Somaliland Attends Africa Oil Week Conference


“Am attending the oil conference after South Africa extended an official invitation to the government our government” Energy minister.

By: Yusuf M Hasan

BERBERA (Somalilandsun) – The government is for the first time participating in the Africa Oil Week conference

During the 19th Africa Oil Week conference that starts in Cape Town, South Africa on October 31 – November 2, 2012 the Minister of Minerals, Energy & Water-MME&W Eng Hussein Abdi Duale will have an opportunity to rub shoulders with Africa and the world’s high and mighty energy players.

Eng Hussein who is to deliver a speech that pertains to national activities pertaining to the energy sector is also expected to accumulate lots of relevant contacts thus a possibility of increased multinationals exploring and drilling for oil in the country known to posses yet to be tapped high quantities of the commodity.

The various heads of state, multinational oil and gas companies and other interested parties will discuss such topics as ‘The Scramble for Africa’ and ‘Africa’s Oil and Gas Future in general while ‘The key focus include:

• Leading Corporate Players In Africa

• African Governments & State Oil Companies

• Foreign National Oil Companies In Africa

• Africa s Frontier Exploration Potential

• Leading Independents In Africa

• Africa s Acreage, Bid Rounds & Exploration Potential

• Corporate Oil & Gas Players Across Africa

• Independents In Africa: New Players & Vistas

• Corporate Strategies For African E&P

• African Opportunities: Acreage & Potential

The official invitation from South Africa and subsequent participation of Somaliland in the 19th Africa Oil week is a clear indication that the world is keenly following recent activities undertaken by the government pursuant to contracting multinationals for oil exploration

While speaking to the press at the Berbera international airport before departure for Cape town the Energy minister said that the untapped oil reserves in the country and ongoing operations by three oil companies has attracted a lot of interest worldwide which the government intends to take advantage of as a prelude to availing central coffers revenues and livelihood opportunities to citizens.