By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
AFRICA Oil Week will host hundreds of delegates from across the globe.
Organizers, Global Pacific & Partners’ recently reported that over 900 delegates from 75 countries and 85 presentations from leading speakers – representing super-majors, independents, national oil companies, governments, licensing agencies and banks – will host the world’s leading deal-making and senior-level networking oil/gas industry in Africa, thus retaining its reputation as one of the top world-class conferences on the global calendar.
The 19th Africa Oil Week event will be held from October 29th to November 2nd in the Pavilion Conference Center in Cape Town, along with the 14th Scramble for Africa Strategy Briefing, the 47th PetroAfricanus Dinner, the 9th African Independents Forum and the 19th Africa Upstream Conference, ending with the well-known traditional ‘braai’ (barbeque) on the Cape waterfront.
And showcase presentations are made by key companies and investors in Africa. For instance Duncan Clarke, chairman and CEO of Global Pacific & Partners, tells about future opportunities for independents in Africa.
During the Upstream Conference new explorations and discoveries in Equatorial New Guinea, Nigeria, Mozambique and the Maghreb countries are revealed. Executive vice-president Ian Cooling of Anadarko tells about the exploration journey his leading super-independent made across the continent during the PetroAfricanus Dinner.
Many of the leading players involved in the Eastern Africa acreage and gas boom are either on the speaker program or have registered as delegates and exhibitors.