Mexico Power Day is the Clean Energy stream of the Mexico Energy Assembly. It gives access to off-record insights in an exclusive C-Level environment, with no press and no sales pitches. Find out what we learned.
Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the global energy sector. Several factors including robust economic progress and demographic advancement have led to incredible growth over the last few years, with expectations of continued high demand in the short-, medium- and long-term. China has been the main market of energy growth. Across Asia the electrification of the region’s rural population will be the main driver for energy demand.
The current remaining unconventional gas reserves is approximately equal with the estimated conventional gas resources of around 138 TCF. This is based on ~120 Coal Bed Methane (CBM) wells currently drilled in Indonesia. As more wells are drilled, we expect unconventional gas resources move closer to the estimated gas in place of 453 TCF. Rising national energy demand coupled with declining conventional gas production have significantly increased the role unconventional gas (CBM) will play to fulfil clean energy demand in Indonesia.
As a graduate interested in energy economics the oil & gas industry was very exciting – the obvious place for me to look to start my career.
While BD Globe Capital has been providing investment and smart capital solutions to the energy sector worldwide for years now, we have a particular focus at present on ‘upstream Nigeria’, no doubt having been of great interest to us for the last 7 years.
In a way, I can say that I have been involved in the industry throughout my career. In the 80s, the geological unit was involved in oil and gas amongst other things.
By accident (laughs). In my position as Permanent Secretary of Energy and Economic Affairs in early 2000, I was also the head of the Policy Analysis Unit, Department of Geology and Commission of Petroleum.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen some of our biggest Chinese counterparts evolve their position in overseas markets, including: upstream and shipping.
In the early 2000’s I did my first transaction in Nigeria and I realised that there was a lot going on in Africa. In the mid -2000’s for two to three years, I travelled between Dubai and Calgary every six weeks as Dubai was very much a gateway of finance to the African continent.
It is the first time that we have confirmed such large gas deposits and we have to be prepared to fulfil the needs of the experts in the areas of oil and gas, or mining, for example.
I run a campaign and advocacy organization called Power-For-All whose aim is to promote decentralized renewable energy (DRE) as the quickest, easiest and most cost effective way of encouraging energy access globally.
I am a partner at Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) based in Geneva, Switzerland. HFW is a sector led international law firm with over 17 international offices including thee associations.
I am responsible for our existing energy portfolio as well as new investments in the energy sector. What I really enjoy about it is that it is very much like building puzzles – you have to find the right pieces and make them fit.
SGX mirrors the evolution of Singapore’s economy, and this is particularly the case given Singapore’s role as a global commodity trading hub and international financial centre.
I entered the industry from a pretty unusual route having commenced my career as a pilot first in the RAF and then with Bristow Helicopters in the early stages of the North Sea oil boom.