Spotlight on African upstream sector at Africa Oil Week’s online conference

AOW virtual eventAOW Virtual, an online conference from the producers of Africa Oil Week, to be held from 7-8 October 2020, aims to provide the global oil and gas audience with a platform to discuss insights and learnings on how to operate in the 'new normal’ and the challenges and opportunities in post-COVID-19 era

With a series of strategic outlooks, panels and an interactive natural gas vs renewables debate, AOW Virtual’s goal is to reconnect the African upstream following a tumultuous year that has featured unprecedented supply and demand shocks in the sector.

Perhaps the most hotly anticipated of the conference, the “Somalia Licensing Round: De-risking Above Ground Factors” session offers delegates the first opportunity to hear directly from the senior members of the Somali government about licensing round details, following the official announcement made on 4 August.

By popular demand, AOW Virtual will be shining the spotlight on the West African region, from Côte D'Ivoire to Nigeria in the “West Africa Regional Focus: New Ventures & Opportunities” session and the “Interactive debate: natural gas vs renewables” will aim to answer which is the most viable energy source for Africa as well as investment, infrastructure, technology and ESG required.

In the CPD-certified event, Senior executives will deliver insights on which new ventures, projects and geographies they’re prioritising in the new post-pandemic landscape.

Among other industry leaders confirmed to speak in the online conference are Tracey Henderson, chief exploration officer, Kosmos Energy; Liv Hovem, CEO, DNV GL; Dr Alex Irune, COO, Oando Energy Resources; Christine Roche, manager - AMME, PGS; Adam Pollard, senior research analyst, sub-Saharan Africa upstream oil and gas, Wood Mackenzie and others.

AOW Virtual will take place over two afternoons packed full of strategic outlooks, debates, and a much-anticipated government bidding round. More than 100 of C-level executives from across the value chain are expected to attend and join meaningful conversations reigniting the African upstream once again. 

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