Course ID 007C: Achieving Potential's in Africa's Upstream,

Downstream & Shale   May 1 -2, *  Houston


7th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference, 2014



The objective of this conference is to create a common forum where top government officials, national oil companies from Sub-Saharan Africa, international oil companies, independent exploration, production, service companies, industry top players, investors, financial institutions and private equity firms  will meet to exchange ideas, and also showcase available opportunities. It will also create a platform for exhibiting, discussing case studies, best practices, challenges, issues and above all network for optimization of goals in a harmonious environment.


If you want to know what’s going on in the burgeoning Sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas market; about E & P updates, upstream, downstream, shale oil and gas potentials of the region, gas monetization plans, new frontier opportunities, marginal oil field  and market development, development of offshore and deep, shallow water  fields, advancements in technology, reservoir engineering, geology, geophysics, the new players, nascent petroleum laws, upcoming licensing rounds, its geopolitical atmosphere or to plug into the latest business opportunities in the region and network with top government officials, decision makers and industry top players, this conference is for you.



It is no longer an industry secret that the new wave of economic stardom and growth is blowing towards Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa will be the epicenter. The region’s GDP has been forecasted by experts to continue soaring and gaining momentum annually based on prevailing socio-economic  indices and also spurred   by the market dynamics in the extractive sector.


With about 9% of the world’s oil reserves based on the statistics of 2010, at present Africa has about 13% of the world’s oil reserves and about 10% of the global natural gas reserves propelled by the new discoveries in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.  Africa’s major reserves and production are in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Consultants Wood Mackenzie, by 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa could be producing an extra 400,000 bbl/d of oil.  It is envisaged that by 2020 more discoveries will be made in the region and production of oil and gas will soar and has the tendency of impacting growth in the economy if well managed. The region’s GDP has been forecasted by experts to continue soaring and gaining momentum annually based on prevailing socio-economic indices and also spurred by the market dynamics in the extractive sector.



• How to achieve potentials in Sub-Saharan Africa’s upstream,

 downstream & shale

• New venture / upstream opportunities in the region

• Downstream potentials and opportunities

• The region’s shale oil and gas potentials

• Advancements in geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering,
  oil and gas engineering, technology

• Infrastructural developments and projects

• How  to identify and access new markets

• Strategies for raising project capital and managing debt

• How to manage risks of all types in the region and turn it to value

• How CSR has impacted growth and business optimization

• How to build capacity and ensure growth

• Legislation and reforms in the region’s oil and gas sector

   And more….



CONFERENCE FEE: 1 DAY= $1,000     

                                        2 DAYS = $1,500                                                     






School of Energy & Corporate Leadership (SECOL) is a global organization  that uses award winning experts in  providing training in the areas of energy, oil, gas, petrochemicals, regulations, law, leadership, organizational development , management, finance and economics. We believe strongly in the philosophy that humans are the greatest assets of any country or organization, and therefore should be nurtured with continuous quality training to enhance productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, reliability and competitiveness. SECOL will continue to create dynamic environment for capacity building, ensuring high performance, strategic agility, and leadership that would help organizations attain their goals and enable nations optimize socio- economic growth.