Africa Oil Week ends on a high note

2018 Edition of Africa Oil Week Highlights How Africa Can Remain Competitive Despite Uncertain Global Oil and Gas Landscape. Photo : AOW

Cape Town, South Africa (ADV) – The magnificent Africa Oil Week came to an end today with speakers and delegates outlining their commitment to a sustainable future.

The leading event dedicated to the African Oil and Gas industry successfully wrapped up after a content-packed conference and exhibition spread across 5 days saw over 1,500 delegates partaking in it.

The conference saw delegates from around the world exchanging thoughts and the latest insights taking place in Africa and the future of the Oil and Gas industry.

“The conference has tackled some of the most compelling issues facing the African upstream today. With luminaries such as Hon Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa and Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA, outlining their commitment to a sustainable future, Hon Minister Kachikwu confirming the direction of the Nigerian upstream and the American government confirming their commitment to African energy development, Africa Oil Week delivered both insights and tangible take-aways for operators, banks, service companies and governments alike.” Paul Sinclair, Conference Director said while announcing that the next Africa Oil Week event will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on the 4 – 8 November 2019.

The conference also held sessions focusing on African Production, Exploration and Future Outlooks for the sector as well as the energy transition outlook to 2050 and how technology and finance are creating new options for gas.

This year, 17 Government ministers were in attendance at the event, including ministers from South Africa, Nigeria, Mali, Uganda, Gambia, Congo, Niger, Cote d’lvoire, Guinea, Namibia, and Sudan. Additionally, during the course of the event, more than 200 speakers took part in the conference and exhibition, providing over 50+ hours of industry insights and networking opportunities.

On the final day of the event, AOW hosted a dedicated student programme new for 2018, which more than 100 students attended. The session was partnered with institutions including University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape, University of Namibia and University of Dar es Salaam and focused on capacity building and workforce development.

© Bur-csa – A.H – N.A / From our regional correspondent Mkhululi Chimoio – African Daily Voice (ADV)