posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – March 20th, 2012
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Forum explores West Africa’s growing hydrocarbon sector
Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Mines, Industry & Energy will lead the The CWC Group’s 15th Gulf of Guinea Oil and Gas Conference (GOG15) in Malabo, June 19-21, 2012. The event is the senior-most forum to focus on West Africa’s growing hydrocarbon sector.
According to Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines, Industry & Energy, the nation sees “GOG as the ideal platform to promote the development of indigenous companies in the oil and gas industry in West Africa.” He said, “I look forward to welcoming [delegates] to Malabo for what will be a very productive and enjoyable meeting.”
The event is expected to bring together more than 300 top executives, decision-makers and leaders in the field from countries around the world. It provides attendees the opportunity to network and participate in a variety of meetings and discussions regarding the industry’s future and the continued development of hydrocarbons in the area.
The conference has received sponsorship from companies such as Mobil E.G. and Noble Energy. Speakers include renowned figures in the industry, including people such as Juan Antonio Ndong Ondo, Director General of Sonagas, G.E.; Vicente Abeso, Director of Hydrocarbons MMEI, EG; and Jay J Park Q.C., Partner & Chair at Global Resources Practice Group for Norton Rose.
Last year’s conference was held in Accra, Ghana, after 13 years in London. The event was held during Africa Energy Week and highlighted issues and potential business developments for the Gulf of Guinea region.
About Equatorial GuineaThe Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union