Some of the speakers confirmed by the Energy & Corporate Africa for this year’s Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil/Gas Conference scheduled for April 29 -30, 2020 at Marriott Westchase Houston, Texas, USA. Include: Roland Ewubare, COO ( Upstream), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,  H.E. Fafa Sanyang – Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Gambia, Hon. Lelenta Hawa Baba Bah – Minister of Mines & Petroleum, Mali, Joseph Medou – E & P director, Petrosen – Senegal, James Yemoah – Coo, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation,  H.E Da Silva- Executive Secretary, AGC – Guinea Bissau, Yusuf  Usman – COO ( Gas & Power, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Gilbert Yevi – Sr. VP Exploration & Production, Sasol, Bayo Ojulari – Managing Director, SNEPCO, Stig Settemsdal – CTO, Offshore, Siemens, Norway, Effiong (Effy) Okon – Executive Director, Operations , Seplat Petroleum, Jerreh Barrow – Commissioner for Petroleum, Gambia Ayoola Olatunji – Head, Pipeline Engineering, Shell Nigeria Limited, Sani Hassan – Head, Basinal and Lease Licensing , DPR, Nigeria, Johann Padioleau – Managing Partner, Swiss Upstream Advisors, Geneva, Mema Beye – Business Development Manager, Noble Energy, Pat Maseli – former Deputy Director (Upstream) DPR Nigeria / Managing Director of Mazoran Limited,  Dr Oladunni Owo – President – Women in Energy Nigeria, Roger Beals – CEO, Fortesa International and others.

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With a theme, “Enhancing Innovations, Technology, Diversification & Attracting Funding to Optimize Oil/Gas Value Chains”, the conference is geared to meet the current market need and aspirations of various national and indigenous companies in the region for growth and remain successful in business operations. 

Some of the key focal areas include optimization and advances in upstream, midstream, downstream, upcoming licensing rounds and opportunities in Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, AGC – Guinea Bissau, Ghana and others. It also entails strategies for creating balance for competiveness between national oil companies and international companies as an imperative for growth.

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Other areas are developments in Gas and LNG market in the region, carbon footprint and climate change initiatives, project funding, past successes, current status and future perspectives of West African E & P opportunities, petroleum policies and corporate social responsibility activities will be discussed  . Also a novel addition is the women in energy panel discussion that will hinge on women leadership role in the industry, their perspectives on growth and ensuring capacity building in the industry.

According to Sunny Oputa, CEO of Energy & Corporate Africa, since attracting funding has become a significant problem for indigenous companies in the region, enhancing FDI and stopping divestment of assets by mega oil companies have also become a big challenge to some national oil companies, hosting a conference of this nature in Houston, the energy capital of the world to reach out to all global stakeholders have become imperative for success.

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The Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference is a unique conference that brings petroleum ministers, senior government representatives, African producers, national oil companies, international oil companies, investors, financial institutions, service sector and entire stakeholders together to meet; share knowledge, exchange ideas, gain insight, showcase expertise and enhance warm networking for  business relationship.

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