Day 1
  • September 13, 2023 07:30 - 09:00
    Registration and Networking
  • September 13, 2023 09:00 - 09:30
    Opening Ceremony

    MC Opening Remarks

    National Anthem by Coral Lírios

    Welcome Address
    NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber, South Africa

    Opening Remarks
    H. E. Diamantino Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Angola
    H.E. Haitham al Ghais, Secretary General, OPEC, Austria

  • September 13, 2023 09:30 - 09:40
    Special Address

    Guido Brusco, COO Natural Resources, Eni, Italy

    Mike Sangster, Exploration and Production SVP Africa - TotalEnergies

  • September 13, 2023 09:40 - 10:00

    ANPG – Universidade Agostinho Neto, Universidade Católica de Angola, O Instituto Superior Politécnico de Tecnologias e
    Ciências (ISPTEC)
    Protocol to establish a cooperation program to provide technical support to the ANPG in the areas of energy development
    and production of oil, gas, biofuels and renewable energy.

  • September 13, 2023 10:00 - 10:15
    VIP Address – Guest of Honor
  • September 13, 2023 10:15 - 11:15
    Official Opening of Exhibition
  • September 13, 2023 11:15 - 11:35
    Keynote Addresses

    • Robustiano Ndong Eyegue Mangue, Director General of
    Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
    • Joseph Medou, Director E&P Petrosen, Senegal

  • September 13, 2023 11:35 - 11:45
    Presentation: Eng. Paulino Jerónimo, President, ANPG, Angola
  • September 13, 2023 11:45 - 12:30
    Plenary Addresses

    • Luís Fernandes, Director General, IRDP, Angola
    • Sebastião Gaspar Martins, Chairman, Sonangol, Angola
    • Gordon Birrell, EVP Production & Operations, bp, United Kingdom
    • Atanas Bostandjiev, Founder & Chairman, Gemcorp Capital, United Kingdom
    • Melissa Bond, President, ACEPA, Angola
    • Bráulio de Brito, President, AECIPA, Angola

  • September 13, 2023 12:30 - 13:10
    SESSION 1.1 - Ministerial Panel

    This ministerial panel will delve into the latest developments in the continent’s oil and gas sector and beyond, with a view to gain
    insights from government leaders on how oil and gas resources and partnerships can be leveraged to strengthen energy security.

    • H.E. Diamantino Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Angola
    • H.E. Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General, OPEC, Austria

    Moderator - NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber, South Africa

  • September 13, 2023 13:10 - 14:10
    Lunch on the exhibition floor

    Sponsored by EY

  • September 13, 2023 14:10 - 14:50
    SESSION 1.2 Breaking New Ground: Decarbonizing Oil and Gas in Angola

    Sponsored by ENSA

    This session will discuss decarbonization strategies amidst net-zero targets and global trends in the upstream sector, as well as
    new investment opportunities to offset declines in production and to ensure a sustainable future for Angola’s oil and gas

    • Mike Sangster, Exploration and Production SVP - Africa, TotalEnergies, United Kingdom
    • Gordon Birrell, EVP Production & Operations, bp, United Kingdom
    • Ricardo Van Deste, CEO, Sonangol E&P
    • Edson dos Santos, CEO, etu energias
    • Billy Lacobie, Managing Director of Southern Africa Strategic Business Unit, Chevron, Angola

    Moderator - Manuel Mota, Partner, and Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader, EY, Portugal

  • September 13, 2023 15:00 - 15:40
    SESSION 1.3 Women's Panel: Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Mentorship in the Oil and Gas Sector

    While critical to the industry, women’s participation remains a central challenge globally and in Angola. This panel discussion will
    look at practical ways to increase women's participation across the entire energy value chain, highlight mentorship initiatives for
    young female professionals, and discuss pathways to grow into leadership positions.

    Keynote Address: Natasha Massano, Board Member ANPG, Angola

    ● Kátia Epalanga, Board Member Sonangol, Angola
    ● Anabela Marcos, Deputy General Manager, SONILS, Angola
    ● Katrina Fisher, Production Manager, ExxonMobil, Angola
    ● Natasha Cardoso, Business Development Manager, Oceaneering Angola
    ● Ane Aubert, Managing Director, Equinor Angola, Angola
    ● Judite Brito, Entrepreneur, Angola
    ● Ivone Simeao Cardoso, Human Resources Manager, Chevron, Angola

    Moderator - Tania Habimana, News Anchor, CNBC Africa, South Africa

  • September 13, 2023 15:40 - 16:00
    Refreshment break on the exhibition floor

    Sponsored by SONILS

  • September 13, 2023 16:00 - 16:40
    SESSION 1.4 Mobilizing Capital for Angola’s Infrastructure

    Sponsored by Trafigura

    As demand for energy in Angola and the region continues to grow, the need for energy infrastructure such as refineries grows
    more evident, creating new investment opportunities for energy security. This panel will explore recent achievements in the
    expansion of refinery projects in Angola as well as prospects for further energy infrastructure projects.

    • Marcus Weyll, CEO-Angola, Gemcorp Capital, Angola
    • Gerson Santos, Executive Administrator, ANPG, Angola
    • Hélder Lisboa, Director of Strategy and Portfolio Management, Sonangol
    • Jacob Flewelling, Africa Investment Advisor, US International Development Finance Corporation, South Africa
    • Osam Iyahen, Head of Natural Resources, Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria
    • Gwen Mwaba, Director & Global Head, Trade Finance, Afreximbank, Egypt

    Moderator - Pedro Letra, Partner - Assurance, EY, Portugal

  • September 13, 2023 16:50 - 17:30
    SESSION 1.5 Sustainable Synergies: Service Companies' Crucial Role in Decarbonization and Value Creation

    The service industry forms the bedrock of the energy industry, offering innovative solutions driven by new technologies to simplify
    projects, boost performance and increase in-country value creation. As the upstream industry undergoes a global shift, what is the
    role of service company innovations in ensuring the oil and gas sector remains globally competitive and value creation is increased?
    This panel will discuss how the service industry is a crucial enabler for maximizing the value of the oil and gas sector while enhancing
    decarbonization efforts.

    Keynote Presentation: Miguel Baptista, Managing Director: Central, East and Southern Africa, SLB, Angola
    Discussion point: Angola’s trajectory in decarbonization of the oil and gas sector.

    • Bráulio de Brito, PresidentAECIPA, Angola
    • Antoine Berel, Vice President, Haliburton Africa
    • Ahmed Elbehery, Vice President-Sub Saharan Africa, Baker Hughes Africa, Kenya
    • Jorge de Morais, General Manager, Kaeso, Angola

    Moderator - Justin Cochrane, Director - African Regional Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights, Switzerland

  • September 13, 2023 19:00 – 22:00
    Gala Dinner & Angola Oil & Gas Awards
Day 2
  • September 14, 2023 07:30 - 09:00
    Registration and refreshments on the exhibition floor
  • September 14, 2023 09:00 - 09:10
    Keynote Addresses: H.E. Mohamed Hamel, Secretary General, GECF, Qatar (Virtual)
  • September 14, 2023 09:10 - 10:10

    Azule Energy- Sonangol - The deal will enable Sonangol and Azule Energy to collaborate on decarbonisation
    initiatives in Angola.

    etu energias – SLB – Technical services agreement

    Ambipar – KINI ENERGIAS - The services to be provided with this partnership will include the installation of an
    industrial unit for the assembly and testing of waste suction equipment, control and mitigation of spills and
    waste management.

  • September 14, 2023 10:15 - 11:00
    SESSION 2.1 - OPEC Anniversary Celebrations

    OPEC Anniversary Celebrations

    Opening Speech: Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas of the Republic of Angola

    OPEC Anniversary Presentation

    Keynote Speech: H.E. Haitham al Ghais, Secretary General, OPEC, Austria

  • September 14, 2023 11:00 - 11:30
    Refreshment break on the exhibition floor

    Sponsored by Banco BIC

  • September 14, 2023 11:30 - 12:10
    SESSION 2.2 Exploration & Production Opportunities in Southern Africa’s Frontier

    Sponsored by ExxonMobil

    As oil and gas explorers seek prospects with lower risk and high potential for commercial production, Southern Africa offers a
    strategic investment destination for exploration players. Countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, and South Africa are
    at the forefront of attracting investments and driving upstream development, with onshore fields and offshore basins offering
    diverse geology for exploration and production possibilities.

    This panel will delve into the latest exploration and production developments on the horizon, and what lies ahead of Southern Africa’s upstream sector.

    ● Melissa Bond, Managing Director, ExxonMobil Angola, Angola
    ● Rui Rodrigues, Development and Exploration Director, TotalEnergies Angola, Angola
    ● Giovanni Aquilina, Exploration Director, Azule, Angola
    ● Paul McDade, CEO, Afentra, United Kingdom
    ● Ana Miala, Director of Production, ANPG, Angola

    Moderator - Justin Cochrane, Director - African Regional Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights, Switzerland

  • September 14, 2023 12:10 - 12:50
    SESSION 2.3 Optimizing Angola's Gas Potential

    Sponsored by Vitol

    As the world shifts to a low-carbon future, the role of gas as a transition fuel is fast gaining prominence. The new gas consortium
    to develop the Quiluma and Maboqueiro gas project, operated by Azule Energy and its partners TotalEnergies, Chevron, and
    Sonangol is evidence that Angola is rapidly emerging as an important player in the gas sector. This is the first non-associated gas
    project in Angola, giving rise to new opportunities for domestic gas commercialization.
    This panel will discuss Angola’s gas prospects, its place in the global energy mix, and how investments are pivotal in accelerating a just energy transition.

    Keynote Address: Senior Representative, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Angola

    ● Manuel Barros, CEO, Sonangol Gas and Renewable Energies, Angola
    ● Adriano Mongini, CEO, Azule Energy, Angola
    ● Américo Fernandes, Natural Gas - Technical Lead, ANPG, Angola
    ● Oliver Onyekweli, Partner and Leader - West Africa Oil and Gas, McKinsey & Company, Nigeria
    ● Clement Kilembe, Moderator - Kadima Agostinho, Managing Director, Servka Limitada, Angola

    Moderator - Kadima Agostinho, Managing Director, Servka Limitada, Angola

  • September 14, 2023 12:50 - 14:00
    Lunch on the exhibition floor

    Sponsored by Cabship

  • September 14, 2023 14:00 - 14:40
    SESSION 2.4 Integrating Local Players into Angola’s Downstream Sector

    Sponsored by FAMAR

    This panel will discuss opportunities in transforming Angola’s downstream sector, particularly in the expansion of Angola’s
    refining, storage, and distribution capacity. Of pertinent focus will be the role of the Presidential Decree 208/19 legal regime and
    other policies in enabling market access and a healthy competition environment in boosting competition and the entry of new
    players in petroleum product marketing.
    This panel will further explore how Angola’s local downstream players are leveraging
    opportunities in the downstream sector.

    Keynote Address: Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary, African Refiners & Distributors Association, Nigeria

    ● Antonio Feijo, Deputy General Director, IRDP, Angola
    ● Francisco Lima Aires, General Director, Sonangalp LDA, Angola
    ● Ivanilson Machado, CEO, Pumangol, Angola
    ● Mauro Carvalho, Famar, Angola
    ● Claire Dutertre, Managing Director, TotalEnergies Marketing, Angola
    ● Kid Carvalho, Board Member, Sonangol Distribution and Commercialization, Angola

    Moderator: Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary, African Refiners & Distributors Association, Nigeria

  • September 14, 2023 14:40 - 15:20
    SESSION 2.5 Transport and Logistics: The Building Blocks of Resilient Supply Chains

    Sponsored by SONILS

    Optimizing logistics remains essential in reducing costs and enabling the expansion of Angola’s upstream sector. As investment in
    energy infrastructure grows, the demands on the transport and logistics industry sector will also serve as an essential catalyst for
    economic growth, sustainable development and energy security in the downstream market.
    This panel will highlight the
    opportunities that lie ahead for the transport logistics sector, as well as discuss strategies for optimizing the efficient transportation
    of petroleum products.

    ● Ana Francisca Major, Chairman of the Non-Executive Board of Directors, TAAG, Angola
    ● Emilio Costa, CEO, SONILS, Angola
    ● Andrew Kanime, CEO, Namport, Namibia
    ● Egidio Monteiro, CEO, DHL Southern Africa
    ● Hady Carvalho, Planning Director, SonAir, Angola
    ● Francisco Franca, CEO and Chairman, Lobito Atlantic Railway, Angola

    Moderator: Oneyka Ojogbo, Director, Centurion Law Group, South Africa

  • September 14, 2023 15:20 - 15:50
    Refreshment break on the exhibition floor
  • September 14, 2023 15:50 - 16:30
    SESSION 2.6 Inclusive Solutions: Financing SMEs in Angola’s Oil and Gas Sector

    Sponsored by Protteja Seguros

    As the country focuses on diversifying the local economy, small and medium businesses increasingly require financial institutions
    to provide innovative products and loans to support the development of key projects.
    This panel will explore current opportunities
    for SMEs to access financing from banks and insurance companies and strategic approaches for financial inclusion in Angola’s
    oil and gas sector.

    ● Hugo Teles CEO, Banco BIC, Angola
    ● Juvelino Domingos, CFO, Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI), Angola
    ● Kianda Trozo, CEO, Protteja Seguros, Angola
    ● Rui Bastos, Partner and Global Business Risk Consulting Leader, EY, Portugal

    Moderator: Uju Paulcy, Founder, Inveta Group, Nigeria

  • September 14, 2023 16:30 - 17:10
    SESSION 2.7 From Local to Global: The Strategic Imperative of Local Content In Angola’s Oil And Gas Sector

    This session will explore best local content practices and collaborative opportunities for companies and regulators to implement
    existing regulations effectively, as well as insights from regional and international energy experts on best practices for effective
    capacity building.

    Keynote Address:
    ● Domingos Francisco, Director of Local Content, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Angola
    ● Maura Nunes, Coordinator- Local Content, ANPG, Angola

    ● Maura Nunes, Coordinator- Local Content, ANPG, Angola
    ● João Filipe, CEO, Cabship, Angola
    ● Berta Rodrigues Issa, Vice President, ASSEA, Angola
    ● Francisco Monteiro, CEO, Brimont, Angola
    ● Tchananti Richard Sahgui, Head of Technical Cooperation, APPO Secretariat, Nigeria
    ● Stewart Maxwell, Technical Director, Aquaterra, United Kingdom
    ● Lourdes Caposso, President, LCF Group, Angola

    Moderator: André Afonso, Partner, Angola Oil & Gas Leader, EY

  • September 14, 2023 17:10 - 17:50
    SESSION 2.8 Beyond Compliance: CSR Strategies Making a Difference in Energy Companies

    In a rapidly evolving world, the energy sector faces the dual challenge of meeting global energy demands while addressing
    environmental and social concerns. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has emerged as a powerful tool for energy
    companies to navigate this complex landscape and drive positive change at both local and global levels.
    This panel will explore the impact of CSR as a vehicle for sustainable development and a green future.

    ● Kátia Epalanga, Board Member, Sonangol, Angola
    ● Kiara Neto, Social Investment Advisor, Chevron, Angola
    ● Atong Amos, CEO, Triple A Petroleum, South Sudan
    ● Paolo Novelli, Technical Sales Project Director, Tenaris, Italy
    ● Rui de Oliveira Neves, Partner, Morais Leitão, Portugal

    Moderator - Manuel Mota, Partner, and Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader, EY, Portugal

  • September 14, 2023 17:50 - 18:35
    SESSION 2.9 Youth and Energy: Possibilities and Opportunities to Drive Our Future

    The Angola Oil and Gas Youth Town Hall is a special event to discuss the possibilities and opportunities for our youth in this
    Join us as the public and private sector comes together to explore, discuss, and network around the future of the
    industry and how we can empower young people to drive progress forward. This is a unique chance for young people to join a
    conversation about the ever-changing energy landscape in Angola and create a platform to shape the transformation.
    Join us in this special event to seize this opportunity and to help shape the future of Angola.

    Keynote Address:
    Abel Cruz, Chairperson, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Angola

    ● Tona Ndamba, Chief Refinery and Products Analyst, OPEC, Angola
    ● José Inglês, Sonangol P&P and Society of Petroleum Engineers Liaison Internet & Communication, Angola
    ● Décio Policarpo, Schlumberger and Society of Petroleum Engineers Liaison Young Professional

    ● Paulino Jerónimo, President, ANPG, Angola
    ● Luís Fernandes, Director General, IRDP, Angola
    ● Osvaldo Inácio, Board Member, Sonangol, Angola
    ● Tânia Almeida, Secretary General, TotalEnergies Angola, Angola

    Moderator - H.E. José Alexandre Barroso, Secretary of State of Petroleum and Gas, Angola

  • September 14, 2023 18:35 - 18:45
  • September 14, 2023 18:45 - 20:00
    Closing Networking Cocktail

    Sponsored by Azule

Technical Track
  • September 13, 2023 Technical Track 1 - 14:00 – 15:00
    SESSION 2.1.2 The latest trends in the oil and gas insurance sector

    Sponsored by ENSA

    Neil Genders, Director, Natural Resources, AON, United Kingdom

  • September 13, 2023 Technical Track 1 15:00 – 15:30
    SESSION 2.1.3 Why Insurance is Critical to Angola’s Energy Sector

    Sponsored by ENSA

    Andrew Herring, CEO- Energy and Power Practice, Marsh United Kingdom

  • September 14, 2023 Technical Track 2 15:30-16:00
    SESSION 2.1.4 Petroleum services in Angola: A roadmap to successful bids and performance of contracts

    Master Class by MC Jurist

    Nuno de Miranda Catanas, Founding Partner, MC Jurist

Site Visit
  • September 15, 2023
    Special Site Visit

    Visit to Pumangol's Fuel Terminal (strictly by invitation)

    Pumangol´s Luanda Fuel Storage Terminal, currently the largest and key storage hub at the service of Sonangol

    For more details email