Thank you to everyone who joined and help make the 27th edition of Africa Oil Week an overwhelming success.

This week we welcomed the most senior African and global E&P stakeholders to Dubai, where Africa was at the heart of all conversations. Meetings took place across the week to discuss new lucrative partnerships, deals and transactions to help facilitate growth within the African upstream.

Thank you to all our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners, and attendees for making the event so valuable.

We look forward to returning to our home in Cape Town from 31st October – 4th November 2022. See you there!


Just some of the many highlights from 2021


  • More than 30 heads of Government departments from Africa and the Middle East attended
  • Over 24 national African energy showcases were hosted, providing a dedicated investment platform for Ministers, NOCs, and their partners to showcase their national energy strategies and prospectivity
  • Major oil and gas players were in attendance and sponsors of this year’s event, including Eni, TotalEnergies, Chevron and Shell
  • Networking receptions and breakfast briefings encouraged the deal-making conversation on and off the stage
  • 2 licensing rounds were launched by The Gambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Independents including Africa Oil Corp, First E&P, Heritage Oil, Sahara and many more took to the stage to outline their new partnership and acquisition opportunities

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"You have to come to Africa Oil Week - you meet all those who matter in the petroleum sector."

Jerreh Barrow, Commissioner for Petroleum, Ministry of Petroleum & Energy

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