Market Situation and Future of Oil industry in Africa as 11th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil/Gas Conference Parade its Speakers for This Year’s event

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The current market situation in the oil & gas industry which calls for agility, structured competitiveness in terms of cost reduction and ensuring quality in order for companies to remain afloat in the global market and maintain substantive profitability, are  critical areas of focus for the 11th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference scheduled for April 26 -27, 2018 at Marriott Westchase Houston.

According to Energy & Corporate Africa, the organizers of the conference, actualizing global competitiveness in oil and gas upstream, midstream, downstream sectors and ensuring sustainable community relations in this era for national and other oil companies in Sub-Saharan Africa have become very paramount. To achieve these goals  calls for core leadership, integrated excellence in human capacity, use of innovative cost reduction technology, optimization of business processes , meaningful security, and dynamic risk management.

It is expected that H.E. Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumiah, Vice President, the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Mansour Kane, Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Senegal, Hon. Fafa Sanyang , Minister of Petroleum Gambia, Senator Bassey Gershom Otu, Vice Chairman, Upstream, National Assembly Nigeria, Mr. Clay Neff, President, Chevron Africa & Latin America and Dr. Maikanti Baru, Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will be special guests of honor in the 11th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Conference scheduled for April 26 -27, 2018 in Houston.

Among the confirmed keynote speakers are  Dr Babatunde Adeniran, GED/COO, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Pat Maseli Deputy Director/Head Upstream Department of Petroleum Resources Nigeria, Dr Jim Demarest, VP Exploration Noble Energy, Ado Oseragabaje, VP/CEO, Baker Hughes , a GE Company, Tim O'Hanlon VP Africa Tullow Oil, Joseph Medou, E & P Director, Petrosen Senegal, Bayo Ojulari , Managing Director SNEPCO, Fernando Docters, Head Oil/Gas, Standard Bank, New York, Jerreh Barrow, Commissioner of Petroleum Gambia, Dr. Domingos Freitas, Director General Weatherford, Sub-Saharan Africa, Angola, Senior Management Representative from Sonagaol, Dr. Sebastine Spio-Grabrah, Managing Director/Chief Analysts, Damina Advisors and Luis Miranda of Miranda Alliance Law Firm.

To enhance investments maintain  production increase, functional refineries, infrastructures for oil & gas transportation that will support its growing need for gas to power, and accelerate adequate legal frameworks for sustainable relationship with host communities have become  challenges before Sub-Saharan Africa national oil companies, international, independents, and indigenous operators. 

Sir Sunny Oputa, the CEO of Energy & Corporate Africa emphasized further that new frontiers and countries where exploration and production activities and investments are getting big boost will also be on top of the radar for this year's conference.

​The 11th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference aims to provide a platform for participants to gain insight; share knowledge, showcase expertise, proffer solutions to some of the challenges facing the industry in order to become nationally sufficient and globally competitive. It will also provide a cozy environment for networking with ministers, top government officials, industry leaders and top decision makers.

 The conference will create big opportunity for knowledge sharing, gaining insight in the investment opportunities in the region, legal framework and government policies for doing business in Su-Saharan Africa, de-risking mechanisms, licensing rounds, and available farm in/out acreages. This conference, said Sir Oputa, is a must attend for those who want to gain knowledge in the oil and gas business in Sub-Saharan Africa and plug into the immense investment opportunities.


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