Representing the region’s official energy event, the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 Conference and Exhibition, organized by Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), will see the return of regional ministers H.E. Sophie Gladima, Minister of Petroleum and Energies Senegal; H.E. Abdessalam Oul Mohamed Saleh, Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania; H.E. Fafa J. Sanyang, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, The Gambia; and H.E. Orlando Viegas, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Guinea-Bissau for a two day event taking place on 1-2 September that will serve as a catalyst for investment and multi-sector development in the region for many years to come.
Under the theme ‘The Future of Natural Gas: Growth Using Strategic Investment and Policymaking,’ the second edition of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Conference and Exhibition is the platform of choice to access premier, exclusive content, demonstrating a unique example of regional cooperation and exploring how the MSGBC region can maximize its significant resources, attract international investment, and support energy growth.
H.E. Minister Gladima will return to MSGBC 2022, where she will address the opportunities within Senegal’s energy landscape. Speaking at the first edition of the conference to an audience of ministers, CEOs and VIPs, the Minister stated, “It’s together that we find our solution for the challenges ahead. We must be united in our vision and our ambitions. We must go with a common African voice, to defend Africa’s interests and vision for the years ahead.”
Leading the way in cross-border cooperation and multi-sector integration, the region’s sizeable natural gas discoveries and ongoing developments – namely the Sangomar and cross-border Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) field developments – are expected to usher in a new wave of energy development for West Africa.
Speaking at last year’s ministerial panel, H.E. Minister Saleh hailed the region as a prosperous destination for energy investment: “I can say the prospects are very good for our common projects. The prospects are always good for all countries in the Basin.”
While the MSGBC region transitions into a new era of industry expansion, ministerial participation at the conference and exhibition will explore and reinforce critical solutions and strategies to fast-track gas development projects and secure gas monetization.
“The development of these resources will have a profound impact on our country, as it will provide us with access to cheaper electricity and development opportunities,” H.E. Minister Viegas stated last year.
“We need resources to develop our countries and green our economies and use those resources to help the energy transition,” added H.E. Minister Sanyang. “We need a balance; you cannot get away from hydrocarbons. We are exploring and will continue to explore but are conscious of our environment.”
In response to growing interest by African and global stakeholders in emerging west African opportunities, Energy Capital & Power, under the patronage of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energies, Petrosen and Cos-Petrogaz and the region’s National Oil Companies, will hold the second edition of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 Conference and Exhibition on 1-2 September 2022, uniting industry players with African opportunities.