Future of Africa’s Energy


More than 1,250 delegates and 100 speakers are expected at the Cape Town Conference of the The Africa Oil Week which will discuss the future of oil and gas in the continent

THE Africa Oil Week, the world’s longest standing and leading conference for Africa’s oil and gas industry, is celebrating its 20th anniversary next November. More than 1250 delegates from six continents are expected to attend the conference, which holds in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 25 to 29. More than 100 speakers from leading corporate organisations, governments, national oil companies, licensing agencies, independents, banks, service and supply, companies, analysts and institutions expected to attend the conference will give an insight into the future of oil and gas in the continent.

Duncan Clarke, the forthcoming conference chairman, said: “With a consistent record of oil and gas discoveries, and rising oil and gas reserves across its hydrocarbon terrains, growing oil/gas production, new ventures and discoveries, and several LNG developments, with large oil/gas potentials in the north, and the world-class onshore/offshore discoveries in the fast-emerging east coast, Africa remains one of the key regions in the global oil and gas game.”

The conference will provide the highest levels of networking across the oil and gas-LNG and energy industry on the continent. Delegates will obtain unrivalled insights on Africa’s fast-moving oil and gas game, exploration strategies, corporate assets/portfolio, bid rounds, open acreage, investment potentials, emerging technologies and key themes, with discussion panels for direct interface between senior executives, governments and stakeholders. This makes Africa Oil Week an event not to be missed:

The program for this year’s Africa Oil Week includes the 15th Scramble For Africa Strategy Briefing on November 25, the 10th Africa Independents Forum on November 26, the 20 Africa Upstream Conference from November 27 – 29. There will be annual Annual Board Awards, and the 54th PetroAfricanus Dinner on November 25th which will feature a guest speaker and a  book launch of author Babette van Gessel’s Our World Safari, So Far (Jacana, 2013).

During the Scramble for Africa Strategy Briefing, Clarke provides original insights on the continent’s competitive upstream oil and gas game based on in-depth tracking of changing competitor maps across Africa for oil and gas-LNG companies and state oil entities, built on seasoned insights and interpretations of around 750 players, thus drawing a unique image of Africa’s emerging and fast-changing petro-cartography.

In 2013 the conference will hold at a new venue: the Cape Town International Convention Centre, which is able to accommodate 1500 delegates in the auditorium, and with added capacity for exhibition stands, corporate showcases and parallel sessions which will feature special themes.

— Aug. 12, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT

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