Agenda GIPEX 2019

START OF DAY 1

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The similar geochemical characteristics of commercial discoveries found on both sides of the Equatorial Atlantic Margin suggest that understanding the geologic model and reconstructing the deposit history of the plays may lead to finding more oil in the conjugate margin basins. Day 1 delves into the technology, the governance and the sustainable drill.

0800 - 0900      REGISTRATION,COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

0903 - 0906
0916 - 0926
0931 - 0936
Mr. Nicolas Boyer, President, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce (GCCI).


1015 - 1020
Closing Performance - A moment like this sung by Shenice with Mark Hall on the piano


1020 - 1050      RIBBON CUTTING BY DR. MARK BYNOE FOLLOWED BY THE OFFICIAL TOUR OF THE 2019 GIPEX EXPO / COFFEE BREAK


1130 - 1215
Theme One (1): Exploring the Equatorial Atlantic Margin - Chasing the Conjugate Mirror.

Session 1 - Recent years have seen a long string of exploration successes off the coasts of northern South America and western Africa that were much closer to each other in the Cretaceous than they are now. Each success is due to a unique combination of geological factors, but all the finds can be understood within a broader tectonic and environmental context. Accurate reconstruction of ancient plate positions, structural development, and environmental evolution is the key to understanding the geographic and stratigraphic distribution of resources today.

Introduction by: Mr. Newell Dennison, Acting Commissioner, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).

Presented by: Dr. William A. Heins, Professional Geologist and Management Consultant, Getech.


1215 - 1315      LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1315 - 1345
Theme Two (2): Digital Transformation: Tools and processes to improve country and people performance

Session 2- The digital shift, examines the transformation to new business paradigms that leverage digital technology to challenge previously held assumptions about the Energy Industry. Q&A to follow.

Introduction by: Mr. Newell Dennison, Acting Commissioner, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).

Presented by: Mr. Dale Blue, Senior Manager – Global Digital Services, Halliburton.



1345 - 1430
Theme Three (3): Examining the Equatorial Atlantic Margin: Geology & Governance:

Session 3 - Panel Discussion of senior government officials from Countries on both sides of the Equatorial Atlantic Margin on their development strategies and a comparative discussion of the challenges experienced by potential, emerging and mature producers during the phases of exploration, discovery and production.

Moderator: Mr. Mark Beare, Senior Associate, Natural Resources and Energy Portfolio, Oxford Policy Management.
1. Dr. Mark Bynoe, Director, Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Energy
2. Mr. Michael Aryeetey, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
3. Hon. Timothy Kabba, Director General, Petroleum Directorate – Sierra Leone
4. Atty. Siafuah-Mai Gray, Chief Executive Officer, National Oil Company of Liberia – Liberia


1430 - 1445      TEA/COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1445 - 1530
Theme Four (4): Drilling the Equatorial Atlantic Margin: Near-Term High-Impact Drilling Programs.

Session 4 - Spotlight Presentations by senior-level executives representing oil companies familiar with exploration in the Equatorial Atlantic Margin with each examining the last 12 years of “chasing the conjugate”, if the Liza (Guyana 2015) discovery validates the “twin basin” theory, the new economics of deep-water exploration and unlocking the “secrets” of the South American / West African margins with near-term high-impact drilling programs.

1. Mr. Olivier Wattez, Managing Director of Guyana, TOTAL E&P Guyana
2. Ms. Maria Guedez, Guyana and Suriname Exploration Manager, ExxonMobil
1530 - 1540
Go-Invest Magazine Launch


1540 - 1555
Spotlight 3: Mr. Jean-Michel Lavergne, Senior Vice President of the Americas, TOTAL EREN


1555 - 1605
Spotlight 4: Working Together Mr. Giorgio Martelli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saipem



1605 - 1650
Theme Five (5): Protecting the Guyana-Suriname Basin: Guyana’s Blue/ Green Commitment.

Session 5 - Panel Discussion examining the diverse ecosystems of the Guyana-Suriname basin and the judicious nature of enforceable protection plans to ensure minimal environmental disruption, the benefits of peer-to-peer and host government-to-industry information share, regional and international cooperation initiatives and the adoption and application of Conventions and Protocols to strengthen preparedness and appropriate response to incidents of oil, hazardous substance and chemical pollution during the three phases of petroleum operations: 1) exploration;2) development and production;and 3) decommissioning and rehabilitation.

Moderator: Dr. Gyanpriya Maharaj, Director, Center for the Study of Biological Diversity (CSBD), Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Guyana
1. Dr. Vincent Adams, Director, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2. Mr. John Flores, MARAD
3. Lt. Col Kester Craig, Director General, Civil Defense Commission (CDC)
4. Mr. Nya Gbaintor, Principal Director Administration & Legal Services, Liberian Maritime Authority
5. Prof. Judith Rosales, Director University of Guyana, PhD Programme in Biodiversity
6. Dr. David Singh, President WWF Guianas.


END OF DAY 1

*Please note that there may be a slight change in the above program as we are updating topics and speakers. Please check with the organisers for the most updated version at the registration desk

START OF DAY 2

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The enormous financial benefits that can accrue from the sector, new producing countries have the potential to accelerate sustainable economic development, particularly emerging economies, through well-articulated strategies and implementation plans. Day 2 desensitizes the “big boom” misconception while focusing on the benefit value-chain and the opportunity for revenues obtained from natural resources to be diversified and invested in other sectors.

0800 - 0900     REGISTRATION,COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

0905 - 1000
Workshop One (1): Risks, Assessments & Insurance Presentation:

Presenters:
1. Mr. Denzel Mensah, Marsh JLT Specialty
2. Ms. Tracy Gibson, Director of the Insurance Supervision Department, Bank of Guyana
3. Dr. Joanthan Wylde, Global Head of Innovation, Clariant Oil & Mining Services, Clariant

Workshop 1 is an in-depth look into the insurance complexities of Risk Identification and Evaluation, Drilling Risks and Control of Wells, Upstream and Downstream Liabilities, Offshore Construction, Upstream Operational Insurance Offshore Business Interruption, Energy Policy Wordings and Claims, FPSO Insurance, Risk Management, and Downstream Operational Insurance.


1025 - 1040     TEA/COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1050 - 1200
Theme Six (6): Strategies to Ensure Successful Transition – During the “Big Boom”.

Session 6 – Panel Discussion of senior level policy-makers representing established oil and gas provinces sharing the challenges and successes of their transition from non-producer to producer country, the early capture of the petroleum sector value-chain, managing a finite resource while preparing for the future in the present, and their economic diversification strategies for sustainable and inclusive growth.
Moderator: Professor Gary Dirks, Senior Director Golden Futures Laboratory Wringley Chair, Director LightWorks, Arizona State University and Retired VP BP Asia.
1. Mr. Rudolf T. Ellias, Managing Director, Staatsolie - Suriname
2. Adowa Afriyie Wiafe, Manager (Legal), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) - Ghana
3. Samuel Addoteye, Human Resource Manager. Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) - Ghana
4. Ambassador Dr. Niel Parsan, Senior Consultant., Parsons Cross


1200 - 1300     LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1330 - 1420
Theme Seven (7) – Strategies to Ensure Economic Strength – Sustaining the “Big Boom”.

Session 7 – Panel Discussion of regional heads of global development banks discuss structured development policies for the accountable management of petroleum resources, fiscal policies for macroeconomic stability, growth and income distribution, fair and efficient tax system, the benefits of an efficiently managed sovereign wealth fund and the critical role of governance institutions.
Moderated: Mr. Mark Beare, Senior Associate, Natural Resources and Energy Portfolio, Oxford Policy Management Session 8 - Panel Discussion of senior financial analyst discussing the negative consequences for an emerging producer to develop too heavy a dependence on oil revenue and examining successful diversification methods to stimulate the creation of an agile and durable economic portfolio.
1. Ms. Susana Moreira, Oil and Gas Specialist, World Bank
2. Mr. Sydney Armstrong, Head of Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Guyana
3. Mr. Richard Rambarran, Executive Director, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
4. Professor Gary Dirks, Senior Director Golden Futures Laboratory Wringley Chair, Director LightWorks, Arizona State University and Retired VP BP Asia


1420 - 1435     TEA/COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1435 - 1505
Workshop Two (2): Risks, Assessments & Insurance Presentation:
Presenter:

Mr. Willem Bloem, Principal, Bloem Consultants LLC
This is an in-depth look into the insurance complexities of Risk Identification and Evaluation, Drilling Risks and Control of Wells, Upstream and Downstream Liabilities, Offshore Construction. Upstream Operational Insurance, Offshore Business Interruption, Energy Policy Wordings and Claims, FPSO Insurance, Risk Management, and Downstream Operational Insurance.


1525 - 1615
Theme Eight (8): Strategies to Ensure Economic Diversity – More than the “Big Boom”.

Session 8 - Panel Discussion of senior financial analyst discussing the negative consequences for an emerging producer to develop too heavy a dependence on oil revenue and examining successful diversification methods to stimulate the creation of an agile and durable economic portfolio.
Moderator: Mr. Mark Beare, Senior Associate, Natural Resources and Energy Portfolio, Oxford Policy Management
1. Mr. Wendell Ramoutar, Partner, PwC Trinidad and Tobago
2. Mr. Pedro Haas, Partner, Hartree Partners
3. Mr. Schreiner Parker, VP Latin America/Caribbean, Rystad Energy
4. Dr. Norman Munroe, Visiting University of Florida Fulbright Scholar to The University of Guyana Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Oil and Gas Programme


1615 - 1655
Theme Nine (9): Strategies to Support Guyana’s Green Development Initiatives.

Session 9 – Panel Discussion from current and former senior-level policy makers and innovators on strategies to sustainable protect ecosystems and biodiversity in the management of natural resources and stimulate the greening of economically diverse investments in energy efficient technologies, renewable energy, public transport, sustainable agriculture, and environment friendly tourism.
Moderator: Ms. Janell Christian, Director, Office of Climate Change Department, Ministry of the Presidency- she has not confirmed participation
1. Ms. Ndibi Schwiers, Director, Department of Environment (DoE)
2. Mr. Olivier Wattez, Managing Director of Guyana, TOTAL E&P Guyana
3. Dr. Gyanpriya Maharaj, Director, Centre for the Study of Biological Diversity (CSBD), Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Guyana
4. Dr. Devon Gardner, Head Energy Desk, CARICOM


1900 - 2100

END OF DAY 2

*Please note that there may be a slight change in the above program as we are updating topics and speakers. Please check with the organisers for the most updated version at the registration desk

START OF DAY 3

Friday, 22 November 2019

To optimize wealth creation from its petroleum sector, it is necessary for emerging producers to identify the opportunities, gaps and challenges that hinder its citizens from actively participating in the sector and implement solutions that avail the opportunities, fill the gaps and mitigates the challenges. Day 3 highlights various cultivation methods to accelerate the growth of national capacity and strengthen the bonds of national inclusivity.

0800 0900     REGISTRATION,COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

0905 - 0920
Theme Ten (10): Growing Together - The Evolution of Local Content - The Ghanaian Example

Presenter: Mr. Kwame Jantuah, CEO, Africa Energy Consortium
Session 10 - Presentation on local content and developing an effective oil and gas policy and governance. Q&A


0920 - 1005
Theme Eleven (11): Working Together.

Session 11 - Presentations by senior level executives representing exploration companies currently operating in Guyana chronicling their past, present and future national integration, capacity building and employment strategies.
1. Mr. Rod Henson, President, ExxonMobil Guyana
2. Mr. Olivier Wattez, President, Total E&P Guyana
3. Mr. Ryan Ramjit, Exploration Country Manager, Repso
4. Mr. Lancelot Khan, President, Guyana Drones Operators Association
5. Mr. Dane Gobin, Chief Executive Officer, Iowkarama


1045 1100     TEA/COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1100 - 1130
1130 - 1200
Workshop Four (4) Opportunities within the Oil & Gas Sector for Local Companies (Interactive Workshop)

Presenter: Mr. Patrick Henry, Director, Centre for Local Business Development


1200 1300     LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1440 - 1455     TEA/COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1455 - 1540
Theme Thirteen (13): Highlighting Young Guyanese Professionals- The Next Generation.

Moderator: Dr. Kiven Pierre, University of Guyana
1. Mr. Ajmer Samaroo, Facilities Engineer, ExxonMobil
2. Ms. Marissa Foster-Gordon, Petroleum Geologist, Department of Energy (DOE)
3. Dr. Nikita La Cruz, Research Associate,Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan
4. Mr. Richard Rambarran, Executive Director, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
5. Shaunette Rayside, HR Manager, Saipem Guyana


END OF DAY 3

*Please note that there may be a slight change in the above program as we are updating topics and speakers. Please check with the organisers for the most updated version at the registration desk

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