16th Annual Angola Summit 2017

Dear Client,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our 16th Annual Angola Summit ‘Developing a Roadmap for the Energy Transition’. 

The summit will be held 18 & 19 October 2017 at the Skyna Hotel, Luana, Angola.

To ensure project success it is imperative that competitive financial incentives are introduced. Given the global competition for project funding and to ensure that  exploration on both onshore and offshore blocks are attractive, it is important  that Angola has attractive  financial terms and conditions.

Key Strategic Themes include:

  • Assessing the pre-salt blocks and Deepwater Prospects
  • Strategies to develop gas industry
  • Developing the onshore blocks
  • Energy Company of the 21st century
  • Executive Panel: Assessing & Prioritizing Strategic Choices(featured in the Day1 Management Session)

These key themes will be featured in the Opening Day Management Session; and in turn these themes will be featured in the other summit sessions.

We are pleased to introduce two of our Key Speakers;

Dr Qi Chen, Director of Chiron AlkaTrans Technology, is a developer, practitioner, manager, and advisor in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He runs an consultancy from The Netherlands, with support from a worldwide network of experienced professionals with all disciplines. His consultancy focuses on the following key expertise areas:

Gas development master planning and project development, emphasizing midstream solutions

Process technology development, commercialization, transfer, and education

  • Business processes for the development of a capital project
  • Contracting strategy for a capital project and sourcing strategy from low-cost countries

Qi has previously worked in a broad range of roles with operating and service companies. These included process technology, design and engineering, project development and management, contracting and sourcing, and business development. His career has taken him to a variety of locations including The Netherlands, China, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Dr Ken Seymour graduated from Leeds University, UK with a first class BSc honours degree in Mining Engineering & a PhD in Rock Mechanics. He has worked with major and minor E&P companies for over 35 years as Drilling Engineer, Drilling Superintendent, Drilling Manager, General Manager, Director and Adviser in the North Sea and on international assignments in China, Pakistan, Angola, Nigeria and Indonesia. He obtained an MBA in 1994 from the Aberdeen Universities and has authored twenty presentations on well engineering and upstream management.

It is our hope that this summit can help stimulate thought and be a catalyst for developing future scenarios for the energy sector.

We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards,

Gerard Kreeft

Managing Director




Gold                                        Silver                        Bronze




Participating Companies







Morning Day 1, 18 October 2017

Management Session: Establishing the Priorities

Ensuring a competitive fiscal-economic regime

Precioso Domingos, Professor, CEIC (Centro de Estudos e Investigação Cientifica & Faculty of Economics and Management, Catholic University of Angola

Putting Together the Pieces of the Angola Gas Masterplan: A Roadmap for Developing Angola’s Gas Assets

Dr Qi Chen, Director, Chiron AlkaTrans Technology

Refreshment Break 10:30 – 11:00

How Nigeria/ Canada/United States of America (USA) have Adapted to New Onshore Realities

Dr Ken Seymour, Consultant

Developing the Onshore Blocks

Angolan Geoscience Company Association (AEAGSAP)

Executive Panel: Assessing & Prioritizing Strategic Choices

Afternoon Day 1, 18 October 2017

Re-evaluating & Optimizing the Deepwater Assets: Lower for Longer

A Perspective for the Offshore Construction Industry,

João Lopes, Business Development Manager, Sub-Sea 7

Surviving in Today’s Marketplace: The Case of AkerSolutions,

Claudio Louisado, Business Development Manager, AkerSolutions (Angola)

Refreshment Break: 15:30 – 16:00

Free Hanging Composite Risers for Ultra Deepwater SURF

Peter Aarts, Airborne Oil and Gas

Asset Integrity, New Technologies and Innovative Approaches in DeepwaterTheatres

Alexandre Mitchell, Head Engineering, Saipem (Angola)

Summary Panel


Morning Day 2, 19 October 2017

New Business Opportunities for the Onshore

How the Onshore Roadmap can be put togehter

Dr Ken Seymour, Consultant

Putting the Roadmap in Place

Angolan Geoscience Companies Association (AEAGSAP)

Panel: How to adapt to the New Reality

  • What should be amended in terms of contractual obligations?
  • What should the work packages look like?
  • What financial and tax incentives can be offered?

Refreshment Break 10:30 – 11:00

Final Session (continued) 

How the Gas Roadmap can be put Together

Dr Qi Chen, Director, Chiron AlkaTrans Technology

Outling Angola’s Long-term Energy Vision

Ministry of Energy & Water, Speaker to be announced

Developing a Strategy so that Angola can Become an Energy Transition Champion

Gerard Kreeft, Managing Director EnergyWise

Closing of Summit