20th Africa Oil Week Proves Landmark in Oil and Gas Game

Africa's leading conference focuses on new discoveries and opportunities

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - With already over 1,000 confirmed delegates from all over the world and a sold out Exhibition the 20th Africa Oil Week (25-29 November) has again proven itself as the main exploration and development event on Africa's oil/gas game. During the Week over 100 keynote speakers from leading corporates, governments, national oil companies and independents focus on new oil and gas discoveries, emerging ventures and LNG developments on the continent.

The 20th Africa Upstream Conference (27-29 November) focuses on the exploration, development and production chain, corporate oil and gas strategies, new entries, foreign state players, upstream policies andinvestment opportunities that will determine Africa's oil, gas and energy future - from exploration in the West Niger Delta to giant opportunities in Angola, and frontier exploration acreage in Namibia to Eastern Africa hotspots like Mocambique, Kenya and Tanzania.

On November 26th the 10th Africa Independents Forum focuses on the challenges of independents, first oil, strategies for success, gas in portfolio, shale gas developments and frontier states.

At the 54th PetroAfricanus Dinner (November 25th)  Tim O'Hanlon (Vice President, African Business, Tullow Oil) - one of an exceptional and rare breed of Africa's explorers, with decades of experience on the continent - will reveal how a once-small minnow grew to become one of Africa's leading independent players, with a high-quality portfolio across Sub-Saharan Africa.

On November 25th Dr Duncan Clarke ( Chairman, Global Pacific & Partners) will hold the 15th Scramble for Africa Strategy Briefing which tracks changing competitor maps in Africa, providing seasoned insights and interpretations of the strategies of around 500 players. This unique set of insights is unrivalled, and draws a high-level audience of company executives and state officials annually.

During the 20th Africa Oil Week 2013 the "Big Five" Annual Awards and the Conrad Gerber Award for research and intellectual contribution to Africa will be announced. Special Parallel Sessions cover Young Professionals in Oil, Gas & Energy, Local Content in Africa, and Emerging Exploration Technologies, plus the Global Women Petroleum & Energy Club Breakfast in Africa.

Website: http://www.globalpacificpartners.com

SOURCE: Global Pacific & Partners

For further information:

Babette van Gessel, Global Pacific & Partners, Tel: +31.70.324.6154, e-mail: babette@glopac-partners.com, website: http://www.globalpacificpartners.com

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