logo #CWCGhana 21–22 November 2018
Dr. Ben K.D Asante - CEO - Ghana National Gas Company

Dr. Ben K.D Asante


CEO
Ghana National Gas Company

Dr. Ben K. D. Asante, is a renowned Oil and Gas Engineer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas).

Dr. Asante has more than 25 years global experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He is one of few black Oil and Gas engineers to have testified as an expert pipeline engineer before the US Supreme Court. He has also provided expert witness testimonies on gas custody transfer disputes in South America.

Dr. Asante is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a former Engineering and Technical Director of Ghana’s premier Gas Infrastructure project, which birthed the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant and allied gas infrastructure in the Western Region.

He is the mastermind of Ghana’s first Gas Master Plan in 2008.

Dr. Asante has provided consulting, engineering services, project management, and technical support for various projects throughout the world, including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has also worked in various technical and management roles for major Operating Companies and Engineering Consulting companies in Canada, including Nova/TransCanada; US and Ghana. 

He was adjudged the Best Worker for the Year for Excellence at the global energy firm, Enron Corporation, in 2001.

Dr. Asante has provided consulting, engineering services, project management, and technical support for various projects throughout the world, including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has also worked in various technical and management roles for major Operating Companies and Engineering Consulting companies in Canada, including Nova/TransCanada; US and Ghana. 

He was adjudged the Best Worker for the Year for Excellence at the global energy firm, Enron Corporation, in 2001.

Dr. Asante holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from KNUST, Ghana and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. He also obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London/University of Calgary, where he later taught Gas Processing and Pipeline Engineering.

He has published 15 technical papers and made over 80 technical presentations within and outside North America on Oil/Gas Infrastructure Design and Operations.


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Moderator: Steven Gray - Director & UK Export Finance Lead - West Africa - Wardour Global LtdModerator: Steven GrayDirector & UK Export Finance Lead - West AfricaWardour Global Ltd
Hon. John Peter Amewu - Minister of Energy - Republic of GhanaHon. John Peter AmewuMinister of EnergyRepublic of Ghana
H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima - Minister of Mines & Hydrocarbons - Equatorial GuineaH.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang LimaMinister of Mines & HydrocarbonsEquatorial Guinea
Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam - Deputy Minister, Petroleum - Ministry of Energy, The Republic of GhanaHon. Dr. Mohammed Amin AdamDeputy Minister, PetroleumMinistry of Energy, The Republic of Ghana
Egbert Faibille - CEO - Petroleum Commission, GhanaEgbert FaibilleCEOPetroleum Commission, Ghana
Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong - CEO - GNPCDr Kofi Koduah SarpongCEOGNPC
Dr. Ben K.D Asante - CEO - Ghana National Gas CompanyDr. Ben K.D AsanteCEOGhana National Gas Company
Alhassan Sulemana Tampuli - Chief Executive Officer - National Petroleum Authority (NPA)Alhassan Sulemana TampuliChief Executive OfficerNational Petroleum Authority (NPA)
Kweku Awotwi - Managing Director - Tullow Ghana LtdKweku AwotwiManaging DirectorTullow Ghana Ltd
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Dr Jan Helge Skogen - General Manager - Aker Energy Gh. Ltd.Dr Jan Helge SkogenGeneral ManagerAker Energy Gh. Ltd.
Oghogho (O.G) Dixon - Managing Director - Ghana & OFS Drilling Services SSA - Baker Hughes, a GE CompanyOghogho (O.G) DixonManaging Director - Ghana & OFS Drilling Services SSABaker Hughes, a GE Company
Kofi Abban - Managing Director - RigworldKofi AbbanManaging DirectorRigworld
Jonathan Amoako-Baah - Chief Executive - GridCoJonathan Amoako-BaahChief ExecutiveGridCo
Barbara Gbologah-Quaye - Country Director Ghana - PYXERA GlobalBarbara Gbologah-QuayeCountry Director GhanaPYXERA Global
Kwaku Boateng - Director - Local Content - Petroleum Commission, GhanaKwaku BoatengDirector - Local ContentPetroleum Commission, Ghana
Kwame Jantuah - CEO - African Energy Consortium LtdKwame JantuahCEOAfrican Energy Consortium Ltd
Michael Tawiah - Head of Local Content - Ministry of EnergyMichael TawiahHead of Local ContentMinistry of Energy
Jennifer Bruce-Konuah - Local Content, Supplier Development & Delivery Manager  - Tullow Ghana LtdJennifer Bruce-KonuahLocal Content, Supplier Development & Delivery Manager Tullow Ghana Ltd
Edmund Acheampong - Country Manager - Siemens Ghana LtdEdmund AcheampongCountry ManagerSiemens Ghana Ltd
Steven Gray - Director - Wardour Global LtdSteven GrayDirectorWardour Global Ltd
Hon. Boakye Agyarko - The Honourable Minister of Energy - GhanaHon. Boakye AgyarkoThe Honourable Minister of EnergyGhana
H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo - President - Republic of GhanaH.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresidentRepublic of Ghana
Hon. Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko - Minister of Energy - Republic of GhanaHon. Boakye Kyeremateng AgyarkoMinister of EnergyRepublic of Ghana
Hon. Dr. Rashid Pelpuo - Minister of State (Public-Private Partnerships) at the Office of the President - Republic of Ghana Hon. Dr. Rashid PelpuoMinister of State (Public-Private Partnerships) at the Office of the PresidentRepublic of Ghana
Hon Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah - Minister of Petroleum - Ministry of Petroleum, Republic of Ghana Hon Emmanuel Armah-Kofi BuahMinister of PetroleumMinistry of Petroleum, Republic of Ghana
Ing. Andrew Tonto Barfour - Director/Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development & Access Project (GEDAP) - Ministry of Power, Republic of GhanaIng. Andrew Tonto BarfourDirector/Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development & Access Project (GEDAP)Ministry of Power, Republic of Ghana
Theo Ahwireng - Chief Executive  - Petroleum Commission GhanaTheo AhwirengChief Executive Petroleum Commission Ghana
H.E. Jon Benjamin - High Commissioner - British High Commission  H.E. Jon BenjaminHigh CommissionerBritish High Commission
Kwaku Boateng - Director, Special Services - Petroleum Commission, Ghana Kwaku BoatengDirector, Special ServicesPetroleum Commission, Ghana
Ebenezer Antwi - Principal Electrical Engineer System Development - Volta River AuthorityEbenezer AntwiPrincipal Electrical Engineer System DevelopmentVolta River Authority
Wing Commander Samuel J. A. Allotey - Director of Human Resources - GRIDCoWing Commander Samuel J. A. AlloteyDirector of Human ResourcesGRIDCo
Dr Juliette Twumasi-Anokye - Consultant, Local Content - Petroleum Commission, Ghana Dr Juliette Twumasi-AnokyeConsultant, Local ContentPetroleum Commission, Ghana
Michael Amoah - Chief Financial Officer  - GOSCOMichael AmoahChief Financial Officer GOSCO
Mark Mensah - External Relations Manager - West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited  Mark MensahExternal Relations ManagerWest African Gas Pipeline Company Limited
Ing. Richard Nii Badger - Deputy Chief Executive, Engineering & Operations - Volta River AuthorityIng. Richard Nii BadgerDeputy Chief Executive, Engineering & OperationsVolta River Authority
Ing. Ebenezer Koramoa - Manager, Chief Executive’s Office - Volta River AuthorityIng. Ebenezer KoramoaManager, Chief Executive’s OfficeVolta River Authority
Harry Pastuszek - Vice President, Enterprise & Community Development - Pyxera GlobalHarry PastuszekVice President, Enterprise & Community DevelopmentPyxera Global
Joe Asamoah - Managing Director - Enerwise ConsultancyJoe AsamoahManaging DirectorEnerwise Consultancy
Kofi Koomson - Technical Team Lead - USAID/ Ghana Supply Chain Development ProgramKofi KoomsonTechnical Team LeadUSAID/ Ghana Supply Chain Development Program
Kofi Ellis - Director, Planning and Power Business - Volta River AuthorityKofi EllisDirector, Planning and Power BusinessVolta River Authority
Session Chair: Kofi Ellis - Director, Planning and Power Business - Volta River AuthoritySession Chair: Kofi EllisDirector, Planning and Power BusinessVolta River Authority
Igor Hulak - Partner - A.T. KearneyIgor HulakPartnerA.T. Kearney
Moderator: Kwame Jantuah - CEO - African Energy Consortium LtdModerator: Kwame JantuahCEOAfrican Energy Consortium Ltd
Melanie Dickson - Program Manager - TRACE InternationalMelanie DicksonProgram ManagerTRACE International
Sam Brandful - Ghana Country Manager - Invest in AfricaSam BrandfulGhana Country ManagerInvest in Africa
Session Chair: Sam Brandful - Ghana Country Manager - Invest in AfricaSession Chair: Sam BrandfulGhana Country ManagerInvest in Africa
Ahmed Azouz - Country Manager - Elsewedy Electric Ahmed AzouzCountry ManagerElsewedy Electric
Ayesha Bedwei - Partner – Africa Energy Tax Leader - PwC GhanaAyesha BedweiPartner – Africa Energy Tax LeaderPwC Ghana
Tanya E. Spencer - MD, Digital Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa - GE Oil & GasTanya E. SpencerMD, Digital Solutions, Sub-Saharan AfricaGE Oil & Gas
Genevive Ocansey - Director (Ghana Office) - Centurion Law GroupGenevive OcanseyDirector (Ghana Office)Centurion Law Group
Aoibheann Rogers - Business Development Manager - Subsea 7Aoibheann RogersBusiness Development ManagerSubsea 7
Michael Aryeetey - Chief Operating Officer - GNPC Exploration & Production Company LimitedMichael AryeeteyChief Operating OfficerGNPC Exploration & Production Company Limited
Selom Akaba - Snr Sales Manager Gas Power Systems Anglophone Africa - GE Power & Water Selom AkabaSnr Sales Manager Gas Power Systems Anglophone AfricaGE Power & Water
Dr Douglas Zormelo - Managing Director - Zormelo & AssociatesDr Douglas ZormeloManaging DirectorZormelo & Associates
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Dr Bernard Otabil - Managing Director - Ghana News AgencyDr Bernard OtabilManaging DirectorGhana News Agency
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Mario Lagunes - Country Manager, Ghana - FMC Technology Mario LagunesCountry Manager, GhanaFMC Technology
Gauthier Pourcelle - Country Manager - Ghana - TechnipGauthier PourcelleCountry Manager - GhanaTechnip
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William Hutton-Mensah - Managing Director - Electricity Company of GhanaWilliam Hutton-MensahManaging DirectorElectricity Company of Ghana
Nana Akua Agyei - Legal Counsel - Petroleum CommissionNana Akua AgyeiLegal CounselPetroleum Commission
Moses Asaga - CEO - NPAMoses AsagaCEONPA
Samuel Obeng-Djan - Lead Geoscientist & Head of Voltaian Basin - GNPC Samuel Obeng-DjanLead Geoscientist & Head of Voltaian BasinGNPC
Michael Tawiah - Programme Officer - Petroleum Directorate Michael TawiahProgramme OfficerPetroleum Directorate
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Christian Madsen - Branch Manager - Siemens (Proprietary) LimitedChristian MadsenBranch ManagerSiemens (Proprietary) Limited
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James Batty - News Editor - Interfax Global Energy ServicesJames BattyNews EditorInterfax Global Energy Services

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