AOP 2019 (AfricaOilandPower.com), Africa’s Energy Conference, will be held in Cape Town on October 9-11, 2019; In partnership with South Africa’s Department of Energy, Africa Oil & Power 2019 will seize on momentum of country’s historic offshore discovery and independent power producer programs; An election year in South Africa, Nigeria and Senegal point to new energy strategies in key African plays. Licensing rounds from Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan and more to feature.
Africa Oil & Power 2019, the continent’s only conference to fully integrate the power sector with oil and gas, will address urgent issues in Africa’s development, including the expansion of upstream oil exploration in new areas; balancing the needs of Africa’s oil producing and consuming countries; the role of gas-to-power in lighting Africa; the need to innovate in the power sector, including renewables; and the importance of using oil and gas as a lightning rod to spur growth and economic development.
Africa Oil & Power, Africa’s Energy Conference, is this year designated the official energy event of the South African Department of Energy. The event will bring together ministers, leading industry executives and global thought leaders on Africa’s oil, gas and power sectors for three days of deal-making, investment promotion, exploration licensing rounds, and an exhibition from October 9 to 11 at Cape Town’s CTICC 1.
AOP 2019 puts a spotlight on private sector successes, from upstream exploration to renewables, and is the venue for private sector dealmaking and promotion of new public-private partnerships. Conference sponsors include Tullow Oil, Noble Energy, Kosmos Energy, Schlumberger, Marathon Oil, EG Ronda 2019, Centurion Law Group, GE Baker Hughes, Trident Energy, GEPetrol, Sonagas, Hexagon, NALCO Champion and Subsea 7.
Keynote speaker Hon. Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy of South Africa will be joined by H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea; Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum of South Sudan; H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Secretary General of APPO; and more.
AOP 2019, as the official conference of the Department of Energy of South Africa, will heavily feature new development’s in South Africa’s oil and gas and power sectors, and will be the launch pad for new initiatives and in depth discussion on the Brulpadda gas find, new exploration, downstream projects, and the continent-leading renewable energyindependent power producer program.
“We are very honored to have been selected by the Government of South Africa as their official partner,” said Guillaume Doane, the CEO of Africa Oil & Power. “This is the most exciting time in the history of South Africa’s energy sector, with a significant offshore oil discovery and a historic IPP program that create a ton of promise for the industry. AOP will be the meeting place for Africa’s top government officials, global investors and leading executives to get deals done and continue moving the continent forward.”
AOP 2019 will be the venue for the promotion of oil and gas licensing rounds and investment roadshows for Africa’s most prominent upstream players and frontier markets, including Angola, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Sudan and South Sudan. It is the only event in Africa to offer a full day of programming dedicated to technology, a full day focus on power and dedicated country spotlight sessions for Angola, South Africa and Senegal. Past speakers have included global heads of the industry, including H.E. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC; Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum and H.E. Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.