5-9 November, 2018

The Leading Business Intelligence and Transaction Platform for Africa's Oil and Gas Sector

Cape Town International Convention Centre
South Africa

2018 Sponsors
Africa Oil Week

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  • Bronze
  • Contributing
  • Lanyard and Networking Lounge Sponsor
    Lanyard and Networking Lounge Sponsor

    Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Our focus is on finding and monetising oil in Africa and South America. Our key activities include targeted Exploration and Appraisal, selective development projects and growing our high-margin production. We have a prudent financial strategy with diverse sources of funding. Our portfolio of over 80 licences spans 16 countries and is organised into three Business Delivery Teams. In West Africa, Tullow has significant low-cost oil production from Ghana, as well as a portfolio of non-operated assets. In East Africa, we are focused on commercialising the significant resource base discovered in Uganda and Kenya. Our New Ventures team delivers Tullow’s frontier exploration and appraisal activity across Africa and South America. We are headquartered in London and our shares are listed on the London, Irish and Ghana Stock Exchanges.

  • Platinum Sponsor
    Platinum Sponsor

    Total is a major energy player committed to supplying affordable energy to a growing population, addressing climate change and meeting new customer expectations. Those commitments guide what we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energies. We explore for, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

  • Delegate Bag Sponsor
    Delegate Bag Sponsor

    Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Company, with partners Total S.A. (Maersk Olie og Gas) and Tullow Oil plc are developing the world class South Lokichar oil discovery in Kenya. Phase 1 production starting at 60,000-80,000 bopd is targeted for 2021/22. Africa Oil also has an exploration portfolio, which allows the Company to access a larger number of highly prospective blocks, with near term wells, many of which are carried by majors, for a low entry cost and limited capital commitments. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".

  • Gold Sponsor
    Gold Sponsor

    TGS is the world’s largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. TGS has approximately 600 employees and has its corporate headquarters in Asker, Norway and its operational headquarters in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. The company’s other main offices are in Calgary, London and Perth, with employees also in other cities around the globe. The company’s stock is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange as part of OBX Index (25 most liquid shares at the OSE) with a market capitalization of approximately $2.3 billion (December 2016). TGS’ primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. TGS offers extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.

  • Networking Lounge Sponsor
    Networking Lounge Sponsor

    Impact Oil and Gas (“Impact”) is a frontier oil and gas exploration company, dedicated to discovering new potential in underexplored sedimentary basins offshore Africa and the Atlantic margins. With an established world class asset portfolio offshore South and West Africa and an experienced management team, Impact has emerged as a leader of exploration in African frontier acreage. This has been achieved by entering new acreage, then working this though seismic acquisition, interpretation and other geophysical techniques to identify enticing plays that attract major oil and gas companies as partners. To date, Impact has successfully partnered with ExxonMobil and Statoil in South Africa; with Total in Namibia and South Africa; and with Nexen-CNOOC in the AGC region between Senegal and Guinea Bissau. Impact is currently seeking partners in its deep water Gabon blocks.

  • Waterfront Drinks Sponsor
    Waterfront Drinks Sponsor

    Woodside is Australia's largest independent oil and gas company with a global portfolio, recognised for our world-class capabilities – as an explorer, a developer, a producer and a supplier of energy. Our global exploration portfolio is balanced across established, emerging and frontier provinces while we have significant equity interests in high-quality developments in Australia, Senegal, Myanmar and North America. Our producing assets are renowned for their safety, reliability and efficiency and in 2017 we produced 7% of global LNG supply. Our proven track record and distinctive capabilities are underpinned by more than 60 years of experience, making us a partner of choice.

  • Coffee Break Sponsor
    Coffee Break Sponsor

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies. Anadarko’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. Anadarko’s portfolio includes assets in the Delaware and DJ basins in the U.S. onshore. The Company is also among the largest independent producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and has exploration and production activities internationally, including activities in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique, and other countries. Anadarko’s strategy is to explore for, develop and commercialize resources globally; ensure health, safety, and environmental excellence; and focus on financial discipline, flexibility, and value creation, while demonstrating the Company’s core values of integrity and trust, servant leadership, people and passion, commercial focus, and open communication in all business activities.

  • Coffee Break Sponsor
    Coffee Break Sponsor

    Cairn Energy PLC is an independent, UK-based oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Cairn has its headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland with operational offices in London, Norway, Senegal and Mexico. Cairn has explored, discovered, developed and produced oil and gas in a variety of locations throughout the world and has extensive experience as operator and partner in all stages of the oil and gas lifecycle. The Company historically focused its activities on the geographic region of South Asia where it operated for more than 20 years. In recent years, Cairn has made significant discoveries offshore Senegal which are now planned for development with first oil anticipated in 2021- 2022. Today the business holds a balanced portfolio of exploration, development and production assets. The company’s assets are in three regions: UK & Norway, Senegal and International, including Mexico and Suriname.

  • Expo Networking Drinks Sponsor
    Expo Networking Drinks Sponsor

    Maersk Drilling supports global oil and gas production by providing high-efficiency drilling services to oil companies around the world. The company's modern fleet is comprised of 24 advanced drillships, deepwater semi-submersibles and high-end jack-up rigs, and is among the youngest in the industry to ensure the highest level of safety. In Maersk Drilling, we are committed to increasing efficiency for our customers and reducing the offshore oil production cost through innovation, digitalisation, strategic partnerships, and new business models. Working with local employment is a natural part of our value set, as a truly successful operation has to be mutually beneficial for both the operator, the country in which we operate and Maersk Drilling. We build our services around our highly skilled and committed workforce of 3,000 on- and offshore professionals, our state-of-the-art drilling rigs and our 40 years of experience operating in some of the most challenging environments on the planet.

  • Expo Networking Drinks Sponsor
    Expo Networking Drinks Sponsor

    GardaWorld is the world's largest security company, employing over 62,000 dedicated and highly qualified professionals, offering secure transportation and cash vault services, physical and specialized security solutions, and via the Crisis24 portal, real-time, vetted international security alerts. GardaWorld has been providing mobile, static and consultancy security solutions to the oil & gas sector for over 20 years. From Iraq, Kurdistan and Libya, to Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia, at oil fields, refineries, and remote explorations, GardaWorld will secure your employees, assets, and corporate reputation. As the first company in the world certified to ISO 18788 and as a founding signatory of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security providers we are trusted by our clients in the extractives, aerospace and defense, critical infrastructure, government and diplomatic and development sectors as a transparent and responsible partner.

  • PetroAfricanus Dinner Sponsor
    PetroAfricanus Dinner Sponsor

    Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is a leading indigenous Nigerian oil and gas exploration and production company with a strategic focus on Nigeria, listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) (LSE:SEPL) and Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”) (NSE:SEPLAT). In July 2010, Seplat acquired a 45 percent participating interest in, and was appointed operator of, a portfolio of three onshore producing oil and gas leases in the Niger Delta (OMLs 4, 38 and 41). Since acquisition, Seplat has increased daily liquids and gas production capability from these OMLs to record levels and doubled gas processing capacity. In June 2013, SEPLAT acquired an interest in the Umuseti/Igbuku marginal field area within OPL 283 and in February 2015 acquired interests in OML 53 and OML 55. Seplat has built strong relationships with its key local communities, promoting trust and confidence amongst its various stakeholders, ultimately resulting in a stable operating environment that facilitates the creation of shared value.

  • Silver Sponsor
    Silver Sponsor

    Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm serving multinationals, start-ups, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments, and other organizations from its offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US. The firm is internationally recognized for its practices across a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas, and has received considerable market recognition for the handling of landmark matters. Latham lawyers offer legal and strategic commercial thinking to provide clients with innovative solutions to complex business and legal matters.

  • Silver Sponsor
    Silver Sponsor

    LEKOIL is an indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company; focused on Africa (with interests in Nigeria, and Namibia). LEKOIL was founded in 2010 by a group of leading professionals from the financial and oil & gas industries. The company prioritizes stakeholders’ interests, and maximizes value in a sustainable manner; by operating with integrity and leveraging resources, in order to benefit the countries and communities they operate in. In 2013, LEKOIL acquired interest in OPL 310, and an exploration well was drilled in the Ogo field that was declared the third largest discovery in the world for that year. Currently, LEKOIL’s asset portfolio is comprised of: Otakikpo marginal field (in a coastal swamp location in OML 11); OPL 310 (Dahomey Basin on the West African Transform Margin); OPL 325 (offshore Dahomey Basin); Block 2514 B (Luderitz Basin, offshore Namibia); and LEKGAS (a wholly-owned subsidiary of LEKOIL – the company’s gas midstream vehicle).

  • Silver Sponsor
    Silver Sponsor

    Reinvention and innovation are critical skills a business has to master to survive the ups and downs of any market. But it takes more than that to thrive. Building partnerships and trusted relationships in the energy sector can mean the difference between enduring and flourishing. At IHS Markit, our experts work closely with your teams to provide upstream energy data, insight and advanced analytics that maximize your workflows, produce innovative solutions to complex challenges, and position your organization for sustainable growth.

  • App Sponsor
    App Sponsor

    Azinam, part of the Azimuth Group, is a Namibia focused oil and gas E&P company. Since 2012 and throughout the downturn, backed by Seacrest Capital Group, Azinam has been leveraging its technical strengths to unlock the significant potential of 9 billion barrels of net unrisked prospective resources in the Walvis basin. A combination of heightened industry interest in the country and wells planned in H2 2018, coupled with recent licensing and exploration success in geologically analogous regions within the South Atlantic margins, including the Falkland Islands, Brazil, South Africa and Angola, has made the region one of the most attractive potential hydrocarbon provinces in the global arena. As an operator with working interests in six licences across the Walvis basin Azinam is well-placed to unlock the potential of this under-explored oil and gas hotspot.

  • Bronze Sponsor
    Bronze Sponsor

    ION has been a technology leader for 50 years with a strong history of innovation. Leveraging innovative technologies, ION creates value through data capture, analysis and optimization to enhance companies’ critical decision-making abilities and returns. Our offerings are focused on improving E&P decision-making, enhancing reservoir management and optimizing offshore operations.

  • Bronze Sponsor
    Bronze Sponsor

    Operating from 27 offices across EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. We are widely regarded as one of the world's pre-eminent "oil and gas" firms, with unrivalled international experience and a global reputation for excellence in the sector. We have advised on some of the most significant oil and gas projects and transactions around the world, including notably in Africa, where we have built an impressive track record advising clients across the entire oil and gas value chain throughout the whole of the African continent. Our Africa practice is serviced by a fully integrated team of lawyers from across our global network of offices, including Johannesburg. We have been ranked top by Chambers Global for Africa-wide Projects & Energy for the past 10 consecutive years, and 6 of our partners are singled out by Chambers Global as leading individuals in this sector, than any other law firm

  • Bronze Sponsor
    Bronze Sponsor

    Petroleum Agency SA is a South African state-owned company established through a Ministerial Directive issued in 1999. The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act which came into effect on the 1st May 2004 and in terms of this Act, Petroleum Agency South Africa (PASA) received its mandate to operate. The Agency has three main roles: to evaluate and promote oil & gas potential exploration and production activities in South Africa, to regulate oil & gas exploration and production industry and to archive all geotechnical data produced through oil & gas exploration. The Agency acts as an advisor to the government on issues regarding oil & gas exploration and production, and carry out special projects at the request of the Minister. The company's vision is to create a viable, sustainable and responsible upstream industry in South Africa; and its mission is to promote, facilitate and regulate exploration and sustainable development of oil and gas in South Africa.

  • Networking Reception Sponsor
    Networking Reception Sponsor

    National Oilwell Varco is a leading provider of technology, equipment, and services to the global oil and gas industry. NOV has been pioneering innovations that improve the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and environmental impact of oil and gas operations since 1862. The depth and breadth of NOV’s offerings support customers’ full-field, drilling, completion, and production needs. Our offshore solutions cover an extensive range of FPSO products from internationally known and respected brands. We leverage decades of experience to enter long-term partnerships and provide reliable floating production and subsea infrastructure solutions. Our teams offer dedicated support throughout your entire project – anytime, anywhere.

  • Contributing Sponsor
    Contributing Sponsor

    ACAS-Law is a full-service law firm which offers a comprehensive range of legal services on complex, local and multi-jurisdictional transactions to its diverse clientele - including Nigerian and foreign businesses and governments and multinationals. Over 27 years, ACAS-Law has acquired considerable legal expertise and an enviable reputation as a leading energy law practice in Nigeria. From three strategically located commercial and government hubs in Nigeria - Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, ACAS-Law operates three main practice groups: 1) Energy and Project Finance Group - Oil and gas, power, mining, foreign investment, project finance, taxation. 2) Corporate and Commercial Group- General corporate/commercial advisory, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, telecommunications, intellectual property, fintech, immigration. 3) Shipping and Dispute Resolution Group: Admiralty transactions, international trade, aviation, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. ACAS-Law also owns ADCAX Nominees Limited, which provides company secretarial services to ACAS-Law clients.

  • Contributing Sponsor
    Contributing Sponsor

    Discover Exploration is an upstream oil & gas company founded in 2012 and headquartered in London. The Company has a non-operated portfolio of offshore exploration, appraisal and development assets in Europe (Dutch, German and Danish North Sea), Africa and Australasia. Discover is run by the former management team of Cove Energy plc. The Company is co-owned by The Carlyle Group and AtlasInvest.

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