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Monday, October 7 | 11:00 - 16:00 | CTICC2, Cape Town, South Africa
By Invitation Only

The AOW Ministerial Symposium brings together African governments and energy leaders around the solutions and deals that will build the African energy sector of tomorrow. This year’s Symposium is organised in cooperation with the African Union’s African Energy Commission (AU-AFREC) and focused on regional corridors and cross-border energy dialogue. It brings together governments and leading public and private sector players around the opportunities of developing and expanding African energy corridors. 

Tuesday, October 8 | 09:00 - 09:15 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, October 8 | 09:15 - 09:30 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, October 8 | 09:30 - 09:45 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, October 8 | 09:45 - 10:00 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Leading keynote address from one of Africa's most active international oil companies (IOCs) addressing key E&P, technology and sustainability dynamics across the African upstream. 

Tuesday, October 8 | 10:00 - 10:30 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

We bring to the stage a unique discussion between and oil & gas and a coal mining company that have embraced the energy transition to expand and integrate their portfolio with new sources of energy.

Tuesday, October 8 | 10:30 - 10:45 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, October 8 | 10:45 - 11:30 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Private sector companies and financiers that are actively developing and funding transitional energy strategies come together to discuss the economics, opportunities, and challenges of diversifying the African energy mix.

Tuesday, October 8 | 11:30 - 11:45 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, October 8 | 11:45 - 12:00 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, October 8 | 12:00 - 13:00 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Southern Africa's energy trade is in the middle of profound transformations given upcoming gas developments in Mozambique and offshore in Namibia. The region is already host to the continent's deepest and most integrated power pools, but gas trade offers significant opportunities to address energy needs and affordability across the region. We gather a wide range of private, public and institutional actors to understand the future of the region‘s energy cooperation and investments.

Tuesday, October 8 | 13:00 - 14:00 | Plenary Stage
Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, October 8 | 14:00 - 15:00 | Government Stage
National Showcases

2024 is a special year for Tanzania as its semi-autonomous Zanzibar launched its 1st Licensing Round in March 2024, which will be followed by Tanzania’s own 5th Licensing Round from mid-2024.

Key Project Focus:
- Tanzania LNG
- Ntorya Gas Project

Tuesday, October 8 | 14:00 - 14:45 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

From Mauritania to Nigeria, West Africa is endowed with vast yet undeveloped gas resources that could support its industrialisation and the expansion of its power infrastructure. As large cross-border gas ventures take shape, we gather the public and private sector around a unique regional conversation unpacking the potential of virtual and physical gas pipelines, small- and large-scale LNG projects, and cross-border gas trade amongst Africa’s fastest-growing economies.

Tuesday, October 8 | 14:45 - 15:00 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

15min presentation on Congo LNG, Eni's leading gas monetisation venture offshore Congo-Brazzaville.
 

Tuesday, October 8 | 15:00 - 15:45 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

The pipeline of large, medium and small-scale gas projects has never been stronger in Africa. Over the past few years, gas development ambitions have grown, supported by renewed E&P activity and pragmatic energy transition plans. But as Africa develops its gas infrastructure, it must ensure that its value-proposition is relevant and future-proof to attract global capital. This session gathers project developers, engineering companies and technology providers to discuss about gas projects development trends and highlight the business models and operational strategies that can make African gas projects attractive to capital.

Tuesday, October 8 | 15:15 - 16:15 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil market but requires additional investment to redevelop its producing assets, explore in frontier basins and expand energy infrastructure (especially processing, transportation, and storage).

Key Project Focus:
- Project Panther
- Bonga North
- Preowei & Owowo Field Developments
- UTM FLNG
- Aje & AKK Gas Projects

Tuesday, October 8 | 15:45 - 16:00 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

15min presentation on Gabon LNG, Perenco's newest gas venture seeking to monetise associated gas in Gabon.

Tuesday, October 8 | 16:00 - 16:15 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

Tuesday, October 8 | 16:15 - 17:00 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

Long considered a by-product of oil production, natural gas is becoming a prized commodity across Africa. However, and while monetising gas has become an integral part of Africa‘s energy ambitions, the economics of gas make projects a lot more complex to finance and execute. To unpack the dynamics of Africa‘s gas sector, we bring together the leading gas explorers, producers, and asset developers on the continent.

Tuesday, October 8 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Government Stage
National Showcases

The Ministry of Hydrocarbons is launching a new Gas Master Plan and Gas Code and is keen to promote investments in gas infrastructure.

Also increased promotion efforts led by SNPC to promote the exploration of natural hydrogen and helium in the onshore Congo Basin.

Key Project Focus:
- Congo LNG

Tuesday, October 8 | 17:00 - 17:15 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

15min presentation on Rovuma LNG, the ExxonMobil-led mega LNG venture taking shape in northern Mozambique.

Tuesday, October 8 | 17:15 - 18:00 | Plenary Stage
Gas Forum

Africa‘s proven reserves of natural gas offer a tremendous opportunity to generate baseload electricity that can be reliable, affordable and cleaner than other alternatives such as coal, diesel or heavy fuel oil. However, gas-to-power remains a North African story with significant undeveloped potential in sub-Saharan Africa.

What are the risks associated with gas-to-power projects in Africa and how can stakeholders work together to unlock the potential of the sector to support Africa‘s energy transformation? This session explores the dynamics of gas-to-power in Africa from a both a switching and greenfield investment opportunity.

• The role of gas in Africa's energy mix: what is the potential of gas for baseload power generation and grid stability?

• Infrastructure development for gas-to-power projects: what strategies can we adopt to build pipelines and power plants across Africa?

• Financing gas projects in a carbon-constrained world: how can we addressing the challenges of attracting investment for gas projects in a climate-conscious era?

• Leveraging gas for renewable energy integration: Exploring how gas can support the integration of intermittent energies.

Wednesday, October 9 | 09:00 - 09:15 | Upstream Stage

Wednesday, October 9 | 09:00 - 09:05 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

Wednesday, October 9 | 09:05 - 09:20 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

Wednesday, October 9 | 09:15 - 10:00 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

Exploration activity continues to recover onshore and offshore Africa, with frontier drilling overtaking infrastructure-led exploration (ILX) in 2023. While high-impact drilling used to be led by independents, IOCs have been leading the revival of African exploration since 2021. After yet another exciting year for exploratory drilling, AOW brings you Africa‘s most active exploration companies to discuss their discoveries, drilling results and upcoming campaigns from the continent’s most active frontiers.

Wednesday, October 9 | 09:20 - 09:40 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

Wednesday, October 9 | 09:30 - 10:30 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Gabon is embarked on an ambitious natural gas monetisation strategy, commissioning of Perenco’s Batanga LPG plant at the end of 2023 and the construction of the Cap Lopez LNG export terminal slated for 2026

Adopted a new Hydrocarbons Code in 2019 to promote investments, Gabon remains under-explored, especially offshore where the Government has several open blocks up for grab.

Key Project Focus:
- Batanga LPG plant
- Cap Lopez LNG Terminal
- Mayumba Gas-to-Power Plane

Wednesday, October 9 | 09:40 - 10:00 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

The fundamental question remains: ‘How can the African continent attain sustainability and increase access to modern energy services for its people? This session unites Africa’s energy leaders to share new perspectives and solutions on the role of renewable energy in increasing access to modern energy. Areas for discussion include:

  • Fast tracking the delivery of projects in support of the global energy community
  • Policy moves by government and regulator perspectives
  • Innovative solutions for energy and climate neutrality in the context of affordability and equality.
  • Market design reforms and the future of energy procurement

Wednesday, October 9 | 10:00 - 10:45 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

African deepwater are not for the faint-hearted and reserved only for players and companies with the financial and technological capabilities to operate in challenging environments. With the number of deepwater FPSOs on the rise, how are operators and service providers working together to ensure project delivery in a time and cost-efficient manner?

Wednesday, October 9 | 10:00 - 10:45 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

This session focuses on strategies to improve the bankability of African power and energy projects. Discussions will explore credit enhancement mechanisms, insurance solutions, and the role of project structuring in attracting financing

Wednesday, October 9 | 10:45 - 11:00 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

15min presentation on Eni's Baleine deep-water project offshore Côte d'Ivoire where Phase 2 will be commissioned in 2024.

Wednesday, October 9 | 10:45 - 23:45 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Wednesday, October 9 | 10:45 - 11:30 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

A new wave of independent retail energy providers are emerging. This creates a diverse range of potential buyers for your renewable energy projects. Join this session to explore the specific needs and buying criteria of heavy energy end-users..

Wednesday, October 9 | 11:00 - 11:15 | Upstream Stage

Wednesday, October 9 | 11:15 - 12:00 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

With most IOCs exiting onshore African acreages over the past decade, the segment is perceived as a challenging and difficult environment to operate it with a myriad of ESG issues - particularly communities’ relations. In this session, we gather some of Africa’s most active and successful onshore players to debunk the myth, expose success stories on the African onshore, and discuss the latest development trends across African onshore markets.

Wednesday, October 9 | 11:30 - 11:45 | Energy Stage

Wednesday, October 9 | 11:45 - 12:00 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

Showcasing regional initiatives are fostering cross-border energy trade, creating a more reliable and efficient electricity market for both IPPs and utilities. Discover the opportunities for project expansion, explore risk mitigation strategies within the Power Pool framework, and learn how to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape. The session put a spotlight on private investments in transmission infrastructure, prospects for increased interconnection, existing power pool initiatives, market structures and pricing that will enhance regional power trade. And further plans to build cross-boarder power interconnections.

Wednesday, October 9 | 12:00 - 12:15 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

The South African energy landscape is on the cusp of a historic transformation. The unbundling of Eskom, the national utility, is creating exciting new opportunities in Transmission and Distribution (T&D). This session dives deep into the upcoming market reforms, exploring the establishment of a separate T&D entity and the potential for private participation. We'll analyze the specific needs and challenges within the T&D sector, along with the regulatory framework governing private investment. Discover how your expertise can contribute to a more efficient and reliable grid and explore the path towards securing lucrative T&D contracts. This session is a critical opportunity for experienced T&D specialists to gain a competitive edge in the evolving South African energy market.

Wednesday, October 9 | 12:00 - 13:00 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Pecan Energies, owned by the AFC, is working on developing the offshore Pecan Field which would be Ghana’s first greenfield oil & gas project in several years.

Appetite to expand the country’s energy infrastructure is strong, especially when it comes to natural gas (storage, processing, pipelines, distribution etc) for industries and mines.

Key Project Focus:
- Volta River Authority
- Tema LNG
- Jubile Gas Monetisation Project
- Pecan Field Development

Wednesday, October 9 | 12:00 - 12:15 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

The South African energy landscape is on the cusp of a historic transformation. The unbundling of Eskom, the national utility, is creating exciting new opportunities in Transmission and Distribution (T&D). This session dives deep into the upcoming market reforms, exploring the establishment of a separate T&D entity and the potential for private participation. We'll analyze the specific needs and challenges within the T&D sector, along with the regulatory framework governing private investment. Discover how your expertise can contribute to a more efficient and reliable grid and explore the path towards securing lucrative T&D contracts. This session is a critical opportunity for experienced T&D specialists to gain a competitive edge in the evolving South African energy market.

Wednesday, October 9 | 12:00 - 12:45 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

African shallow waters are a vibrant space characterised by sustained M&A activity and a solid pipeline of projects across the Gulf of Guinea. It offers some of Africa‘s most attractive brownfield opportunities with large de-risked prospects and acreages and cost-efficient field development plans. AOW gathers the leading independent operators across the Gulf of Guinea to speak about the dynamics and trends of developing shallow-water assets offshore Africa.

Wednesday, October 9 | 12:15 - 12:45 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

The session will focus on the future of wheeling, the proliferation of corporate PPAs and new-look business models attracting the next generation of private investment. During this session we highlight strategies for private sector and utilities to co- exist, we look at power South Africa’s market including procurement (public vs private) trends.

Wednesday, October 9 | 12:45 - 13:15 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

Offshore exploration within the Orange Basin straddling Namibia and South Africa has put back African on the global exploration map since 2021. The momentum is far from over and continues to build up as new operators announce discoveries and spud new wells. To understand the Basin’s true potential, map out future prospects and opportunities, and discuss its operating environment, AOW gathers the leading explorers to discuss the continent‘s hottest frontier.

Wednesday, October 9 | 12:45 - 13:15 | Energy Stage
Africa Power & Energy

The future of African energy is not just bright, it's getting distributed. This session spotlights the immense potential of large-scale Decentralized Power and Energy Storage projects exploring innovative strategies while ensuring stable and reliable power delivery. We'll explore countries with robust project pipelines, like Namibia with its focus on renewables and decentralized solutions, and Côte d'Ivoire, a leader in regional power integration. Delve into the technical aspects of integrating battery storage with renewable sources to create resilient energy supply. We’ll discuss further developments in battery storage systems and what they look like in the transmission space.

Wednesday, October 9 | 13:15 - 14:00 | Energy Stage

Wednesday, October 9 | 13:15 - 14:15 | Upstream Stage

Wednesday, October 9 | 14:00 - 15:00 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Emerging as West Africa’s exploration frontier after 3 major discoveries at Baleine & Calao, fast-tracking Phases 2 (2024) & 3 (2026) of the Baleine project – Africa’s first Net Zero upstream development project

Investment to bolster local content – focus is particularly on the significant opportunities to partner with local companies in servicing, fabrication, engineering, & construction sectors.

Appetite for the diversification of midstream/downstream gas sector is strong

Key Project Focus:
- Baleine Field Development
- Kudu, Eland & Gnou Gas Fields Development

Wednesday, October 9 | 14:00 - 14:15 | Energy Stage
Finance Forum

With a booming population and rapid economic growth, the continent faces an urgent need for reliable and sustainable energy. This untapped potential presents a historic opportunity for investors. This keynote address will explore the vast landscape of African power and energy investment opportunities.

Wednesday, October 9 | 14:15 - 15:00 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

Along with local content expectations, Africa is seeing the rise of several homegrown E&P companies that are set to become an integral part of Africa‘s energy future. Long dominated by Nigeria, the space is diversifying and several countries now boast their own local upstream operators. In this exclusive session, we gather established and upcoming African E&P operators to talk about their needs, strategies and growth ambitions in the coming decade.

Wednesday, October 9 | 14:15 - 15:00 | Energy Stage
Finance Forum

This session explores the regulatory environment for power and energy projects in Africa. Discussions will focus on harmonization of regulations across countries, the role of regional power pools, and fostering an enabling environment for attracting investment.

Wednesday, October 9 | 15:00 - 16:00 | Energy Stage
Finance Forum

This session dives into the financial landscape of African power and energy projects. Experts will discuss innovative financing mechanisms, challenges in attracting investment, and the role of public-private partnerships in achieving energy security. The session will also touch upon, matching global climate finance rhetoric with Africa’s power sector realities.

Wednesday, October 9 | 15:00 - 15:45 | Upstream Stage
Exploration & Production

As local content requirements become more stringent, African countries must ensure that regulations strike an appropriate balance between building local-industry capacity and reducing costs without deterring foreign investments. We bring together African services companies, E&P companies, and regulators to discuss about the right balance between protecting and growing local industries while remaining attractive to foreign investments across the value-chain.

Wednesday, October 9 | 15:15 - 16:15 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Energy transition plans and projects

Highlighting the ministry and the Autorité de Régulation du Secteur de l'Electricité (ANRE)

Wednesday, October 9 | 15:45 - 16:00 | Upstream Stage

Wednesday, October 9 | 16:00 - 16:15 | Upstream Stage
Prospects Forum

The Prospect Forum is a unique platform for Oil Companies, Geoservice Companies and both NOCs & IOCs to promote prospects and data to commercial leaders from the oil and gas sector. In a series of 15-minute presentation + Q&A. This deal making platform is an opportunity to present farm out opportunities to decision makers, such as VPs & SVPs of Business Development, Commercial and New Ventures, who are looking to source investments and licenses across Africa.  
 

Wednesday, October 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | Energy Stage
Finance Forum

This session examines the growing role of sustainable finance in driving Africa's energy transition. Experts will discuss innovative financing solutions for renewable energy projects, green bonds, and the role of climate finance in supporting a just transition.

Wednesday, October 9 | 16:15 - 16:30 | Upstream Stage
Prospects Forum

The Prospect Forum is a unique platform for Oil Companies, Geoservice Companies and both NOCs & IOCs to promote prospects and data to commercial leaders from the oil and gas sector. In a series of 15-minute presentation + Q&A. This deal making platform is an opportunity to present farm out opportunities to decision makers, such as VPs & SVPs of Business Development, Commercial and New Ventures, who are looking to source investments and licenses across Africa.  

Wednesday, October 9 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Energy transition plans and projects

Geothermal power

Highlighting the ministry, ERPA and KenGen

Wednesday, October 9 | 16:30 - 16:45 | Upstream Stage
Prospects Forum

The Prospect Forum is a unique platform for Oil Companies, Geoservice Companies and both NOCs & IOCs to promote prospects and data to commercial leaders from the oil and gas sector. In a series of 15-minute presentation + Q&A. This deal making platform is an opportunity to present farm out opportunities to decision makers, such as VPs & SVPs of Business Development, Commercial and New Ventures, who are looking to source investments and licenses across Africa.  
 

Wednesday, October 9 | 16:45 - 17:00 | Upstream Stage
Prospects Forum

The Prospect Forum is a unique platform for Oil Companies, Geoservice Companies and both NOCs & IOCs to promote prospects and data to commercial leaders from the oil and gas sector. In a series of 15-minute presentation + Q&A. This deal making platform is an opportunity to present farm out opportunities to decision makers, such as VPs & SVPs of Business Development, Commercial and New Ventures, who are looking to source investments and licenses across Africa.  

Wednesday, October 9 | 16:45 - 17:30 | Energy Stage
Finance Forum

This session dives into the concept of transition finance and its role in supporting Africa's move away from fossil fuels. Experts will discuss the types of transition finance instruments, blended finance solutions, and the role of development finance institutions (DFIs) in supporting the transition.

Wednesday, October 9 | 17:00 - 17:15 | Upstream Stage
Prospects Forum

The Prospect Forum is a unique platform for Oil Companies, Geoservice Companies and both NOCs & IOCs to promote prospects and data to commercial leaders from the oil and gas sector. In a series of 15-minute presentation + Q&A. This deal making platform is an opportunity to present farm out opportunities to decision makers, such as VPs & SVPs of Business Development, Commercial and New Ventures, who are looking to source investments and licenses across Africa.  

Wednesday, October 9 | 17:15 - 17:30 | Upstream Stage
Prospects Forum

The Prospect Forum is a unique platform for Oil Companies, Geoservice Companies and both NOCs & IOCs to promote prospects and data to commercial leaders from the oil and gas sector. In a series of 15-minute presentation + Q&A. This deal making platform is an opportunity to present farm out opportunities to decision makers, such as VPs & SVPs of Business Development, Commercial and New Ventures, who are looking to source investments and licenses across Africa.  

Thursday, October 10 | 09:15 - 09:30 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

Thursday, October 10 | 09:30 - 10:30 | Government Stage
National Showcases

As Africa’s biggest gas producing & consuming market and the continents third largest oil producer, Algeria has truly succeeded in monetising its natural resources, with strong commercial ties that continue to renew and expand its energy cooperation with investors.

State-utility SONELGAZ is also actively engaged in the expansion of energy infrastructure, Issuing a large 2 GW solar tender in 2023.

Key Project Focus:
- Skikda Refinary Expansion
- Hassi Messaoud New Refinery
- Tiaret New Refinery
- Arzew Petrochemicals Complex
- Skikda Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) plant

Thursday, October 10 | 09:30 - 09:45 | Upstream Stage
M&A Forum

Thursday, October 10 | 09:30 - 10:15 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

This session delves into the continent's growing energy mix, highlighting key countries with robust markets and dynamic approaches that present lucrative investment opportunities with a spotlight on Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya and especially on emerging players Côte d'Ivoire and Namibia.

• Regulatory frameworks and investment incentives across key markets.
• Project pipelines across various renewable energy sources and grid infrastructure.
• The role of gas in the energy mix and its potential impact on investment strategies

Thursday, October 10 | 09:45 - 10:30 | Upstream Stage
M&A Forum

Africa’s oil production has dropped significantly over the past decade on the back of instability in parts of the continent and an increasingly challenging access to capital. The African Upstream is diversifying with new local and international entrants but all face the same common challenge of securing the financing for their exploration campaigns and field development plans. To address the financing needs of African operators, we gather financiers and CFOs from leading African E&P companies to find solutions that can bridge the financing deficit on the continent. What are the key challenges to financing African E&P projects?

Thursday, October 10 | 10:15 - 11:00 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

South Africa's energy transition hinges on finding the right balance between energy security and clean energy goals. This session will explore the role of natural gas: Are there upcoming gas-to-power projects? Can gas help with decarbonization? Does South Africa have enough gas, or will imports be needed? What infrastructure is required for more gas? We'll also analyze the economic impact of gas power on manufacturing costs, living expenses, and job creation. Key areas of discussion include:

•  How will gas fit into South Africa's energy transition and efforts to restore energy security?
•  Which gas-to-power project bid windows are open and are there any more gas-to-power projects in the works?
•  How can gas help South Africa achieve its decarbonization goals?
•  Where will South Africa secure future gas supplies?
•  What kind of pipeline and port infrastructure investments would be necessary to increase the share of gas in South Africa's energy mix?
•  How economical is gas-based generating, and what potential effects might it have on manufacturing, living expenses, and employment growth?

Thursday, October 10 | 10:30 - 11:15 | Upstream Stage
M&A Forum

With African gas ambitions on the rise, the financing needs of drilling for gas, processing it and distributing it are on the rise and require a different approach to project financing and capital raising. What are the particularities of African gas projects and who will finance them? We bring financiers, investors and gas developers around a fresh and new conversation on the challenges and opportunities of financing a gas-enabled energy transformation in Africa.

Thursday, October 10 | 10:45 - 23:45 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Africa’s largest refining market, Egypt has a comprehensive drilling & exploration plan in place until 20230, which looks to attract $17bn of investments.

Egypt is reportedly working on the launch of new international bids for oil, natural gas, and gold exploration during 2024.

The country’s upstream promotion efforts largely rely on Egypt Upstream Gateway (EUG), managed by SLB and EGPC

Thursday, October 10 | 11:00 - 11:15 | Energy Stage

Thursday, October 10 | 11:15 - 12:15 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

Deep Dive Session 1: Africa’s Renewable Energy Frontier: East Africa Spotlight

Session spotlight geothermal opportunities presented to accelerate energy access and development. Key spotlight on the 8th largest producer of geothermal energy, Kenya and Ethiopia, with session leaders from the International Geothermal Association.

Deep Dive Session 2:

Beyond the Headliners: Emerging Markets with High Investment Potential

This session delves into the dynamic energy landscape of emerging African markets like Côte d'Ivoire, Tanzania and Zambia. Experts will discuss their unique energy mixes, ambitious development plans, and the specific investment opportunities they present for IPPs, developers, and financiers.

Thursday, October 10 | 11:15 - 11:30 | Upstream Stage

Thursday, October 10 | 11:30 - 11:45 | Upstream Stage
M&A Forum

Thursday, October 10 | 11:45 - 12:30 | Upstream Stage
M&A Forum

As African operators and asset owners seek to raise billions to grow oil & gas production and Dealmaking remains strong across Africa‘s oil & gas sector, with farm-in/farm-out and mergers & acquisitions happening across several established and new frontiers. AOW brings back one of its most flagship sessions gathering bankers, CFOs and investors to discuss M&A trends.

Thursday, October 10 | 12:00 - 13:00 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Mozambique’s gas sector has made progress in recent years, with the commissioning of the Carol Sul FLNG at the end of 2022, and a new onshore discovery at the PT50C well in 2023.

With this, the country is slowly coming back to the centrer stage as preparations are made for work at Mozambique LNG.

Key Project Focus:

- Rovuma LNG
- Mozambique LNG
- Matola FSRU
- Carol Sul & Carol Norte FLNG

Thursday, October 10 | 12:15 - 13:00 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

Africa's vast green mineral resources hold the key to unlocking a clean and prosperous energy future. This dynamic panel discussion explores the critical role of green minerals, like lithium and cobalt, in powering the continent's energy transition. Experts will analyze how green mineral resources can be strategically integrated with Africa's developing renewable energy sector, fostering a symbiotic relationship for long-term energy security. Opportunities for PGMs as a way to drive cross industry collaboration. The session fosters a solutions-oriented dialogue on harnessing Africa's green minerals for a sustainable energy future, empowering the continent to lead the way in a clean energy revolution.

Thursday, October 10 | 12:30 - 13:15 | Upstream Stage
M&A Forum

ESG has become an integral part of any investor or financier‘s due diligence but means different things across segments and asset classes. We discuss the ESG considerations and factors that make African oil & gas deals competitive in 2024 and how operators and asset owners can better embrace ESG standards to be competitive in today‘s market.

Thursday, October 10 | 13:00 - 14:00 | Energy Stage

Thursday, October 10 | 13:15 - 14:00 | Upstream Stage

Thursday, October 10 | 14:00 - 14:45 | Upstream Stage
Innovation & Decarbonisation

African regulators are under increasing pressure to meet ambitious climate change mitigation targets while maintaining the competitiveness of their natural resources industry. To stay relevant and attractive, the African Upstream must find ways to produce cheaper barrels with a lower carbon content. We gather upstream regulators, government officials, operators and service providers around this double-challenge and the opportunities it presents to adopt carbon management and cost reduction strategies.

Thursday, October 10 | 14:00 - 15:00 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Angola is continuing its 2019-2025 licensing strategy implementation with the last bidding round planned for 2025, whilst several blocks are under open acreage and promoted year-round.

Meanwhile, Angola seeks investments in expanding the value-chain midstream and downstream, including via the construction of large in-country refineries in Soyo.

Key Project Focus:
- Quiluma and Maboqueiro gas project
- Soyo Refinery
- Opaia Fertilizer
- Lobito Refinery
- Angola-Zambia Oil Pipeline

Thursday, October 10 | 14:00 - 14:45 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

Hydrogen is emerging as a game-changer in the global energy transition. This session explores the potential of "green" and "blue" hydrogen for Africa, showcasing key project opportunities, key successes in grey hydrogen. The panellists featuring African energy leaders, hydrogen project developers, and technology providers, will delve into the exciting possibilities hydrogen presents for decarbonizing various sectors and fostering energy security. The session will highlight green hydrogen from renewables, "blue" from natural gas with CCS and those that are best suited for different African countries and applications (heavy industries, transportation, power storage). The panel will also explore how African nations can foster partnerships with international stakeholders to develop a robust hydrogen ecosystem

Thursday, October 10 | 14:45 - 15:30 | Upstream Stage
Innovation & Decarbonisation

African governments and regulators concur that the continent must reduce the emissions from its oil & gas sector to remain competitive in today‘s world. But how does that translate into investment and technology needs on the continent. With CCUS deemed expensive and still at its pilot stage, what options and avenues can African stakeholders explore to decarbonise the value-chain?

Thursday, October 10 | 14:45 - 15:30 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

The future of Africa's energy security hinges on innovative solutions. This session delves into cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the way we build and manage energy infrastructure. The session highlights advanced grid management systems, mini-grid acceleration, distributed generation and storage and digital transformation to streamline infrastructure development.

Thursday, October 10 | 15:15 - 16:15 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Uganda expects to become an oil producer from 2025, exportation will happen via the EACOP, linked to the Tanzanian Port of Tanga, whilst it also negotiates for financing of the Albertine Graben Oil Refinery

New PSCs have recently been signed to boost exploration, including with its state-owned company UNOC.

Key Project Focus:
- Tilenga & Kingfisher Oil Projects
- Albertine Graben Refinery

Thursday, October 10 | 15:30 - 16:30 | Energy Stage
Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

The Energy Investment Village is an exiting deal pitching event for clean tech starts ups and Africa’s energy projects to battle it out in a high-octane lion’s-den-type pitching event.

Thursday, October 10 | 15:30 - 15:45 | Upstream Stage
Innovation & Decarbonisation

Thursday, October 10 | 15:45 - 16:30 | Upstream Stage
Innovation & Decarbonisation

Most African markets have endorsed or supported the World Bank‘s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030, and joined the Global Methane Pledge. How do these ambitions and targets translate into projects and technology trends on the continent and what can African operators do to decarbonise their E&P activities in the short and medium terms?

Thursday, October 10 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Government Stage
National Showcases

Currently Africa’s most sought-after frontier, significant interest remains in exploration of Namibia’s Orange Basin, with several discoveries since 2021. Onshore exploration is also ongoing, with campaigns in the Kavango & Owambo.

As Namibia continues to make headlines, the market needs are geared towards raising capital for exploration while planning for future developments.

Key Project Focus:
- Kudu Gas Project