa Investment Exchange: Gas

Developing partnerships along the value chain

2-3 May, RSA House, London

AIX: Gas brings upstream and LNG players together with investors, senior officials, power sector and downstream developers to help form and strengthen partnerships along the African gas value chain.

Co-produced by CbI’s African Energy, the Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting is structured around interactive panel-led sessions, held under the Chatham House Rule and limited to 150 participants.

AIX: Gas 2019 was sponsored by ActisAfrican Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Azura Power, DLA Piper and QED Consulting. Greenville LNG were exhibitors in 2019.

Now in its fifth year, the programme responded to Africa’s growing gas demand, new discoveries and opportunities to commercialise gas resources shaped by technology, innovative financing structures and significant power demand. Africa’s evolving utility-scale and small-scale LNG market also featured, including an afternoon LNG Investment Exchange.

Participants benefited again from exclusive analysis based on African Energy Live Data – our unique platform that combines a range of analytics tools with project level detail of more than 5,500 power plants across the continent that are operating, planned or under construction.

More than 40 panellists confirmed (see below).

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Day 1 Morning - AIX Gas 2019

Thursday 2 May

08h30 to 09h00 Registration & coffee

09h00 to 11h00

Africa Gas Overview
Chair: Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI

Starting with new trends analysis from African Energy Live Data, industry experts will dissect LNG export prospects, FLNG, domestic supply and local content strategies, gas-to-power (GTP) schemes and inter-African gas trade.

Part one: Government and regulator’s perspective

Update on industrialisation programmes and gas masterplans. What do administrations and regulators want from gas schemes? What are the challenges and expectations of working with the private sector?

Part two: Bringing together the diverse perspectives of upstream operators, investors and power developers

Examining challenges and opportunities along the gas value chain – from upstream exploration and development, infrastructure and storage, to power generation, trading and financing. Where are the obstacles? Why isn’t everyone making money?

11h30 to 12h45

Big ticket projects

  • Updates on the mixed fortunes of major LNG schemes and implications of Nigeria LNG Train 7.
  • Financial options for large-scale upstream investments.
  • Snapshots of African FSRU and other GTP projects.

12h45 to 13h45 Lunch at RSA House

Day 1 Afternoon - AIX Gas 2019 - Stream 1

13h45 to 15h15

Gas to power (GTP) investment strategies

Focus on different elements of the GTP value chain.

  • Who is investing in gas IPPs and embedded GTP?
  • What can be done to bring upstream players and power developers together?
  • Sources of investment and instruments that can catalyse private investment.
  • Regulatory and government perspective on PPAs and competitive tariffs.
  • Security of supply: sourcing fuel for power generation from domestic resources and imports.
  • Is floating regasification a suitable solution for power generation?

15h15 Coffee

15h45 to 17h15

Midstream gas investment strategies

Examining the development of midstream infrastructure for domestic gas markets.
  • Public and private sector perspectives: what needs to be done to secure investment in pipelines, storage and processing infrastructure?
  • Innovative partnerships and structures: combining investors with upstream players.
  • Stimulating local capital markets: how to encourage a greater role for local entities.
  • The prospects for virtual pipelines.
17h15 to 20h00 Evening reception

Day 1 Afternoon - AIX Gas 2019 - Stream 2

13h45 to 15h15

Upstream commercialisation of small to medium size projects

The challenges facing producers and investors commercialising smaller deposits and associated gas.
  • Who is financing new gas exploration?
  • Alternative funding strategies for E&P.
  • AIM vs main market listings.
  • Solutions for previously stranded gas fields.
  • Pressures on producers to meet domestic supply obligations.
  • Targeting reliable off-takers: from commercial and industrial consumers to the power sector.

15h15 Coffee

15h45 to 17h15

North Africa boom

The region remains a significant strategic player, whose gas outlook is as dependent on domestic political issues as technical advances.

  • Snapshot of Egypt’s upstream sector; update on the liberalisation of its gas market; and prospects of transforming into a regional gas hub.
  • Algeria’s improved outlook as Sonatrach accelerates investment.
  • Morocco’s gas exploration and development updates – the Tendrara effect and LNG import plans.

17h15 to 20h00 Evening reception

Day 2 Morning - AIX Gas 2019


Friday 3 May

09h00 to 10h30

West and Central Africa challenge

This session will examine the scale of gas resources, demand potential, market development and integration with neighbouring countries.

  • Domestic markets: monetising upstream projects or moving to FSRU (LNG import) solutions.
  • Equatorial Guinea’s gas hub plans and potential.
  • What can be done about under-performing or stalled projects across the region?
  • Mauritania/Senegal - Tortue and beyond.

10h30 Coffee


11h00 to 12h30

East and Southern Africa Focus

With Rovuma Basin schemes reaching final investment decisions and financial close, and South Africa looking to implement some of its ambitious GTP schemes, the focus on this region should be intense this year.

  • Domestic supply and export expectations in Tanzania and Mozambique.
  • Mauritius LNG and other schemes in the region.
  • Appraisal of which of the major LNG export projects will go ahead.
  • South Africa’s gas industrialisation programme and LNG-to-power plans.

12h30 Lunch

Day 2 Afternoon - LNG Investment Exchange

Sponsored by

13h30 to 14h15

LNG market

Chair: Philip Nutman, Managing Director, QED Consulting

Overview of LNG pricing and impact on LNG buyers and Africa’s place and potential in the global LNG market.

  • Global trends in gas pricing.
  • Export trends for African producers.

Sponsored by

14h15 to 15h30

African LNG

Snapshot of LNG import projects, including an update on Morocco and other West African markets

  • Obstacles and benefits of an integrated LNG to power project
  • Financing and scaling up small-scale LNG hub-to- spoke distribution business.
  • Viability and prospects for Africa to Africa LNG.
  • Will LNG shipping increasingly replace pipelines?
  • Which pipeline projects will see the light of day – or be replaced by more fungible LNG?
  • Development of CNG business.

15h30 Coffee and end of AIX: Gas

  • Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa
  • Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM)
  • Electricity Company of Ghana
  • Ghana Energy Commission
  • Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania
  • Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy
  • National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)
  • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme
  • West African Gas Pipeline Company


Actis, Africa50, African Development Bank, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), AP Moller Capital, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, CDC Group, Denham Capital, InfraCredit, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Pembani Remgro, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered, Stonechair Capital, UK Export Finance, US-China Energy Group

Power and infrastructure

Aldwych International, Aksa, Azura Power, Black Rhino Group, Clarke Energy, Globeleq, Honeywell Group, Impala Energy, MAN Energy Solutions, Metka, Proton Energy, Siemens, Wartsila

LNG and Upstream  

Aminex, BP, Chariot Oil & Gas, DNG Energy, Gasfin Development, Greenville LNG, Hanas LNG, Modec, Neoleum Energy, Nigeria LNG, Ophir Energy, Orca Exploration, PanAfrican Energy Tanzania, Savannah Petroleum, Seven Energy, Shell, Total, Victoria Oil & Gas, Vitol, Wentworth Resources, Woodside

Professional services

ADIT, Advocaat Law Practice, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Economic Consulting Associates, eegr Consultancy, Energy Investment Company,  Epeus Consulting, Farrer & Co, FTI Consulting, Herbert Smith Freehills, Kestrel Energy Solutions, Latham & Watkins, Mauritanian British Business Council (MBBC), Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford University, Poten & Partners, QED Consulting, Shearman & Sterling, SLR Consulting, Squire Patton Boggs, Templars, Victoria Chambers

Royal Society of Arts (RSA House)
8 John Adam Street
London, WC2N 6EZ

The Venue
Conveniently located in central London within easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and the South Bank, RSA House was designed by Robert Adam in the early 1770s, and is the historic home of the Royal Society of Arts. A famous centre for Enlightenment thinking, the building has been the intellectual and social home of some of the greatest thinkers and social activists of the past 200 years. Today it is also recognised as one of the most exclusive and sought after locations for executive meetings in London.

London – access to international funds
The world’s leading global financial centre, home to a large number of internationally significant banks, businesses, and stock exchanges, and barometer for international investor appetite in Africa’s growth industries.

London is an ideal destination which provides African industries access to a large international audience as well as the opportunity to capitalise on the city’s financial expertise.