Executive Conference

OilGasGeopolitics/Energy Policy/EconomicsFinance/Trading/Risk Management

Competing for Upstream Investment: Rewriting Africa’s story

Tuesday, March 12

07:30 am - 08:40 am
Africa offers a vast array of frontier, emerging, and mature phase basins for upstream players across a range of aboveground challenges and risks in both Saharan and Sub-Saharan regions. Substantial volumes of oil and (mainly) gas have been discovered over the past decade and now offer opportunities for monetization. Several upcoming exploration wells have the potential to be play openers and many governments aspire to have new licensing rounds, but the global competition for upstream risk capital is intense. What role should NOCs play? How can aboveground factors be best managed—by investors, NOCs, and host governments— to maximize value for all? Are governments positioned to compete for a more limited pool of upstream capital?
Session Speakers
  • Daniel Berkove

    IHS Markit

    Senior Associate, Energy

  • Hon. John Peter Amewu

    Ministry of Energy, Ghana

    Minister of Energy

  • Hon. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima

    Equatorial Guinea

    Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons

  • Timothy Kabba

    Petroleum Directorate – Office of the President

    Director General

  • Mohamed Abdel Vetah

    Ministry of Petroleum, Energy, & Mining Mauritania


  • Andrew N. Kamau

    Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

    Principal Secretary, State Department of Petroleum