Maximising Africa's Natural Resources in the Global Energy Transition

Why Attend?

Africa Oil Week is the leading oil and gas event and home of the African Upstream

Join us on 9-13 October 2023 in Cape Town

Coming into its 29th year,  Africa Oil Week remains the best place for deal sourcing and corporate matchmaking for the African oil and gas industry. It has served as the most comprehensive meeting for investment, finance, innovation, and transformation to support end-to-end value creation.

Join us from 9-13 October 2023 to celebrate how far the industry has come and discover what the future holds for Africa's oil and gas industry.


What to expect from Africa Oil Week 2023



  • Win new contracts
  • Access to latest projects
  • Network with C-Suite decision-makers, supermajors and Government officials who are ready to make deals


  • Meet operators seeking farm-in equity
  • Meet financiers and equity partners looking to invest
  • Showcase partnerships and successes to secure new clients


  • Hear and learn from the leaders shaping the future of the African continent
  • Grow your business

Why should you attend?

Why AOW for... Governments and NOCs
Promote new data and projects
Develop new partnerships
Meet new investors
Why AOW for... Geo-services
Engage with global operators and NOCs
Showcase data libraries and services
Develop new business opportunities
Why AOW for... Oilfield Services
Meet major operators across the continent
Learn about projects before your competitors
Forge valuable new contacts
Why AOW for... Operators
Meet potential partners
Cut new deals
Reach decision makers directly
Why AOW for... Business Services
Learn about upcoming projects
Meet the people that matter
Network with the whole industry
Why AOW for... The Whole Industry
Make strong contacts across five days
Get to the heart of what's happening
Bolster your contact book

Companies Attended

The line-up of companies that attended is now live! View the hundreds of companies who attended Africa Oil Week 2022.

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Plenary Stage


The Plenary is where Africa’s upstream’s future direction and strategy are forged. From ministerial panels to strategic outlook from supermajors and plans for driving investment into the African upstream, this is where the industry’s top-level multi-stakeholder discussions happen. A combination of panel discussions, presentations, fireside chats, and much more are designed to encourage conversation post sessions.


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Africa Independents Forum


An entire day dedicated to independent operators who will outline new partnerships, business, and acquisition opportunities. Hear from keynote speakers from the independents most prevalent across the continent and the most exciting JV opportunities across Africa delivered in quick five minute pitches


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  • Energy Finance Forum, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills
    As Africa continues to offer unparalleled investment opportunities within the hydrocarbon and renewable energy space, the Energy Finance Forum will explore how you can tap into large pools of global capital to finance and drive investment into African energy projects.
  • Prospect Forum, sponsored by Hawilti
    Prospect Forum will allow many businesses the opportunity to originate and source the most compelling deals in the African upstream.
  • Technical Forum, sponsored by Welligence
    To provide OFS companies with the opportunity to understand the future outlook on where Operators will be operating, what wells will be drilled and what technology will be required from contractors to undertake the projects. As well as allow operators to engage with service providers so that these can be seen as the solution provider in regard to their future operations and technical requirements.


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New Forum to be Announced


Africa Oil Week is constantly evolving with new content added every year to bring you the most crucial developments around the African upstream. We are excited to bring you a brand-new stream for 2023 currently in the works that will be announced in the coming weeks. Don't miss the reveal and stay up-to-date with everything AOW in the build up to October. 


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