Born on December 30, 1963 in Lago, Niassa Province, Mozambique and a graduate degree in Business Administration, Faculty of Economics, Eduardo Mondlane University, is a cadre who has been doing his career at the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME), since 1983.
At MIREM he held the positions of Head of the Labor Organization and Wages Section (OTS) and Head of the Department of Administration and Finance, National Director of Planning and Development and Advisor to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy.
From 1998 to 2007, he was the Administrator of ENH, in the Department of Administration, Accounting and Finance, cumulatively served as Administrator of CMG and CMH.
He was project manager: Pande Gas Engineering Project, Credit n.2629 MOZ, World Bank financing; Technical Assistance to ENH, Project MOZ 2469, funded by NORAD; Energy Reform and Access Project (ERAP), Credit n. 3819 MOZ, World Bank financing; And the Mining and Gas Technical Assistance Project (MAGTAP), funded by the World Bank and DFID.
He is currently Commercial Vice President at ENH, E.P. since September 2016.
Jason FeerGlobal Head of Business Intelligence Poten & Partners
Global Head of Business Intelligence
Poten & Partners
Jason Feer is the Global Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners
Prior to joining Poten in 2014, served as COO Americas for Argus Media based in Houston starting 2011, and from 2003 through 2011 as the head of Argus’ Asia Pacific business, where he was responsible for managing Argus’ business East of the Suez Canal. In this role, he oversaw the development of new products focused on petroleum, LNG, LPG, coal, base oils, biofuels and other products.
With more than 25 years’ experience in global energy markets, Jason has worked in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the US. His specialties include markets, project development and the politics of oil.
He is a frequent commentator on oil affairs and has appeared on CNBC, the BBC and other television and radio outlets.
Bridget ShooRegional Director (Designate) Centre, Middle East & Africa Enterprise Singapore
Regional Director (Designate) Centre, Middle East & Africa
Bridget Shoo is the Regional Director for Southern Africa in Enterprise Singapore.
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups.
As the Regional Director, she directs Enterprise Singapore’s strategy to strengthen Singapore’s trade and investment linkages with Southern Africa.
Prior to joining Enterprise Singapore, she was the Senior Assistant Director in the Ministry of Trade and Industry where she was involved in shaping Singapore’s trade policies with Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.
Marc HowsonDirector, LNG Market DevelopmentS&P Global Platts
Director, LNG Market Development
S&P Global Platts
Marc Howson is Director, LNG Market Development for S&P Global Platts. He has over twelve years of energy experience, specializing in LNG. With Wood Mackenzie, Marc helped set-up their LNG analysis in the Americas from Houston.
More recently, in Singapore, Marc headed FGE’s LNG/Gas Analysis and Research department, focused on advising East of Suez buyers and sellers regarding LNG strategies, trends and pricing. He also spent several years with Qatargas and Gazprom’s LNG marketing teams in Doha and Singapore respectively, where he helped revise their LNG marketing strategies, structure LNG sales agreements, develop global gas models and lead analyst teams.
What are the shifting market dynamics that will impact the LNG business in Mozambique and globally? How will niche markets become a major driver of demand?
Which are the emerging business models that will give Mozambique’s LNG a competitive edge?
How are gas buyers responding to innovative business models from sellers?
How can Mozambique market its LNG effectively and adapt to an ever changing and dynamic landscape?
The importance of European and Asian markets to Mozambique’s gas: how is Mozambique adapting to the new global supply/demand outlook and market uncertainties?
The different role of established and new buyers for Mozambique’s hydrocarbons
How is Mozambique aligning itself with the global focus on clean energy? What is the opportunity for Mozambique’s gas in the future energy mix?
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
Session 5: Monetizing Mozambique’s Gas: Innovative Solutions and Business Opportunities to Power Industrialization
Jocelyne Machevo is one of a new breed of leaders to emerge from the recent discoveries and development scenario of Mozambique's oil and gas sector. Bachelor in Civil Engineering, her career in the industry started in 2013 after concluding a Master´s in Economy and Management of Energy and Environment, when she was only 22 years old and joined Eni East Africa.
Jocelyne´s professionalism and commitment led her to be directly involved in the most challenging project in current oil and gas scenario in Mozambique, the Coral South Project.
Her strong engagement with the local Government and local stakeholders, made it possible for Eni East Africa to reach the approval of the development plan in 2016 and the Final Investment Decision of the project in June 2017. These achievements represent a groundbreaking milestone for the history of Mozambique´s oil and gas industry, being the first Rovuma Basin project to enter into its execution phase, representing the beginning of a huge development process for Mozambique.
Jocelyne´s has recently been shortlisted in the category of “Future leaders” by Petroleum Economist Awards 2017 propelling herself as a reference amongst the young professionals in the industry and seen as an emerging leader.
Commercial Director, Domestic and Regional Markets
Acácio Zacarias Langa was born in Maputo in 1981, he holds degree in Business Law, from the oldest and largest university of Mozambique (Eduardo Mondlane University) and holds Post-Graduate Degree in Energy Law from Eduardo Mondlane University in association with Lisbon University (one of the largest university of Portugal). He is holding a Master Degree in Oil & Gas Law and Contractual Framework from Eduardo Mondlane University in association with Lisbon University and Aberdeen University.
He is currently the Commercial and Marketing Director at ENH, the National Oil Company of Mozambique. He is also Board Member of the Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd. (the Seller Special Purpose Entity registered under the Laws of Singapore – for LNG Joint Sales) and Secretary of the General Assembly of ENMAR (a subsea services Joint-Venture between Subsea 7 and ENH Logistics).
Aside of the position at ENH, Mr. Acácio Langa, is a Lawyer registered as Member of Mozambique Bar Association and he is University Lecturer (Commercial Contracts and Business Law). Before joining the Oil & Gas Sector, he was Tax Lawyer at Mozambique Tax Authority.
Antonio Osvaldo Saíde was conducted for Chairman of the Energy Fund on September 18, 2015.
He joined Energy Fund in 2007 as Member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Antonio Osvaldo Saide was graduated in physics at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, and is also attending a Master Degree in Renewable Energy at the University of Beuth, Germany.
He began his career in energy sector in the year of 2000. In 2001 he was indicated Head of the Solar Energy Division. Later in 2003, he became responsible of the Department of New and Renewable Energies.
In 2005 he was officially appointed National Director for New and Renewable Energies, position held for 10 years. As National Director for New and Renewable Energy, he was Southern African representative on the International Board of the REEEP and Mozambique representative in the initiative Energy and Efficiency Partnership, promoted by Finland Republic.
Starting his professional experience with naval operations and foreign affairs, François turned later to the LNG industry where he held several positions in construction, engineering, and project development roles, with EPC contractors, Consultancies, Shipowners, and Developers. He is today in charge of the development of LNG to Power Projects in Africa with Wärtsilä Energy Solutions, whose global strategy is to provide gas fired flexible generation as a complement to Renewables. Besides a degree in marine engineering and various qualifications as seafarer, including for liquid Gas Tankers, francois holds an MBA and an advanced Masters degree in Gas Management & Engineering.
Frederic Briens is an oil and gas industry expert with over 30 years’ experience in exploration, extraction and asset management at CEO, COO and Managing Director levels. Mr Briens holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Colorado State University and has published a number of academic articles focusing on field rehabilitation and reservoir management. His work has led him to oil and gas hubs globally, such as Peru, Venezuela, West Africa, Texas, the Middle East, and currently East Africa.
Mr Briens is currently at Janus Continental Group, where he is Chief Technical Officer. He is responsible for all the technical functions for the Group, including power generation, infrastructure construction, operations and project control. Mr Briens also leads various new business initiatives with the Group.
Charles NyirahukuChief Gas Policy Officer, African Natural Resources CentreAfrica Development Bank
Chief Gas Policy Officer, African Natural Resources Centre
Africa Development Bank
Mr. Charles NYIRAHUKU has over 16 years’ strategic and operational experience in the petroleum sector across the East African region and beyond, especially in policy formulation, natural gas exploration and production and business transactions. Charles is currently working with the African Natural Resources Center, a non-lending entity of the African Development Bank as the Chief Gas Regulatory Officer. He focusses on supporting emerging gas producers in Africa to enhance the regulatory environment in the natural gas sector and build capacity for better resource planning and management. Prior to joining the Africa Development Bank, as a the Head of Petroleum and Gas Unit at the Rwandan Ministry of Energy, he coordinated the development process and monetization of the unique Lake Kivu Gas resource and pioneered the petroleum exploration program in Rwanda. He is a holder of a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Trinidad and Tobago and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lubumbashi, in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Omar Mithá was born in Mozambique in 1967, he holds degree in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University (1992, Mozambique) and Post-Graduate Degree in Management from ISCTE (2005, Portugal).
He holds the position of CEO/Chairman of ENH, the NOC from the Republic of Mozambique, since August 2015. He is also Chairman of ENH Logistics and Non-Executive Board Member of Matola Gas Company (MGC) and Portos de Cabo Delgado (PCD). Until August 2015 was the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. Before joining the Government, from 2008 to 2013 he was the former Chief-Economist and in charge of the Investment Banking of Millennium BIM dealing with credit for large projects, advisory, project finance and research. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2007 was an Investment Officer at the IFC office in Maputo. Between 2000 and 2005 he was working as a consultant to the World Bank on behalf of International Development Ireland to develop SME´s through a matching grant scheme for technology transfer. Previously he worked for Ernst & Young as a consultant, and was the Manager and Advisor of several companies between 1992 and 1996. He has been a lecturer at the local university for a couple of years.
Martin Hutchison is an independent consultant supplying strategic support to the global energy industry. He has over 40 years of international oil and gas industry leadership experience in technical, commercial and senior executive roles, encompassing Upstream and LNG across Europe, North and South America, Middle East and West Africa. He served on the boards of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and the Ameriven heavy oil project, and later as the Managing Director and executive board member for Brass LNG Ltd, Nigeria. Martin is a lecturer in several CWC professional development courses and a regular chairman and Co-Chairman of CWC conferences.
Mozambique Gas Summit closing conclusions
What are the Summit’s outcomes & highlights?
What can we expect from the Gas & LNG developments In the next 12 months?
Mozambique Gas Summit closing conclusions
Discussions & Event Summary
What are the Summit’s outcomes & Highlights ?
What can we expect from the Gas and LNG developments in the next 12 months?