The Oil & Gas 2017 took place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, a two-day conference and three day expo.
The conference openened with a keynote address by David van Der Spuy of the Petroleum Agency SA titled ‘Oil and gas as the region’s new economic frontier’.
By midday, the dti’s Director of Upstream and Midstream Oil Gas Kisham Pillay addressed delegates examining the role of gas growth in industry across South Africa.
Nick Mitchell, CEO of Renergen, which is South Africa’s sole onshore gas producer, presented an insight into the landmark success story in the region’s energy sector.
Alongside the two-day conference, more than 50 exhibitors from the midstream and downstream supply sector were at the Cape Town International Conference Centre for three days. (Full exhibitor listing here http://www.africaogp.com/exhibitorlistoag)
Exhibitors included: Delair-Tech showcasing the first civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the world to be approved for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) operations. The drone has flown more than 150,000 km across the world and can carry high resolution RGB and multispectral sensors.
UK-based Hi-Force a leading manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic tools and bolting equipment was in town as well, alongside the US-based Brady Corporation offering ‘products that increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software’.
“This is a networking event, a top-level conference and an opportunity to meet suppliers,” said Hook.
“The conference programme covers key future issues and the exhibitors offer some of the finest solutions in the world.”
Oil & Gas Africa 2017 was acquired last year by global exhibition and conference organiser dmg events MEA adding to its worldwide energy portfolio that includes ADIPEC, which attracts 80,000 visitors to the UAE in the world’s largest oil expo outside of North America.