AOW Virtual

Reigniting the African Upstream

7 – 8 October 2020

AOW Virtual was an unmissable two-day online conference packed full of strategic outlooks, debates, and a Somalia licensing round update. The content was free to attend and the event offered delegates a chance to engage in progressive dialogue with the sector's most robust leaders. In addition, 1-2-1 meetings for selected delegates took place virtually and enabled meaningful conversations, re-invigorated partnerships and sparked new connections that reignited the African upstream.

For those who were unable to join, session recordings are available here.

What Happened? 

Operators' Strategic Outlook
Key operators set out their strategic outlooks for the near future
Kosmos Energy, Chariot Oil & Gas and Tullow Oil joined
They discussed the new ventures and geographies they are prioritising
We discussed the hottest new venture opportunities across West Africa
Quickfire data presentations and regional analysis
Participants came from Oando, PGS, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and more
Energy Debate: Natural Gas vs Renewables
BP, DNV GL, EDF, NLNG and Bloomberg NEF participated from industry
Representatives from the U.S and Mozambican governments also joined
They debated investment and infrastructure, technology, ESG and more
Somalia Licensing Round: De-risking Above Ground Factors
Participants heard from the newly established SPA's CEO
Detailed fiscal benchmarking with key stakeholders
Above ground security risk introduction with Q&A opportunities
Spotlight on Namibia
Two quickfire interviews with experts on Namibia E&P
Moderated by ERCE
Participants were Namibia's Petroleum Commissioner & ReconAfrica's CEO
1-2-1 Meetings
AI-powered 1-2-1 meetings took place for selected delegates
They received recommendations based on their business interests
Delegates were able to reconnect before meeting in-person in 2021