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The 12th Africa Independents Forum will be hosted at the Waldorf Hilton on 27 May 2015, along with the 69th PetroAfricanus Reception, in London

Afria IndependentsThe 12th Africa Independents Forum gathers together key corporate independent players from across Africa, both listed and unlisted, and provides enhanced exposure to the wider oil and gas upstream industry including key financial markets. (Image source: Global Pacific & Partners)

According to the organisers, the Africa Independents Forum focuses on new and fast-growing corporate players in Africa with acreage and assets held in the Gulf of Guinea, northwest Africa (Maghreb), North Africa, eastern and southern Africa, and in several landlocked and emerging littoral frontier states.

The forum will also include events namely 8th African National Oil Companies on 26 May, 3rd Global Women In Africa: Business Luncheon and 69th PetroAfricanus Reception on 27 May.

The keynote speakers include Ahmed Salem OuldTekrour, director general of hydrocarbons, Ministere du Petrole, de L’Energie et des Mines Mauritania; Paul Dailly, senior vice-president exploration, Kosmos Energy; Mike Fischer, president, Africa, Ophir Energy; James Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Energy; Steve Lowden, chief executive, NewAge (African Global Energy); Nishant Dighe, CEO, Panaro Energy; Kevin Hart, CEO, Bowleven; Robert Sheppard, CEO, Soma Oil & Gas; Lina Haidar, CEO, Cap Energy; Michael Wood, director, Oyster Oil & Gas; Philip Thompson, EO, AminexPlc; Conrad Thorpe, CEO, SalamaFikira; CathalFriel, founder, Fastnet Oil & Gas; Andrew Cochran, executive director, Halo Oil & Gas; Ed Reed, senior editor, Newsbase; Alex Vartan, vice-president, Africa MultiClient, PGS- Petroleum Geo-Services; Ian Cross, managing director, Moyes & Co; Tony Atherton, head of New Ventures, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SGCIB); David Fassom, director, Stellar Energy Advisors Limited; and Richard Norris, partner, Helios Investment Partners

The 8th African National Oil Companies: Strategy Briefing, which will be held a day earlier, is based on over 30 years of oil and gas knowledge, and extensive research in and across Africa. Presentations will be made by Duncan Clarke, chairman of the Board, Global Pacific & Partners.