Africa Oil Week set to host first-ever in-person event in Dubai


African Oil Week (AOW) (, the leading oil and gas trade fair in Africa will host its 27e edition in Dubai. The event will be held from November 8-11, 2021 in Madinat Jumeirah. Due to the focus of the organizers on the safety and well-being of the participants, the event will be held for the first and only time in the Emirate.

Despite the temporary change of location from Cape Town to Dubai, Africa Oil Week will continue to stimulate upstream transactions and transactions, stimulate investment in African projects and facilitate new partnerships and networking opportunities upstream. African. The event presents a chance to be a bridge between Africa and the Middle East, showcasing the immense potential of the African market.

One of the highlights of the event is its remarkable roster of ministers and heads of government, with 66% of African governments including ministers from Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire , Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to be represented. More than 24 national energy showcases will be organized throughout the week, providing a dedicated investment platform for ministers, NOCs, utilities and regulators to negotiate agreements and meet new partners.

Capitalize on Dubai’s oil and gas market

Bringing industry together under the “Succeed in a changing market” Theme, Africa Oil Week will bring together industry thought leaders and government officials who will reshape the future of oil and gas in Africa. In line with the theme, the strategic conference will focus on preparing upstream Africa to adapt and respond to the global Covid-19 pandemic and the acceleration of the energy transition, while rebuilding the industry by releasing upstream assets and exploration potential.

The event received massive support from major oil, gas and energy organizations around the world such as TotalEnergies, Eni, Chevron, Equinor, Perenco, ReconAfrica, Seplat, Tullow Oil, Africa Oil Corp, SPG, Fugro and Wood Mackenzie, Africa Oil Week Business Intelligence Partner.

Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy, Republic of Ghana, said: “Africa Oil Week is without doubt a much anticipated event for the African oil and gas industry. The networking opportunities of the event ensure the resilience and continued progress of the sector in the region and beyond. This year, we are delighted that the event is taking Africa to the Middle East. This will help us to showcase our skills. We want to salute the efforts of the organizers, who ensured that customers did not miss a valuable industry event like AOW, while following the necessary COVID-19 security protocol.

Nicolas Terraz, President of Exploration and Production and member of the Executive Committee of TotalEnergies, said: “I am delighted to speak at Africa Oil Week. As one of Africa’s largest oil producers, TotalEnergies remains committed to exploration in Africa, and we look forward to sharing and discussing our vision at the event in Dubai.

Keith Hill, President and CEO, Africa Oil Corp, said: “We are delighted to participate in this year’s Africa Oil Week in Dubai, an event that we look forward to every year for its tremendous business and networking opportunities.

Facilitate discussions on urgent concerns

Over the past 27 years, AOW has established itself as the premier platform for upstream African thought leadership. Agenda 2021 will highlight pressing industry concerns regarding the future of exploration and production for Africa, with CPD-accredited strategic sessions throughout the week, including:

  • A high-level ministerial round table on the impact of energy transition policies on hydrocarbon producers
  • A debate from leading operators, including TotalEnergies, Equinor and Tullow Oil on the main operational trends and an overview of the maximum valuation of assets and portfolios
  • An esteemed panel of geophysical executive leaders to discuss the future of seismics and why Africa still offers so many prospects for frontier exploration

Paul Sinclair, Vice President of Energy and Director of Government Relations, Africa Oil Week & Future Energy Series Africa said, “As we prepare for AOW in Dubai, we aim to provide a unique experience for all of our event attendees who come from all over the world. Our primary goal is to capitalize on the premier event organizing capabilities of the Emirate, a thriving oil and gas hub, while helping attendees discover the potential for business opportunities in Africa. We also hope to initiate a crucial dialogue that will help industry players do business. We are confident that the event will foster valuable interactions and fruitful partnerships in the MENA region with approximately $ 652 billion in oil, gas and petrochemical projects planned or underway, according to regional project monitoring MEED Projects.”

As part of its agenda, the event will host the Future Energy Series: Africa conference: a dedicated VIP Program, welcoming energy ministers and the renewable energy and electricity private sector for a progressive dialogue on driving green economies and ensuring universal and sustainable access to electricity for the continent.

Another initiative, the African Independents Forum, A dedicated transactions and transactions platform for leading independents operating across Africa to showcase their active assets, drilling campaign updates and joint venture opportunities in their portfolios will be relaunched for 2021. It will include presentations from organizations such as ReconAfrica, FIRST E&P, Heritage Oil and Africa Oil Corp.

In addition, Africa Oil Week and its partner Lean In Energy (PRIVILEGE) will host the AOW Accelerates: Diversity & Inclusion initiative at the event to advocate for greater diversity, equity and gender parity in the energy sector and foster progressive dialogue. This year, the initiative will specifically explore the role of diversity in Africa’s energy transition, aligning our agenda with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union‘s Agenda 2063 for Africa. gender equality and clean energy.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Oil Week.

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