LONDON, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Minister of Hydrocarbons today announces that the 1st National Forum on Gabon Oil & Gas, which showcases the economic and social benefits of the oil and gas industry, will now be open to the Gabonese public for the first time. The Forum will also include, a "Gabon Invest" stage, providing further opportunities for business leaders in their field to present to the public.
Sponsors of the 1st National Forum on Gabon Oil & Gas include: Shell, Deloitte, Addax Petroleum, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Maurel & Prom, Weatherford, Petronas, Baker Hughes, CGG, GE Oil & Gas, Marathon Oil, Spectrum, Citibank, Ecobank, ExxonMobil, OIS, Hess, Ophir Energy, PGS, TGS, VAALCO Gabon, and Total Gabon.
Speakers confirmed include: H.E Etienne Dieudonné Ngoubou, Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons; Nina Alida Abouna, General Director, Agency to Promote Exportations & Investments APIEX; Godson Njoku, CEO, Shell Gabon; and Serge Mickoto, CEO, Gabon National Wealth Fund.
Elodie Huiban, Head of Government Relations, Africa, comments: "It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the exhibition floor to the general public. With over 300 delegates and exhibitors in attendance, the entire Gabonese oil and gas industry is being showcased and we want as many people as possible to witness and be part of this fantastic gathering."
Also, commenting on the launch of the Forum, His Excellency Etienne Dieudonné Ngoubou, Minister of the Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons said: "The Gabon Oil & Gas Forum will be an ideal platform, offering our partners a framework to be able to consider their investments from a strategic perspective."
The two day Forum will provide the opportunity to discover the potential of the sedimentary basin of Gabon and to interact with experts onsite, allowing to better support their business projects in Gabon, and to understand the provisions of Gabon's petroleum code.
The Gabon Oil & Gas Forum is organised by The Energy Exchange, The Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons and APIEX, the launch of the Forum comes at a time when Gabon's oil industry is on the brink of a new golden age.
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SOURCE The Energy Exchange