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Please Note: Bookings received after the end of July 2014 will attract a late booking penalty. This will mean a delegate seat cost of R7000 incl. VAT. (Normal booking price is R6000 incl. VAT.) So please make sure your booking is handled promptly to avoid this higher price.
A few of our profiled speakers and conference leaders are detailed below:
Humphrey Douglas is an oil and gas partner with Dentons. Humphrey has substantial M&A and projects experience in Oil and Gas, particularly in the UK North Sea, onshore UK, Africa and the Middle East. He previously acted as a General Counsel to a Middle Eastern national energy company.
During his work on Total's entry to the UK shale market, Humphrey aggregated US, Canadian and Polish contracting model experience. He also acted on an NOC's sale of the UK's second largest onshore oil and gas producer, which included what is believed to be the UK's first unconventional gas sales agreement. His work is at the cutting edge of the shale industry developing outside the US with a large tract of conventional oil & gas deals recently completed. Humphrey sits on the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators unconventional JOA drafting committee, is a regional committee member of the Energy Institute, and is a member of GOXI (Governance of Extractive Industries).
Nick de Blocq has been involved with the upstream sector of oil and gas for over 25 years. Starting as a Well Testing, Completions and Production engineer, he quickly moved into operational and project management. He has been responsible for the management of upstream technology services in multiple countries simultaneously, and has since moved via Sales and Marketing into a more general Business Development role, looking after oil company ambitions across a stretch of countries from Namibia around to the Horn in northern East Africa. Nick’s work has taken him to over 30 countries, most of these being in Africa but has also included North Sea, Mediterranean, American, Asian and Australasian countries, so he has the benefit of an understanding of many global cultures. He has spoken at various industry events around Africa, and remains adamant that East Africa is currently the most exciting place on the planet to be involved with oil & gas.
Jason Gifford is Head of Biogas Projects: WEC Projects.
As such he is responsible for new Biogas Business Development, including project design, plant design, build and operation of biogas plants both inside and outside of South Africa.
He is responsible for all aspects of the division's management, direction and functioning, including project and contract execution, marketing and personnel.
Jason has extensive local and international experience in both management and practical application with the natural and biogas spheres including projects in East Africa and South Africa.
Ebrahim Takolia (BEconSc, MBA, MCISI, GradIMM) is Chief Executive Officer at the South African Oil & Gas Alliance.
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer from September 2013. Since joining SAOGA, he has plotted a course to establish the organisation as the relevant body promoting the interests of industry and members in the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors in southern Africa.
Ebrahim has significant management and operational experience in the mining, oil and gas sectors globally, having worked on strategic and operational projects in many regions around the world. Prior to joining SAOGA, Ebrahim worked as an executive at Deloitte and at an engineering firm in South Africa and the UK. He was also a General Manager at a global mining company.
Paul Eardley-Taylor is responsible for Standard Bank’s Oil & Gas sector coverage activities for Southern Africa, across upstream, midstream, downstream, services and process clients. He has 16 years of energy investment banking experience, covering the Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities and Renewables & Carbon sub-sectors, and has been based in Africa for over 6 years. Paul has extensive experience of the SA/Southern African energy environment, as adviser and financier.
Paul holds degrees from Birmingham University; London University and a MBA from Henley Management College. Paul is a Fellow of the Securities & Investment Institute, a member of the Energy Institute and has completed Harvard Business School’s Global Energy Seminar.
Prof Jim Petrie is Energy Director in the Western Cape Dept of Economic Development and Tourism. In this role, he has oversight of all energy matters, and, more widely, their impact on promoting a Green Economy. This includes energy strategy, supply and demand imperatives, resource efficiency, and the waste economy.
A chemical engineer by background, with close to 40 years professional experience, Jim holds concurrent academic positions of Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia, Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, and Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK. He has particular interest in the promotion of system-analytic approaches to complex problems, based on life cycle thinking / life cycle management, and industrial ecology.
Dr Michael De Pontes is Chief Operating Officer of iGas (SOC) Pty Ltd, with a broad area of expertise including the management of a Gas Infrastructure Company, process and catalysis development and project implementation, methanol to fuels development plants and methanol to fuels commercial plant design.
He has been directly involved in the COD process plant at Mossel Bay and the catalyst plant at Richards Bay.
He has also been active with the South Africa Liquid Fuel formulation for the South African government working together with the motor industry and all the refining and synthetic fuel oil companies - low aromatic sulphur diesel introduction to South Africa.
Included in his areas of interest is Fischer-Tropsch technology development and renewable energy experience in wind and photovoltaic generation plants.
Date: Tuesday 26th to Wednesday 27th August 2014
Venue: The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton , Johannesburg, Gauteng
Exhibition Space: The limited quantity of 2 x 3 metre exhibition stands is also going quickly, and as they are sold on a strictly first come first served basis, we suggest you contact Bette McNaughton soon for pricing and further details.
Conference Prices: Normal price is R6000 incl vat per delegate. APA members pay a reduced fee of R5500 incl VAT. These prices include all refreshments and lunch on both days of the conference.
Please Note: Bookings received after the end of July 2014 will attract a late booking penalty with a total price of R7000 incl VAT. Avoid this penalty and book by clicking here!