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

About programme

1,300 delegates

1,300 delegates

150 speakers

150 speakers

50+ hours of industry insights & Networking

50+ hours of industry insights & Networking

12 ministers

12 ministers

Key speakers

Hon Minister Jeff Radebe

Minister of Energy, Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa

Hon Minister Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources - Federal Republic of Nigeria

Hon Minister Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya

Minister of Hydrocarbons - Republic of the Congo

Hon Minister Tiémoko Sangaré

Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Ministry of Energy - Republic of Mali

Hon Minister Thierry Tanoh

Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewables - Republic of Cote d`Ivoire

Hon Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in The Presidency - Republic of South Africa

Hon Minister Foumakoye Gado

Minister of Petroleum - Republic of Niger

Hon Minister Fafa Sanyang

Minister of Petroleum and Energy - Republic of The Gambia

Hon Minister Irene Muloni

Minister of Energy and Mineral Development - Republic of Uganda

Hon Minister Diakaria Koulibaly

Minister of Hydrocarbons – Republic of Guinea

Hon Minister Azhari Abdalla Abdelgader

Minister of Petroleum & Gas – Republic of Sudan

Hon Dr Mohammed Amin Adam

Deputy Minister for Petroleum – Republic of Ghana

Hon, Minister Leopold Mboli Fatran

Minister of Mines, Central African Republic

Hon Minister Aimé Ngoi-Mukena

Minister of Hydrocarbons - Democratic Republic of the Congo

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Rt Hon Mark Simmonds

Former Minister for Africa, United Kingdom Government

Dr Carlos Lopes

Former Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Ado Oseragbaje

President & CEO - Sub Saharan Africa, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Ahmed Ag Mohamed


Dr. Ainojie 'Alex' Irune

COO, Oando Energy Resources

Alex Vartan

Vice President New Ventures Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean, PGS

Alexander Mollinger

COO, Discover Exploration

Andrew Kamau

Principal Secretary, State Department of Petroleum, Kenya

Andrew Lane

Energy and Resources - Africa, Deloitte

Andrew M. Herscowitz

Coordinator - Power Africa, USAID

Andrew McAuslan

Head of Business Development, BP Upstream

Andrew Patterson

Regional President - Africa, Bechtel

Angela Durkin

COO & SVP, Maersk Drilling

Anthony Paul

Managing Director, Association of Caribbean Energy Specialists (ACES)

Audrey Gaughran

Senior Director for Regional Programs, Natural Resource Governance Institute

Augusto Artur Antonio Da Silva

Secretary General, Agence de Gestion et de Cooperation (AGC)

Austin Avuru

CEO, Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri

CEO, Mubadala Petroleum


Bala Wunti

Group General Manager, Corporate Planning and Strategy, NNPC

Bank-Anthony Okoroafor

Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN)

Bas Spaargaren

Vice President Exploration - Europe & Africa, Nexen CNOOC

Basil El-Baz

Chairman & CEO, Carbon Holdings

Dr. Ben K. D. Asante

CEO, Ghana Gas

Ben Sayers

Explorationist, TGS

Benoît de la Fouchardière

CEO, Perenco

Betty Namubiru

Manager - National Content, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Bridgette Radebe

Executive Chairperson, Mmakau Mining

Dr Brian W. Horn

Senior Vice President & Chief Geologist, ION E&P Advisors

Brian Mitchener

Exploration Director, Sound Energy

Bronwyn Nielsen

Editor at Large, CNBC Africa

Cath Norman

Managing Director, FAR Ltd


Celedónio Plácido Vieira

Director of Marketing and Business Development, Petroguin


Chris Anderson

Director of Sales - Africa and Middle East, TGS

Chris Bredenhann

Africa Advisory Oil & Gas Leader, PwC

David Hicks

Senior Vice President: Upstream, IHS Markit

Dr. David Spofforth

Senior Explorationist, CGG

David Sturt

COO, Azinam

Donna Shodipo

Partner - Energy and Project Finance Practice Group, ACAS-Law

Ebbie Haan

Director, Perpetuum Advisory

Ebrahiem Hendricks

Company Secretary, Petroleum Agency SA

Ebrahim Takolia

Chief, Corporate Development & Co-Founder, Monetizing Gas Africa

Egbert Isaac Faibille

Petroleum Commissioner, Ghana Petroleum Commission

Dr. Elly Karuhanga

Chairman, Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum

Dr Enzo Insalaco

Vice President Exploration Africa, Total

Eric Hathon

Exploration Director, Cairn Energy

Ernest Rubondo

Executive Director, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Prof Fabien Nkot

Senior Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister, Republic of Cameroon

Famourou Kourouma

General Manager, ONAP

Faraj Saeed

CEO, National Oil Company Libya

Fathima Hussain

Managing Director and Global Head of the Oil & Gas Project Finance Team, Standard Chartered Bank

Francesco Verre

SVP, McKinsey Petroleum Asset eXcellence (PAX) Practice

Frank Pluta

Industry Banker – Energy Group Head

Fredrik Öhrn

CEO, Svenska Petroleum Exploration

Gil Holzman

President & CEO, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas Ltd.

Gilbert Yevi

Senior Vice President: Exploration & Production International, Sasol

Giles Farrer

Research Director - Global LNG, Wood Mac

Geoffrey Grant

Principal Geophysicist, Springfield E&P

Glen Bowman

Head of Global New Ventures Exploration, Woodside

Gregor Duval

Senior Technical Manager - Geosciences

Guy Maurice

President Africa for Exploration & Production, Total

Dr Harald Knoebl

Corporate Secretary & General Counsel, Neptune Energy

Haran Sivam

Principal Investment Officer, IFC

Henry Bonsu

Broadcaster & International Conference Facilitator

Iain Ross

Chief Executive Officer, Golar LNG Limited

Immanuel Mulunga

Managing Director, National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia

Dr James M. Demarest

Exploration Vice President, Noble Energy

James Karama

Sector Head: Oil & Gas

Jan Maier

Vice President - Exploration, Africa Energy Corp

Jasper Peijs

Exploration Vice President, BP

Jay Bhattacherjee

CEO, Aminex PLC


Jayne Baird

Vice President Africa, Europe & Americas, Woodside Energy

Jean Jacques Koum

Head of Exploration & Production – Oil & Gas, SNH Cameroon

Jens Rohleder

Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank


Jeremy Asher

Chairman & CEO, Tower Resources Plc.

Jerreh Barrow

Commissioner for Petroleum - Republic of The Gambia

John Claussen

CEO, Madagascar Oil Company

John D Hofmeister

Former CEO and President, Shell Oil & CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy


John Simpson

World Affairs Editor, BBC

Jose Branquinho

Resource Assessment Manager, INP Mozambique

Joseph Medou

Managing Director, Petrosen

Julia Mager

Senior Consultant/Team Leader, GIZ-Employment for Development (E4D) Skills for Oil and Gas in Africa (SOGA) Project

Keith C Hill

President, CEO and Director, Africa Oil Corp


Kenny Hawsey

Global Energy Tax Leader, PwC Africa

Dr Ketsela Tadesse

Director, Petroleum Licensing & Administration Directorate

Kishan Pillay

Head of Oil and Gas, Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa

Kojo O.F. Busia

Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's African Mineral Development Centre

Lance Crist

Global Head of Natural Resources, IFC

Larry Bottomley

CEO, Chariot Oil & Gas

Lindiwe Mekwe

CEO, Petroleum Agency SA

Liv Hovem

CEO, DNV GL Oil & Gas

Luca Bertelli

Chief Exploration Officer, Eni

M Gaya Mahaman Laouan

Secrétaire Général, l'Organisation des Producteurs de Pétrole Africains (APPO)

Magda Chambriard

Former CEO, National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, Government of Brazil

Maggy Shino

Petroleum Commissioner, Ministry of Mines and Energy - Namibia

Mrs Mahawa Kaba-Wheeler

Director of Women, Gender & Development Department, African Union Commission

Dr. Maikanti Baru

Group Managing Director, NNPC

Manuel Mota

CEO, Mota-Engil Africa

Margaret Nongo-Okojokwu

Editor, Orient Energy Review

Mark W. Llamas

Managing Director, Acquisitions & Divestures, GMP FirstEnergy

Martin Jakubowski

General Manager - West Africa Exploration, CNOOC-Nexen

Martin Kavanagh

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Matt Tyrrell

Africa Coordinator & Principal Geoscientist, PGS

Matthew Furness

Regional Manager - Africa, Bechtel

Mike Adams

Head of Exploration & New Business, Genel Energy

Mike Lakin

Founder & MD, Envoi Limited

Mohamed Badissy

Senior Attorney for Energy & Finance, Commercial Law Development Program, U.S. Department of Commerce

Dr Mostafa Elshazly

Senior Associate, Zaki Hashem and Partners Law Firm

Mounir Bouaziz

VP Commercial/New Business Development South America & Africa, Country Chair Dubai & Northern Emirates, Shell

Ngozi Okoknwo

Chief Legal Officer, Oando PLC

Nico Grobbler

Exploration Manager, New Ventures (Africa), Tullow Oil

Nicolas Terraz

Country Chair, Total Nigeria, Managing Director, Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria

Nikki Martin

President, International Association of Geophysical Contractors

Nina Bowyer

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Nosizwe Dlengezelemotsitsi

Gas Power System Executive MD for Angolophone Africa, GE Capital

Dr Oliver Quinn

Director - Exploration & Africa, Ophir Energy

Olivier Belalahy

Director of Hydrocarbons, OMNIS

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer - Global Oil & Gas, IFC

Omar Mithá

CEO, ENH - Mozambique

Paul Bellingham

Exploration Geologist, ION

Paul Eardley Taylor

Managing Director, Standard Bank

Paul Fink

CEO and Executive Director

Paul Mayland

COO, Cairn Energy

Paul McDade

CEO, Tullow Oil

Patrick Joseph

CEO, Petro Seychelles

Patrick Mweheire

CEO, Stanbic Bank Uganda

Phil Birch

Exploration Director, Impact Oil

Philip Dimmock

Advisor, Oando Energy Resources Inc.

Pierre Barbe

Head of Africa, Vitol

Proscovia Nabbanja

COO, Uganda National Oil Company

Rene Awambeng

Director Client Relations, African Export-Import Bank


Rob Leonard

VP & General Manager, WorleyParsons

Rodney MacAlister

CEO & Co-Founder, Monetizing Gas Africa

Rogers Beall

Executive Chairman, Africa Fortesa Corporation

Salah El-Ekhfifi

Exploration Geologist, National Oil Corporation Libya

Scott Macmillan

Managing Director, Invictus Energy

Scott Munro

Senior Vice President & Corporate Development Officer, McDermott

Shreyas Bordia

Head of Africa Oil and Gas, Citi

Engr Simbi Wabote

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Developing and Monitoring Board

Siyabonga Gama

Group Chief Executive, Transnet SOC Ltd.

Solomon Asamoah

CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

Sophie Durham

Senior Advisor - External Affairs & Social Performance, Kosmos Energy

Steve Jenkins

Chairman, Savannah Petroleum

Steve Toothill

VP New Ventures and Chief Geologist, CGG


Sthembiso Phakathi

Head: Organisational Effectiveness, ABSA Group Limited

Stuart Munro

Explorationist, Regalis

Tahereh Amirzadeh

Vice President, Netoil Inc.

Tanya Herwanger

Vice President Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East, TGS

Taofik Adegbite

CEO, Marine Platforms

Tein George

Chairman, Aveon Offshore Ltd.

Timothy M. Kabba

Director General, Petroleum Directorate Sierra Leone

Tracey Henderson

Senior Vice President for Exploration, Kosmos Energy

Trond Lien

Vice President Exploration, Equinor

Uche Orji

Managing Director & CEO

Vance Querio

CEO, Oryx Petroleum

Victor Tivane

Director de Conteúdo Local, ENH – Mozambique

Vuyo Ntoi

Investment Director, AIIM


Wade Cherwayko

CEO & Chairman, Regalis Petroleum

Wale Tinubu

Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC


Walter Venter

Director - Business Development & Sales, Fluor South Africa

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