About Africa Oil Week

Africa Oil Week is the meeting place for Africa’s upstream oil and gas markets.

The Summit brings together governments, national oil companies, investors, and operators, as a hub to raise capital and to take projects to final investment decisions.

Africa Oil Week attracts the highest quality speakers. Over the course of the week, 200 industry leaders, including Ministers, CEOs of NOCs, Directors of Hydrocarbons, and CEOs from major and independent companies, will debate the future course of the African upstream sector.

Why choose Africa Oil Week?

200+ world-class speakers

Africa Oil Week's speakers represent the top executives and decision makers from across the global oil and gas sector - they are leading experts, from Ministers, Presidents and CEOs from the largest global operators to technology providers and financial institutions.

14 Government Ministers

Africa Oil Week attracts the largest density of African Ministers who set out their future vision and the competitiveness of their energy sector. In 2018, countries including Nigeria, Gabon, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa, used the Summit to share their national energy strategies, present their fiscal regimes and open licensing rounds.

1,500+ delegates

AOW gives you unprecendented and exclusive access to over 1500 board level executives from the International E&P Sector. Africa Oil Week is the only place to originate deals, get access to proprietary information and raise capital. 

Prospect Forum

The Africa Oil Week Prospect Forum, is a dedicated content theatre for NOCs, Independents and Geoscience companies to showcase open acreage, farm out opportunities and data viewing. The 2018 Prospect Forum, held in partnership with AAPG and PVE Consulting led to numerous business transactions with even more opportunities expected for 2019.

Unparalleled networking

Africa Oil Week knows that networking is the heart of the event and with cocktail receptions, private dinners and a social function every day, there is no better place to meet colleagues, new business partners and leaders within the industry.

The number of international private sector participants continues to grow and the list is indeed very impressive. We therefore need to ensure that we maximise the benefit of having this huge number of investors and policy makers in our continent as well as our partners in oil & gas sector. – Hon Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy - Republic of South Africa

It was without a doubt one of the best conferences that I have attended for the industry anywhere. I’m certainly taking away a lot of information and perspective that came from the content and presenters. To say it was all well done is at best an understatement. – John D Hofmeister, Former CEO, Shell Oil & CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy