The African Energy Chamber will support the fourth edition of the Namibia International Energy Conference 2022, which will be held in Windhoek on April 20-22, and is founded and organized by Rich Africa Consultancy, with the official endorsement of Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, led by H.E. Minister Tom Alweendo.
The two-day flagship event themed ‘The Energy Mix: Positioning for Investment, Industrialization, and Growth,’ will be the official meeting place for Namibia’s energy industry, bringing together energy leaders and stakeholders with investors and international financiers on a platform that facilitates constructive dialogue and networking opportunities, promoting Namibia as a new destination for energy investments, and driving industry growth.
Recognized as Namibia’s official energy conference, the highly anticipated thought leadership event will unite participating companies, international investors, service companies, and various international delegations to provide updates on exploration activities, green hydrogen developments, and regional and other ongoing projects, thus serving as the exclusive platform through which ongoing and future projects will be announced – highlighting upcoming business and investment opportunities within the country.
“Namibia has truly and agreeably demonstrated its commitment to its energy future, a commitment that will be emphasized at the Namibia International Energy Conference this year. Like most African countries, Namibia is eager to capitalize on the potential of its basins and the Conference will be catalytic in driving investment and development, and helping Namibia attain these goals,” says NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.
“Minister Tom Alweendo has demonstrated the utmost commitment to developing Namibia’s growing energy sector. We at the African Energy Chamber are behind him all the way,” adds Ayuk.
Committed to driving industry growth and development across the country, the event will take place on the heels of the massive light oil discovery made offshore Namibia by Shell Namibia Upstream and QatarEnergy. Announced by the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), the discovery was made at the Graff-1 deepwater exploration well, located 270km from the diamond mining town of Oranjemund, in the Orange Basin, where drilling was made at a total depth of 5,376m in water depths of approximately 2,000m.
With drilling operations of the Graff-1 well having commenced in December 2021, Namcor has indicated its intention to fast-track the development of the oilfield to have production by 2026. Shell has stated that the exploration well has demonstrated exciting results, with the presence of a working petroleum system with high-quality light oil.
The conference will bring together numerous perspectives from across the energy value chain, serving as the premier platform through which industry players can shape the future of energy in Namibia and the rest of the region, taking a close look at the latest developments. It is dedicated to enhancing collaboration, knowledge, and investment between energy industry stakeholders and driving a greater understanding of the continent’s energy landscape to promote socioeconomic development.