Seminar and supporting advice to Mashreq members (with BCEOM, France). Provided advice to Palestinian Authority.
Gas market developments: The project called for work on gas market developments and regulation following the separation of the Gas Company from the state owned oil and gas company. We made recommendations for development of the Syrian gas market and company. We advised on further consultancy work and drafted Terms of Reference for further regional and national consultancy support from EU funds. We also provided a series of interactive training workshops to senior executives of the gas company and delivered case studies on gas company restructuring and strategic planning. We contributed to the ECMEDA programme seminar and advised Mashreq members (with BCEOM, France).
The general objective was to identify projects which the ADB could support so as to improve gas transmission across the Central Asian Republics. This was a major project on identifying opportunities for improving regional natural gas transmission and trading. The project included market studies, tariffs, Governmental and institutional relations (with Sofregaz).
Advised a US based financial investor on the Egyptian gas market and specifically on the strategies and activities of a major Egyptian energy company.
Project development and proposal for conversion programme from LPG to natural gas for ADNOC.
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.
For a Middle Eastern NOC with Asian gas assets, we carried out an analysis of LNG and pipeline gas markets and supply in Asian markets, covering Central Asia, South Asia (Pakistan and India) and East Asia (China), recommendations for how to develop markets for the clients’ gas reserves.
EMG provided an update on the Dubai LNG situation, how LNG can arrive into Dubai and how it can be delivered to consumers. The study included description of the current ownership and contractual structure surrounding LNG supplies to Dubai and other UAE states, including the FSRUs contracted by the Dubai Government, the pipeline gas imports and infrastructure, the Abu Dhabi liquefaction plant. EMG also identified the gas market structure, companies, regulation and extent of the existing gas network and Dubai gas market. We concluded with recommendations for improving operations and security of supply.
Gas Industry Structure: Conducted a market study of the gas market and potential opportunities for investors in Cameroon. We also drafted a project structure and guidelines.
Full business plan to support initial launch fund raising: We prepared and wrote the business plan for the new Ecowas Renewable Energy Centre, headquartered in Cape Verde, which received some €70m initial funding as a result of the business plan.
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.