Emirates News Agency – Africa Oil Week to highlight unparalleled opportunities, boost investment and close deals across Africa


DUBAI, October 19, 2021 (WAM) – Africa Oil Week, Africa’s leading oil and gas trade fair, has announced an exceptional list of speakers for the 27th edition, which will be held from November 8 to 11, 2021, in Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

Participants can look forward to engaging and forward-thinking discussions designed to support upstream Africa as it emerges from two years of transition and disruption caused by an accelerated energy transition and the global pandemic. Gathered under the theme “Succeeding in a Changing Market”, speakers will address topics on how the industry has responded to the changing market landscape. They will identify opportunities for new players and high-value assets on the horizon and analyze the macro-effects of the global energy transition on upstream Africa.

The list of 150 keynote speakers includes Thomas Camara, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Côte d’Ivoire; Nicolas Terraz, President of Exploration and Production, TotalEnergies; Chaher Boulakhras, CEO of Sonelgaz; Rahul Dhir, CEO, Tullow Oil; Simon Flowers, President and Chief Analyst, Wood Mackenzie and Irene Waage Basili, CEO, Shearwater GeoServices.

The event also received massive support from leading organizations around the world including Eni, Chevron, Shell, Equinor, Perenco, ReconAfrica, Seplat Energy, Africa Oil Corp, PGS and Fugro.

In line with the theme, the event will stimulate upstream transactions, stimulate investment in African energy projects and facilitate new partnerships and networking opportunities for the upstream African. Along with a week full of networking functions, roundtables and face-to-face meetings, 2021 sees the inclusion of the “African Self-Employed Forum”, a platform designed to showcase farm-out, joint-venture and business opportunities. the continent’s most exciting assets. Content briefings dedicated to energy financing will allow delegates to capitalize on the business and project opportunities presented by the energy transition.

Foday Mansaray, Director General, Petroleum Directorate, Sierra Leone, said: “We are looking forward to participating in the event and showcasing the opportunities that Sierra Leone has, and meeting the main industry players from the main global organizations, governments and trading partners from Africa and the United Arab Emirates once again at this important event. “

Africa Oil Week will highlight the critical role that innovation and technology play in Africa’s future energy landscape, explicitly examining how they can be used to protect and strengthen Africa’s upstream portfolios from disruption. futures. An expert panel including representatives from Maersk Drilling, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger will unpack this at a high-level conference session.

Africa Oil Week will also maximize its one-year placement in the United Arab Emirates to create an investment channel between the two regions by bringing the Middle East financial community to the event to showcase the myriad potential energy opportunities that Africa has to offer. Another interesting session will be dedicated to sharing best practices across the Middle East and African upstreams, with Alexandre Araman, Senior Analyst – Middle East Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie and Eng. Abdul-Amir Ajmi, Director of External Affairs and Value Creation, Oman Petroleum Directorate (PDO) is due to make a presentation.

Paul Sinclair, Vice President of Energy and Director of Government Relations, Africa Oil Week & Future Energy Series Africa, said: Africa upstream. The agenda, as always, is focused on business intelligence and negotiation opportunities. The past two years have seen an accelerated transition to clean energy solutions. At this year’s edition, our curated program has an impressive lineup of industry experts who will explore the opportunities created by the energy transition for Upstream Africa. “

The event will also serve as an ideal platform for experts to work economically to harmonize energy development in Africa to help achieve a clean energy future for the continent and ensure the affordability of clean energy projects. and funds available to facilitate the transition.

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