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Oil Industry experts and Directors of National Oil Companies speaking at African Conference in Houston

Energy & Corporate Africa the organizers of the Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil and Gas conference has outlined the first batch of speakers that will be featuring in this year’s 8th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference scheduled to take place April 29th – 30th, at the Marriott Westchase Houston. They are:


Prof. Charles Ofoegbu             –          Executive Director, A – Z Petroleum

Ian Gordon                                 –          Director, Conventional New Ventures, Noble Energy
Al Houseynou Wane               -          Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen, Senegal
Mike Aryeetey                          –          Ag. COO, E & P Unit, Ghana National Petroleum Company
Andrew Hayman                     –          Director, E &P Africa, Drillinginfo
Dr. Gilbert Yevi                        –          General Manager, Tullow Oil – Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea
Dr. Keith Millheim                  –          Chief Executive Officer, Atlantis Offshore
Mercedes Milam                      -           Director General of Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea
Fafa Sanya                                –           Commissioner of Petroleum, The Gambia
Kashim Tumsah                      –          Executive Director, Nigeria Sao Tome & Principe JDA

Dr. Peter Ntephe                     –          President/CEO, ERHC Energy
Rolake Akinkugbe                    –         VP, Head Natural Resources, FBN Capital Nigeria Limited
Fernando Docters                   –          Head Oil & Gas, Americas, Standard Bank

Dr. Juan Ondo Ndong             –          Director General, Sonagas G.E
Natalie Regoli                           –          Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
NJ Ayuk                                       –          Managing Partner, Centurion LLP
Nora Herbst                               –         Principal Exploration Geologist, Schlumberger
Hadassa Lutz                             –          Business Development Director, EMC
Dr. Emeka Duruigbo                –          Professor of Energy Law, Texas Southern University, Houston

Jim Sisco                                      –          President and Co-Founder, ENODO Global

Momodu Badjie                         -           Director General, Gambia National Petroleum Company


It is pertinent to highlight that numerous petroleum ministers from the region have been invited and are expected to participate.


The theme of this year’s event is: Optimizing Innovation, Investments and Opportunities in the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, and Service Sectors.


The Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference is a unique conference that brings producers, national oil companies, international oil companies, investors, financial institutions and industry top players to meet; share knowledge, exchange ideas, showcase expertise and enhance business relationship. This upcoming event is no exception and promises more contents, unique activities, top rated speakers, more national, companies and institutional participation.


Some of the sponsors of this conference include Noble Energy, Atlantis Offshore, Standard Bank, ERHC Energy and Centurion LLC. According to the organizers, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still open as the conference presents a good opportunity for companies to showcase their brands, attract new patronages and make numerous contacts.


This conference  is bound to be full of contents that reflect the global trend in the industry such as:  The impact of falling oil price on offshore production, Uphill task for finding money for pure exploration in Africa in a time of cheap money, Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas as the motor for Development, Environmental Challenges in Continental Africa in West Africa, Engaging and Understanding Local Communities in Sub-Sahara Africa: The Secret for Creating the Social Contracts for Secure Operations, Upcoming Licensing Rounds, Investment Opportunities, E & P Updates in various Africa Basins, Conventional & Unconventional Technologies, Advances in Geology, Geophysics and Reservoir Engineering, Geopolitis, regional Risk Analysis, Project Financing & Debt Restructuring.


For those that want to gain insight and plug into the invest opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa or understand how to gain competitive edge amid the global market uncertainties, this is the conference to attend.





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