Wood Mackenzie at Africa Oil Week

Strategic Partner

About Africa Oil Week

Wood Mackenzie is proud to be a Strategic Partner at Africa Oil Week 2023.

Join us from the 9th - 13th October in Cape Town, to listen in on our speaking slots and discuss with our experts how together, we can create a sustainable roadmap to help maximise Africa's natural resources.

Find us at Stand A52 and demo our Lens Platform and enter our competition to win our Sub-Sahara Africa upstream in brief or a 1hr analyst session.

Under the theme “Maximising Africa's Natural Resources”, Africa Oil Week brings government representatives, energy policymakers, financiers, and dealmakers together to create a sustainable roadmap for the responsible development of its natural resources, positioning the continent as a stable destination for global investment. To find out more about the event please click here.


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If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our team, please complete the book a meeting form, and we will be in contact. 


Speaking slots

AOW50: Ministerial and VIP Programme:


Monday 9th October | 13:00

Ministerial Panel Discussion: The Road to 2050: Defining Africa’s Energy Prioritie

Chief Moderator: Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Former Chairman of the Board, NNPC and Former
Minister of State for Petroleum, Nigeria


- Gavin Thompson, Vice Chairman EMEA & Senior Vice President Research, Wood Mackenzie

Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa
- Hon. Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
- Hon. Dr. Ing. Habtamu Itefa Geleta, Minister of Water and Energy, Ethiopia
- Shirley Webber, Managing Principal: Coverage Head Resources & Energy, Absa CIB
- Stanley Porter, Global Leader – Energy Resources & Industrials, Deloitte


Monday 9th October | 15:00

Gas Roundtable Discussion

Wood Mackenzie Moderators: David Parkinson, Michael Rosier, Mansur Mohammed, Gavin Thompson



Plenary Programme:


Tuesday 10th October | 10:15 | Stage A

FIRESIDE CHAT: Key Industry Trends and Outlook in Finance and Energy 
Interviewer: David Parkinson, Vice President, Upstream Consulting

Speakers: Phuthuma Nhleko, Chairman, Tullow

A Q&A with one of South Africa’s most influential thought leaders shaping the future of finance
and energy.   

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Tuesday 10th October | 14:45 | Stage A

FIRESIDE CHAT: Building the African E&P companies of the future

Interviewer: Mansur Mohammed, Head of West Africa Upstream Content, Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas, Wood Mackenzie

Speaker: Dr. Ainojie Alex Irune, Executive Director Oando Plc & COO, Oando Energy Resources

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Wednesday 11th October | 10:15 | Gas Forum, Stage A

FIRESIDE CHAT: Key Industry Trends and Outlook for African Gas

Interviewer: Gavin Thompson, Vice Chairman - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wood Mackenzie

Speakers: Senior representative, TPDC

A Q&A with influential thought leaders shaping the future of Africa’s Gas market.   

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