For over 25 years the Africa Oil Week conference has brought together Africa’s governments, national oil companies, investors, licensing agencies and corporate oil and gas players, in order to shape the continent’s upstream oil and gas strategy.
This year the meeting will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 4th – 8th. The event attracts prominent members of the entire value chain including NOCs and independent operators to the geoscience community. They are gathering to set out the future direction of the continent’s upstream oil and gas sector, secure major deals, forge lucrative new partnerships and take part in bidding rounds held by the largest gathering of African energy ministers.
The ministers will be using this summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licenses, promote new data and projects and finalize tenders. With pressure growing on sovereigns to develop attractive operating environments, the ministers will be detailing their hydrocarbon strategies to an audience of 1,500 senior executives from the entire upstream value chain. On the other side, the actors from the private sector will use this week to meet new potential partners by making strong contacts, learn about upcoming projects, network with the whole industry and reach decision makers directly. For both sides, the Africa Oil Week is a huge opportunity.
To date, 17 ministers have confirmed their attendance. Slim Feriani, Minister of Energy for Tunisia will join for the first time. He recently announced that Tunisia is planning to double its gas production this year, when the southern Nawara gas field comes onstream in June, but he will provide more details on the status of Tunisia’s oil and gas resources at Africa Oil Week. Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources in Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer and exporter, will talk about new exploration projects and policy developments. Ministers from Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Mali, Burkina Faso, and even more will be there to speak at the event.
To learn more about the Africa Oil Week government program and see the full list of attending ministers, visit www.Africa-OilWeek.com