4-8 November, 2019

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Cape Town International Convention Centre
South Africa

News & Market Insights

  • 06 November 2018

    Outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry improves – PwC report

    The outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry is positive amid difficult operating and economic headwinds. Tough economic and external conditions have placed pressure on oil & gas companies to be more cost-effective and efficient.

  • 06 November 2018

    25th Africa Oil Week event opens for business

    Africa Oil Week 2018, our 25th anniversary event, has opened its doors for five content-rich business days.

  • 08 October 2018

    News from NVentures

    All you need to know about Exploration Drilling, Appraisal & Development, Deals & Transactions, License Rounds. Presented by our partner NVentures.

  • 15 September 2018

    Press Release: The Government of Madagascar announces the opening of the Madagascar bidding round at Africa Oil Week

    London, UK (15 September 2018) - OMNIS, in partnership with Africa Oil Week, TGS and BGP, announce a licensing round in Madagascar, to be launched at Africa Oil Week, 5-9th November 2018.

  • 06 September 2018

    Deepwater Africa remains at the heart of Impact’s strategy

    Phil Birch, Exploration Director at Impact Oil and Gas explains why Africa is now back on the radar of oil and gas operators

  • 06 September 2018

    FLNG drives Africa towards a gas future

    A look at the four major FLNG projects that are set to make Africa a global hub for LNG

  • 06 September 2018

    Noble continue to reap the rewards from West African gas

    Noble Energy began their work in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea as a non-operating partner in the Alba field in the early '90s. They also have a discovery offshore Cameroon and are exploring offshore Gabon. They have been very good projects over the years, but the fields are depleting.

  • 06 September 2018

    Egypt riding the gas wave to self sufficiency

    With the recent Noor discovery Egypt is adding to its already strong gas position.

  • 06 September 2018

    Press Release: Africa Oil Week 2018 announces partnership with SuperReturn Africa

    London, UK (06 September 2018) - Africa Oil Week welcomes the continent's biggest investors to attend the event. This new partnership offers delegates attending SuperReturn Africa, the continent’s biggest investor conference, access to Africa Oil Week on Thursday 8 November 2018.

  • 23 August 2018

    Press Release: The Government of Uganda promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

    London, UK (22 August 2018) - Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, in the Republic of Uganda will lead a delegation of private and public-sector players from Uganda’s oil and gas sector to Africa Oil Week 2018, which will be held between 5 – 9 November, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • 09 August 2018

    Senegal shines bright as developing region

    Q&A: As a country, Senegal had largely been overlooked by the oil and gas industry. We spoke to Eric Hathon, Exploration Director, Cairn Energy about significant discoveries in Senegal.

  • 09 August 2018

    Geoscience unlocks the treasures of Africa's hydrocarbon resources

    Insights: Global key to discoveries in Africa is extensive geoscience surveys of the region that require a broad portfolio of technologies - Steve Toothill, VP New Ventures and Chief Geologist, CGG speaks to us.

  • 09 August 2018

    Gabon sets its target on bolstering oil and gas footprint

    Gabon is among the top five oil producers in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been an oil producer for more than 50 years - Pascal Houangni Ambouroue, the Gabonese Minister of Petroleum gives a run down on their footprint.

  • 09 August 2018

    Made in Africa

    Exclusive Insights: Paul McDade, CEO of Tullow Oil, Lead Sponsor of Africa Oil Week 2018, spoke to us about his company’s roots and ambitions for Africa

  • 09 August 2018

    OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report

    Oil market developments are expected to slightly moderate in 2019. The world economy and global oil demand are forecasted to grow slightly less, whilst non-OPEC supply growth is projected to remain steady. The world economy is expected to expand by 3.6% in 2019. This re-emergence of global trade barriers has only had a minor impact on the global economy. 2019 is forecasted with no significant rise in trade tariffs.

  • 07 August 2018

    Attention turns to Africa as confidence returns to the oil and gas sector

    Mark Venables, contributor for Forbes - Africa continues to offer abundant opportunities to explore for hydrocarbons in a frontier market.

  • 02 July 2018

    Financing opportunities for Africa’s oil and gas sector

    Securing finance to purchase capital equipment in Africa is sometimes challenging but this can be overcome with export financing.

  • 02 July 2018

    East African promise for LNG Future

    Mozambique LNG is emerging as a future leader in the global LNG industry as it works to develop an LNG facility on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado province.

  • 02 July 2018

    Financing and structuring Coral LNG

    Paul Eardley-Taylor, Oil & Gas Southern Africa, Standard Bank explains how Africa’s largest-ever project financing and the world’s first FLNG project financing project came to fruition.

  • 02 July 2018

    Total’s West Africa portfolio holds huge promise

    Total has oil and gas projects sprinkled around Africa, but its prime ventures are focussed in West Africa in Angola, Congo and Nigeria.

  • 13 June 2018

    Press Release: Republic of Congo announces promotion of Licence Round Phase 2 to take place at Africa Oil Week 2018

    London, UK (13 June 2018) - Africa Oil Week and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo today announce the promotion of the Congo-Brazzaville Licence Round Phase 2 2018/19 at Africa Oil Week, 5th – 9th November 2018. Congo Minister of Hydrocarbons, Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya stated, “With the support of PGS and ITE, we have scheduled the promotion of Phase 2 of the Congo Licence Round to take place at Africa Oil Week.

  • 07 June 2018

    Africa Oil Week Advisory Board Meeting - Insights & Outcomes

    In late May we hosted our first Advisory Board meeting and exclusive networking event at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The event was a welcomed occasion for us to host key partners and thought leaders for an afternoon of collaboration and dialogue, followed by a cocktail reception and a 3-course dinner at the Michelin star Galvin at Windows, overlooking the whole city.

  • 24 May 2018

    Press Release: Africa Oil Week to welcome nine African Ministers

    London, UK (24 May 2018) – Nine Energy and Petroleum Ministers have confirmed to attend Africa Oil Week 2018 which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on the 5-9 November 2018.

  • 11 May 2018

    OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report

    Growth in in global GDP is forecasted in the latest OPEC monthly report, plus a positive momentum in world oil demand is taking place in the OECD. South Africa saw demonstrated improvements in output, new orders and employment.

  • 11 May 2018

    Q&A: The Gambia looks to Oil for Economic Growth

    Exclusive - We spoke to Jerreh Barrow, Commissioner for Petroleum, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, The Gambia, about the petroleum sector within the West African country.

  • 11 May 2018

    Q&A: Majors Operators chasing large discoveries in African M&A

    Exclusive - We spoke to Paul Jones, Senior Counsel, at Bracewell LLP (Dubai Branch) about the past, present and future mergers and acquisitions market in Africa.

  • 11 May 2018

    Africa's Dash for Gas

    Industry insight - Does gas truly promise cleaner, efficient energy for Africa? Robert O'Keefe of DNV GL gives deep insight into how more African producers are turning to gas to suit their extensive energy needs.

  • 11 May 2018

    BP plots West Africa Gas Prize

    Industry insight - After securing significant working interests in Kosmos’ Mauritanian and Senegalese acreages, BP has its sights firmly fixed on West Africa. Vice President of exploration for BP Africa, Jasper Peijs, gives a rundown on BP’s latest activities.

  • 30 April 2018

    Press Release: Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria set to outline his future vision at Africa Oil Week 2018

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources will be present at Africa Oil Week to drive forward transformative projects across the continent.

  • 09 April 2018

    Learning to Leapfrog

    Chris Breadenhann, Africa Oil and Gas Advisory Leader at PWC, explains why the continent’s producers need to adopt different tactics to move ahead in their field – and the plays they need to make to unleash their full potential.

  • 09 April 2018

    Press Release: Africa Oil Week to welcome 14 Governments

    London, UK (9 April 2018) – With over $194 billion forecast to be spent in the African upstream sector between 2018 and 2025, it is critical the industry has a platform to transact on deals and partnerships to ensure the investment deficit across the continent’s Oil and Gas sector is met. Africa Oil Week...

  • 09 April 2018

    African Independents in Focus at AOW

    The African Independents Forum joins the full Africa Oil Week line up this November in Cape Town. Backed by the brand-new Prospect Forum theatre, this offers more opportunities to network and make deals.

  • 09 April 2018

    OPEC – Monthly Oil Market Report

    South Africa and Egypt show encouraging market signs in OPEC’s latest monthly roundup, plus production growth forecast for non-OPEC members and oil in the globe’s developing markets.

  • 09 April 2018

    Namibia - One of the Last Great Frontiers

    Is Namibia the last great geography for oil and gas? Gil Holzman, CEO and President of ECO Atlantic Oil & Gas confidentially claims so, thanks to existing in-place infrastructure and untapped offshore deposits.

  • 06 March 2018

    Opportunity knocks for African independent - The Africa Oil Week Interview

    Seplat is one of the new breed of African oil and gas independents who are looking to extend their reach throughout the continent.

  • 15 February 2018

    AAPG’s International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) to co-locate with AOW

    Africa Oil Week (AOW) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) are pleased to announce that AAPG’s International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) will co-locate with AOW, 4-7 November 2018, bringing many of the world’s top energy explorationists and executives together in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • 13 December 2017

    7 worldwide oil & gas projects to watch in 2018

    2017 showed a cautiously optimistic side to the global oil & gas industry. For instance, the oil price reached a two year high in November that year, suggesting more cash is ready to be pumped back into E&P activity – and some impressive megaprojects. Check out 7 of the biggest right here.

  • 02 October 2017

    Market Watch: Nigeria

    Our continent-spanning trip of Africa’s oil and gas markets comes to an end at Nigeria: the continent’s biggest oil producer. With billions in potential deals on the table, the nation is fertile ground for foreign investment.

  • 20 September 2017

    Daniel Silke: 'The prospects for Africa rests on large-scale clean energy rollout'

    We spoke to Africa Oil Week 2017 keynote speaker Daniel Silke about how 2017 has treated Africa's energy market - and what he expects from the coming year.

  • 19 September 2017

    Alex Epstein: ‘Our global energy discussion is biased and anti-human’

    Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, talks to Africa Oil Week about why the world - and Africa in particular - can't afford to ignore fossil fuels in the energy mix.

  • 19 September 2017

    Market Watch: Mozambique

    Mozambique is on the cusp of joining the ranks of Africa’s top natural gas producers. Join us as we delve into the nation’s current hydrocarbons market environment as part of our African Market Watch series.

  • 18 September 2017

    Market Watch: Egypt

    Heading back to the north of the continent, our Africa-spanning roundup of the key markets to watch takes us to Egypt – home to some of the biggest natural gas discoveries of recent years.

  • 04 September 2017

    Market Watch: Kenya

    Kenya is the next stop on our Pan-African tour of the continental oil and gas markets.

  • 23 August 2017

    Market Watch: Uganda

    Next up on our round trip of Africa’s oil producers, in partnership with Menas Associates, is Uganda.

  • 21 August 2017

    African oil & gas licensing roundup – Part 2

    Part two of our breakdown of the big deals, exploration plays, and licensing auctions that have emerged across Africa in 2017 so far.

  • 18 August 2017

    Market Watch: Senegal

    In the run up to Africa Oil Week 2017, we are taking a grand tour of the continent, taking in business environments and hydrocarbon potential of key energy players. Today, the Market Watch Spotlight falls on Senegal.

  • 17 August 2017

    Market Watch: Somalia

    Our tour of Africa continues in Market Watch part 3. This time, we head to East Africa and Somalia to understand its unique business culture.

  • 15 August 2017

    Licensing rounds in Africa – the state of play – part 1

    To whet your appetite for the Africa Oil Week 2017's five content rich days of insider industry knowledge, we’ve put together a run through of the significant licensing rounds occurring continent-wide in 2017, plus a few to look forward to in the future.

  • 15 August 2017

    Market Watch: Morocco

    Part two of our Market Watch series takes us to Morocco for an in-depth look at the nation's hydrocarbon potential.

  • 02 August 2017

    Market watch: Côte d’Ivoire

    In the lead-up to Africa Oil Week 2017, we have teamed up with Menas Associates to take a look at 10 of Africa’s most promising markets for upstream investment – starting with Côte d’Ivoire.

  • 20 April 2017

    Oil and Gas Exploration in East Africa: A Brief History ©GeoExpro

    Recent major discoveries in East Africa mean that the region is considered one of the emerging hydrocarbon provinces of the 21st - but it is worth remembering that this success comes after six decades of unsuccessful exploration. This article analyses East Africa's exploration history in maps and old photos and discusses the lessons which can be learnt.

  • 20 March 2017

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    Africa's oil and gas potential despite fall in crude prices ©KPMG

  • 19 March 2017

    Africa Oil Week: Major Players in Cape Town

    The mood was largely positive at Africa Oil Week, with plenty of speakers pointing out the opportunities presented by the low oil price environment, rather than the downside for the hydrocarbons industry.

  • 20 February 2017

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