Conference Program

Conference Program

28 Oct.Registration Day

Sponsored by 

Speakers 3

sponsored by African Energy Chamber

Speakers 5

Day 1

sponsored by:

Speakers 7

Welcome address: NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber
Keynote Speech: H.E. Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General, OPEC
Ministerial Address: H.E. Diamantino Azevedo
Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Republic of Angola


Launch of the Petroleum Sector Special Report & On-Stage Deal Signing Ceremony


Official Opening of the Conference by Guest of Honor:
H.E. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola
Tour of the Exhibition by H.E. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola

Sponsored by

Speakers 9

Promoting an Inclusive, Attractive and Innovative Oil and Gas Industry in Angola:
The Road Ahead


by Strategic Partner: Eng. Paulino Jerónimo, President, ANPG
by Strategic Partner: Albino Ferreira, General Manager, IRDP
by Diamond Sponsor: Sebastião Pai Querido Gaspar Martins, President and CEO, Sonangol E.P.
by Platinum Sponsor Melissa Bond, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Angola and Chairperson
for ACEPA
Guido Brusco, COO – Natural Resources, Eni S.p.A

The Right and the Will to Develop:
How to Harness the Resources of Angola and the Region for an Energy Rich Future
Moderator: NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber
Panelists:
H.E. Diamantino Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Republic of Angola
H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
H.E. Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Democratic Republic of Congo
Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Republic of Namibia
H.E. Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General, OPEC
Cheikh Niane, Secretary General of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energies, Republic of Senegal
Foday Mansaray, Director General, Petroleum Directorate, Republic of Sierra Leone

Sponsored by

Speakers 11

Creating Greater Value within Angola’s Energy Transition
sponsored by Equinor

Speakers 13
Sponsor Video: Equinor
Moderator: Giorgio Bresciani, Senior Partner and Leader of the Global Oil & Gas Practice,
McKinsey & Company
Panelists:
Ricardo Van-Deste, CEO, E&P Unit of Sonangol
Adriano Mongini, CEO, Azule Energy
Paul McDade, CEO, Afentra Plc
Ane Aubert, Country Manager, Equinor Angola
Edson Dos Santos, CEO, Somoil
Martin Deffontaines, Managing Director, TotalEnergies E&P Angola
Billy Lacobie, Managing Director, Southern Africa Strategic Business Unit, Chevron
Katrina Fisher, Production Manager, ExxonMobil Angola

Strategies for the Angolanization of the Local Energy Industry, and the Implications for all Participants in the Sector


Presentation on Local Content Law and Changes by MIREMPET and Maura Nunes, ANPG
Moderator: Norman Nadorff, Special Counsel, Mayer Brown
Panelists:
Marco Toninelli, Director of Asset Based Services, Saipem
Francisco Monteiro, CEO, Brimont
Zenaida Martins, Local Content Manager, ChampionX
João Filipe, Chairman & CEO, Cabship
Bráulio de Brito, President, AECIPA – Association of Oil & Gas Service Companies
Nuno de Miranda Catanas, Founding Partner, MC Jurist

Sponsored by

Speakers 15

The Critical Role of Global and Local Banks and Financial
Institutions in Financing Angola’s Oil and Gas and Energy Transition
sponsored by Unisaúde Seguros

Speakers 17
H.E. Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves de Sousa, Minister of Finance, Republic of Angola
Moderator: Uju Paulcy, CEO, Invest and Trade Africa Limited
Panelists:
Ibitola Ukabam, Assistant Vice President, Natural Resource Group, Africa Finance Corporation
Helen Aigbe Brume, Director Project and Asset Based Finance, Afreximbank
Hugo Teles, CEO, Banco BIC
Kianda Troso, President of the Board, Protteja Seguros
Luís Roberto Gonçalves, CEO, Banco BFA
Luis Filipe Rodrigues Lélis, CEO, Banco BAI
Mário Ferreira do Nascimento, President, ABANC

sponsored by:

Speakers 19

 

Day 2

Keynote Speaker: Albina Assis, Special Advisor to President of the Republic of Angola
Moderator: Grace Orife CEO, Adelaar Energy Limited
Panelists:
Natacha Massano Executive Board Member, ANPG
Kátia Epalanga Executive Board Member, Sonangol
Tânia Almeida Secretary General, TotalEnergies E&P Angola
Andreia Prata e Queiroz ExxonMobil Planning Manager / Women Interest Network Chairperson
Lwena Sebastiao General Manager Corporate Affairs, Chevron Angola
Ana Ferreira, Human Resources Director, Azule Energy

Challenges and Opportunities for Privatizing NOCs and to Finance the Growth of National Companies
sponsored by EY

Speakers 21
Moderator: Manuel Mota,
Partner – Assurance, EY
Panelists:
Baltazar Miguel, Executive Board Member, Sonangol E.P.
Immanuel Mulunga, Managing Director, NAMCOR
Sonahydroc
Patrício Vilar, Chairman of the Board of Directors, IGAPE

Sponsored by

Speakers 23

Oil and Gas Discoveries all over the Region
Change the Energy Narrative for Angola and its Neighbors

sponsored by SONILS

Speakers 25

Moderator: Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Oil and Gas Southern Africa
Standard Bank
Panelists:
Emilio Costa, General Manager, SONILS

Scot Evans, CEO, ReconAfrica

Shakwa Nyambe, Managing Partner, SNC Incorporated

Hugo Guimarães, CEO, Soapro

NAMCOR Representative

Peter Gaius-Obaseki, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Eric A. Williams, President & Principal Consultant, Royal Triangle Energy Solutions (St. Lucia) Limited

Keynote Speaker: H.E. João Baptisa Borges,
Minister of Energy and Water, Republic of Angola
Moderator: Eric A. Williams, President & Principal Consultant, Royal Triangle Energy Solutions Limited
Panelists:
Ed Ubong, Managing Director, Shell Gas Nigeria and President, Nigeria Gas Association
Camilo Gomes, Finance Manager, Certex Angola LDA
Ricardo Silva, President Elect of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN) and Partner at Miranda & Associates
Rui Bastos, Global Risk, Energy Expert, EY
Ronald Groot, Managing Director, Angola, Siemens Energy
Manuel Barros, Chairman of the Executive Committee, UNGER

Services, Engineering and Technology Firms Take on Mature Production
Challenges, Offer Smart Solutions and Apply New Exploration Techniques
sponsored by Schlumberger

Speakers 27
Miguel Baptista, Managing Director, Central, East and Southern Africa, Schlumberger
Moderator: Gonçalo Falcão, Partner, Mayer Brown
Panelists:
Ian Cloke, COO, Afentra Plc
Ezinne Nnebocha, Marketing and Sales Manager, Schlumberger Angola
Alessandro Colla, Vice President, Xcalibur Multiphysics
Mathieu Wallach, Sales Director and General Manager, Southern Africa, Welltec
Frederic Jacquemin, Director- Contracts and Marketing, Noble Drilling
David Tony Nwakaji, Sales & Commercial Manager – Sub Saharan Africa, Tenaris

ANPG, the New Rules of Engagement, and the Future of
Angola’s Exploration


Keynote Speaker: Paulino Jerónimo, President, ANPG
Moderator: Justin Michael Cochrane, Director, African Regional Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Panelists:
Melissa Bond, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Angola and Chairperson for ACEPA
Martin Deffontaines, Country Chair and Managing Director, TotalEnergies Angola
Giovanni Aquilina, Exploration Director, Azule Energy
Belarmino Chitangueleca, Executive Board Member, ANPG
Rui Rodrigues, Pre-Development and Exploration Director, TotalEnergies E&P Angola
Jason Robinson, Director, Africa, TGS
Shearwater

Sponsored by

Speakers 23

sponsored by Famar

Speakers 31

Keynote Speaker: Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary, African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA)
Moderator: Hasnayn Ebrahim, Managing Director, Africa International Advisors
Panelists:
António Feijó, Deputy General Manager, IRDP
Eusébio Vunge, Director, UNDC Sonangol E.P.
Anders Østergaard, Group CEO, Monjasa
Ivanilson Machado, CEO, Pumangol
Rui de Oliveira Neves, Partner Oil & Gas, Morais Leitão Associados
Tarik Berair, Business Development & Sales Manager, Africa, Technip Energies
Mauro Carvalho, Managing Partner & Founder, Famar
Luis Coelho, Executive Director, Zambezi Refined Petroleum Multi Product and Natural Gas Pipelines Ltd

Closing Remarks: H.E. Diamantino Azevedo
Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Republic of Angola

sponsored by Azule Energy

Speakers 33

Day 2: Parallel Events

sponsored by:

Speakers 35

Keynote Speech:
John Humphrey,
HM Trade Commissioner for Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Moderator:
Malin Anderberg,
Renewable Energies Officer, UNDP
Panelists:
Eden Clayton, Country Director for Angola, United Kingdom Department for International Trade
Nuno Gomes, Vice-Presidente, ASAER
Vita Mateso, ANPG
Representative of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Vladimir Machado,
Director General, Sonangol Center for Research and Development

The benefits of driving participation and fostering leadership of women in the workplace have been globally recognized. Yet in Africa’s energy industry, reports show that women account for less than a quarter of its employees – and that diversity decreases with the level of seniority. A pivotal component of local content in Angola is being geared towards greater inclusivity towards young women across the entire energy value chain. Sonangol, along with leading IOCs and NGOs, have aligned to position female empowerment as a top priority for private sector growth, spearheading tertiary education and local content initiatives that create opportunities for women to meaningfully participate in the industry and eliminate barriers to entry.

 

 

Moderator: Grace Orife, CEO, Adelaar Energy Limited

Panelists: 

  • Neusa Cardoso, Director, ANPG
  • Melissa Bond, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Angola and Chairperson for ACEPA – Association of Exploration and Production Companies of Angola
  • Jane M. Olwoch, Executive Director, SASSCAL 
  • Senamile Masango, Founder & Chairperson, Women in Science and Engineering in Africa

Day 3: Workshops & Masterclasses

by ANPG

Speakers 37

by Norman Nadorff, Senior Counsel – Mayer Brown and Law Professor, University of Houston

Speakers & VIPS

Opening Ceremony Welcome Address

Opening Ceremony Welcome Address

Speakers 39

H.E. Diamantino Azevedo

Speakers 41
Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Angola
Speakers 39

H.E. Diamantino Azevedo

Speakers 41
Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Angola

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Melissa Bond
ACEPA Chairperson, and President and General Manager ExxonMobil Angola
NJ Ayuk
Executive Chairman, Africa Energy Chamber

Moderators

Moderators

Eric A. Williams
President and Principal Consultant, Royal Triangle Energy Solutions Ltd.

Panelists

Panelists

Guido Brusco
Chief Operating Officer- Natural Resources, Eni S.p.A
Anibor O. Kragha
Executive Secretary, ARDA - African Refiners & Distributors Association
Ricardo Silva
Partner at Miranda and President Elect of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN)
Miguel Baptista
Managing Director - Central, East and Southern Africa, Schlumberger
Mathieu Wallach
Sales Director and General Manager, Southern Africa, Welltec
Ed Ubong
President of the NGA and Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas
Tarik Berair
Business Development & Sales Manager - Africa, Technip Energies
Luis Coelho
Executive Director, Zambezi Refined Petroleum MultiProduct and Natural Gas Pipelines
Ibitola Ukabam
Assistant Vice President, Natural Resource Group, Africa Finance Corporation
Rui Rodrigues
Pre Development and Exploration Director of TotalEnergies EP Angola
Jason Robinson
Director Business Development Africa, Med and Middle East, TGS