PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Date:
7th May 2019
 
Theme:
Skills Gap and Local Content Requirements for Sustainable Oil and Gas Development in East Africa
 
Facilitators:
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Bridge Consult


Workshop Topics:

• How to identify and develop skills in order to maximize national benefit from petroleum exploitation.

• How governments, according to international best practice, can regulate and enforce their request for larger Local Content from oil companies and service companies.

• How Local content can be identified and understood through increased local purchase, higher employment of nationals or larger local ownership.


Workshop Content:

Based on experience from the key oil and gas resource countries; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan, the following workshop topics have been identified to discuss regional characteristics and challenges in implementing local content policies in East Africa.
 

 

EAPCE´19 Pre-Conference Workshop on Local Content

7th May 2019

Skills Gap and Local Content Requirements for Sustainable Oil and Gas Development in East Africa

1

09:00

Opening of Workshop

2

Regulating and enforcing local content in oil- and service company activities

 

09:15

Einar H. Bandlien, Chairman Bridge Consult, Norway

Principles and mechanisms in national participation in petroleum sector development.

Introduction to the workshop topics.

09:45

Anders Kullerud, Head of Local Content Management Programme in Equinor

Characteristics of local content regime in developed and developing host countries

Equinor’s international experience in meeting government’s local content ambitions

3

Local content framework in East Africa

 

10:15

Betty Jackie Namubiru, Manager for National Content, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Local content enabling policies and regulations

Implementation of Local content in Uganda; Progress and the Key lessons learnt

10:45

Sumayya Hassan, Azure Energy Limited, former CEO of National Oil Company of Kenya

Policies and experience in implementing Local content in East Africa

Examples from Kenya and other

Tea / coffee

4

Identifying and developing skills to maximize national benefit from petroleum development 

 

11:15

Mwendia Nyaga, Lead Advisor and Chief Executive of Oil & Energy Services, Kenya

Qualifying local suppliers and service providers

Education, training and resource mobilization

5

Increased local content through local purchase, employment of nationals or local ownership.

 

11:45

Prosper Victus, Managing Director Ndovu Resource Limited Tanzania

Common mechanisms for local procurement and local equity participation

Realistic ambitions over time

6

Political preference; opportunities and challenges

 

12:15

Catherine Musakali, Advocate, Legal & Corporate Governance specialist, Kenya

Industrial growth as opposed to “enriching the chosen few”.

Avoiding undue preference

Lunch

7

Financing of Local Content partners

 

14:00

Francis Ogutu, Founder – Director Cassia Capital Partners Limited, Kenya

Financial mechanisms to ensure sustained equity interest for local partners

Private equity instruments and investor requirements  

8

Sustained national activity and market, - prerequisite for local company growth

 

14:30

Dr. Ben Mugasha, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Bermuga Group, Uganda

The risk of investing in an unpredictable national market.

Developing a local service company, the case of Bemuga Group, Uganda

Tea/coffee

9

Panel Session

 

15:30

Ole F. Ekern, Moderator, Partner Bridge Consult, Norway

A panel of resource persons will give short statement and take follow-up questions from the Moderator and from the audience

10

16:30

Workshop close