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OIL & GAS MANAGEMENT IN THIS NEW ERA OF ENERGY TRANSITION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ADDRESSING ENERGY SCARCITY & PRICE VOLATILITY

Location: London, United Kingdom

Date: 25th-29th July 2022

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Overview

The increasing role of fossil fuels including oil, gas and coal has been well manifested in the recent years, especially given the current global energy crisis experienced in different countries. Despite efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 focused on Climate Action, coupled with the global move to achieve the goals stipulated in the 2015 Paris Agreement- the current global crisis has hiked oil and gas prices- which have been on a steady climb in recent months – reaching its highest level since 2014. Whereas the surge in oil and gas prices was initially associated with the economic recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the situation has been exacerbated by the Russian-Ukraine geopolitics- and previously the financial risks associated with extractives.

 

Oil & Gas companies, government agencies, institutions, civil society and other relevant stakeholder are therefore faced with the twin challenge of addressing energy security and at the same time tackling climate change. The legal and fiscal regime for the petroleum industry must be analysed to highlight if these are in line with the current developments in the sector.

 

Taking stock of the above, in this 5-day executive training, we shall critically explore the key issues regarding the development of the petroleum sector at the national, regional and international level. The event is a combination of industry panel discussions and research-based expert extensive executive training delivered by international Energy Professors and Experts who have done extensive research in these areas.

 

Our team of experts will address how Petroleum firms and government agencies can adequately address and incorporate the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in their everyday activities.

 

Additionally, transitioning to a low-carbon economy has highlighted the dependence of the energy sector on critical minerals. One might ask, the extractive industry being a non-renewable sector, what happens if we run out of critical minerals that are essential in the energy transition? In the event of a wholesome energy transition, is it possible for countries to fail to meet the global demand for low-carbon technology?  Well, these are valid questions since low-carbon technologies require more minerals than fossil fuel technologies. For instance, reliable data shows that an electric car uses five times as much minerals as a conventional car and an onshore wind plant requires eight times as much minerals as a gas-fired plant of the same capacity. Consequently, electric transport and grid storage are currently the largest consumers of lithium, together accounting for 35 per cent of total demand.

 

The above clearly brings out the nexus between the energy sector and the mining sector. Consequently, all these issues will be addressed in this executive training. We shall explore how countries can manage investments in the extractive industries in this energy transition era. We shall explore the geological and geographical aspects that influence security of supply for critical minerals such as cobalt that are crucial to transition to a low a carbon economy and tackling climate change. The executive training shall address how to negotiate oil and gas agreements in this energy transition era. This executive training is suited for industry professionals, government agencies, civil society, Human Resources professionals and students interested in the Oil, Gas, Energy, Climate Change and the Mining sector.

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£3,000 for individuals and small groups of 3

20% discount for companies and groups of more than 3

 

ENQUIRIES: v.nalule@nemenergyco.com

FACILITATORS/ INTERNATIONAL ENERGY EXPERTS (Facilitator biographies available at www.nemenergyco.com )

  1. Dr Victoria R Nalule (International Energy Lawyer)
  2. Dr Theophilus Acheampong (International Energy Economist)
  3. Professor Eduardo Pereira (International Energy Lawyer)
  4. Professor Damilola Olayuwi (International Energy and Environmental Lawyer)
CEO

DR VICTORIA NALULE

Biography

Victoria is a lawyer and an Energy and Mining expert, with extensive experience working on various projects in the different parts of the Globe. She is a holder of a PhD in International Energy Law and Policy (Dundee, UK). Victoria is the Founder of a charity NGO, the African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative. She is the CEO and lead consultant at Nalule Energy & Minerals Consultants. She is also an Energy & Natural Resources Law Lecturer at the University of Bradford, UK.

Victoria is enthusiastic about energy arbitration & dispute resolution. As such, she is an Energy Arbitrator at the Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC), Turkey. She is a committee member at the International Law Association (ILA): and at Access for Women in Energy.

Victoria is an author and has widely published on topics relating to oil, gas, renewable energy, climate change, mining and International Arbitration. Her latest five books covering energy, mining, land access and Extractives, energy arbitration, and negotiation in Extractives.

Victoria offers extensive experience in the Energy and Mining sectors having worked with various institutions; regional and international organizations including assignments for The Queen Mary University of London (EU Energy Project); The International Energy Charter Secretariat in Belgium; The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment in New York; the East African Community Secretariat in Tanzania; the Southern African Development Community Secretariat in Botswana; International Arbitration Case Law in New York; Uganda Christian University; to mention but a few. She has also worked with both the private and public legal sectors.

She has presented as a speaker and panellist in several forums and conferences. She has also advised African governments on oil, gas and mining projects including training officials from the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company: leading a capacity building training for an international NGO OXFAM: appearing as an expert witness before the Commission of Inquiry into Land matters in Uganda; presenting comments on the South African Petroleum Bill before the country’s Policy Makers; leading a team of energy experts in reviewing Energy/Mining laws and policies for countries such as Namibia, Ethiopia, Uganda etc.

Victoria has an active YouTube Channel and Podcast both focused on energy and mining discussions. She is one of the few people who got her PhD in less than 3 years below the age of 30 years. For more, visit www.victorianalule.com.

DR THEOPHILUS ACHEAMPONG

Biography

Dr Theophilus Acheampong is an economist and political risk analyst with over ten years’ experience working with governments, private investors, and international organisations on natural resource governance and public financial management issues. He has worked as an independent consultant on over 40 projects in the global energy industry, particularly in upstream oil and gas, and in providing economic analysis and market research covering frontier emerging markets. His areas of specialisation include energy policy formulation, fiscal regime design and modelling, taxation and investment analysis, petroleum accounting and contractual negotiations. Other areas include trade and investment promotion and financial analysis of public sector entities, including programming and budgeting. Dr. Acheampong also specialises in analysing political and business risks in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes producing forward-looking risk reports covering economic (sovereign, fiscal and monetary policy), legal (expropriation and contract risks) and operational risks (corruption and regulatory burden). Dr. Acheampong holds a PhD in economics and a Master of Science in petroleum, energy economics and finance from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He earned his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is an Associate Lecturer at The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee. He is also an Associate Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow at the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF), University of Aberdeen. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at Ghanaian Think Tank IMANI Centre for Policy and Education. Dr. Acheampong is quoted in international media such as the BBC, Bloomberg, AFP, CNBC and has widely published in leading academic journals. Theo is currently co-editing a Palgrave MacMillan book titled “Petroleum Resource Management in Africa: Lessons from Ghana”, which examines the challenges and opportunities from ten years of oil and gas production in Ghana.

Advisory Member

Prof. Dr. Eduardo G. Pereira

Prof. Dr. Eduardo G. Pereira is a professor of Natural Resources and Energy Law. He is a founding partner at the International Energy Law Training and Research Company as well as at the International Energy Law Advisory Group. He has been active in the natural resources and energy industry for more than 15 years and is an international expert on oil and gas contracts and regulations. His experience in this area – both academic and practical – is extensive. He has practical experience in over 50 jurisdictions covering America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is a professor of natural resources and energy law as a full-time, part-time, honorary, adjunct and/or visiting scholar in a number of leading academic institutions around the world. He is also a managing editor for the GSENRLJ and an associate editor of OGEL. He is also the author and editor of several leading oil and gas textbooks. 

Advisory Member

PROFESSOR DAMILOLA S. OLAWUYI, SAN, FCIARB

Biography

Professor Damilola is an international lawyer, professor of law, arbitrator, author, and policy consultant, with expertise in petroleum, energy and environmental law. In 2015, Professor Olawuyi was promoted to the rank of Full Professor of Law at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria at the age of 32 years, becoming one of the youngest full professors of law in Nigerian history. He is Deputy Vice Chancellor, Chancellor’s Fellow and Director of the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute), Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. He is also a professor of petroleum, energy and environmental law at HBKU Law School, Doha, Qatar where he teaches energy and environmental law courses. 

​A prolific and highly regarded scholar, Professor Olawuyi has practiced and taught law in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. He was formerly an international energy lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Calgary, where he served on the firm’s global committee on extractive resource investments in Africa. He was also formerly deputy director and head of international environmental law at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada. 

Professor Olawuyi has published several influential journal articles and books on natural resources, energy and environmental law.  He has been an expert speaker and commentator at several international conferences. His most recent book publications include: Extractives Industry Law in Africa (Springer, 2018) and The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

Professor Olawuyi is an Independent Expert on the African Commission’s Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights. He is Vice Chair of the International Law Association; co-chair of the Africa Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (2016-2019); and member of the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy; Associate Editor of the Carbon and Climate Law Review; and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Montreal, Canada. He is a member of the Governing Council of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICARB).  

Professor Olawuyi has lectured on energy and environmental law in over 50 countries including: Qatar, Great Britain, Greece, France, Denmark, United States, Australia, Spain, China, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Canada, United States and across Nigeria. He has most recently received the Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professorship at the University of Cambridge, UK and the IAS Vanguard Fellowship of the University of Birmingham. He has served as a visiting professor of law at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing; University Research Fellow at the Consortium for Peace Studies, University of Calgary; and David Sive Scholar at Columbia Law School, New York, United States.  

Professor Olawuyi has been admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and Nigeria. 

Training Program

 

  • DAY 1

 

THE INCREASING ROLE OF OIL & GAS: MANAGING INVESTMENTS IN HOST GOVERNMENTS

 

Key issues to address in the executive training

 

  1. Discovery and allocation of resource rights
  2. How to negotiate oil and gas agreements in this energy transition era?
  3. Exploring key contractual agreements including the Petroleum Sharing Agreements; Joint Ventures and Joint Operating Agreements.
  4. Exploring the fiscal and taxation regimes for oil and gas.
  5. How is the geopolitics affecting the energy sector globally?
  6. What can be done to curb the surging oil and gas prices?
  7. What is the implication of this energy crisis on the global move to tackle climate change?
  8. Exploring stabilisation clauses in petroleum agreements
  9. Addressing transparency and accountability
  10. State-owned companies governance
  11. Fiscal regimes and taxation

 

 

  • DAY 2

 

THE PRACTICALITY OF ENERGY TRANSITIONS & CLIMATE CHANGE: MANAGING RISKS IN OIL & GAS

 

Key issues to address in the executive training

 

  1. Implication of energy transitions on developing and developed countries
  2. Exploring the alternative of Energy Progression
  3. Global Climate Change Initiatives: prospects and challenges of achieving these
  4. Opportunities and challenges of achieving a low-carbon economy
  5. Energy justice issues and how they can be achieved
  6. Exploring a just energy transition
  7. Legal and regulatory reforms necessary for energy transitions and climate change
  8. Managing fossil fuels in this energy transition and climate change era
  9. Environmental and social impacts of extractions as a driver for energy transitions
  10. Geographies of energy transitions and climate change

 

 

  • DAY 3

 

THE INCREASING ROLE OF CRITICAL MINERALS IN ACHIEVING THE ENERGY TRASITION

 

Key issues to address in the executive training

 

  1. Exploring key issues in mining
  2. What is the nexus between mining and energy?
  3. What are critical minerals?
  4. Exploring the legal and regulatory reforms for managing critical minerals
  5. The fiscal and taxation regime for critical minerals
  6. Climate change impacts on critical minerals
  7. The geological and geographical impacts on security of supply for critical minerals
  8. How is climate change impacting critical minerals?
  9. How can the oil and gas sector finance critical minerals for energy transitions?
  10. The different generations of legal and fiscal regimes for critical minerals 

 

  • DAY 4

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR: ADDRESSING SOCIETAL CONCERNS

 

Key issues to address in the executive training

 

  1. How can companies address environmental impacts?
  2. What should be done to embrace societal acceptance including acquiring a social licence to operate?
  3. What should be considered when acquiring a Social Licence to Operate?
  4. Practicability of Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Land access and relocations in oil and gas
  6. Managing social expectations from local communities
  7. Practical ways to implement ESG in oil and gas projects

 

  • DAY 5

 

ADDRESSING SOCIETAL CONCERNS & LOCAL CONTENT IMPLEMENTATION: EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION

 

  1. Local content requirements in Oil and Gas
  2. The legal and regulatory framework for local content
  3. The readiness of local firms and personnel to benefit from the oil and gas sector
  4. How to effectively implement local content policies
  5. Comparative analysis and case studies of local content practices in different countries
  6. Recap of the previous discussion
  7. Expert panel discussion
  8. Executive training conclusion
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