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About the Africa Gas Forum
The Africa Gas Forum has been created to ensure a balance between country specific opportunities as well as common issues that affect the whole region such as exploration activity, licensing rounds, development plans and the move to gas, new tax regimes, regional infrastructure projects, pipelines, LNG terminals, security, local content initiatives, investment requirements and other key upcoming projects.
The 6th Africa Gas Forum will be taking place on 2 -3 March 2021 as a virtual event and is aligned as an official side event of the annual Africa Energy Indaba.
Senior Energy Principal: Kearney
FutureEnergy and Secretary General Elect
International Gas Union (IGU)
Total E&P South Africa and Total E&P Namibia
Mervin Ekpen Azeta
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Johan de Vos
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Dr Christoph Reimnitz
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The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)
The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is dedicated to promoting the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Southern Africa. Our aim is to be the primary facilitator servicing the upstream and mid-stream sectors of the oil and gas value chain across Sub-Saharan Africa, attracting investment and developing capacity within the region to service and supply the oil and gas industry, for the benefit of all stakeholders and valued members. In parallel we aim to provide the Sub-Saharan oil and gas industry and our members with a comprehensive platform, driving growth of the oil and gas industry through skills development, local knowledge, geographic location and maximising government, institutional and private business resources.
SA is battling an energy crisis and gas could be used as an alternative energy source. The critical role of Gas in Africa will be discussed at the upcoming Africa Gas Forum.
ENCA interview, 18 February 2021 with Prashaen Reddy, Kearney
The Africa Gas Forum appeals to anyone interested in capitalising on the opportunities presented by the gas sector in Africa. This premium side event of the Africa Energy Indaba provides the quintessential platform from which low carbon alternatives will be thoroughly unpacked, addressing the associated challenges and discussing the various solutions thereof.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the demand of natural gas will outpace oil and coal by 1.6% per year over the following 5 years. This growth will be accelerated by factors such as abundant supply, low prices, and its part in decreasing air pollution and other emissions. Gas, the last of the fossil fuels to experience peak demand, is set to become the world’s key energy source towards 2050 owing to the availability of shale gas and the increase in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade.
The recent gas condensate discovery by Total South Africa, 175km off the southern coast of South Africa, has set the stage for a significant contribution to the nation’s economic development as it will assist in reducing dependency on imports of oil and gas, notwithstanding the considerable reserves believed to exist in its territorial soil and waters. The discovery will support the launch of a new hydro-carbons province in the country, which could attest to the equivalent of billions of barrels of oil in South Africa’s oceans. This discovery is believed to be a catalyst and motivation for policy makers to foster a business environment for further exploration and drilling endeavours in South Africa. This will consequently translate into benefits for South African workers and contractors across the value chain, creating employment opportunities for people far and wide. Additionally, it increases the South African government’s engagement with the African and global oil industry alike.
This breakthrough is expected to attract major oil companies in exploring the blocks they have already acquired which will subsequently drive major new upstream oil activity offshore. Moreover, the discovery serves as an opportunity for the country’s oil industry to attract the necessary investment as both local and global investors seek sound leadership and governance in their investment destinations. In light of this, the Africa Gas Forum serves as a significant platform from which meaningful dialogue on attractive legislation and local content development pertaining to this ground-breaking oil discovery will be unpacked. Now, more than ever, is the time to attend this premium event where attendees will be privy to the latest insights relating to this exciting discovery.
Africa is set to become a leading gas market and has the potential to become a significant market for the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with many African countries exploring the natural gas potential. There have been rapid developments in West Africa’s gas sector as seen from Senegal to Angola. Although significant gas discoveries in Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania have caused a concurrent surge of gas in the regions, foreign and, or private investment is necessary if developments and infrastructure associated with these discoveries are to be realised. Africa’s Shale Gas exploration has been triggered by the emergence of Shale Gas and the commissioning of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of Shale Gas by the South African Government. At the end of 2016, Africa was reported to have had proven natural gas reserves of 503.3 Tcf (trillion cubic feet), indicating an increase of around 1% in total gas reserves on the continent.
It is predicted that global economies will increasingly become gas-based as they explore cost-effective solutions to create value from flared gas and evaluate innovative technologies that enable transportation of gas from remote offshore fields. This rise in gas consumption will lead to greater investment in both the short and long term across natural gas supply chains.