Africa Oil and Gas Forum set for Perth in March

Oil and Gas executives from Africa and Australia is set to be convened to the Africa Oil and Gas Forum that is set to be building on the success of the first East Africa Oil and Gas Conference Australia held in 2014.

The conference will be held side by side with the world class annual Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference both of which will be staged at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) and will henceforth be the addition of this new event to the AOG calendar according to event co-founder Dr Casta Tungaraza.

“There is significant interest in Australia on what is happening in Africa, where there is already a tremendous amount of Australian investment. East Africa is attracting billions of dollars in new LNG development capital and that there are so many new opportunities opening up across the Continent for oil and gas explorers, producers and service and supply companies, it is no wonder that Africa is such a growing area of interest in Australia,” Dr Tungaraza said.

Africa Oil and Gas Forum will see the presence of African and Australian officials, along with industry specialist with first-hand experience on what it takes to succeed there.

Among topics to be discussed include at the one day conference includes: Projects, Investment Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practice, Onshore and Offshore Technology, Innovation & Infrastructure, and Oil & Gas Sector and Africa’s Development.

Among high profile African and Australian individuals includes: Western Australia’s Attorney General and Minister for Commerce, Michael Mischin, the Minister for Energy and Mining in Burundi Come Manirakiza, PH Dean of the Africa Group of Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Canberra H.E Molosiwa Selepeng and Rebekah Grindlay Director, Resources and Energy, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

“AOG supports new thinking and recognises the importance of future opportunities for the oil and gas industry and creating an opportunity for AOG participants to hear first-hand about. The dynamic opportunities in Africa is an ideal addition to our positioning of AOG as the platform for the Australian oil and gas industry,” says Bill Hare, AOG Event Director at Diversified Communications.

Other speakers include: Trish O’Reilly CEO, Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group, David Rowbottam, Managing Director of WHL Energy, Ricardo Alves Silva Partner at Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados and Ian Williams Director at I R Williams and Associates.

Others include John Wood Global Industry Director Oil & Gas at Aurecon, Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at Curtin University Professor Vishnu Pareek,  Director International Energy Solutions Peter Grant  and Professor Peter Moore, Executive Director Strategic Engagement Curtin University Business School.

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