Session Details

Africa's Upstream: Getting the investment?

Tuesday, March 10

07:30 am - 08:40 am

Competition for upstream investment is fierce, and while some African countries have struggled to attract investment others have adopted approaches that have led to new investment and project sanctions. Despite headwinds, the resurgence in African upstream licensing rounds in 2019 promises to extend well into 2020. With an abundance of global opportunities, and as new African plays are gas prone and increasingly in deep water, how will countries remain competitive? How will investors respond? Should investment capital be deployed on existing projects or on new opportunities, if at all? How will countries respond to the energy transition imperative? What will this mean for investment?

Session Speakers
  • Daniel Berkove

    IHS Markit

    Senior Associate, Energy

  • Svein Jakob Liknes

    Aker Energy AS

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Andrew Kamau

    State Department of Petroleum, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya

    Principal Secretary

  • Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan

    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

    Group General Manager (GGM), Corporate Planning & Strategy (CP&S)

  • José Alexandre Barroso


    State Secretary for Petroleum