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Summit To Discuss Mozambique’s First Deepwater Gas Field Development

The announcement last month from Eni and the Mozambican Government on signing the Coral South floating LNG facility became the first of its kind for the African nation.

This marks the start of an implementation phase for the gas industry of Mozambique, with more such deals expected to move from planning phase into fruition, the economy will see the benefits from this new business in the country.

The Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibition taking place in October will extensively cover the latest developments in Mozambique’s gas industry. The event will be organized by acclaimed oil and gas events company, the CWC Group, in partnership with Mozambique’s national hydrocarbon’s company ENH. Participants can expect to get the full update on the Coral South FLNG project from the country’s senior decision makers.

Senior Speaker List Includes:

  • H.E. Leticia Deusina da Silva Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of Mozambique
  • Dr. Vasco Nhabinde, Director of Directorate of Economic and Finance Studies, Ministry of Economy & Finance
  • Dr. Omar Mithá, Chairman/CEO, ENH
  • Dr. Carlos Zacarias, President, INP

The Summit, to be held over 3 days in October, is widely supported by industry stakeholders including ExxonMobil, Anadarko & Mozambique LNG, BP, TechnipFMC, SASOL, Siemens and Alugas providing a unique opportunity to access and do business with these and many more key companies all under one roof.

Exciting features have been announced for this year’s summit, which will seek to increase attendee’s participation:

  • Outstanding Women Forum with our distinguished Guest of Honour Ms. Graça Machel (Drinks sponsored by ExxonMobil)
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Mozambique Gas & LNG Awards Evening
  • 2nd National University Contest (Sponsored by BP)
  • Fully dedicated National Content Day
  • 3 Day International Exhibition

Africa TechNet Stakeholders Commit To Fight Against Climate Change

On the initiative of United Cities and Local governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) the Constituent General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet) was held from 03 to 05 July 2017 at Ivotel Hotel, of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).

90 City Chief Technical Officers (CTOs) from 41 African countries took part in the meeting that witnessed the election of the members of the governing team of the ‘Africa TechNet’ Network, for a three year term of office.

Ms. Eng Christine Adongo Ogut “Chief Officer Environment, Energy and Water” of Nairobi City County Government (Kenya) was elected President of Africa TechNet.

The Presidency of the body was completed by four Vice-Presidents representing the other African Regions: West Africa (Ms. Adam Habsou Anza, Chief Engineer of the City of Niamey, Niger); Northern Africa (Mr. Nour-Eddine Abdelkhalek, Chief Engineer of the City of Casablanca, Morocco); Central Africa (Mr. Kimina Itum Boneyk, Chief Engineer of the City of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of  Congo), Southern Africa (Mr. Maliwa Brifrey Muchuu, “Director of Engineering Services” of Lusaka City Council, Zambia).

The main goals of this Network are to:

  • Organize the common voice and representation of the Chief Technical Officers of municipal and territorial governments at the national, regional and continental levels;
  • Disseminate the good practices in the management of cities and territorial governments;
  • Build up the professional capacities and the performance of the members of the network and their capacities to improve the delivery of services to the people.

In this respect, the participants were given two days of training on the topic “TerritorialDevelopment and climate change: realities, constraints and opportunities,” conducted by the association ENERGIES 2050, a partner of UCLG Africa in the setting up of a ‘Task Force’ to prepare the access of African cities to climate finance and notably Green Climate Fund, which shall enter into operation in 2020.

The members of the Africa TechNet Network undertook to contribute to the work of the Observatory on the access of the people to basic services in cities and sub-national governments in Africa. The first results will be presented at the Africities 8 Summit scheduled to take place from 04 to 08 December 2018 in Brazzaville, Congo.

The Abidjan meeting was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Security of the Republic of Ivory Coast, the Union of Towns and Municipalities of Ivory Coast (UVICOCI), the Assembly of the Regions and Districts of Ivory Coast (ARDCI) and the association ENERGIES 2050.

Tanzania to Meet Investors in September At Oil & Gas Congress

The Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan has formally announced her support and participation in the upcoming Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress, organised by the CWC Group.

The Congress will gather senior representatives from the Tanzanian oil and gas industry including Governments, international oil companies, indigenous producers, international and national service providers, financiers and consultants.

Also joining the senior level speaker line up will be:

  • Hon. Charles Mwijage, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Hon. Salama Aboud Talib, Minister of Lands, Water, Energy and Environment, Zanzibar
  • Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy & Minerals Development, Republic of Uganda
  • Hon. January Y. Makamba, Minister of State – Vice President’s Office, Union and Environment, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Omar Mithá, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ENH Mozambique
  • Guy Maurice, Senior Vice President, Africa, Total E&P

With a variety of issues facing the energy sector in Tanzania, the Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress is well placed to bring together existing industry players and international investors to discuss the following key topics:

  • Government short-medium term plans and priorities for the energy sector
  • Increasing Government and industry collaboration to drive the industry forward
  • Business opportunities available with the Uganda-Tanzania Crude Oil Pipeline
  • What plans are in place to implement the Gas Masterplan?
  • Reviewing regional partnerships within Mozambique, Zanzibar, Uganda and Kenya

The Congress will also provide the opportunity to discuss open and honestly business opportunities in the Tanzanian energy market, in the form of Round Tables under Chatham House Rule.

Baker Hughes, Ge Oil & Gas Combine To Create World’s First Fullstream Oil And Gas Company

Baker Hughes, a GE company announced last week that the transaction combining GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes is complete. The new company is the first and only to bring together industry-leading equipment, services and digital solutions across the entire spectrum of oil and gas development.

Starting today, BHGE will help its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. BHGE is focused on:

  • Providing a fullstream offering. No other company brings together capabilities across the full value chain of oil and gas activities—from upstream to midstream to downstream. This portfolio positions BHGE to create new sources of value, improving productivity and project economics through integrated equipment and service offerings.
  • Combining physical and digital to increase reliability and uptime. Applying digital and advanced technologies to oil and gas could bring approximately five percent productivity improvements across the entire industry. BHGE will use cloud-based software, advanced manufacturing and brilliant factory solutions to help its customers capture some of this opportunity—reducing risk and improving productivity in their operations as well as its own.
  • Creating new ways to win. BHGE’s leading technology and access to the “GE Store” of knowledge, experience and research mean that it can bring new solutions to market faster. It deepens its competitive advantage through its long-standing local partnerships, creative business models, and access to financing.
  • Building on heritage to create a world-class culture. BHGE brings together over 125 years of experienced talent in the industry with a mindset of continuous improvement to serve customers in over 120 countries. Both Baker Hughes and GE have world-recognized commitments to integrity, innovation, simplification and diversity, and BHGE recommits to these principles.

Lorenzo Simonelli, president and CEO of Baker Hughes, a GE company said, “Disruptive change is the oil and gas industry’s new normal. We created BHGE because oil and gas customers need to withstand volatility, work smarter and bring energy to more people. Our offering is further differentiated from any other in the industry across the value stream and enables and assists our customers in driving productivity, while minimizing costs and risks.”

Simonelli continued, “BHGE has proven technologies and experience with the spirit of a startup, and our leadership team looks forward to quickly demonstrating the strengths of the new company. Our focus is on integrating our businesses quickly and seamlessly so we can drive long-term value for all of our stakeholders.”

Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, said, “BHGE can help our customers be more productive in any cycle, especially today’s. It’s a smart deal for our combined customers, shareholders and employees. Lorenzo and his team are world-class leaders and will focus on accelerating the Company’s capability to extend the digital framework in ways oil and gas customers have never seen before. The completion of the transaction marks a new era in the industry, and I am extremely proud of our team’s focus, dedication and diligence, which resulted in the completion of this combination in just eight months.”

The integration of the Russian businesses will be completed upon receipt of Russian regulatory approval.


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