The Minister for Petroleum & Mineral Resources of Federal Republic of Somalia, Eng. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed and a host of renowned energy industry players, are expected to speak at this year’s Africa Oil Week Conference scheduled for 7-8 October.

The conference, which will be held virtually, will feature Ibrahim Ali Hussein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Somali Petroleum Authority, Phil McDonald, Regional Director (Africa) of Castor Vali, Dr Alessio Checconi, Senior Business Development Manager AME of TGS, Scot Fraser, Co-Founder & Director Exploration for Ventura International Energy LLC and Daniel Berkove, Senior Associate Energy for IHS Markit.

Other industry leaders who have 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 & Gas, Wood Mackenzie, Chris Hindle, Director, Critical Resource with more speakers expected to be revealed in the lead up to the event.

By popular demand, AOW Virtual will also 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.

Lastly, it would not be an Africa Oil Week event without a strategic outlook from operators across the continent.
Senior executives will deliver insights on which new ventures, projects and geographies they are prioritising in the new post-pandemic landscape.

AOW Virtual will take place over two afternoons with a fully-packed strategic outlooks, debates and a much-anticipated government bidding round.

Hundreds of C-level executives from across the value chain are expected to attend and join meaningful conversations reigniting the African upstream once again.

AOW Virtual, an unmissable online conference from the producers of Africa Oil Week, is free of charge to attend with the aim at providing the global oil and gas audience with a platform to discuss insights and learning on how to operate in the ‘new normal’ as well as the challenges and opportunities post Covid-19.

AOW Virtual is CPD certified, so attending sessions will count towards continuing professional development.



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