Agenda Day 1
08:00 - 08:45

Registration Opens for Getenergy Global 2017

09:00 - 10:00

2017 Opening Summit: Setting the agenda for localisation

Localisation offers a sustainable, cost efficient and impactful model for our evolving oil and gas industry.  The model is based on the full commitment of governments, IOCs and their international partners to a long term approach with a legacy that goes beyond oil and gas. Education and training is an important part of this solution.

To make this vision of localisation a reality, the 2017 Getenergy Global Opening Summit asks our senior level panel and audience to highlight what they believe to be the key challenges we need to overcome, and the success factors for achieving a localised model in the lower for longer oil price and beyond.

The outcomes of the Opening Summit will set the agenda for the discussions which will follow over the next two days.

Confirmed Speakers:

H.E Ahmed Alfahaid, Governor, TVTC Saudi Arabia
H.E Mohamed Abdel Ould Vetah
, Minister of Petroleum, Energy & Mining, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Bakheet Al-Rashid, President, Kuwait Petroleum International
Kofie Kodua Sarpong, CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
Mamadou Faye, Managing Director, Petrosen

10:00 - 10:30

VIP Speaker Tour of the Learning Arena




10:30 - 11:30

Creating a joined up approach to localisation across the whole value chain

Localisation is a calculation which needs to consider how far it is possible to localise a project over a certain time period and within the metrics of economic sustainability. Visions of localisation – what is both realistic and achievable – should coalesce between governments and their international investors.

Too often, IOC, contractor and development agency local skills and supply chain investments are disconnected. To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of localisation investments in country, further coordination is needed to implement a strategy that addresses the whole value chain of local industries.

This workshop will discuss solutions to maximising the impact of localisation investments. Specifically:

  • How to calculate realistic and achievable localisation targets within each country/project context
  • Improving collaboration and coordination among governments, IOCs, contractors and development agencies
  • How to effectively engage local communities and communicate opportunities in the direct and indirect workforce and supply chain
  • The potential of regional solutions or regionalisation
  • Supporting long term employment and business opportunities through developing transferable skills
  • Understanding the opportunities and limitations of local content legislation. Towards greater flexibility?

Confirmed Speakers:
Antonella Caruso, VP Education & Training, Eni Corporate University
Manuela Coelho, Director Angolanisation, Ministry of Petroleum Angola
Massimiliano Valenti,
 VP Human Resources, Eni Mozambique
Mohammed Ghareebi,
In Country Value Manager, PDO
Susan Morrice,
Chairperson, Belize Natural Energy
Waddah Ghanem, Executive Director, EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC)




10:30 - 11:30

Solutions to maximising local participation in the direct workforce and wider supply chain for mega projects in East Africa

East Africa hosts one of the most exciting burgeoning oil and gas markets in the world, with LNG mega projects in Mozambique & Tanzania, oil projects in Kenya and Uganda, and the Uganda-Tanzania and Kenya pipeline projects creating immediate and large scale demand for local skills and a capable local supply chain.

In this solution focused, practical workshop we discuss:

  • How to scale-up skills development to meet workforce demands for each mega project
  • Creating a common language in terms of standards and expectations among employers to simplify the training process
  • Increasing access to field and practical experience to improve the employability of graduates
  • Importance of mapping current skills availability and project requirements
  • Methods of increasing access to information for local people and enterprises on the opportunities that exist for each project
  • Achieving greater coordination among governments, IOCs, contractors, education and training institutions and development actors
  • Developing transferable skills across projects and industries to maximise the economic impact of skills and supply chain investments
  • Are regional centres of excellence a solution?

Confirmed Speakers:
Bernard Ongodia, Head of National Content Unit, Directorate of Petroleum, Ministry of Energy & Minerals Development Uganda
Gilberto Botas, Chairman, ANEP (National Authority of Professional Education, Mozambique)
Jospehine Wapakabulo, CEO, UNOC
Moritz Schmidt, Senior Technical Advisor, Colleges and Institutes Canada



10:30 - 13:15

Diversity and Inclusion as a strategic business driver for the oil and gas industry

The future of the oil and gas industry relies heavily on its talent, on the diverse experiences, backgrounds and expertise of the current and future human capital. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Through initiatives such MOL Group’s FEMME programmes and BP’s diversity and inclusion strategy, we will share experiences and practical tips for implementing mentoring programmes, leadership development programmes, graduate schemes and work placements. We discuss how these can support the attraction and retention of women within the energy sector, and how diversity and inclusion can be impactful to your business.

Confirmed Speakers
Becky Edwards, Chief Communications Officer, GE Oil & Gas
Peter Duff, Head of Diversity, BP
Reem Al Ghanim, Head Women Development & Diversity, Saudi Aramco
Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, VP HR, MOL Group

Beverley Smith, Director, POWERful Women

11:30 - 12:15

Networking break in the Learning Arena


12:15 - 13:15

Continued – Creating a joined up approach to localisation across the whole value chain


12:15 - 13:15

Continued – Solutions to maximising local participation in the direct workforce and wider supply chain for mega projects in East Africa


12:15 - 13:15

The operationalisation of training to increase efficiency and promote operational excellence

People are key to operational performance. But it has become clear there is a need to change the traditional model of “talent management” to one that is more operationally centric. Operationalising the talent management process needs to focus on performance management and increasing efficiencies.

An opportunity exists to learn from different industries and implement expertise from other sectors including aviation, military and rail, and genuinely define ways to improve capability and drive operational excellence within the upstream industry.

In this session we discuss how to link training far more closely to operations rather than an HR or L&D function, and the need to learn from other industries for improving operational excellence and efficiency.

Confirmed Speakers:
Craig Deaves, Middle East Learning Manager, BP
John L. Thorogood
, Director, Drilling Global Consultant LLP
Wan Mohd Muzani,
Head of Strategic Planning, Petronas Technical Training  SDN. BHD


Ian Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Drilling Systems

13:15 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

Lunchtime Session: Human Capital for the Energy Industry: Effective Communication and Successful Localisation

This session is an introduction to communication style preferences and behaviours. Begin to evaluate your personal preference and understand how this impacts on others. Hear an independent review of the impact of communication in a technical environment and appreciate the positive impact effective communication has on individuals and organisations.

Confirmed Speakers:
Martin Crick, Chief Petroleum Engineer/TEN Appraisal & Development Manager, Tullow Oil
Sarah Farmer, Founder Director, RPS Nautilus

14:30 - 15:30

Education, Training & Employability: Practical recommendations for improving the employability of the local workforce

This highly practical workshop has been designed to collaboratively determine a number of success factors to improve the quality, quantity and sustainability of education, training and local workforce development outcomes and identify steps and recommendations on how they can be implemented.

Divided into working groups and led by senior representatives from government, industry, education, training and development we discuss:

  • Effective solutions to ensuring graduates are employable
  • How to increase and integrate practical training and apprenticeships
  • Creating a closer alignment with industry on curriculum development, training processes and assessment
  • Moving towards competency based education and training
  • Strategies for attracting youth and marginalised communities into the industry
  • Strategies to increase gender diversity within local workforces
  • Incorporating personal and behavioural skills into curriculums
  • Strategies to attract, train and retain teaching talent
  • Creating local ownership of education and training programmes
  • Developing leadership and management skills and increasing professional development programmes

Confirmed Speakers:

Kamel Brouri, Managing Director, Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP)
Joke Van Wieringen, Learning & Development Manager, Kuwait Petroleum International
Olimpia Salas Guzman,
Specialist - Training & Career Development Group, KOC
Saeeid Safaee Movahed, Director Training & Development, Pars Oil & Gas Company
Saja AbdulRedha Salem,
Training Officer, Training & Career Development Group, KOC
Sergio Olivares,
Upstream Learning School Manager, Repsol
Zach Aman, Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

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14:30 - 15:30

Addressing the high level skills demands of the evolving Mexican and Colombian oil and gas markets

Mexico and Colombia’s oil and gas industries are rapidly developing, accompanied by a demand for high level local skills.

In both countries, the context of an evolving production and commercial landscape, including the emergence of shale and deep water activity, and the introduction of new international investors, calls for an assessment on future skills, education and training requirements.

There is great potential for these two Latin American hydrocarbon nations to collaborate on human capital development and technical capabilities together with international partners.

Specifically, this solution focused workshop will cover:

  • Quantifying skills requirements in specialist areas and identifying key priority areas for education and training
  • Partnership opportunities for international education and training institutions
  • Potential areas of collaboration between the Mexican and Colombian governments and industry
  • Making education partnerships meaningful – how to develop practical outcomes from international university and partnerships
  • Mechanisms for achieving closer coordination between government and industry and among the IOCs
  • Defining action points ahead of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2017

Confirmed Speakers:
Alberto Vives De la Espriella, Managing Director, Asociacion
Camilo Morales, Investor Relations & International Affairs, ANH
Eduardo Uribe, VP Sustainability Development & HSE, Ecopetrol
Keith Jesudasan, VP & Managing Director, NExT Schlumberger
Jorge Alfonso Mendoza Amuchastegui, E&P Director, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo 
Nelson Mojarro Gonzalez, Representative in Europe, SENER





14:30 - 15:30

A local content guide for newly producing hydrocarbon nations

For this highly practical session, Getenergy has partnered with Chatham House’s New Petroleum Producers Group to collaboratively produce recommendations on local content programmes in newly producing hydrocarbon nations.

The session has been designed to support governments design local content regulations, implement local content programmes and understand current gaps.

Between Getenergy, Chatham House’s New Petroleum Producers Group, local content experts and experienced industry professionals, the session will discuss how to avoid pitfalls in implementation and identify who best can support local content development with specific emphasis on local skills development.

Confirmed Speakers:
Frederic Farschi, Director Local Content, Shell
Lahra Liberti,
Head of Unit, Natural Resources for Development, OECD
Roger Tissot,
Research Fellow, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Sandy Stash, Group Vice President, Safety, Sustainability & External Affairs, Tullow Oil

Valérie Marcel, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

15:30 - 16:15

Networking break in the Learning Arena


16:15 - 17:15

Continued – Education, Training & Employability: Practical recommendations for improving the employability of the local workforce

16:15 - 17:15

Continued – Addressing the high level skills demands of the evolving Mexican and Colombian oil and gas markets

16:15 - 17:15


Close of Day One

19:30 - 23:00

10th Annual Getenergy Awards Ceremony

In 2017, the Getenergy Awards received over 15,000 votes. In 2017, the Awards categories include:

  • Education Partnership 2017 (2017 Winner: NITI & Saudi Aramco)
  • Localisation Award (2017 Winner: Belize Natural Energy)
  • Learning at the Core (2017 Winner: Saudi Aramco)
  • Education & Training Provider of the Year (2017 Winner: SPSP)
  • SME Training Provider of the Year (2017 Winner: HOT Engineering)
  • Learning Technology Award (2017 Winner: Petrofac)