3RD Africa Oil and Gas Talent Summit to open on Oct 10

October 5, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com l Ghana
3RD Africa Oil and Gas Talent Summit to open on Oct 10

The 3rd Africa Oil and Gas Talent Summit (AOGS17) opens on Tuesday October 10, at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Accra.

The three-day international summit will be opened by the President, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and will have Baker Hughes; GE; Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources; and Tullow Ghana Limited participating alongside other West African companies.

The AOGS is an annual event that brings together African operators, service providers and regulators to power-up their digital workplace strategies - particularly in a time when the industry is seeking innovative strategic responses to a lower-forever oil price future.

This year’s summit is under the theme Digital Workplace Transformation for Africa’s Energy Future, and is expected to attract participants from across the continent. A key feature of this year’s summit will be roundtable sessions and expert presentations with delegates and exhibitors, made up of Chief Executive Officers of Exploration and Production and Service companies, Ministers of state and directors of oil and gas, energy and power companies, and Local Content Managers.

Others include global digital solution providers, Human Resource directors, consultants and senior managers in charge of learning and development, training and human capacity development.

A statement signed and released in Accra by the Summit Director, Mr. Emmanuel Emielu, noted that as oil prices remain low for longer, “people and processes are key for survival. People who can unravel the emerging complexities and ambiguities; resilient and focused people who can chalk up innovative responses and implement same successfully”.

According to him, AOGS has become the platform to put people and performance excellence centre-stage in Africa’s oil and gas discourse - adding that while the oil industry is not new to technology disruptions, digitisation of the workplace has become a new phenomenon.

Mr. Emielu commended the acceptance by President Akufo-Addo to participate in the conference, noting that “This demonstrates Ghana’s commitment to advancing human capacity development in Africa’s oil and gas industry, of which Ghana is a notable player”.