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.
Member of the Board - Planning & Business Development
Martin WaterhouseVice President, Mozambique Operations & Country ManagerSasol Exploration & Production International
Vice President, Mozambique Operations & Country Manager
Sasol Exploration & Production International
Martin graduated in Geology from Kingston Polytechnic in London. Since joining Sasol he has been involved in Sasol Exploration & Production International’s asset management, initially in the Middle East then West Africa. Martin has always had a close association with the downstream business of Sasol and for 2 years he was Sasol’s Country President based in Uzbekistan helping to establish a GTL Project there. In 2011, Martin was Sasol Canada’s Country President and VP focusing on the management of the upstream investment made by Sasol in the Montney shale gas assets in British Columbia, and on promoting the development of a future GTL project in Canada. Prior to Sasol, Martin Waterhouse worked in various engineering and management positions in the Middle East, he also held positions in operations management, geoscience and technology management based in the UK and the USA.
Nomfundo Maseti is the Full-Time Regulator Member responsible for Piped-Gas and Petroleum Pipelines Regulation at NERSA.
She holds a BA Honours degree in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law. Her career spans 17 years of experience in competition law enforcement and economic regulation, which she started in the competition law and policy environment at the Competition Commission of SA from early 2000. She gained experience in competition law principles, handling merger and acquisition transactions and high profile investigations in various industries including energy.
She joined the Department of Trade and Industry in February 2007, serving mainly as Chief Director responsible for policy and legislative formulation and corporate and consumer regulation in various areas including competition and consumer policy and law.
She joined NERSA in November 2010 as an Executive Manager responsible for piped-gas and was appointed as the Regulator Member in March 2014. She successfully managed the transition of the regulatory regime applicable to the piped-gas industry until March 2014 into the new regulatory regime encapsulated in the Gas Act of 2001. She was instrumental in the development of the Maximum Price Methodology and Competition Assessment paving the way for NERSA to approve maximum gas prices.
Government’s vision to successfully implement the Energy Plan 2017 – 2042 in Mozambique
Where are the biggest opportunities for investment in gas to power projects?
What are the regulatory considerations in gas projects in Mozambique and the region?
How will neighbouring countries collaborate with Mozambique to develop the regional gas market?
How is the Gas Masterplan being implemented in Mozambique and what impact will it have on project development and economic diversification?
How can the gas and LNG projects be a catalyst for economic development and diversification?
What role will the energy sector play in powering the country’s industrialization?
Reducing the dependency of Mozambique on imported refined oil products by introducing LPG
Potential to develop petrochemicals, fertilizers and polymers industry
Options for methanol, CTL, ethanol and other products
Reviewing the gas to power project in Ressano Garcia
The role of renewables in developing Mozambique’s energy potential
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00
Session 6: Accelerating Infrastructure Development in Mozambique: Ports, Roads, Airports & Marine Services
Amad is a Senior Geologist by background with a postgraduate degree in Groundwater and Petroleum Geology. He currently serves as COO and Board Member of ENH Logistics, which before was a Head of Prospect Evaluation Division at ENH. He started his professional career as an exploration geologist at the Geological Survey of Mozambique in 1992, and joined ENH in 1998, having 16 years of experience in the oil & gas sector. As part of his professional responsibilities Amad participates in many geological courses, on-the-job training, and international conferences. He also works on and coordinates various geological projects in Mozambique. He has produced articles for several publications, as well as geological maps describing the geology of Mozambique. Amad is a member of several Geological Societies and is a full member of Continental shelf claim of Mozambique.
Moritz joined AIIM in October 2010 and is responsible for originating potential deals, analysing and assessing investment opportunities as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments.
Moritz’s experience spans a range of infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on energy and utilities. Moritz was amongst others involved in the due diligence and structuring of the 81MW Kathu photovoltaic power plant and the 67MW Umoya wind farm in South Africa as well as the 61MW Kinangop Wind Park in Kenya. Moritz is currently working on the development of the 100MW Kipeto wind farm in Kenya and investigating further projects in East Africa.
Prior to joining AIIM, Moritz worked at Macquarie Capital in Frankfurt where he formed part of their corporate and project finance advisory team, advising on various infrastructure transactions, primarily in the energy sector.
Moritz is an alternative Director on the Board of Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (RF) (Pty) Ltd.
Moritz holds a B.Sc degree from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkle, Germany (EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht).
Colin CrowleyRegional Development Director - Africa Oil & GasSNC-Lavalin
Regional Development Director - Africa Oil & Gas
Colin Crowley joined Kentz in 1991 and through the years has held several senior management roles within the company. Having spent a large part of his 26 year career with Kentz, the majority of which has been in the energy and resources sectors; He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and practicality to the global development efforts at SNC-Lavalin.
He holds an Honors Degree in Construction Management and Engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology and an MBA from University College, Cork. More recently Colin participated in and completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.
Colin has been the Regional Development Director for Africa since October 2013, assuming the position of Country Manager for Mozambique in 2014. Colin, who has been a resident of South Africa since 1992 is a seasoned rugby player (now supporter), scuba enthusiast and has more recently completed three Cape Epic 800km mountain bike races in 2013, 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Peter FlynnGlobal Business Development Director - Digital Solutions, Oil & GasSNC-Lavalin
Global Business Development Director - Digital Solutions, Oil & Gas
With over 26 years' experience within the telecommunications industry Peter joined SNC-Lavalin in 2014 through the Kentz acquisition. He had been with Kentz since 2003. Following notable successes in Engineering and Project Management roles, Peter moved to Qatar as Group Proposal Manager for Telecoms.
With experience spanning RF systems, security systems, marine navigation and berthing aid systems, as well as IT and telephony systems, he has been a key player in most of the significant telecoms projects executed throughout the group.
In response to the growing trend for specialist telecoms-related scopes in the oil and gas industry, he now leads the Business Development team in the rapidly developing world of digital solutions.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University, Ireland and completed his MBA for Engineering Business Managers at the Manchester Business School in the UK.
Bai PengyuGeneral Director - MozambiqueChina Road & Bridge Corporation
General Director - Mozambique
China Road & Bridge Corporation
University Degree in Civil Engineering from Chang’An University of China (Master Degree). From 2001 up to now, as a civil engineer, constructed infra-structures of many African countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Mozambique. In Ethiopia, as the civil engineer, acted three road construction projects, more than 500km road and bridge. As the civil engineer, the acting manager, Acted Bata Port Project in Equatorial Guinea. As the project manager, organize and execute two road construction projects. In Mozambique, as the project Manager, organized and executed Maputo by pass project and Maputo-Katembe Bridge Project.
Reviewing the infrastructure development opportunities in Cabo Delgado
How can the planned infrastructure enhance project efficiencies in Mozambique?
Which are the main logistic challenges in the Rovuma Basin and how to overcome them?
The important of the corridors such as Nacala to bring investment along the value chain
What industrial and technological clusters will be developed in Mozambique?
The Free Trade Zones: Opportunities for regional development and potential for local industry
Linking the gas and LNG facilities with the roads and rail networks necessary to move goods and services to these areas
What is the potential for other marine sectors development and which infrastructure is needed?
Jose Branquinho, graduated by Eduardo Mondlane University in 1997 in Geology.
Joined the ex-National Directorate for Coal and Hydrocarbons in 1997, institution which he witnessed being converted in August 2004 into National Petroleum Institute.
He is currently Head of Resource Assessment at the INP Exploration Division where among relevant activities he undertook Monitoring of ongoing Exploration activities in active concessions as well as the Assessment of Petroleum Potential in Mozambique Sedimentary Basins as well as tendering for Exploration and Production Concession Contracts in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2014.
He is currently also involved in negotiations of Multiclient data acquisition as well as Exploration and Production Concessions contracts.
What are the Opportunities for Oil Development in Mozambique?
What is the status of the current exploration?
Light oil has been found, can we expect further promising findings?
What are the options to develop oil in Mozambique under the current climate in the industry?
12:30 - 13:30
Session 8: Mozambique Gas Summit Conclusions & Outcomes
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 35 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
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?
End of Mozambique Gas Summit 2017 & Networking Lunch