In the IRP 2010 (update) review gas still plays the role of diversifying electricity generation, but depending on the nature of the possible shale gas exploration results this could blossom into a scenario of gas being a significant generator of electricity.
The National Development Plan also emphasise the importance of gas in the role of diversifying energy use in the country.
In many of the West African regions the next question is how to best harness natural gas to generate electricity locally and so contribute to the further industrialisation of each country.
East Africa has seen an exploration boom in offshore gas not witnessed for many a decade within Africa.
Mozambique has already announced plans to develop the first liquefaction train for LNG exports.
With all of these developments in mind the conference is well placed to allow for mutual exchange of ideas between participants and to allow for informed ideas which will influence each participant and their company.
Date: Tuesday 26th to Wednesday 27th August 2014
Venue: The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton , Johannesburg, Gauteng
Exhibition Space: There are a limited quantity (16 in total) of 2 x 3 metre exhibition stands available. These will be sold on a strictly first come first served basis. For pricing and details, contact Bette McNaughton.
Conference Prices: Normal price is R6000 incl vat per delegate. APA members pay a reduced fee of R5500 incl VAT. BUT TO THE END OF MARCH ONLY: Early Bird price: R5000 incl VAT, per delegate for 2 days.
These prices include VAT and all refreshments and lunch on both days of the conference.
Outline of Topics to be covered:
Time Slot Day 1 - Tuesday August 26th 2014
09h00 – 10h30 GAS DEVELOPMENTS & PROJECTS IN AFRICA
- Introduction to gas developments in Africa
- Gas Project ‘Hotspots’ in Sub-Saharan Africa
10h45 – 11h00 Tea / Coffee / Refreshment Break
11h00 – 12h30 - Gas Projects in Southern & East Africa
- Gas Projects in Central & West Africa
12h30 – 14h00 Refreshment Break & Lunch
14h00 – 16h30 GAS IN SOUTH AFRICA
- Gas scenario in South Africa
- Parameters for gas investments in South Africa
- Gas pipeline developments in South Africa
- Recent gas-related developments in South Africa
Time Slot Day 2 - Wednesday August 27th 2014
09h00 – 10h30 TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
- Shale Gas – recent experiences
- Virtual Gas pipeline solutions
- Gas to Liquids – latest innovations
- Louisiana Case Study
10h30 – 10h45 Tea / Coffee / Refreshment Break
10h45 – 12h30 TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS (cont)
- Gas to power
- Effective use of biogas
- Methane Gas
- Environmental Aspects Unconventional Gas Productions
12h30 – 13h30 Refreshment Break & Lunch
13h30 – 15h00 LEGAL, FINANCIAL & LOGISTICAL ASPECTS
- MDPR - Its Effects on gas exploration in Africa
- Legal implications of gas deals
- Modalities for financing gas projects in Africa
- LNG Pricing – future scenario
- Logistics for gas Projects
15h00 – 15h15 Tea / Coffee / Refreshment Break
15h15 – 16h30 CASE STUDIES
- Various current and relevant project, their problem and solutions
This is an outline agenda and is presented to illustrate the variety, quality and topicality of subjects and speakers. All agenda items are in process and a call for speakers has been issued. There will be updates to this outline from time to time, incorporating any changes.
If you would like to book your participation at this event, you can click this link to book electronically. If you have any questions please contact Jody Cairns at 021 705 0147 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.