Namibia’s second International Oil and Gas Conference launched

WINDHOEK: The second International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition was launched here on Thursday.

It will take place in the capital from 17 to 19 September this year under the theme “Unlocking and Optimising Our Resource Potential”.

The first conference took place here in 2012.

Launching the conference, the Managing Director (MD) of Rich Africa Consultancy, Ndapwilapo Selma Shimutwikeni, who is organising the event, said this year’s gathering will focus on exploration, energy and investment.

She said the conference aims to explore how to unlock the potential of the country’s oil, gas and energy resources, and therefore ensure the development of Namibia’s natural capital and its sustainable utilisation for the benefit of the country’s social, economic and ecological well-being, as stipulated in Vision 2030.

It will explore the latest developments, challenges and investment opportunities in the sector.

The conference will bring together international and national industry experts to exchange ideas and deliberate on key issues shaping Namibia’s oil, gas and energy industries.

Shimutwikeni said some of the key topics to be discussed at that conference include exploration, Namibia’s energy landscape, the Kudu Gas to Power project, petroleum taxation, and project finance and local content.

The two-day conference will also feature an exhibition of local and international oil companies and service providers in the oil, gas and energy industries, and will provide a leading platform for new business opportunities, information exchange and networking.

“The conference was organised in light of Rich Africa’s mission. As natural resources experts, the company’s objective is to provide a thought leadership forum for Namibia’s oil, gas and energy stakeholders to exchange ideas, discuss key issues and challenges shaping Namibia’s oil and gas industry as well as to attract investment,” Shimutwikeni said.

Attendees at this conference will include Government decision-makers, investors, international and national oil companies, oil and gas service providers, financial institutions, law firms and the local business communities.

Rich Africa Consultancy further announced that the first International Oil and Gas Conference held in 2012 was a resounding success. It brought together 250 international and local delegates.