Speakers at EAOGS 2016

The organisers of the 5th East Africa Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition have unveiled an overview of its programme ahead of the two-day conference and exhibition, taking place next month (20-21st June) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi.  

Hosted with the official support of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya, EAOGS has been specifically developed to provide real value and insight for all delegates. Through a series of plenary and industry panel sessions and topical presentations, participants will discuss, debate and explore the development of the region's oil and gas sector with a focus on key countries, local content, political and investment trends, digitalisation developments and financing models affecting this rapidly advancing sector.

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya, Hon John Munyes, will lead proceedings as part of an exclusive ‘Overview of East Africa’s Oil & Gas Landscape’ Ministerial Session in addition to presentations given by industry leaders and global experts including;

  • Andrew Kamau, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya
  • Gabriel Negatu, Director General, Eastern Africa Regional Hub, African Development Bank
  • Brian Muriuki, Chairman of the Kenya Oil & Gas Association
  • Silvester Kasuku, Director General/CEO, Lappset Corridor Development Authority
  • Tina Nduta, Managing Director, Eimara Africa Resources, The Extractives Network
  • Angela Ndambuki, CEO, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)
  • Walter Venter, Director Sales, Fluor South Africa 
  • Aref Adamali, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Frode A. Berntsen, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
  • David Taylor, Director, RSK
  • Sanjeev S. Gadhia, Founder and CEO, Astral Aviation Ltd
  • Charles Wanguhu, Co-ordinator, Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas
  • Wangechi Muriuki, Country Director, Invest in Africa (IIA)
  • Eva Kigo, Acting Country Program Manager for Kenya and Ethiopia, Lundin Foundation
  • Andrew Patterson, Regional President for Africa, Bechtel

With participating companies showcasing projects, the latest technologies and expertise from all across the globe including; Tullow Oil, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (US) Fluor (UK), Astral Aviation (Kenya), Pelican Products (South Africa), RSK (UK), Simonsen Vogt Wiig (Norway), Bechtel (US), Delonex Energy (UK), Toscelik (Turkey), Blackwood Hodge (Kenya), Lapsett (Kenya), Caterpillar (US), AHI Carrier (UAE) and David Grellman Consultancy -  the oil and gas sector has truly embraced this important event. 

In the ministry’s official letter of support, Principal Secretary Andrew N. Kamau, of the State Department of Petroleum stated; “Following the undoubted success of the first four editions, in attracting international investors from around the world, EAOGS has attracted major international investors for oil and gas in East Africa. The growth and importance of this event as an annual platform for business has been clearly demonstrated, with an outstanding 380 regional and international companies attending the last event, making EAOGS the one event that all companies involved in our sector must attend.”

EAOGS is the largest event of its kind in East Africa and new for 2018; the event will also be partnering with the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards to host the special industry awards on 15th June. The awards will bring together leading players in the oil and gas ecosystem, recognising the achievements by local and international companies involved in the upstream oil and gas value chain in the country. 

The East Africa International Oil & Gas Summit is organised by the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA), alongside UK based conference and events specialist Global Event Partners.  For full details, programme content and how to participate, visit www.eaogs.com.