Fuelling tomorrow’s
energy today


Oil and gas will remain a key component in the energy mix for the African continent for the next 5 to 10 years at least.

Building sustainable and predictable projects creates a win-win situation for all stakeholders.

When it comes to Africa, we need to appreciate its wealth of mineral resources - specifically, oil, gas and coal. These resources are the fuels that keep the gears of the continent turning. Oil and gas remain a key component in the energy mix for the African continent. If you take a single glance at the current oil price, you'll understand why alternative energy is a growing option.

The transition to renewable energy for Africa may not be as easy as flicking a switch. Some may see it as a threat to a sector that has kept the heart of the continent beating.

That’s why, at this year’s Africa Oil week (AOW), we’ll explore how building sustainable and predictable projects create a win-win situation for all stakeholders. We will take a deep-dive into the economic benefits and the opportunity it presents for Africa to develop in a sustainable way, and how that could paint a very optimistic picture.

AOW is an oil and gas upstream conference dedicated to oil exploration and production in Africa. AOW has the core mandate to stimulate upstream deals and transactions, drive foreign investment into African projects and facilitate new partnerships and networking opportunities. Entering its 27th year, the event brings together governments, national and international oil companies, independents, investors, the geophysical community and service providers.

The conference is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from the 8th to the 11th of November 2021. Listen to our thought leaders during the conference by registering on the Africa Oil Week website:

Our speakers:

Shirley Webber, Managing Principal, Coverage Head: Resources & Energy
Date: Monday, 8 November 2021
Time: 14:00 (GMT+4)
Panel: Financing the Energy Transition

Theuns Ehlers, Head: Resource & Project Finance
Date: Monday, 8 November 2021
Time: 10:30 (GMT+4)
Panel: Leveraging an Integrated Energy Mix for Africa: How do we achieve a clean and competitive energy future for the continent?

Bhavtik Vallabhjee, Head: Power & Renewables
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Time: 08:30 (GMT+4)
Panel: Panel Discussion Part One - Setting the Green Agenda

Camillo Atampugre, Director: Resources & Energy
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Time: 10:15 (GMT+4)
Panel: Panel Discussion Part Two - The Evolution of Financing within Africa’s Energy Transition

The bravery to imagine. That’s Africanacity.

Meet our experts

No slots available, sorry!

Related Articles


Drappier Champagne – underrated and simply wow!

Interview with Jolette Steyn, Head of Sales and Imports, Wine Cellar


Enabling economic growth between India and Africa

Absa Corporate and Investment Banking is proud to connect India to Africa through the 2022 CII. The conclave is a space that continues to prepare the ground for impactful cross-border collaboration and dialogue.


Expanding skywards requires growth experts

Future-proof organisation need sustainable solutions. This is why we’re proud to sponsor this year’s The East Africa Property Investment (EAPI) Summit. This year’s event marks the first in-person conference of industry leaders in two and a half years. It’ll feature keynote addresses, interactive panel discussions, case studies and formal and informal networking opportunities.

The Champagne in Africa team support enjoying life and the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages. We believe people should always use good common sense around drinking, be of legal drinking age and should act responsibly.