twitter Facebook linkedin acp

WAES 24 to welcome Namibia's Petroleum Commissioner for insights beyond Orange Basin

Maggy Shino will be gracing WAES 24 with first-hand insights on the Luderitz Basin. (Image source: WAES)

Following the world-class Orange Basin discovery in Namibia that includes Shell’s Graff 1, TotalEnergies’ Venus, and Galp’s PEL 83, prospects at the Luderitz Basin will be presented by Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner of Namibia, at the West Africa Energy Summit 2024 in Ghana

Slated to be held from 3-5 September in Accra, Shino will be gracing WAES 24 with first-hand insights on the Luderitz Basin. Besides Luderitz, she has also spoken to media about the highly prospective Walvis and Namib Basins, which share many characteristics of the Orange Basin yet remain highly underexplored. This will be an incredible opportunity for operators and explorationists seeking to partner with Namibia.

"We are delighted to welcome Ms Maggy Shino to the summit. Her presentation promises to offer unique insights into the Luderitz Basin, further solidifying Namibia’s position as a key player in the African upstream sector," said Dan Hyland, operations director at OGV Group, which is the event co-organiser with the Petroleum Commission, Ghana. "The West Africa Energy Summit will provide a unique platform for participants to gain comprehensive insights into the open acreage and farm-in opportunities in the transform margin," he added. 

West Africa: An investment hub

Hyland expressed his excitement about the participation of industry leaders and government representatives across West Africa, who will share presentations on multiple licenses across the Transform Margin. "The West Africa Energy Summit presents an unparalleled networking opportunity, providing expert insights and strategic discussions that will further business interests in the region,” he said. 

WAES 2024 has been curated with exciting sessions such as New Ventures Forum, National Showcase, Petroleum Data Workshop, and Skills and Training Workshop. 

With West Africa currently resembling a hotbed of deepwater activities as major discoveries come up from Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, to name a few, the summit could not have happened at a better time. It will explore West Africa as an investment hub, with discussions on balancing oil, gas, and renewable energy for responsible resource management and energy independence.