About the 5th GECF Summit of Heads of State and Government and the GECF 2nd International Gas Seminar
Equatorial Guinea hosted the 2019 summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, 5th GECF Summit which was held on November 25-29, 2019 where ministers and heads of state from all GECF nations gathered to discuss the future of natural gas in the energy mix.
The 2nd International Gas Seminar formed part of the 5th GECF Summit of Heads of State and Governments.
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- High-level ad-hoc working group meeting chaired by Equatorial Guinea. Presentation of the report on the preparation of the summit and discussion of the draft for the Malabo Declaration. CLOSED to the public
- JODI information session for the African region – OPEN to the public
- Exhibition Day 1 – OPEN to the public
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- Exhibition Day 2 – OPEN to the public
- Gala Dinner
- Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting prior to the summit and chaired by the host country. Preparation of the final draft of the declaration of the summit. CLOSED to the public.
- Heads of State and Government Summit chaired by the Head of State of the host country. Final presentation of the Malabo Declaration to the public and the press. CLOSED to the public.
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07:45 – 09:00
Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:30
Opening speeches and keynotesH.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea, and Chairman GECF Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting; H.E. Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General, GECF
09:30 - 09:45
Official Opening Keynote & Touring of the ExhibitionH.E. Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, Prime Minister, Equatorial Guinea
09:45 - 11:00
Ministers Discussion: Gas in the Geopolitical Context Keynote:Moderator: Guillaume Doane, CEO, Africa Oil & PowerPanelist: H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea Panelist: H.E. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil & Gas, Oman Panelist: H.E. Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria Panelist: H.E. Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Energy, AlgeriaPanelist: H.E. Manuel Quevedo, Minister of Petroleum, Venezuela; President of the Ministerial Meeting
11:00 - 12:15
Natural Gas, Energy and Meeting Sustainable Development GoalsKeynote: Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy ForumKeynote: H.E. Dr. Seyed Mohammed Hossein Adeli, former Secretary General of GECF representing Minister of Petroleum, IranModerator: Stuart Elliott, Senior Writer, European Gas & LNG, S&P Global PlattPanelist: Jacqueline Onalo, Director and Founder, JOLT International Ltd.Panelist: Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPCPanelist: Lars Erik Aamot, Director General, Ministry of Petroleum & Energy, NorwayPanelist: George Hossie, Secretary General, SNPCPanelist: Tavares Martinho, Executive Vice President for Exploration & Production, ENH
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:45
Connected to Consumers — Trade potential, the state of gas infrastructure and virtual pipelinesKeynote: H.E. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil & Gas, Oman Moderator: Rob Veersma, Director Training & Development, Gazprom InternationalTraining Panelist: Chaher Boulakhras, CEO, SonelgazPanelist: Mounir Bouaziz, former Vice President, South America and Africa, ShellPanelist: Juan Antonio Ndong Ondo, General Manager, CEO, Sonagas Dmitry Sokolov, Head of Energy Economics and Forecasting Department, GECF
13:45 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:45
Monetization of Natural Gas — Prospects for creating valueKeynote: H.E. Manuel Quevedo, Minister of Petroleum, Venezuela; President of the Ministerial Meeting Keynote: H.E. Rubens Mikindo Muhima, Minister of State, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Democratic Republic of CongoModerator: Chris Levell, Managing Consultant, Gas Strategies Panelist: Luis Beltran, Secretary General, International Gas Union Panelist: Thomas Stensgaard, General Manager - Gas Projects, Amni InternationalPanelist: Mr. Bryan Wallace, Managing Director, EG LNGMs. Mahdjouba Belaifa, Head of Gas Market Analysis Department: Monetization of Natural Gas, GECF
16:45 - 17:00
Presentation: Future of Unconventional Resources in AlgeriaKamel-Eddine Chikhi, CEO, Sonatrach
17:00 - 18:00
Digitization: A transformative approach to production and efficiencyKeynote: H.E. Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General, GECFKeynote: H.E. Noel Mboumba, Minister of Oil, Gas and Hydrocarbons, Republic of GabonKeynote: H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Secretary General, APPOKeynote: Dr. Roberto Arenas Lara, Head of Data and Information Systems, GECF
18:00 – 18:15
Closing RemarksH.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Seminar VIP Attendees
The 2nd International Gas Seminar is a day that will explore the theme, ‘Gas: Challenging the Status Quo, Creating a Sustainable Future’ showcasing dedicated sessions and presentations orchestrated by public and private sector gas sector leaders from across the spectrum of natural gas operations, and from across the globe.