2019 Africa Assembly Speaker Presentations

The Oil & Gas Council was founded in Africa. We have built over a decade of business experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, and have built trusted relationships with key government officials and leading regional and serve more than 4000 members in more than 800 African companies. No other international network has the level of depth and local knowledge than the Council in Africa.

Browse the presentations from our 2019 expert speakers.

Alix Defrennes, Counsel, Gide Loyrette Nouel

Alix Deffrennes is one of the leading lights in Francophone Africa. We hear from Alex as she looks at new hotspots in Africa Oil and Gas markets

Arun Mago, Director, Reserve Based Finance Lending, Societe Generale

Arun Mago at Societe Generale has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry. Arun discusses new sources of funding for large African upstream projects.

Bala Wunti, Group General Manager, Corporate Planning and Strategy, NNPC

Nigeria’s massive gas reserves, export and domestic potential are often largely forgotten. Bala Wunti discusses how the country is rapidly rectifying this.

Carlos Zacarias, Chairman, INP

President of the INP, Carlos Zacharias discusses in Paris the next steps for Mozambique gas exploration.

Egbert Faibille, Ag. CEO, Petroleum Commission Ghana

In this discussion Egbert Faibille Jnr talks about the new Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity-Building Programme that supports local content.

Emmanuel Mugagga, Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company

Uganda boasts recoverable oil volumes of over 1 billion barrels. This explore the opportunities in the Ugandan upstream sector.

Frank Pluta, Head: Energy & Natural Resources, Natixis

Frank has nearly 30 year’s experience of oil and gas banking. Frank talks M&A and capital raising in Africa.

Gil Holzman, President & CEO, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas

Eco Atlantic pedigree is strong as saw it awarded for its ‘Exploration for Excellence’ in late 2019. Here Gil talks about their Namibian assets where they look to.

Joseph Medou, Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen

Senegal will launch its first offshore licensing round in early 2020 at the Oil and Gas Council MSGBC Summit. This presentation looks at what we can expect early.

Kola Adesina, Chief Executive Officer, Sahara Power Group

Kola Adesina, Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group looks at emerging ‘disruptors’ already visible in the Sub-Saharan Africa power sector.

Larry Bottomley, Chief Executive Officer, Chariot Oil & Gas

High impact explorer Chariot led by industry veteran Larry Bottomley discusses exploration opportunities in Morocco and Namibia with its oil and gas activities.

Olajumoke Ajayi, CEO Upstream and GM Exploration, Asharami Energy (Sahara Group)

Olajumoke Ajay talks about local content and the importance of community engagement and localisation in capital intensive O&G.

Julius Svoboda & Mohamed Rali Badissy, Power Africa

Pierre Raillard, Head of Business Development, Orca Exploration

Orca is a TSX listed African focused developer of natural gas projects for domestic energy markets. Pierre gives an overview of the lucrative Songo Songo gas field in Tanzania.

Rich Goldenberg, GM - Global Capital Markets, AMNI

West Africa African powerhouse AMNI PETROLEUM has 26 years experience with 20,000 bopd production. Few are better placed to give insight into mixing producing reserves

Romain Py & Nikolai Germann, AIIM & Enterprise Power

Romain Py, Head of Investments, AIIM and Nikolai Germann, Partner, Enterprise Power give a joint presentation about the initiatives that has supported the development of IPPs across the continent.

Scott Macmillan, Managing Director, Invictus Energy

Invictus is an independent E&P company specialising in under-explored regions. No place offers a bigger frontier onshore play than the Cabora Bassa Basin in Zimbabwe

Tim Gould, Head of Division, International Energy Agency

Tim Gould of the IEA gives the latest thinking coming out of Paris-based market authority.

Tobias Tonsing, New Ventures Team Leader, Africa Energy

Africa Energy have been in South Africa longer than most. Block 11b is one of the best new world-class gas and oil plays in the world right not. As Total is set to return again in 2020 they are well placed for major uplift.

Wafa Benjelloun Benhammou, New Business and Cooperation Director, ONHYM

Morocco’s attractive E&P sector has heated up in late 2019 and here we see why the likes of SDX are so excited about the country

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