Commercial & Asset Management professional with over 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry.
Director of the Shell companies Tanzania, responsible for all commercial aspects in the country since mid-2016 and fully engaged in the management of the complex stakeholder issues in Tanzania.
Shell is the operator of Blocks 1 & 4 offshore Tanzania in partnership with Ophir Energy (MEDCO) and Pavilion. It has invested over US$ 2 billion in 22 exploration & appraisal wells, successfully establishing total gas in place (GIIP) resources of some 23 Tcf and with the ambition to develop these in a Tanzania domestic gas and LNG project.
Dirk has front line experience in countries on 4 continents, from construction and start-up of an LNG project in Russia, new business development in Central Asia & the Middle East, to engineering projects in the North Sea. Broad technical-commercial background with involvement in conceptual, development and start-up phases of Shell mega projects and deal experience in many different fiscal regimes and commercial constructs.
Company:Shell EP Tanzania,
ANDY J HANNA
Andy is the Managing Director of PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Ltd (PAET), an IOC responsible for producing and selling gas from the Songo Songo field which contributes to approximately 50% of Tanzania’s total power generation and sustains more than 40 industries throughout Dar es Salaam. Following a career spanning four decades in the public sector where he led engineering projects around the world, Andy joined Orca Exploration Group (PAETs parent company) in 2021, filling a number of roles before being transferred to Tanzania. Since joining PAET, he has played an integral role in the development and delivery of strategic and operational level plans for the company, while taking a lead role in the management of complex senior stakeholder issues in Tanzania. Andrew has a background in electronic and civil engineering. He has a Masters Degree in Military Science from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Member of the Institute of Royal Engineers. He assumed the role of Vice Chairman of OGAT in February 2020.
Company:Pan African Energy
Company:Wentworth Gas Limited
Richard Tainton is the Senior Vice President International for Wentworth Resources. Mr. Tainton holds an MSc Mining Engineering Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has over 25 years’ of experience with diverse engineering projects around the world including gas and power development projects. He has particular expertise with project management in developing economies, and in particular with the development and management of integrated gas-to-power projects.Recently, Mr. Tainton served as Project Director for Manitoba Hydro International in Afghanistan working with the Afghan National Power Corporation to improve the power situation in Kabul, and the development of gas wells in the Sheberghan Region of Northwest Afghanistan. Prior to this Mr. Tainton worked with Artumas Group in Tanzania. During this time he was involved with the construction and operation of gas supply, power generation, and electricity distribution infrastructure, serving towns and villages in the Mtwara regions of southern Tanzania.
Company:Wentworth Gas Limited
Dr. Mette Halvorsen Ottøy
Senior Vice President Operations, Development, and Production Norway, Operations South (including Equinor Partner Operated Assets, Norwegian Continental Shelf) from 2015 to January 2018. Mette joined Equinor in 2003 as a Principal Engineer and advanced her way into Senior roles in Equinor within Technology & Projects and Operations Mette has held several positions in which she was responsible for the offshore and onshore operations of different Equinor’s Installations on the Norwegian Continental shelf. In her last role as Senior Vice President Operations, she was responsible for 13 offshore installations. She has also held corporate responsibilities within Safety and Sustainability. Before Mette joined Equinor, she was working within Research & Technology for Norsk Hydro. Outside Equinor, Mette has been a Board member for the Norwegian Petroleum Association (2016 – 2018), External Examiner at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1997 – 2009)
Designation:Senior Vice President and Country Manager
Fidelis Lekule has been a Director of OGAT since May 2015 and serves as Country Manager for Ophir Energy Tanzania. He also serves as Director for Dominion Oil and Gas Limited, Dominion Tanzania Limited and Dominion Investment Limited. He is post graduate in Masters of Business Administration from ESAMI and Post Graduate Diploma and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from University of Dar es Salaam.He is post graduate in Masters of Business Administration from ESAMI and Post Graduate Diploma and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from University of Dar es Salaam. Mr Lekule has over 9 years’ experience in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry having worked in UK, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania
French Senior O&G manager with a wide technical knowledge and managerial experience, gained from 17 years of field and head-office based roles in on&offshore operations, within 3 different companies (Perenco, Engie E&P, Maurel&Prom), in varied locations (West Africa, UK, France).
Company:Maurel & Prom Exploration Production (T) Limited
Designation: General Manager
Mr. Damascene Makatu holds a Master of Science in Finance (University of Strathclyde in Glasgow Scotland UK 2004); CPA (T) 2001 Issued by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania, Certificate in Directorship (CiDir) Issued by The Institute of Directors in Tanzania (IoDT). Post graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar es Salaam. He also have the Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from the same institute
He is Non-Executive Director of Afriguard Insurance Solutions Ltd from the year 2008 todate. He is also Non-Executive Director of Oil and Gas Association of Tanzania (OGAT) and a Treasurer of the Board of Directors of OGAT. He used to be resource person of National Institute of Productivity of Tanzania (NIP).He has a wide experience in Finance and Accounting having served in many companies both private and public companies at various capacity also as a finance director and chief accountant such companies as National Bank of Commerce, Macmillan Aidan Publishers, Medical Express Tanzania Ltd a medical insurance company, Ras Al khaimah Gas (T) Ltd. Is currently the Country Manager of Ras Al Khaimah Tanzania Limited this company is engaged in exploration of oil and gas in Tanzania.
He has substantial experience in finance, accounting, and consultancy in the area of finance and accounting, specifically corporate finance, taxation, public finance and corporate governance. He was born on 6th October 1959 is married to a banker with two children.