• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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H.E. José Barroso

Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Angola

Secretary of State for Oil and Gas

H.E. Jose Alexandre Barroso was born in Luanda, Angola, is married and father of 3 children. From February 2019 until now has been appointed as a Secretary of State for Oil and Gas Sector. He has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), from the University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a degree in geology from the Agostinho Neto University, Angola. During his professional career, the Secretary of State worked as a member of the Executive Committee of Sonangol Holdings; was a General Director of Sonamet Angola; South America Regional Director for Schlumberger Drilling Engineering and Operations Center; North Africa Regional Director for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements in Argelia; and General Manager of Schlumberger Angola.

Sessions With H.E. José Barroso

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Bringing Africa’s Gas to Global Markets

    Gas & LNG
    Securing gas supplies has risen to the top of the global political and economic agenda, highlighting the importance of Africa’s role as a gas exporter, particularly to Europe. Conventional gas projects are progressing apace across Africa, including major deals across north Africa, megaprojects in Mozambique and Senegal/Mauritania, and the developments of major finds in countries that include Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Hydrogen projects are increasingly entering the investor spotlight. Africa also has the potential to generate carbon-offset credits from emissions reductions. How large are the markets for these diverse ways of monetizing gas, what is driving them, and where will the next opportunities be found?
  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 08/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Spotlight | Africa’s Energy: A future of energy transitions

    Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The world’s youngest and fastest urbanizing region, Africa is also blessed with abundant natural resources, both hydrocarbons and the minerals, that will power the global energy transition. For policymakers who strive to deliver vital energy access and economic growth, the development of these resources is an urgent priority. Fossil fuels remain critically important since many governments are heavily dependent on them for revenues, employment and industrialization, even as Africa’s per capita carbon emissions are among the lowest in the world. How are energy leaders advancing hydrocarbon-based projects while supporting net-zero goals? What opportunities are emerging from the energy transition? Where will finance come from, and under what conditions?