2018 will see the East Africa Oil & Gas Summit celebrate its fifth anniversary as the most prestigious oil and gas summit in the region.

Significant onshore oil discoveries in Uganda and Kenya and offshore gas discoveries in Tanzania and Mozambique have made East Africa a subject of intense interest among the global energy industry.

The speed at which governments in East Africa are developing hydrocarbon reserves is a clear indication of their will to cement the region’s reputation as the new hotspot in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Recently, Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered that exploitation of natural gas begin as a matter of urgency, whilst Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the government has brought forward the country’s oil production deadline by two years and ‘set a path’ that will enable the country to become a major producer and exporter by 2019. The Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) Agreement between the Joint Venture Partners and the Government of Kenya was signed on March 14, 2017, allowing all EOPS upstream contracts to be awarded.  The EOPS production of 2000 barrels per day is expected to commence around the end of the year.


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Speakers 2018
Andrew Kamau
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, Kenya
Augusto Eugenio Macuvele
VP Exploration of the National Petroleum Institute (INP) of Mozambique
Mayen Wol Jong
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum, South Sudan
Hon. John Munyes EGH
Cabinet secretary for Petroleum and Mining, Republic of Kenya
Eng. James N. Mwangi
Chief Executive Officer, Kurrent Technologies Ltd
Brian Muriuki
Chairman of the Kenya Oil & Gas Association
Martin Mbogo
Country Manager, Tullow Kenya
Mary Jane Mwangi
Managing Director, National Oil Corporation of Kenya
Emma Wade-Smith
Regional Trade Commissioner for Africa, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)
Tina Nduta
Managing Director, Eimara Africa Resources, The Extractives Network
James Mureu
National Vice Chairman of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)
Charles Wanguhu
Co-ordinater, Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas
Eva Kigo
Acting Country Program Manager for Kenya and Ethiopia, Lundin Foundation
Wangechi Muriuki
Country Director, Invest in Africa (IIA)
Andrew Patterson
Region President – Africa, Bechtel
Walter Venter
Director Sales, Fluor South Africa
Ricardo Aboud
Director of Sales and Business Development of East and Southern Africa, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Sanjeev S. Gadhia
Founder and CEO, Astral Aviation Ltd
Dr Josephine Wapakabulo
Chief Executive Officer of Uganda National Oil Company
Silvester Kasuku
Director General/CEO, Lappset Corridor Development Authority
David Taylor
Director, Eastern Europe, Russia and the Caspian, Africa and the Americas, RSK
Conrad Thorpe, OBE
Group Chief Executive Officer, Salama Fikira Group
Chris Manning
Managing Director Kenya, KK Security, a company of GardaWorld
Julius Wako
Partner, Corporate and Commercial Department, Daly & Inamdar, Advocates
Frode A. Berntsen
Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
Donata Garrasi
Director for Political Affairs in the Office of the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region
Gabriel Negatu
Director General, Eastern Africa Regional Hub, African Development Bank
Strategic Conference

EAOGS 2018 annually features over 35 high-level speakers including ministry officials, senior executives and industry experts from NOCs, IOCs, financial institutions, government authorities and embassies, service companies and industry associations. They will gather to examine the latest opportunities and challenges in a highly informative conference led by the regions’ governments.

International Exhibition

The EAOGS 2018 exhibition will give local and international exhibitors the opportunity to network with everyone they need to meet for their business; new and existing customers, partners and product users and buyers who are all looking for products and services.

New for 2018: Upstream Oil & Gas Awards

The Upstream Awards will take place as part of EAOGS 2018 on 21st June. This ceremony recognises and celebrates outstanding achievements from within the emerging upstream oil and gas industry. Open to individuals and companies operating in the country, these awards highlight exceptional achievement across all key areas within the upstream oil and gas value chain. 


Throughout EAOGS 2018, an emphasis is placed on interaction between all participants of the event to ensure the best possible access to everyone who matters to your business. All participants can take advantage of the exclusive Business Matching service, allowing you to pre-arrange meetings with other attendees through an easy to use technology platform, managed with a personalised service to help maximise your networking opportunities.