The Annual Sub-Sahara Africa upstream oil and gas summit and exhibition will be held on 14th to 18th, 2020 at Park Inn by Radisson, Kigali, Rwanda, with a full four-day program that aims to bring you the best of Sub-Saharan Africa’s upstream oil and gas sector to discuss the potential and challenges the industry faces.
This year’s summit will provide opportunities for practitioners and investors to showcase what we already have, exchange ideas on what we are doing right and what we can learn from each other-West Africa learning from east Africa, east Africa copying best practices from West Africa and South Africa.
As Africa competes for investment capital. There are big opportunities to use Africa’s substantial gas resources to meet the constant and ever-Growing need for power
That is why the theme for this year’s summit is ‘’Harnessing African Gas Potentials To Power Developing Economies’’
The summit is an important platform to tackle some pressing issues in the sector , including funding, skills shortage, and technology .
“Like in any sector, the challenges are there, but the way we are approaching the challenges is focusing on opportunities and talking to regulators. If regulators are upfront with investors by telling them what they need to do and then we get a checklist, that’s all an investor wants to know.
The other challenge is funding. On the other hand, it is technology. In terms of manpower, Nigerians are as brilliant as any other part of the world. What we have not been able to put together is our own funding mechanism. Another issue we have not perfected is technology.
We know that if you have the right personnel, you know the fiscal policies of the country, then you can bring a huge pocket to your advantage, then you buy the technology and then we can deliver” Says Dapo Ayola, Chief executive officer, Sub-Sahara Africa Upstream Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition.
Whether you are a Geoscientist focused in exploration or you are in HSE, Engineer, Community Engagement Officer, an investor, you are invited to join us in Kigali Rwanda on on September 14-18