Namibia’s International Energy Conference Set for April 2022 to Drive Investment into an Energy Mix

The 4th edition of the Namibia’s International Energy Conference will be held from 20th – 22nd April 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia, organized by Rich Africa Consultancy. It is going to be the official meeting place for the energy industry. The two-day flagship event will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Mines and Energy led by Hon. Minister Tom Alweendo.

Under the theme, ‘The Energy Mix: Positioning for Investment, industrialization and Growth’, this thought leadership event will convene energy stakeholders with investors and international partners to drive industry growth and development as well as promote Namibia and Africa as the destination for energy investments. Participating companies, international investors, service companies and various international delegations, will share updates on exploration activities, green hydrogen and regional gas and other ongoing projects and announce future projects while highlighting upcoming business and investment opportunities.

“This is a great opportunity for the private sector to get on board in our collective drive to highlight development and opportunities in the energy sector.” Stated Ndapwilapo Selma Shimutwikeni, Managing Director of RichAfrica.

The conference will bring together various perspectives from across the energy value chain to serve as a catalyst for crucial conversations shaping the future of energy in Namibia and the rest of the continent.

“There are a lot of world-class energy producers active in the region, so it is important that their leadership join the conversation and showcase opportunities.  We will bring international and regional players to help drive the discussions around energy development and transition, enabling environment, local content and capacity building and the development of an environmental safety culture.” Concluded Selma Shimutwikeni.

The conference will take a close look at global and continental energy perspectives and their impact, the latest developments in the oil and gas industry, the status of the power & electricity market, the role of natural gas as well as the future of renewables. It will also feature relevant topics such as financing the energy sector, infrastructure development, ESG matters and the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Namibia continues to see a lot of exploration activity with proven reserves – estimated at 11 billion barrels of oil and 2.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The country has been a major attraction for both regional and international oil companies. Industry players include Tullow Oil pc, who is exploring Namibia’s offshore basins; ExxonMobil, currently exploring the frontier Namibe Basin in partnership with the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR); Qatar Petroleum and Shell, who have exploration campaigns in Block 2913A and 2914B; Africa Oil Corp and TotalEnergies, currently operating the Venus exploration well; and Reconnaissance Energy Africa. Namibia continues to show leadership in developing a massive Green Hydrogen project which could produce 300,000 tons of green hydrogen a year for regional and global markets.

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