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Petroleum Commission Ghana to Participate in Sub-Saharan Africa Oil Conference in Houston

Petroleum Commission of Ghana’s participation in the 9th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference scheduled for April 27 -28, 2016 at Marriott Westchase has been confirmed. Kwaku Boateng,  Petroleum Commission’s Director of Special Services will present a keynote paper  in the conference. Energy & Corporate Africa the conference organizesr also announced that Milko Binza Moussirou, the managing director of Koval Petroleum Ltd ( Former Chief Business Development Officer of Gabon Oil Company) has also been confirmed as a speaker in the conference.


Kwaku Boateng is an Energy Economist with over 15 years senior management & leadership experience in the oil and gas industry and proven record of Oil and Gas Project Management and Energy Policy formulation. He has an excellent knowledge of the commercial, policy and regulatory issues in the sector. He was a member of the Project Implementation Committee that set up Ghana National Gas Company and prepared the Project Execution Strategy for Natural Gas Project. He later worked with that company as a Senior Manager for Gas Commercialization and Business Development. Earlier on he worked at BOST as the Head Natural Gas Division responsible for the company’s natural gas business development.With over 22 years of oil and gas industry experience, Milko Moussirou worked on Exploration and Development Projects in several countries around the world. At an early stage of his carrier, Milko worked for Shell in Gabon, NAM in the Netherlands and Shell Deepwater Services (SIEP) in Houston, Texas.

Milko started his carrier in Exploration and quickly moved to Oil & Gas Field Development Studies (Technical & Economical evaluation of projects including PSC and Economic screening). 


From 2007 to 2011, Milko Moussirou provided Integrated Field Development coaching and training to Shell International E&P and Total Group; Thus, training 150+ people on field integrative opportunity planning across all subsurface, surface, and economic domain around the world... The Netherlands, England, France, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Congo, Nigeria and Oman.
Since 2011, Milko moved back to Gabon to help launch Gabon Oil Company, a newly created State Company. From 3 people, Gabon Oil Company moved to more than 120 employees late 2014 with the full set of Exploration, Development and Production disciplines. In 2013 GOC became the first Gabonese Company to produce Oil in Gabon History.


The Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference is a unique conference that brings  petroleum ministers, 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 business relationship. This upcoming event is no exception and promises more content, unique activities, top rated speakers, and more participation.


Some of the other confirmed speakers for this conference are:


  • Hon. Eng Irene Muloni - Minister of Energy & Minerals Development, Uganda

  • H.E. Etienne Ngoubou - Minister of Petroleum , Gabon ( expected)

  • Michael Aryeteey - Chief Operating Officer, E & P Company of GNPC, Ghana

  • Emmanuel Bekee – Deputy Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

  • Ian Gordon - Director, Global New Ventures & Exploration Excellence, Noble Energy

  • Fafa Sanyang – Petroleum Commissioner, The Gambia

  • Aminata Toure – Director General, Ministry of Hydrocarbon, Senegal

  • Dr Amy Jadesimi – Managing Director, Lagos Offshore Logistics (LADOL)

  • Tim O'Hanlon - Vice President African Business, Tullow Oil

  • Dr Keith Millheim - Chief Executive Officer, Atlantis Offshore

  • Helge Holen - Chief Executive Officer, PetroMarker SA, Norway

  • Fernando Docters - Head, Oil & Gas, Americas, Standard Bank

  • Margaret Okojogwu – Editor, Orient Energy Review

  • ..and others


This conference will aim to showcase the business climate in the region, and investment opportunities with spotlight on countries where business activities are burgeoning in terms of licensing rounds, and ongoing productions. The conference will also weigh into current geopolitical affairs, nascent petroleum laws, contracts and other external and internal forces driving the market. It will also showcase impacts of technology and strategies for cost reduction as great elixir for ensuring sustainability and growth.


This conference entails presentations, panel sessions, exhibiting and there are also opportunities for sponsorship.

For Conference Registration online, visit:!register-for-confrence/c7gd


Media Registration: Members of the working press ( examples: reporter, editor, publisher, etc) that wants o attend the conference have to send email to indicating intent to participate and press credentials in order to be given a press pass. Such a person must have been covering oil and gas events


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