The Ministerial & VIP Dinner followed that evening and took place at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). Photo: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN – Africa Oil Week – a business intelligence and transaction platform for Africa’s oil and gas sector returned to Cape Town, South Africa and officially kicked off on Monday celebrating the event’s 25th anniversary.

Over 200 speakers including 16 Government Ministers, Chief Executives, Presidents, Senior executives, thought-leaders and delegates within the industry attended the event on course to be hailed as a great success.

The first of the exciting content programme sessions will begin tomorrow with keynote panels providing the latest insights and knowledge into the Africa oil and gas sector. 

This includes expert panel sessions outlining Africa’s Economic Outlook, ministerial insights on National Exploration & Production Strategies and African Production Outlooks.

The remaining sessions throughout the week will cover various topics including future trends, hot spots and drilling programmes, governance, transparency and equitable growth, to future outlooks and energy transition outlook to 2050.

Additionally, Africa Oil Week’s Prospect Forum, held in partnership with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and supported by PVE Consulting, will allow governments to present their exploration and production opportunities to delegates

. Fourteen National Oil Companies (NOCs) and governments, will be presenting open acreage including the Ghana Petroleum Commission, INP (Mozambique) and the Gambia National Oil Company. 

Africa Oil Week will also host four exclusive bidding rounds and two country roadshows, allowing delegates attending the event unprecedented access to the latest developments that are taking place across the continent first hand. 

Additionally, networking and social functions will be spread across the five days, providing invaluable networking opportunities for over 1,300 expected delegates and leading experts to meet and build new relationships.

Africa Oil Week lead sponsor is Tullow Oil. Other key sponsors include Chevron, Total, Oando PLC, ExxonMobil, Woodside, Impact oil and gas, Shell and more. 

The event started on the 5th of November and will end on the 9th of November.