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.
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.
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.
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.