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

Student Programme
Africa Oil Week

The Africa Oil Week Student Programme is a unique programme that offers unprecedented access to industry trends and networking opportunities with global players within this exciting market.

Final year students from leading Pan-Continental universities attending AOW will gain exposure to the industry they are about to enter. It will give the private sector support in bridging their workforce deficits and it will allow governments to meet and address capacity issues. With a distinct shortage of skills, this programme gives operators access to the next wave of talent whilst attracting the next wave of talent to the sector.

Who qualifies?

Final year students who are currently studying with any of our partner Universities. Students from partner Universities will be able to attend the Summit on the 8th November and a specialist Student day on the 9th November.
For more information on this initiative, please contact Catriona McDavid, Conference Producer at [email protected]

  • Universities
  • University of Cape Town
    University of Cape Town

    The Department of Geological Sciences, one of the oldest departments in UCT, has a commitment to providing high-quality training in the basics of geology, with an emphasis on field and practical training in the laboratory. The relatively small number of second and third year students ensures active and close relations between the academic staff and students. The small number of 4th year (Honours) students permits small-group teaching, and allows us to provide each student with a meaningful research project for the Honours year. The current large cohort of MSc and PhD students work under the supervision of academics who have expertise across the various fields of geology. For more visit: http://www.geology.uct.ac.za

  • University of Dar es Salaam
    University of Dar es Salaam

    A renowned and highly ranked University in Africa, the University of Dar es Salaam stands as the most prestigious University in Tanzania. It is a comprehensive University that caters for the entire East and Southern African region, offering a wide range of academic disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University of Dar es Salaam is home to most qualified and internationally acknowledged scholars in Africa.

  • University of Namibia
    University of Namibia

    The Geology Department of the University of Namibia was founded in 1998, offering geology courses for double science major degrees. Now the department offers a BSc Honours degree in Geology, four MSc degrees of different geological focus, and a PhD in Geology. Traditionally geology education focused on mineral exploration and groundwater protection and management, as related industries are well established in Namibia. Following the boom in offshore hydrocarbon exploration from 2011 to 2014 a MSc in Petroleum Geology has been designed in close cooperation with leading UK Universities. With generous support by the Namibian Petroleum Training and Education Fund, the MSc Petroleum Geology could successfully roll out in 2015. Maximum industry involvement and intense hands-on training with low student numbers are central to the course philosophy. Currently the third cohort of students is trained to become Petroleum Geologist.

  • University of the Witwatersrand
    University of the Witwatersrand

    The School of Geosciences traces its origins to 1904. Through the years, the Department of Geology was joined by several research units and groups with specialist interests in geosciences. Isotope research was conducted within BPI Geophysics and resulted in the establishment of a large isotope facility in the 1970s. Academics in these institutes contributed to teaching in geophysics and paleontology, and parallel departments were established in these disciplines. The School continues to enjoy strong and fruitful links with the minerals exploration and mining industries, both locally and internationally. The BPI Palaeontology has developed close links with the Institute for Human Evolution within the University and geophysics training and research has been strengthened by the development of a long-term continent-wide capacity-building programme called AfricaArray.

  • University of Western Cape
    University of Western Cape

    The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has trod a long and winding road, from a “Bush college” offering limited training for Coloured people, to a home of the anti-apartheid left, to a cornerstone of the post-1994 South Africa, and one of Africa's finest higher education institutions. Global climate change, poverty, inequality and the clash of cultures are just some of the issues the world is facing in years to come. In the face of these complex issues, UWC sees itself as an engaged university - a nexus of research, teaching and learning that responds to the needs of a society in transition in critical and creative ways. With over 20 000 students in seven faculties, UWC takes pride in preparing people who can adapt to, engage with and think deeply about the opportunities and risks available in a rapidly-changing world - we’re graduating citizens of the world.

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