This project started the preparation for completion of a network code for implementation Identified outstanding items, implementation schedule, began industry consultation.
Design, preparation and delivery of executive Mini MBA in Oil and Gas for executives from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and the Afghan Petroleum Authority.
Under the EU Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) programme, led an energy stocktaking mission to Nigeria, covering business environment, power generation, natural gas, hydro power, solar power, waste to power, electricity distribution. There was a disparate team of some 11 experts working across the country.
Electricity generation and distribution, strategy development. The project provided a detailed study into the European experience of the restructuring of state owned energy enterprises and the preparation of a strategic roadmap for the restructuring of two Turkish energy SEEs, the Turkish Electricity Distribution Company (TEDAŞ) and Electricity Generation Company (EÜAŞ). We provided a detailed comprehensive research and analysis into European energy restructuring, and we advised the two corporations on their own strategic repositioning and development.
Preparation of promotional material summarising and setting out the state of the petroleum sector in Afghanistan and the opportunities for investors and new entrants. We evaluated existing data to confirm their accuracy and suitability, then drafted hydrocarbons promotional literature. We also delivered training on aspects of hydrocarbons to Ministry staff.
We set up a petroleum contract monitoring and site inspection system to help the APA management their petroleum contracts, containing 11 manuals and 8 appendices. We also delivered training in the use of the system, including exercises and a mock emergency.
The project was to support the selection of appropriate EU and Tanzanian partners to improve the Tanzanian petroleum sector higher education, making use of a €2m fund. We assessed the Tanzanian petroleum higher education sector and carried out a skills gap analysis; carried out the preparation of guidelines for applicants; evaluated applicants in a three stage process; carried out a final evaluation and selection of institutions to receive the €2m funding support.
In November 2011, the World Bank, through the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project, funded specialists to assist the government in (a) improving governance and regulatory frameworks to better administer the sector, and (b) the preparation and execution of a tender of the first four blocks in Hajigak. The Ministry of Mines awarded mineral rights to explore and develop four individual concession blocks of the Hajigak iron ore deposit.
EMG was engaged as Team Leader to lead the Corporatisation of Afghan Gas. The professional team included international experts (financial, accounting, engineering, market, legal) and national (social and personnel). The project covered management of due diligence and full assessment, gas market study with household survey, legal and regulatory assessment, industry and strategic advice to government agencies, generations of options for corporatisation and restructuring, gathering political support, extensive review of previous projects and capacity building on commercial and management topics.
Extensive management support was provided to the 89 km pipeline project from Sheberghan gas fields (Khoja Gogardak) to Mazar-e-Sharif (Northern Fertiliser Power Plant, NFPP), to supply a sustainable flow of gas to the fertiliser and power plant. The Project had two phases: Phase One was to rehabilitate 15 km of the pipeline and Phase Two was to replace the 89 km pipeline with a new pipeline.
Design of gas tenders for Totimaidan oil and gas block: The team took part in drafting the Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) and the gas pricing strategy for the Government. This will result in the generation of billions of dollars in revenue for the country and will act a pillar for sustainable energy in the future.
Business planning for DABS and IFC