Why Upstream West Africa?

The Upstream E&P spotlight was placed firmly on the North West Africa region when, in 2014, Independent Oil Companies, Cairn Energy and Kosmos Energy, made two respective world class discoveries offshore deepwater in Senegal & Mauritania.

Cairn’s SNE discovery and Kosmos’ Tortue discovery have transformed the MSGBC basin into one of the worlds most desirable locations for exploration & production activities, which brought attention from Super Major, BP, who farmed into the Tortue project and Australian Independent, Woodside Energy, who joined Cairn Energy on the SNE development.

Further to this the whole West Africa region is poised for a busy 2018 as Nigeria has announced 24 planned fields, with optimism surrounding the ultra deepwater Zabazaba-Etan discovery and the Bonga North/South discoveries. Ghana is also an exciting country, and are currently on track to become the region’s fourth biggest producer by 2020, and will launch the first exploration licensing round in Q4 2018 . ENI will start producing gas in the region, while Tullow Oil are looking to further develop the Jubilee field, as well as acquiring a second block, TEN in the region. Tullow have also acquired four licenses in the Ivory Coast, who have plans to double their oil and gas output by 2020.

The Format

The Upstream West Africa Summit separates itself from traditional conferences and exhibitions. There are no booths or exhibition halls at our summit. We focus on delivering extremely high quality, high level gatherings with some of the most senior executives in the oil and gas sector in an intimate five star environment. All the themes and topics of our summit are end user driven and are put together by our content committee which consists of our delegation and government relations team who set the hot themes and issues that are currently facing the oil and gas industry.

We are able to impact your business development efforts in the region by arranging pre-determined closed door business meetings with senior executives. Our project intelligence reports ensure that every meeting you have will be extremely targeted, and you will know exactly who you will meet and the topics that will be discussed weeks in advance of the summit commencing. We only set-up mutually agreed meetings, ensuring there’s synergy and gives you the best possible chance of doing business at the summit. This approach allows you to consolidate 6 to 12 months’ business meetings into the 3 days, cutting your travel times and expenditure.

In this climate, we understand that justifying your marketing spend is crucial and we ensure that the work we do for our clients pre and post event give you the best possible chance of leaving our summit with a substantial return on investment.

Topics of Discussion

Understand the themes and topics of discussion and what type of companies attend.

The Venue

Meet with C-suite decision makers in the luxurious Radisson Blu resort from the 20th-22nd June 2018.