Paul Eardley-Taylor to lead investment narrative at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022

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Energy Capital & Power (ECP) ( is proud to announce that Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Oil & Gas, Standard Bank, will be speaking at the official South Africa Power Event. West, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022.

Taking place September 1-2 in Dakar, Senegal, the conference represents the official meeting place for the energy elite of the MSGBC region and provides the ideal platform for discussions, networking and negotiation.

With his confirmation as a speaker, Eardley-Taylor played a proactive role in the event and will travel to Dakar in September to lead discussions on financial solutions for hydrocarbons, monetizing natural gas and increasing the investment attractiveness in 2022 and beyond.

As Head of Oil and Gas at Standard Bank, Eardley-Taylor is responsible for the institution’s oil and gas business for Southern Africa. With over 20 years of experience in the energy business and investment landscape, particularly in oil, gas, renewables and power, while offering 10 years of experience as an advisor , banker and financier, Eardley-Taylor is well positioned to lead the discussion on investing in the MSGBC energy industry.

Following the region’s recent success in hydrocarbons through large-scale projects such as the 15 trillion cubic feet (tcf) Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project; development 13 tcf BirAllah; the Yakaar-Teranga project of 20 tcf; and the 100,000 barrel per day development of Sangomar, regional energy leaders are focused on securing investment to launch a hydrocarbon revolution in the basin.

While GTA (phase one) and Sangomar made a final investment decision (FID) in 2018 and 2020, respectively, significant opportunities are available for investors in other emerging projects. Currently, GTA phase two is targeting FID in Q4 2022, Kosmos and bp are approaching FID for Yakaar-Teranga, while BirAllah devs are hoping to emulate GTA’s success with unclear FID timelines.

The attractiveness of the MSGBC region for investment stems from the role that gas continues to play in global supply chains as well as the region’s conducive environment that drives foreign participation. With the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine threatening global supply chains, international nations are considering severing ties with Russia, leading to growing interest in upcoming MSGBC projects.

Recently, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in Senegal to discuss possible gas deals between the countries. The high returns on investment and demonstrated political support from regional leaders have further cemented the region as a highly competitive investment destination.

With upcoming licensing rounds in the region opening up new upstream investment opportunities, a push for infrastructure development prompting midstream and downstream capital injections, and global demand making the case for MSGBC’s international gas networks such than pipelines, investors should capitalize on the abundant opportunities present in the MSGBC landscape.

Fitting into this picture, Eardley-Taylor is a leading advisor and financier who will play a role in boosting foreign investment in the region. His experience in the energy and finance sectors in Africa makes him an optimal partner for investors, and by leading discussions, participating in networking forums and engaging with potential investors at MSGBC Oil , Gas & Power 2022, Eardley-Taylor will be instrumental in securing financing for future hydrocarbon projects.

This year’s edition of the event is themed “The Future of Natural Gas: Growth Through Strategic Investments and Policymaking” ( ) bringing together leading experts and decision makers from the oil, gas and renewable energy spectrum sector.

Organized by ECP, under the high patronage of HE Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal ( – who will deliver the opening speech – and in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy , COS-Petrogaz and the African Energy Chamber, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 is the only energy event that covers the entire MSGBC region, from Mauritania to Guinea.

Join Eardley-Taylor and other top speakers in September for a conference dedicated to the energy and economic success of the MSGBC region.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Energy Capital & Power.

About the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 Conference:
Under the patronage of HE Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power will once again take place in Dakar, Senegal, with the event serving as a catalyst for multi-sectoral investment and development in 2022. To find To learn more, visit or contact [email protected]

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