Dorival Bettencourt

Dorival Bettencourt

Manager – Oil & Gas, Sustainable Business Group DAI

Dorival Bettencourt is an oil and gas local content specialist with deep on-the-ground experience. As Manager of the DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG) Local Content Advisory practice, he manages and undertakes activities related to local content policy development, stakeholder engagement, and local content implementation and compliance. Dorival and his team advise a wide range of international oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, Woodside, Shell, Equinor, Petronas, Tullow, Sasol, BP and Kosmos Energy. Dorival has served as the technical lead for engagements with the Oil and Gas Association of Tanzania and with the World Bank Petroleum Business Opportunities program in Kenya. He also leads capacity building programs on behalf of BP and Kosmos Energy in Senegal and Mauritania, having designed and delivered multiple training workshops on local content and the oil and gas industry. Dorival has served as team leader for various in-depth Industrial Baseline Assessments in countries such as Senegal and Suriname. Dorival also currently advises the Mexican association of oil and gas companies on local content policy and designs corporate social investment programs for the oil and gas industry in Oman. He serves as a co-trainer for SBG’s Local Content Masterclass and has delivered the course in Washington D.C., Houston, and Tanzania. 
 
Dorival has significant experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having worked in Mozambique, Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, São Tomé and Principe, South Africa, and Tanzania. Previously, he served as Senior Policy Advisor on the Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development in Mozambique, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by DAI. In this role, he analyzed policies effecting competitiveness in multiple sectors, with an emphasis on the oil and gas industry. Dorival also supported the development of oil and gas regulations and led capacity building activities with government and private sector organizations for the program. Dorival holds an M.B.A. from IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland) and speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
 

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 10:30 To 12:00

11/06/2019 10:30 11/06/2019 12:00 Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Policies to Promote Local Content and Economic Development This session examines the importance of designing realistic local content or in-country value policies and implementation strategies. Panellists will also discuss the dilemmas which may arise during the implementation of ill-conceived policies. Illustrative questions to be debated include:
  • What is the definition of “local” content and how is it changing? Are some definitions of local “better” than others?
  • What does “good” look like in terms of local content policies and strategies?
  • What are the specific distortions (economic, governance, ethics and compliance) caused by poorly designed LC requirements - what are the mitigation measures?
  • Are there always trade-offs between local content and cost management?
  • How can we measure the impact of local content beyond just hitting targets?
  • Can the energy sector be a “catalyst” for growth?
African Local Content Forum

African Local Content Forum

"Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Policies to Promote Local Content and Economic Development"

Alan Dowokpor Arron Tchouka Singhe Chilenye Nwapi Dorival Bettencourt Maggy Shino
Time and date

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 10:30 To 12:00

11/06/2019 10:30 11/06/2019 12:00 Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Policies to Promote Local Content and Economic Development This session examines the importance of designing realistic local content or in-country value policies and implementation strategies. Panellists will also discuss the dilemmas which may arise during the implementation of ill-conceived policies. Illustrative questions to be debated include:
  • What is the definition of “local” content and how is it changing? Are some definitions of local “better” than others?
  • What does “good” look like in terms of local content policies and strategies?
  • What are the specific distortions (economic, governance, ethics and compliance) caused by poorly designed LC requirements - what are the mitigation measures?
  • Are there always trade-offs between local content and cost management?
  • How can we measure the impact of local content beyond just hitting targets?
  • Can the energy sector be a “catalyst” for growth?
African Local Content Forum
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African Local Content Forum

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