Oil and gas

Africa Oil Week 2018

The leading business intelligence and transaction platform for Africa's oil and gas sector, Africa oil week is the meeting place for Africa’s upstream oil and gas markets. The event brings together over a thousand key players including governments, national oil companies, investors, corporate players, independents and financiers – giving them a place to network, discuss and share knowledge. Africa Oil Week has a reputation for attracting the highest quality industry speakers and this year’s agenda has Paul Eardley-Taylor, Standard Bank’s Head of Oil and Gas Southern Africa, weighing in on a panel discussion addressing ‘how technology and finance are creating many new options for the oil and gas industry’. Technology remains a key enabler of growth within the sector. As part of Standard Bank’s strategy to support East Africa oil & gas opportunities, we are supporting the government of Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) road show at Africa's oil week event. Dele Kuti, Global Head Oil & Gas and James Karama, Standard Bank's Sector Head for Oil and Gas will be joining the UNOC delegation led by Hon. Minister of Uganda Energy and Mineral Resources. Dele will be presenting on Uganda as an international petroleum destination at Uganda road show and James on skill and enterprise development at African local content forum during the conference in Cape Town.

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In the last decade, Africa’s upstream operations have spread from a historic focus on West Africa to be truly pan-continental. This is being driven by exploration in countries such as Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda where new oil and gas reserves have been discovered. Exploration also continues in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and beyond.

With the latest iteration of South Africa’s Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act expected to be completed by the end of 2017 and the Integrated Energy Resource Plan nearing completion, South Africa is set to leverage its largely unexplored and underdeveloped oil and gas sector to re-ignite growth able to drive broad and inclusive participation across the entire economy.

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  • Extensive presence in Africa – our on-the-ground presence in primary economies, from Ghana to Mozambique, gives us unmatched access to policy and decision makers who drive the development of the industry.
  • Balance sheet strength – we have balance sheets in all of these markets to support the operations of our clients.
  • Structured and customised solutions – We provide world-class sectoral structuring competencies where we leverage our understanding of common themes in the sector and customise each deal appropriately.
  • Ongoing financial support – through our local operations, we provide initial and ongoing financing support, and working capital facilities through our Transactional Products and Services teams. We have a leading forex capability to support the flow of funds across Africa and internationally.
  • Access international capital – with our presence in key financial centres, we access the most appropriate source of capital for each project, from Beijing to Boston and from London to Lagos.
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