03 - 04 December, 2019 | Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana

Agenda Day 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshment & Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from Chairperson

Joe Mensah - Country Director, Kosmos Energy Ghana
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Joe Mensah

Country Director
Kosmos Energy Ghana

Maximising FPSO Project Opportunities in Africa

9:10 am - 9:40 am Africa Country Report – Unlocking Field Development Potential in West Africa through FPSOs

  • Reviewing factors driving E&P FID in light of Africa’s current offshore environment
  • Discussing cost considerations of an FPSO and how they fit into the entire field development
  • Projecting FPSO orders in Africa over the next 5-10 years

9:40 am - 10:10 am Industry Thought Leadership | Future Developments in FPSOs – The Case for Digitalisation, Innovation and Transformation



10:10 am - 10:30 am Speed Networking Session

10:30 am - 11:10 am Morning Tea & Networking Break

11:10 am - 11:40 am Industry Thought Leadership



11:40 am - 12:30 pm Industry Power Panel | Navigating Local Content Requirements to Actualise FPSO Projects in Africa

David Hartell - Executive Vice President, Operations & Production, New Age
Joe Mensah - Country Director, Kosmos Energy Ghana
  • Understanding the limitations of Africa’s local content requirements and its impact on FPSO projects
  • Developing strategies to operate effectively within existing regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrating the importance of strong partnerships with local players to strengthen project profitability and operations effectiveness
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David Hartell

Executive Vice President, Operations & Production
New Age

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Joe Mensah

Country Director
Kosmos Energy Ghana

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch & Networking Break

Interactive Discussion Groups (2 rotations @ 50 minutes each)
Structured to maximise interaction with in-depth focus on different issues, participants will have the opportunity to participate in 2 topics, each led by an expert for a 50-minutes discussion. This provides a unique platform for you to deep-dive into the opportunities, challenges and experiences most important to your FPSO project.

Whole-of-Project Lifecycle Management

1:30 pm - 3:10 pm Roundtable A: Reviewing Alternative Financing Models for FPSO Projects in Africa

Dipo Ogunbiyi - Head, Equity Capital Markets, FBN Capital Limited

Dipo Ogunbiyi

Head, Equity Capital Markets
FBN Capital Limited

1:30 pm - 3:10 pm Roundtable B: Exploring New Contracting and Partnership Models to Improve FPSO Project Delivery

Ijeoma Uzuana - Senior Legal Analyst, Total E&P Nigeria Coop Limited
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Ijeoma Uzuana

Senior Legal Analyst
Total E&P Nigeria Coop Limited

1:30 pm - 3:10 pm Roundtable C: Structural Asset Integrity – What Are The Market Innovation Drivers?

Christophe Paillusseau - Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cold Pad


Christophe Paillusseau

Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Cold Pad

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

FPSO Project Conceptualisation

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Industry Thought Leadership



4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Designing Effective Pre-FEED Strategies to Advance FPSO Project Execution

David Hartell - Executive Vice President, Operations & Production, New Age
  • Developing robust Pre-FEED/FEED strategies through a collaboration across the FPSO value chain
  • Designing meaningful guidelines to ensure the success of pre-FEED strategies
  • Adopting standardisation where necessary to boost FID-certainty
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David Hartell

Executive Vice President, Operations & Production
New Age

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Chairman’s Closing Summary and End of Congress Day One