The Oil & gas Africa conference

Africa's Premier conference for the oil, gas and petrochem industry

Oil & Gas Africa 2017 Conference features leading industry experts sharing insights into topics ranging from strategy, skills shortage and safety to operating efficiency, investment and technical know-how.

Delegates will gain valuable insight and knowledge from panel discussions and debates, and network with peers.

Day 1, Tuesday 11 JULY 2017

10:00 – 10:30
Tea and conference registration

big picture

10:30– 11:00
Keynote Address: Oil and Gas as the regions new economic frontier
  • Understanding the oil and gas landscape
  • How to leverage and tap into the great potential
Speaker: Dave van Der Spuy, Petroleum Agency SA
11:00 – 11:30
The elephant in the room – MPRDA addressing regulation
  • What does the MPRDA hold for the oil and gas sector
  • Regulation as a friend not foe – how the act will promote the oil and gas sector
Speaker: Lizel Oberholzer, Director, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa
11:30 – 12:00
Pooling of resources, how to create a regional hub
  • Oil and gas services and the potential for an “Africa hub”
  • Leveraging trade and economic ties to attract investment to the Western Cape
  • African country views on oil and gas services
Speaker: Nazir Akoob, Managing Director, Petromarine

new revenue streams

12:00 – 12:30
Overview of key market trends in the Oil & Gas services and maritime cluster
Speaker: Laura Peinke, Executive: Business Development, Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd
12:30 – 13:00
Case study: Tetra4. South Africa’s sole onshore gas producer
The Tetra4 natural gas project is a landmark deal for South Africa and when it begins pumping gas in 12 months’ time, energy company Renergen will become the country’s first onshore gas producer.
"A case study on operations, providing a view on legislation, operating environment, investment, funding and what needs to be considered for the sector to grow."
Speaker: Nick Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer, Renergen

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and exhibition viewing
14:00 – 14: 30
Agile is the new productivity
  • How to future proof your talent pool
  • How the Energy Sector is responding to global disruptive challenges
  • Keys to a more productive workforce
Giulia Buttery, CEO UK & MEA, Organisation and Operational Excellence for The Energy Industry
14:30 – 15:00
The politics of oil
  • What does effective community engagement look like
  • How to avoid creation of environmental issues
  • Major drivers of oil based disputes
  • Global case studies – how can we avoid these pitfalls
Speaker: Lizel Oberholzer, Director, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa
15:00 – 15:30
" Refining Petrochemical Integration Prospects "
Speaker: Abbass Ezzat, X-Chairman, Egyptian Petrochemicals Co
Tea, networking and close of conference day 1

Day 2, Wednesday 12 July 2017

technically speaking

10:00 – 10:30
Tea and conference registration
10:30 – 11:00
Keynote: Understanding the long term prospects for LNG
  • Measuring crude oil prices: What do the current dynamics mean for LNG?
  • LNG global supply/demand balance in the short to medium term – RSA effects
  • When is new liquefaction needed and what is the impact on current projects?
  • How to manage the the new commercial demand coming from LNG buyers

Speaker: Chris Bredenhann, Partner / Director, PWC
11:00 - 11:30
Asset integrity
  • How to make sure that assets are optimized for operations
  • Keys to disaster readiness in the oil and gas sector
  • How to plan and mitigate against losses
  • Understanding the hazards – what are the possibilities (case studies)
Speaker: Godfrey Pangeti, CEO, Sharpshell
11:30 - 12:00
Session Reserved
12:00 - 12:30
Process Vessel Internal Corrosion Management solutions
  • The importance of vessel lining
  • Erosion/corrosion management
  • Organic Lining Solutions
  • Organic Composite solutions
Speaker: David Blackwell, Engineering Director, Belzona Polymerics
12:30 – 13:00
Key elements in refining technology – getting the most out
  • Increasing profitability through new technologies and improved performance
  • Finding cost effective ways to comply with the growing environmental regulations
  • How to achieve process optimisation and operational flexibility
Speaker: Ravi Jani, Dow Chemical, Head EPC Projects
13:00 - 14:00
Networking lunch
14:00 – 14:30
Data revolution in Oil and Gas
  • Can we really measure the importance of data analytics in oil and gas
  • How to protect your operations through data
  • Keeping up to date with the latest trends and the growing role of cyber security
Speaker: Tommy Thompson BDM Lead Consultant - OT Cybersecurity, NClose
14:30- 15:00
How UAVs increase efficiency and safety in Oil and Gas
Speaker: Charles-Etienne Gariel, World Sales Director, Delair-Tech

Close of conference and exhibition