As a Japanese standard university student in the 20th century, I entered Osaka Gas as soon as I graduated. I wanted to do something important for Japan with poor energy resources. At the time of my graduation, Japanese oil companies and upstream companies were not well known among university students and I chose a utility company which had established close and good relationships with end users.
Dr Nick Cooper was appointed as an executive director and Chief Executive in June 2011. He is a member of the Nomination Committee. Prior to joining Ophir, Nick Cooper was Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Salamander Energy plc.
KrisEnergy has put on stream two greenfield oil projects in 2015 in the Gulf of Thailand, one of those was our first as the operator, so this has been a big year in our evolution as a relatively young start-up company (2009). Looking ahead, we have two gas developments in Indonesia and one oil development in each of Thailand and Cambodia all planned to go into production in late 2017/early 2018. That should keep us very busy over the next couple of years.
The Congress is a unique platform that brings together key actors in the gas market at the developer, financial and governmental level. I look forward to discussing critical issues in gas market growth and benefitting from these diverse perspectives.
At the practical level, an undersecretary or diversity and inclusion committee could be created; well organized to ensure excellent quality of management and a workable plan.
I would also tell women to lead with openness to ideas, but with determination. Women are able to build bridges where there are none and find creative solutions to complex problems. Make discipline your best ally and your travel companion’s intuition.
My advice to women is not to be influenced by environments. Be projected into the future, and each act, each action, each initiative, pursue an objective where you want to be in five, ten or fifteen years, without forgetting to co-exist with personal life and motherhood.
I am presenting AECOM’s global capabilities in this sector and also participating as a panel member for the world’s first, Delimara 4 LNG to Power project in Malta. AECOM supported ElectroGas Malta for over 4 years from bidding stage to operational delivery. We provided project management, engineering and construction expertise and services across all the development stages and are proud to have been intimately involved with this award winning project.
There are various ways that public and private entities can contribute to the development of an industry; these could be stand-alone solutions and/or collaborative partnerships aligned to national and regional entities, as well as national agencies of the home governments.
The gas industry needs to overcome the current glut in supply and open up new markets. It needs to build a coherent narrative on how natural gas can support economic development in emerging and development markets and provide a basis for industrialisation in these markets.
Mozambique will go through a steep development curve over the next decade and it will be both a challenge and opportunity for our industry to support the Government of Mozambique on this journey. Shell has a long history of partnering with governments and has a lot of experience to share in this regard.
In my view the monetization of the region’s natural gas resources remains the single biggest challenge for Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Coupled with that is the need for increased investment R&D, human capital development and how to use the region’s significant natural gas resources for industrialisation.
Securing sale and purchase agreements for new LNG, managing Mozambique risk and ensuring Mozambique is competitive in global LNG. Standard Bank has been in Mozambique for 127 years and well understands each of the country and global LNG dynamics
I was engaged in the industry due to its fascinating dynamic I have been seeing throughout the years. I truly thought developing projects to make a difference to society would be possible in this industry
Lionel Bony is in charge of the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean region for Neoen, a leading solar, wind and storage IPP.