H. E. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima

Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons

H.E Gabriel MBAGA OBIANG LIMA, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, presides over the third oil market in Sub-Saharan Africa; greatly appreciated for his incisive leadership and guidance of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea's energy industry during a period of growth and renewal. Under his leadership, Equatorial Guinea's oil and gas sector has embraced innovation and international investment, making progress on a historic regional oil and gas storage facility, the successful completion of the “Alen Gas Hub-Bckfill Punta Europa” project. , the establishment of public transport based on CNG, the increase in national personnel in all companies in the hydrocarbon sector in the country, the implementation of various social community projects and mining for the first time in Equatorial Guinea. In 2017, his government signed cooperation agreements with Ghana, Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Uganda to share knowledge and establish greater intra-African trade in hydrocarbons. The agreements demonstrate the objective of the Minister to make Equatorial Guinea a center of excellence for the hydrocarbon industry in Africa. He has been in the industry since 1997 and has held a variety of leadership positions.

Sessions With H. E. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Unlocking Africa's Oil & Gas Resources

    Panel Gas & LNG
    Sub-Saharan Africa boasts abundant oil and gas resources, a population that is expected to double by 2050, and some of the highest GDP growth rates in the world. While renewables will be an important component of the region’s energy future, more critical for the region, which grapples with endemic energy and economic poverty, will be its ability to monetize natural oil and gas resources to support government revenues, livelihoods, and economic diversification. How do global energy transition considerations affect the major projects that are in the pipeline and new prospects for the region? What local factors and decisions, such as government policies, technology choice, and access to finance can hinder or accelerate their development? What are the prospects for gas, not only for export, but also for domestic markets?