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27 Mar 2018: The Africa E&P Summit 23-24 May 2018

Bringing together Africa's upstream industry!

IET London: Savoy Place London

Working Smart is pleased to be sponsoring and attending the “Africa E&P Summit 2018”

The Africa E&P Summit is being organsied and hosted by Frontier Communications, and is the main Africa E&P focused event in London. Held on the 23rd and 24th May, this full two-day event event will bring together Africa's upstream industry at a world-class venue in London, shaped for companies active in Africa's oil & gas game and provides unrivaled insights into the Continent's fast changing exploration horizon. You will hear from key players and the decision-makers, from corporate players active in Africa through to fast-moving independents, finance, legal and service & supply companies and African governments and NOC's seeking investors

Confirmed speakers:
  • Keith Hill, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Africa Oil Corp., Kenya

  • The Honourable Tom Alweendo, The Minister of Mines & Energy, Namibia
  • His Excellency, Steve Vemunavi Katjiuanjo, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Namibia
  • Paul Howlett, Global Petroleum, London
  • Robin Sutherland, General Manager, New Ventures, Tullow Oil, Cape Town
  • Tracey Henderson, Senior VP Exploration, Kosmos Energy, Dallas
  • Eric Hathon, Exploration Director, Cairn Energy, Edinburgh

  • Ben Sayers, Business Development Manager, TGS, London
  • Gayle Meikle, Managing Director, Frontier Communications Ltd
  • Hélène Dantoine, VP Africa - Exploration Subsidiaries, Total, Paris
  • Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia

  • Peter Dolan, Director, Dolan & Associates Limited, London
  • Cath Norman, Managing Director, FAR Limited, Melbourne

  • Luca Bertelli, Chief Exploration Officer, Eni Spa, Milan
  • Craig Goulder, VP Exploration, Woodside Energy, Perth
  • Jean-Jacques Koum, Head of E&P Division for Gas, Societe Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH), Yaounde
  • Austin Avuru, Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Petroleum, Lagos

  • Phil Birch, Exploration Director, Impact Oil & Gas, Surrey
  • Peter Elliott, Director, NVentures, London

  • Larry Bottomley, CEO, Chariot Oil & Gas, London
  • Roger Carvalho, Managing Director, SPTEC Advisory, Paris
  • Diakaria Koulibaly, CEO, Office National du Petrole (ONAP), Conakry, Guinea
  • Marc Guillon, Director, MGGS, Utrecht
  • David Fassom, Director, Stellar Energy Advisors, London
  • Oliver Quinn, Director, Exploration and Africa, Ophir Energy, London

  • Steve Jenkins, Chairman, Savannah Petroleum, London

  • Oisin Fanning, CEO, San Leon Energy, Dublin
  • Galen Treadgold, Executive Director, AMNI International, Houston

  • Mark Llamas, Managing Director Acquisitions and Divestitures, GMP First Energy LLP, London

  • Jim Demarest, Vice President, Global Exploration, Noble Energy, Houston
  • Steve Husbands, Principal Commercial Advisor, SLR Consulting, London

  • David Sturt, Managing Director, AziNam, Windhoek
  • Gil Holzman, President & CEO, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas, Canada Wentworth Resources: CEO

  • Garrett Soden, President and CEO, Africa Energy Corp., Vancouver
  • Ahmet Dik, Chief Executive Officer, Victoria Oil & Gas, London
  • Marianne Walcot, COO, Progressive Technology Solutions, London
  • Ignacio de Calonje, Chief Investment Officer, IFC, London
  • Jasper Peijs, Vice President Exploration, Africa, BP, London
  • Edwige Zanella, Senior Associate, Westwood Global Energy, London
  • Pierre Raillard, Director, Africa, One LNG, London

  • Mark Groves Gidney, General Manager, Bissau Exploration Co, London
  • Thore Kristiansen, COO, E&P, Executive Director, Galp Energia, Lisbon

  • Mike Lakin, Managing Director, Envoi, London
  • Alexander Mollinger, COO, Discover Exploration, London
  • Nicolas Bonnefoy, Head Oil & Gas, Bowman Gilfillan, London
  • George Maxwell, CEO, Eland Oil & Gas, Aberdeen
  • Adrian Del Maestro, Director of Research, PwC
  • Andy Sewell, Managing Director, RPS, London

Event Highlights:
  • Hear from Africa's Leading E&P Companies
  • Two full days of High-level C-Suite networking
  • Excellent Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities
  • World Upstream Reception hosted by The Africa Petroleum Club
  • African Government and NOC Showcase
  • Opportunities, Outlook, Risks & Challenges
  • Government Licensing Round Promotion

The Conference will provide the perfect opportunity for those with interests in Africa to come together, hear influential speakers and network over the 2 days.

Frontier Communications would like to thank their Sponsors and Exhibitors, TGS, Africa Oil, Kosmos Energy, Azinam, Ministry of Mines & Energy Namibia, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas, Stellar Energy Advisors, Woodside Energy, RPS, Progressive, PGS, Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures du Cameroun, Atlas Oranto and Support Partners SPTEC Advisory, Working Smart, Africa House, Business Council for Africa-Invest Africa and SEAPEX. Also for the support of all media partners including, Oil Review Africa (Lead Media Partner) and Upstream (Platinum Partner).


For further information re the event and to register:
Go to

For registration, sponsorship and exhibition contact Gayle Meikle

Tel:+44 20 7193 8224

Places limited and Right of Admission Reserved
If you would like to arrange a meeting with Working Smart at the event, please contact:

Deirdre O’Donnell (MD) at or call on 44-1483 721794

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