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Sub- Saharan Africa energy  ministers  and oil  executives  to  meet  in  Houston  conference

Dr.  Jim  Demarest                                                 H.E. Sospeter Muhongo                                            H.E.  Gabriel  Obiang   Lima

Sub-Saharan Africa energy ministers, directors of national oil companies and top players in the oil and gas industry from various international companies with focus in the region will gather at the Marriott Westchase, Houston from May 1 -2, 2014 for the 7th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference. This conference with theme: Achieving Potentials in Africa’s Upstream, Downstream & Shale  will create a common forum for African 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 relationships.

Among the confirmed speakers for this conference are:


  • H.E. Sospeter Muhongo – Minister of Energy & Minerals, Tanzania

  • H.E. Gabriel Obiang Lima – Minister of Mines, Industry & Energy, Equatorial Guinea ( expected)

  • H.E. Josaphat Nanok – Executive Governor, Turkana County, Kenya

  • Hon. Fafa Sanyang – Commissioner of Petroleum, Gambia

  • Mr. Eddy Belle – Chief Executive Officer, Petro Seychelles

  • Mr. Mahmood Badjie – Managing Director, Gambia National Petroleum Corporation

  • Dr. Juan Ndong Ondo – Director General, Sonagas, G.E.

  • Mr. Luiz Prazeres – Board Chairman/Director of Commercials  Nigeria- Sao Tome & Principe JDA

  • Ms. Natalie Regoli – Partner, Baker & McKenzie

  • Mr. Fernando Docters – Head Oil & Gas, Standard Bank, New York

  • Mr. Carlos Zacarias – Exploration Manger, INP, Mozambique

  • Mr. Tim O’Hanlon – Vice President African Business, Tullow Oil

  • Dr. Keith Millheim – Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Offshore

  • Mr. Joseph Medou – Promotion & Exploration Director, Petrosen, Senegal

  • Dr. Jim Demarest – Vice President, Frontier Exploration, Noble Energy

  • Mr. Rogers Beall – Chief Executive Officer, African Fortesa and Africa Drilling

  • Ms. Eneni Oduwole  - Head, Operations  Risk Management, Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria

  • Prof. Emeka Duruigbo – Oil & Gas Professor, Texas Southern University, Houston

  • Mr. Sebastian Spio – Grabrah – Managing Director, Damina Advisors

  • Mr. Mark Miyaoka – Chief Executive Officer, TDGeo

  • Dr. Stefan Helwing – Chief Technology Officer, Petromarker



This conference according to Sunny Oputa, the chief executive officer of Energy & Corporate Africa the organizers will focus on exploration and production challenges, gas monetization, LNG, onshore, offshore, deep water activities, Africa’s new frontiers, technologies and cost effective methodologies, advancements in geology and geophysics for field optimization, innovation and trends in reservoir engineering, project financing, merger & acquisitions, new opportunities and upcoming rounds, political and legal frameworks, project financing, local content polices, supply chain, health, safety and environmental standards.


This conference involves industry focused presentations, panel discussions and exhibition. It will round off with network receptions/gala

Participation in this conference would afford companies maximum benefits of showcasing their brands, expertise, visions, and potentials to an international community in a forum specifically dedicated to executives of mega, major independent producers and core investors in a more business focused ambience. Oputa, went further to state that the conference presents an exceptional opportunity to put companies in front of key industry leaders and decision makers that have or will develop interest to do business with them. It will also encourage sharing of knowledge and networking among producing nations, states, counties, companies, industry experts and the investment community.




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