EVENTS

West Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) 

The West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) will return to the Eko Convention Centre 23-24 January 2019 for its 3rd edition, as the only oil and gas event held in partnership with Nigeria’s petroleum industry. Working directly with PETAN, the organisers will draw on their global resources to ensure that the event delivers to the needs of all stakeholders in Nigeria and through the region.   http://waipec.com/

 

Egypt Petroleum Show

International Oil and Gas Exhibition & Conference in Egypt. EGYPS is an oil and gas event providing the most significant annual meeting place for the industry’s key regional stakeholders and international oil and gas players looking to do busines, 11th – 13th February, 2019 . http://www.egyps.com/

West Africa Power Summit

The West Africa Power Summit hosted by Vale Media Group, the number 1 Sub-Saharan African B2B events company, will provide a platform to address some key challenges of investments for green energy power initiatives, developing new green power infrastructure, integrating green power assets to ageing grid infrastructure, regional power pooling and much more. 26th- 28th March 2019, Darkar, Senegal.  http://www.wafpower.com

 

The Africa E&P Summit and Exhibition

22 – 23 May 2018 at The IET: Savoy Place, London

Your Upstream Connections into Africa

The Africa E&P Summit and Exhibition brings together Africa’s upstream industry at a world-class venue in London for a unique event shaped for companies active in Africa’s oil & gas game and provides unrivalled insight into the Continent’s fast changing exploration horizon. Hear directly from key players and decision-makers from corporate players active in Africa through to fast-moving independents, finance, legal and service & supply companies and African governments and NOC’s seeking investors.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Uncover the leading edge on Africa’s E&P hot spots
  • Enjoy the Africa E&P Summit Gala Dinner
  • Attend the London Skyline Networking Reception
  • Hear from Africa’s leading E&P companies
  • 50+ world class speakers over 2 days
  • High-level C-Suite networking
  • Africa Licensing Promotion & NOC Showcase
  • Excellent Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities
  • Opportunities, outlook, risks & challenges

Visit: https://www.africaepsummit.com

Contact: Gayle Meikle: info@frontier-communications.com

Tel: +44 20 7193 8224

 

 

Sub-Sahara African Oil and Gas Conference Houston, Texas USA

The Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference is a unique conference that brings petroleum ministers, senior government representatives, African producers, national oil companies, international oil companies, investors, financial institutions, service sector and entire stakeholders together to meet; share knowledge, exchange ideas, gain insight, showcase expertise and enhance warm networking for  business relationship. 25th – 26th April 2019 . https://www.energycorporateafrica.com/

 

Nigeria Oil amd Gas (NOG)

The Nigerian Oil and Gas (NOG) Conference and Exhibition annually gathers the most senior decision makers in the Nigerian energy industry from Governments, international oil companies, independent producers, international and indigenous service companies, financiers and consultants to discuss and develop strategies to spur growth in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. 1st – 4th July, 2018 , ICC, Abuja.
http://www.cwcnog.com/

 

Mastering Solar Power

http://www.infocusinternational.com/solar

 

Date & Location:          

8 – 11 July 2019, Singapore

 

Overview

 

A comprehensive, up-to-date and business-focused roadmap to success in delivering solar power growth, today and tomorrow.

 

Attendees will leave with a good understanding the key factors from an integrated, multidisciplinary and commercial viewpoint, including: target market analysis, economic competitiveness, channels-to-market, financing influences and risk, project development processes, best practices and emerging technologies.

 

The course schedule includes time to work in groups to apply the learning and illustrate key project development considerations, by discussing, developing and quantifying an initial business proposal for a solar PV power plant. To do so, attendees will utilise energy yield, financial and other simple calculations, along with the chance to debate key planning and market environment considerations.

 

In keeping with the business-focused theme of the course, these illustrative exercises are designed to provide time-efficient clarification of the key course takeaways, aimed at commercially-focused business developers and investors. They are therefore accessible to nonexperts, not designed to replicate the complex or in-depth detailed planning undertaken – over much longer periods! – by engineers and technical teams.

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Speak the language of solar energy: terminology and concepts explained with clarity and relevance
  • Understand the key variables determining the economics of solar PV projects
  • Review current and emerging market opportunities for solar PV, including integrations such as energy storage
  • Learn and discuss how financial returns and risks arise in PV projects
  • Be better able to converse with project partners, suppliers, investors, policymakers and other stakeholders
  • Know what to look for when evaluating PV project opportunities
  • Identify key investment and project performance risks
  • Learn how to analyse and critique current and emerging business models

 

Topic Highlights with Case Studies

 

Day 1:

  • The Essential Elements of A Successful Solar Power Project
  • Valuing Solar Power in Wholesale Electricity Markets and the Energy Mix
  • Selling Utility-Scale Solar Electricity: the Growing Channel-to-Market Options
  • Markets and Opportunities for Distributed and Captive Solar Power

 

Day 2:

  • Technology and Performance Trends in Solar Power
  • Understanding Weather Risk for Solar Energy
  • Project Planning Group Work Exercise: Annual Energy Potential
  • Project Planning Group Work Exercise: System Components & Performance

 

Day 3:

  • Solar Power Project Development and Delivery
  • Dispatchable Solar Power Projects (and the Value of Storage)
  • Integrated Solar Power Projects, Including Microgrids
  • Project Planning Group Work Exercise: Development Opportunities & Risks

 

Day 4:

  • Financing Solar Power Projects
  • Project Planning Group Work Exercise: Competitive Bidding
  • Project Planning Group Work Exercise: Summary Presentation
  • The Future of Solar: New Value-Chain Opportunities & Competition

 

Who Should Attend

 

This course is ideal if:

 

  • You are working within the power sector in a commercial or business development role. You need a clearly explained, multi-faceted understanding of how PV projects are developed and why and how they succeed (or fail), including how market and technology changes are driving new innovation opportunities along with new competitive risks
  • You are from the investment, policy or professional services community. You need to embrace the inevitable growth of solar energy, and want to gain an independent perspective on the economic environment in which these projects operate, including the development, operational and business risks that most matter to them.

 

Including but not limited to:

 

  • Investors, including commercial and development banks, venture capital and private equity
  • Power generation companies, utilities and IPPs
  • Policy makers and policy advisors
  • Transmission/Distribution system operators
  • Commercial services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)
  • Equipment vendors & EPC contractors
  • Large energy users and electricity buyers

 

Teaching Methodology

 

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

 

Course Certificate

 

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

 

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International Group

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail [at] infocusinternational [dot] com

http://www.infocusinternational.com/solar

 

 

Electricity Economics in Changing Electricity Markets

http://www.infocusinternational.com/electricityeconomics

“The new economics of power markets in a low-carbon world”

 

Date & Location:          

5 – 7 August 2019, Singapore

 

Overview

 Are you ready for the new challenges & opportunities as power markets around the world evolve?

 This is an essential core knowledge course for those involved in the business or regulation of the power industry.

 It leads you through a clear, accessible and thorough examination of the economics of power generation, from power plant cost influences to end-customer prices. It contextualises this analysis with key consideration of industry drivers and trends, including increasingly liberalised and competitive markets, evolving policy support and management frameworks, the growth and integration of renewable power sources, and the restructuring of power systems towards more decentralised operations.

 A highly interactive presentation style allows for plenty of Q&A and time to discuss the issues from multiple stakeholder perspectives; including power plant owners, investors, policymakers and energy customers. This course is an essential primer for those seeking to navigate successful business routes through transitioning electricity systems.

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Clear, independent and business-focused introduction
  • Language designed for non-experts; particularly senior executives, policymakers & investment decision-makers
  • Core knowledge building, including up-to-the-minute examples from markets around the world
  • Interactive discussion of key market and economic variables
  • Quantification of key issues using simple numerical calculations, real data and Excel-based tools

 

We will examine these key questions:

 

  • Which variables drive the economics of electricity generation?
  • How do generation costs combine with other factors to produce end-use electricity prices?
  • How are current technology & system trends impacting electricity costs and prices?
  • What are policymakers doing to keep costs down?
  • Who are the key stakeholders and influencers on electricity economics?
  • What are the value-chain impacts of market liberalisation and competition?
  • How are solar and wind power (and other low-carbon options) changing market environments?
  • and many more!

 

 

Agenda Summary

 

Day 1: Economic & Market Fundamentals

  • The Cost Structure and Returns of Electricity Generation
  • Investors, Bankability and Project Financing
  • Key Metrics and Clarity in Defining Electricity Costs, Prices and Value Propositions
  • INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: Electricity Market Stakeholders

 

Day 2: Electricity Pricing & Market Disruption

  • Markets and Energy Prices
  • Putting a Value on Capacity
  • Electricity System Disruption
  • INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: A Full-System View of Electricity Pricing

 

Day 3: Competition, Innovation, Investment and the Customer

  • Business Case & Project Financing Issues for New Power Infrastructure
  • Selling Electricity in Competitive Environments
  • A Review of Growing and Emerging Challenges (and Opportunities)
  • INTERACTIVE SUMMARY & DISCUSSION: Electricity Policy in a Low-Carbon World

 

Who Should Attend

 

  • Power generators, utilities and IPPs
  • Investors, including commercial and development banks, venture capital and private equity
  • Policymakers and policy advisors
  • Transmission / Distribution system operators (grid)
  • Power system vendors & EPC contractors
  • Large electricity users
  • Commercial services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)

 

Teaching Methodology

 

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models and calculations to illustrate key learning points.

 

Current market examples, trends, news and data are utilised wherever helpful to illustrate the learning. It is important to note that market intelligence and examples are continuously updated and refreshed before every course, and so not always reflected in detail in the pre-published agenda.

 

Course Certificate

 

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

 

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International Group

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail [at] infocusinternational [dot] com

http://www.infocusinternational.com/electricityeconomics

 

 

The 43rd IPA Convention & Exhibition 2019

September 4 – 6, 2019

Location:

Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia

Website:

https://convex.ipa.or.id/

The 43rd IPA Convention and Exhibition 2019, which is organized by the Indonesian Petroleum Association, will take place from 4-6 September 2019 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia. Dedicated to the Oil & Gas industry, IPA Convex 2019 will highlight the ongoing program of exploration activities in Indonesia, policies and regulations related to the industry including relevant operational or support activities, as well as showcasing new and innovative technologies. With the support of the Government of Indonesia, policy makers, investors and the public, the 43rd IPA Convention and Exhibition 2019 will continue to encourage the active participation of industry players and professionals and also provide the networking opportunity and learning experience within the oil and gas industry.

For further information, please visit our website, or contact us at:

marketingipa@dyandra.com

 

Power Project Finance

http://www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance

Date & Location:          

16 – 20 September 2019, Johannesburg

 

Overview

 Project finance is widely used for large infrastructure projects including thermal and renewable power projects. The technique enables project risks to be allocated to the parties best able to manage them and facilitates the raising of long-term debt without recourse to the project developer.

 

The correct allocation of risk through an appropriate commercial structure is the foundation of a sound financing plan and this course will develop these themes by walking through the commercial contracts and finance documentation and provide an understanding of how to determine the optimal amount of debt using cash flow and ratio analysis. Current circumstances in the African power project sector will be discussed.

 

Investment committees need to be sure that all risk aspects have been studied and the course will detail the key elements of the due diligence exercise. The course will also provide a guide on how to approach the debt market.

 

Benefits of Attending

 

The course is intended to provide a firm understanding of the principles which create a bankable power project finance structure in terms of risk allocation and the commercial and financial structure. On completion of this course you will understand:

 

  • How a power project is structured and financed
  • How to identify power project risks and mitigation strategies
  • The role of the financial model and cash flow and ration analysis
  • Debt sizing techniques
  • Project finance term sheets and loan documentation
  • Contract documentation
  • The due diligence process
  • How to efficiently identify viable project prospects
  • How to approach the debt market

 

Topic Highlights with Case Studies

 

Day 1:

  • Power Project Commercial Structure
  • Attributes of a Bankable Project
  • Project Risk Identification and Evaluation
  • Case Study Exercise: Preparation of a risk matrix

 

Day 2:

  • Risk Mitigation
  • Case Study: Examples of risk mitigation in the power sector
  • Introduction to the Financial Model
  • Financial Plan for the Project

 

Day 3:

  • Debt Structuring and Debt Sizing
  • Case Study Exercise: Debt sizing and repayment profiling
  • Project Opportunity Triage
  • Case Study Exercise: Opportunity Triage

 

Day 4:

  • Principal Commercial Project Contract – Key Features
  • PPP Contract Structures
  • Finance Documentation
  • Case Study Exercise: Debt term sheet – bid preparation

 

Day 5:

  • Running the Due Diligence Process
  • Case Study: Lessons learned
  • Restructuring and Refinancing
  • Debt Raising – How to Take Your Project to Market
  • Case Study Exercise: Presenting to the investment committee

 

Who Should Attend

 

Including but not limited to people working in:

 

  • Power project developer, investor or financier
  • Finance & accounting
  • Project finance & structured finance
  • Power project management
  • Project analysis & development
  • Commercial & legal
  • Commercial services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)
  • Policy makers and policy advisors dealing with energy sector financial issues

 

Teaching Methodology

 

The course is interactive using a combination of lectures, case studies and workshop exercises. Questions and discussion are encouraged to enable delegates to gain an understanding that will be immediately useful in business. Subject to preserving confidentiality, delegates are welcome to seek solutions to live situations.

 

Course Certificate

 

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International Group

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail [at] infocusinternational [dot] com

http://www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance

 

Power Nigeria Exhibition and Conference,

Power Nigeria offers an essential platform for exhibitors to showcase the latest brands, products, technologies and innovations to a range of individuals from the Power and Energy industry.  25th – 27th September 2018, Landmark Centre.
https://www.power-nigeria.com/

 

Global Local Content Summit

If you’re having difficulty answering this question you’re not alone. As investment in exploration and production rises in Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East, governments and organisations alike are under increasing pressure to establish and monitor equitable local content policies.

22nd – 25th September 2018, London. 
https://www.oilandgasiq.com/

 

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo

NAEE is Nigeria’s leading renewable energy event where industry professionals converge and learn about sustainable and clean Energy.  October 2018,  Abuja, Nigeria

 

Media Supporter – Event Listing

 

Event Name: SPE Upstream Finance and Investments Conference

Event date: 29 October 2019

Venue: Central London, United Kingdom

Event Organisers: Society of Petroleum Engineers

Contact Number: +44 (0) 20 7299 3300

Tracked hyperlink: https://www.spe.org/events/en/2019/conference/19lond/spe-upstream-finance-and-investments.html?utm_source=og-year&utm_medium=web-content&utm_campaign=19LOND&utm_content=Media%20Supporter

 Event copy:

Key petroleum and finance leaders are preparing to meet at this year’s SPE Upstream Finance and Investments Conference to be held on 29 October in Central London, at what is a critical time for the industry.

While it has been nearly five years since the crude oil downturn, the market is still on a path to recovery due to the ever changing landscapes and burning question of how will the industry continue to add value?

The renowned annual conference, formerly known as the SPE London Conference, will provide specialist high level discussion and debate on the current outlook for the industry, investor and operator perspectives, the future of diversification, and the ever changing investment climate.

Previous speakers include leaders from Morgan Stanley, Shell, KPMG, Schlumberger, RBC Capital Markets and many more.

Register today to attend the SPE Upstream Finance and Investments Conference today and save up to 15% off registration tickets with an early bird discount. Purchase tickets here >

Africa Oil Week

Africa Oil Week is the leading oil and gas gathering for the continent, bringing over a thousand key players together. 5 – 9 November, CTICC Cape Town , South Africa. http://-oilweek.com/www.africa/

 

ABU Dhabi International Petroleum and Conference (ADIPEC)

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference is a world-class business forum, where oil and gas professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead. 12 – 15 November, 2018 . Abu Dhabi, UAE . https://www.adipec.com/

 

Future Energy Nigeria (WAPIC)

Future Energy Nigeria (formerly known as the West African Power Industry Convention) is the largest and longest running regional power & energy conference and exhibition in West Africa. The event boasts an opening keynote address from leaders from the region, strategic conference sessions and a large trade exhibition.     13th – 14th November, 2018. Eko hotel & Suites, Lagos Nigeria . 
http://www.future-energy-nigeria.com/

 

Clean Energy Opportunity & Risk Analysis

http://www.infocusinternational.com/cleanenergy/

“Take a structured and systematic approach to your business and investment planning, by examining both current market conditions and the questions of resilience and risk in the face of future change”

 

Date & Location:          

25 – 27 November 2019, Singapore

 Overview

 Clean energy will increasingly have to build business cases with decreasing (or no) policy subsidy – which means greater market exposure. It also exists in market environments seeing rapid technological innovation and the blurring of competitive boundaries.

 This course will help you to think more comprehensively about market and risk analysis, by encouraging you to do so in a structured way and with example tools that you can take away and immediately tailor to the specifics of your own business.

 In particular, this course will present and illustrate a systematic approach which considers not just current market conditions and project deliverability, but also business sustainability (adaptability) in the face of future market change. We call this approach “CODA” analysis, since it combines current market conditions with the outlook for market change, helping guide you towards a project which is both deliverable and adaptable.

 

Specifically tailored to the clean energy sector, you will identify key factors in market opportunities and

business risks, connect aspects of current planning with future risks and examine ways to formalise the

analysis process (for example through methods such as checklists, scorecards and risk maps).

 

Although the course will use specific and up-to-date examples to illustrate key concepts and learning points, it’s important to note that the aim of the course is not to provide single, simple answers to every specific challenge facing every different clean energy business developer or investor. Indeed, beware of anyone who tells you such simple answers exist! Instead the course encourages and helps you to think more comprehensively about market and risk analysis, in a structured way and with example tools that you can take away and immediately tailor to the specifics of your own business.

 

In addition to the presented materials, there will also be plenty of time dedicated to thinking for yourself, working on sample documents and discussing key issues and outcomes with the trainer and other attendees. As a result, this will be an intensive and highly interactive three days.

 

Benefits of Attending

 

The course will:

 

  • Introduce a clean-energy-focused analysis framework which links current market conditions and market outlook, with project delivery and adaptability
  • Provide a systematic approach to assessing market opportunities for new projects and/or products
  • Provide a systematic approach to assessing (and planning for) key risk factors
  • Examine opportunity and risk from both current and future perspectives, including how the two interconnect
  • Provide an approach to market and project analysis (applicable to a wide variety of business objectives), which enables you to better focus your forward-planning, multi-disciplinary discussions and requirements for further data-gathering and research

 

You will leave with:

 

  • A clearer understanding of the key business opportunity and risk influences
  • A more comprehensive view of the market and competitive context of clean energy businesses
  • Sample tools and documents to adapt to your own business needs
  • A better foundation from which to identify and bring together the key inputs both from within and external to your organisation

 

Topic Highlights with Case Studies

 

Day 1: Market Drivers & Market Change

  • Introducing a Market & Business Analysis Framework
  • Key Elements in Current Market Analysis
  • Defining & Investigating Market Outlooks
  • Vital Clean Energy Trends (Examples)

 

Day 2: Structured Approaches to Analysis

  • Comparing Options: Creating a Scorecard
  • Understanding the Determinants of Technology Competition
  • Identifying & Minimising Risks to Delivery
  • What Could Go Wrong? (And Does It Matter?)

 

Day 3: Business Case Resilience

  • Show Me The Money
  • Creating Adaptable Projects
  • Weighing Up Adaption, Outlook Opportunity & Risk
  • Closing Discussion

 

Who Should Attend

 

The course is valuable to anyone involved in developing business strategy, assessing new market opportunities or identifying and managing the risks in new project or product business cases. Particularly relevant roles include:

 

  • Energy sector finance & investment
  • Clean power project development
  • Cleantech product development
  • Energy sector professional services, including legal, insurance and consulting

 

Course Certificate

 

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

 

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International Group

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail [at] infocusinternational [dot] com

http://www.infocusinternational.com/cleanenergy/

 

Practical Nigerian Content Forum

The 8th Practical Nigerian Content Forum, taking place 3 – 6 December 2018 in Yenagoa, will provide four days of unrivaled networking with the top leaders in local content. Join us at the must attend forum to learn new strategies on increasing Nigerian content implementation and further industry updates. 
http://www.cwcpnc.com/

 

NIgeria Association Of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)

November 2018.  International Conference and Exhibition  Eko Hotel, Lagos. 
https://www.nape.org.ng/