Executive Conference

Oil Gas Geopolitics/Energy Policy/Economics Finance/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. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima

    Equatorial Guinea

    Minister of Mines & Hydrocarbons

  • Timothy Kabba

    Sierra Leone Petroleum Directorate – Office of the President

    Director General

  • Andrew Kamau

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

    Principal Secretary

  • Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam

    Ministry of Energy, Ghana

    Deputy Minister of Energy for Petroleum