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Inaugural West African Energy Summit set to shape the Future of Energy in West Africa

The first West African Energy Summit (WAES) 2024, organised by OGV Group in partnership with the Ministry of Energy for Ghana, is set to take place from September 3rd to 5th, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. This summit will serve as a key platform for stakeholders in the energy sector to network, collaborate, and drive forward the narrative of energy transformation and economic development in West Africa.

With West Africa’s abundant natural resources and energy potential, coupled with a new wave of leadership committed to achieving energy success, the summit aims to foster conversations, collaboration, and investment opportunities in regional oil, gas, and renewable resources.

The event will feature discussions on the balance and integration of oil, gas, and renewable energy, highlighting Africa’s commitment to responsible resource management and energy independence. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in deal-making sessions focused on project development, capital raising, and transformative upstream deals.

One of the key highlights of the summit will be the spotlight on Offshore West Africa as a preferred investment hub for global operators. Recent discoveries, such as the Eni SPA discovery offshore Ivory Coast and the Pecan oil field offshore Ghana, highlight the region’s immense investment potential.

The WAES will also provide a platform for strategic partnerships and knowledge exchange initiatives to address the pressing educational issue in the energy sector. Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) will lead discussions on education and skills training tailored to the specific needs of the region, fostering collaboration between Scottish institutions and their counterparts in West Africa.

Photo Caption – Egbert Faibille Jnr, CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

Egbert Faibille Jnr, CEO of Petroleum Commission of the Republic of Ghana supports the event saying, “The West African Energy Summit for me, is a groundbreaking event for the energy sector in the region. Within the framework of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), there have been several understandings and several efforts to ensure a certain convergence towards the exploitation and use of West African energy resources. To that extent, the event couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Dan Hyland, Operations Director of OGV Group, the organiser of the WAES in collaboration with the Petroleum Commission, Ghana, expressed his confidence in Ghana’s potential and that of its neighbouring countries to international operators saying “West Africa’s energy sector is poised for significant growth, and the West African Energy Summit provides a key platform for industry stakeholders to explore new opportunities and develop strategic partnerships. We believe in the region’s potential to attract investment and drive sustainable development, and we are excited to assist discussions that will shape the future of energy in West Africa.”

The summit will include various sessions, including a New Ventures Forum, a National Showcase, a Petroleum Data Workshop, and a Skills and Training Workshop, designed to detail and spotlight the best energy opportunities across Offshore West Africa.
Source: West African Energy Summit

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