LUANDA/Angola: The Equatorial Guinea Minister, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima of Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons has call for a stronger African energy dialogue.
This call was made on the occasion of the 2019, rolling out the Year of Energy initiative, when he spoke to over 1,000 African and international industry stakeholders.
He reiterated his call to action to African national oil companies and governments. “Our national oil companies are sleeping and should be engaging with each other constantly to explore joint-venture opportunities and projects across Africa,” he said. “We need to bring African NOCs and services companies together, and Equatorial Guinea will rely on the stage and platform created by the Year of Energy to foster that dialogue.”
In order to strengthen cooperation amongst African companies, encourage the development of a strong African content and promote joint-venture opportunities, Malabo will be hosting the Oil & Gas Meeting Day on October 1-2, 2019. The summit is part of the Year of Energy and will focus on exploring opportunities and deals amongst services companies, which are central to the development of strong African capabilities across the value-chain. “We invite all national oil companies and public and private services companies to come to Malabo in October for the Oil & Gas Meeting Day. This will be a key platform for dialogue and deals as African companies realize the need to work together” added H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima.
Minister Lima headed to São Tomé and Príncipe yesterday where he met with his counterpart H.E. Osvaldo Abreu. This working visit is focusing on energy cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé and Príncipe, discussing exploration and development issues and opportunities of oil and gas fields, and gas monetization. “Our two countries share a history of cooperation that keeps on getting stronger. We need to explore possible drilling campaigns in our waters, and build a common future of prosperity,” declared H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima.