Ghana: Developing Local Capacity and Capability in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Sector
1400–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300
Oil and gas exploration started in Ghana in the nineteenth century in the onshore Tano Basin. Since then, exploration in the country was intermittent until the discovery of the Saltpond field in 1970. Following this was the Jubilee discovery in 2007 which came on stream in 2010. Currently, Ghana has two other producing fields in addition to the Jubilee field: the Twenneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) and Sankofa Gye-Nyame fields.
To accelerate exploratory activities and shore up production in the country, Ghana has adopted the competitive approach for the award of Exploration and Production Licenses. We have launched our maiden licensing round and hope to award exploration and production licenses by the end of August 2019.
Even though Ghana’s upstream oil industry is fast evolving as evidenced by the entry of so many reputable international oil companies, most Ghanaians and indigenous Ghanaian companies are not fully equipped to take up jobs and oil concessions in the industry.
The downstream industry, on the other hand, has had a handful of participants, including state-owned companies and international oil companies since independence. These numbers have increased substantially over the years.
However, a lot more needs to be done in terms of investments and even local capacity development taking cognizance of Government of Ghana’s intention to create a petroleum hub for the downstream sector in the country.
Therefore, the Government of Ghana is not only interested in bringing in experienced oil companies to explore and exploit the petroleum resources, and trade in petroleum products in the country but also seeks to use the partnership with these companies to develop local capacity for both the upstream and downstream industries. Click here to view a more detailed agenda and to meet our speakers.
1330: Arrival and Registration
1400: Arrival of The Honourable John Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy
1405: Introduction of Dignitaries and CEO’s
1415: Introduction of The Honorable Minister
1420: Keynote Address by The Honorable Minister of Energy
- The Honorable John Peter Amewu
1450: Short Video on Ghana’s Oil & Gas Sector
- Recorded Video Message by the President of Ghana
1500: Panel Discussion Ghana’s Upstream Sector (Policy, Regulation, Local Content, Local Capability and Investment Case for Ghana’s Upstream Sector) with Q&A
Moderator: Vicky Bright, AddisonBrightSloane Law Firm
- The Honourable Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Energy Minister, Ghana
- Mr. Egbert Faibille Jnr, CEO Petroleum Commission, Ghana
- Mr. Joe Mensah, Country Manager, Kosmos Energy Ghana HC
- Mr. Kweku Awotwi, Executive Vice President, Tullow Oil PLC
- Ms. Randi Cruz, Country Manager, ExxonMobil E&P Ghana
- Dr. K.K Sarpong, CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
- Mr. Jan Helge Skogen, General Manager in Ghana, Aker
1600: Short Video Break
1610: Panel Discussion on Ghana’s Middle & Downstream Petroleum Sector, the Vision of a Petroleum Hub and a Gas Economy – with Q&A
Moderator: Kimathi Kuenyehia, Kimathi & Partners
- The Honourable Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Energy Minister
- Mr. Hassan Tampuli, CEO, National Petroleum Authority
- Dr. Ben Asante, CEO, Ghana Gas Company Limited
- Mr. Patrick A.K Akorli, Group CEO & Managing Director, GOIL
- Mr. Isaac Osei, Managing Director, TOR
- Mr. Senyo Hosi, CEO, CBOD
1650: Closing Remarks
- Patricia Asaam, Ministry of Energy
1700: Cocktail Reception & Acknowledgment of Sponsors