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

Pre-Congress Workshops

9:00 am - 11:30 am FPSO 101: Your One-Stop Guide to FPSOs and How to Effectively Integrate FPSOs for Field Developments

FPSOs undeniably remain the most cost-effective solution for relevant offshore projects. How exactly can FPSOs be effective in maximizing oil field potential? With the extensive investments involved in getting an FPSO up and running, is this cost actually justifiable? In this one-stop guide for FPSOs, understand essential financing, contracting, commercial and technical considerations, and explore how you can effectively integrate FPSOs in oil fields.  
  • Examine the main components of an FPSO – What goes into FPSO design?
  • Discover the difference between new-builds vs converted FPSOs
  • Review various FPSO models and determining which is the better fit for your project
  • Evaluate available financing and contracting models to make project economics work
  • Understand how to successfully integrate FPSOs into marginal field developments 

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Navigating Local Content Requirements in Africa

One of the major gripes that oil companies and FPSO contractors operating in Africa have is the requirement to procure a certain level of goods and services from local African sources. That has caused much confusion, and led to higher development and operational costs. However, local content regulations does not necessarily equate to greater investments and costs. More often than not, it is about designing competitive FPSO projects whilst adhering to local content requirements. This interactive workshop explores various local content guidelines in Africa and allows you to re-evaluate existing project plans while re-designing strategies that will check all the right boxes.
  • Understand the limitations of Africa’s local content requirement laws and its impact on the country’s FPSO industry
  • Discuss the pros and cons of local content requirements for FPSO project executions
  • Explore ways to navigate local content requirements and increase productivity and operating efficiency
  • Determine the increased investment needed to train and upgrade the skills of the local workforce
  • Leverage on digital solutions to improve productivity and cut operational costs

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm FLNG 101: Commercialising FLNG Projects in Africa

While the FLNG market is starting to pick up again, there are many unanswered questions around project execution and development for FLNG projects. How should we begin embarking on your FLNG project? How can we ensure effective project success? There many challenges and risks involved in FLNG projects, especially in a heavily regulated economy like Africa. With market growth ramping up over the coming years, it is now time to be prepared for market growth and implement practical strategies for effective project execution and commercialisation.
  • Learn the critical elements involved in building a commercially viable FLNG project
  • Navigate technical challenges involved in FLNG projects
  • Understand various field considerations and choosing the right partners and solution providers
  • Align interests and share risks amongst the project team