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Madagascar to promote hydrocarbons sector at London event

The director general of the Madagascan Ministry of Hydrocarbons will join a host of leaders from East Africa at CWC’s 3rd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit where he will deliver one of the events keynote addresses

The event, which will take place in London from 10-12 June 2014, will see Pascal Clovis Velonarivo, who will be representing the recently-elected Madagascan government, promote upcoming investment opportunities in the East African country to representatives from across the global oil and gas industry. 

Madagascar is on the path to becoming a prominent oil supplier in the East Africa region with operators already working in the country including Exxon, Tullow, OMV and Afren.

Now in its third year, the East Africa Oil and Gas Summit will also welcome ministers and NOC representation from Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia and the Comoros, with the summit programme set to explore the developments, challenges and opportunities that currently exist within the region's oil and gas sector. Among those opportunities discussed will be upcoming licensing rounds, collaboration versus competition issue, gas monetisation options across the region, regional infrastructure cooperation and skills shortages.

Fellow keynote speakers at the event will include South Sudan minister of petroleum and mining HE Stephen Dhieu Dau, UK minister for Africa Mark Simmonds MP and Sumayya Hassan-Athmani, CEO of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya.

The inaugural Somalia Oil & Gas Summit, which will be co-located with East Africa Oil & Gas, will take place on 9 June 2014 and will bring together representatives from Somalia, Puntland and Jubaland to discuss the collaboration required to create a successful oil and gas industry in the country.