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Structuring Energy Products and Managing Energy Price Risks

In this era of low oil prices with the epoch market uncertainty, it has become a big challenge for oil companies to source for new exploration and production funds. Companies are selling off some of their assets in the bid to raise capital to enable them remain afloat or continue existing projects. Some capital raised by companies that are selling off their assets are been used to take care of both short term and long term debts. It has become critical for oil and gas companies to focus critically on strategies to cut down operational and capital expenditures. Yet, it has remained a herculean task to overcome the current market tornado.


Standard Bank, through its experts have figured out various strategies to help both big and small oil companies obtain capitals for upstream, midstream and downstream operations, connect clients to opportunities and in same time assist them in managing various energy price risks effectively in this turbulent period in the global oil and gas market.


The bank that calls Africa home, will be presenting a keynote paper on the strategies for structuring deals on energy products and managing energy price risks with focus on Sub-Saharan Africa market in the 9th Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference scheduled for April 27 -28, 2016  at the Houston Marriott Westchase by one its experts, Fernando Docters.  Docters is the Head, Oil & Gas, Standard Bank Americas.


The Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference is a unique conference that brings African producers, national oil companies, international oil companies, investors, financial institutions, service sector and entire stakeholders together to meet; share knowledge, exchange ideas, gain insight, showcase expertise and enhance business relationship. This upcoming event is no exception and promises more content, unique activities, top rated speakers, and more participation.




Fernando Docters

Head, Oil & Gas , Americas
Standard Bank

Some of the confirmed speakers for this conference are:


  • Hon. Eng Irene Muloni - Minister of Energy & Minerals Development, Uganda

  • Emmanuel Bekee – Deputy Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

  • Catherine Uju Ifejika – Chairman/CEO, Brittania-U Nigeria Limited

  • Michael Aryeteey - Chief Operating Officer, E & P Company of GNPC, Ghana

  • Bayo Ojulari – Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company

  • Dr Amy Jadesimi – Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL)

  • Kirk Rovang- Exploration Manager, Africa , Noble Energy

  • Tim O'Hanlon - Vice President African Business, Tullow Oil

  • Joseph Medou - Exploration and Production Director, Petrosen, Senegal

  • Fernando Docters - Head, Oil & Gas, Americas, Standard Bank

  • Kwaku Boateng – Director Special Services, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

  • Guy Honore Tchente -  Director, Conseils Fiscaux Associes, Cameroon

  • Beall Rogers – Chief Executive Officer, Fortesa International/ Africa Drilling

  • Bank – Anthony Okoroafor – President, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria

  • Helge Holen – Chief Executive Officer, PetroMarker SA, Norway

  • Dr Emeka Duruigbo – Oil & Gas Law Professor – Texas Southern University, Houston

  • Norman Nadorff –Special Counsel, Centurion Law Firm

  • Margaret Okojokwu – Editor, Orient Energy Review

  • Soraia Lacerda – Sr. Counsel, Miranda Law Firm, Houston

  • ..and others


This conference will aim to showcase the business climate in the region, and investment opportunities with spotlight on countries where business activities are burgeoning in terms of licensing rounds, and ongoing productions. The conference will also weigh into current geopolitical affairs and other external and internal forces driving the market, impact of technology and strategies for cost reduction as great elixir for ensuring sustainability and growth.



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