Africa Oil & Power 2017, held in Cape Town on June 5-7, 2017, delved into the most pressing issues affecting African energy markets with a strong lineup of 70 speakers and 400 delegates.
Speakers at AOP 2017 examined the sparks that are igniting a recovery in Africa’s energy sector and the strategies that oil and gas companies and governments are employing to succeed at a sustained low price point. Learn more about our theme for 2017, Catalysts for Change.
Panelists, made up of government officials, executives and industry experts, analyzed the outlook for frontier exploration; the changing environment of finance and private equity for energy projects; how public and private entities work together to press forward with energy infrastructure; and the importance of gas in building Africa’s power capacity.
This year also featured the official closing of the EG Ronda 2016, with Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima announcing the results of the licensing round and Dr. Oliver Quinn, Director of Africa and Global New Ventures for Ophir Energy, updating delegates on the progress of the game-changing Fortuna FLNG project.
Minister of Petroleum H.E. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth from South Sudan presented the case for investment in Africa’s youngest country; H.E. Fafa Sanyang, Minister of Petroleum and Energy of the Gambia talked about the importance of African cooperation and the new discoveries offshore Senegal; Cameroon’s Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development H.E. Ernest Gbwaboubou spoke on the importance creating strong and attractive regulations. Hon. Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, opened the final day of the conference, urging African nations to come together on issues like infrastructure and local content.