Agenda Day 2

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

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

Kofi Opoku - Commercial Director, Kosmos Energy Ghana
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Kofi Opoku

Commercial Director
Kosmos Energy Ghana

Competitive Project Financing & Contracting Models in Africa

9:10 am - 9:50 am Navigating Legal Issues in Financing the Acquisition of FPSOs in Africa

Ijeoma Uzuana - Senior Legal Analyst, Total E&P Nigeria Coop Limited
  • Making FPSO projects work in Africa – Stakeholders, business models and local content
  • Exploring alternative contracting models in developing FPSO projects for Africa
  • Navigating common financing challenges involved in Africa’s FPSO projects
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Ijeoma Uzuana

Senior Legal Analyst
Total E&P Nigeria Coop Limited

9:50 am - 10:30 am Evaluating Alternative vs Traditional Financing Models for Africa’s Deepwater Fields

Oladipupo Ogunbiyi - Senior Partner, BHO Advisory Partners
  • Assessing the investment appetite for FPSO projects in Africa
  • Reviewing various financing solutions available in the market – Benefits and pitfalls
  • Examining various financing opportunities available for FPSO contractors and oil companies in Africa
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Oladipupo Ogunbiyi

Senior Partner
BHO Advisory Partners

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

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Sarah Drumbrill

Director General
Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

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Emmanuel Uwalaka

Regional Administrator Africa/Middle
Occupational Safety & Health Association UK

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Dr. Chinedum Onyemechi

Deputy of Maritime Management Technology
Federal University of Technology Owerri

Operational Safety & LNG FPSOs

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch & Networking Break

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Operational Readiness and Operational Safety on FPSO Projects in Africa

Emmanuel Uwalaka - Regional Administrator Africa/Middle, Occupational Safety & Health Association UK
  • Highlighting the importance of safety and HSE requirements from the beginning to streamline costs
  • Incorporating technology into FPSO operations to improve operational safety
  • Designing robust frameworks to reduce injuries, operational hazards and costs 
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Emmanuel Uwalaka

Regional Administrator Africa/Middle
Occupational Safety & Health Association UK

  • Defining elements of asset integrity management throughout the life of field operations
  • Recognising the importance of effective asset integrity management to enhance operational safety
  • Placing AIMs at the forefront for more aligned project lifecycle costs
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Dr. Chinedum Onyemechi

Deputy of Maritime Management Technology
Federal University of Technology Owerri

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Chairman’s Closing Summary

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break & End of Congress