2018 Summit

Africa Oil & Gas Talent Summit is an annual event that launched in 2015, that fills a very important gap in Africa’s oil industry’s ecosystem. 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. AOGS is the  platform to put people and performance excellence center stage in Africa’s oil and gas discourse

Theme is, Workplace Digital Transformation for Africa's Energy Future -  Issues, Prospects & Solutions. The oil industry is not new to technology disruptions, but digitisation of the workplace is a new phenomenon. That is why AOGS2017 welcomes African operators, service providers and regulators to power up their digital workplace strategies now, at a time the industry is seeking innovative strategic responses to a lower-forever oil price future. 

According to McKinsey, at a time of rapid advances in artificial intelligence, automation, and human-machine interaction, people will remain core to oil and gas companies (and their HR functions). Is digital adding a new later of complexity to an already burdened industry? Come find out at #AOGS2017

Following a successful start in 2015, the Summit has now been enlarged beyond the Gulf of Guinea, to become an Africa-wide event in 2017. 

Join the greatest gathering of energy industry leaders and professionals in workforce development, policy, education and training, strategy, and technology, as they explore innovative talent leadership to catalyze Africa’s competitiveness in a global industry.


  • Talent Leadership Summit - 2 days of breakthrough ideas with our global panel of speakers and delegates
  • Pre-Summit Master Class - HR Analytics for Oil & Gas Talent Management
  • Digital Talent Solutions Arena – the exhibition arena for digital technology solutions driving oil and gas people and performance excellence
  • Africa Oil & Gas Human Capital Report – providing actionable insights for policy and strategic workforce planning by energy companies focused on Africa (first of its kind in Africa energy industry)
  • Africa Oil Industry Awards for Innovation & Change Leadership – another first of its kind

The oil industry is not new to technology transformations – subsurface and facilities engineering, that is. But digital is beyond equipment and products, or proficiency with tech toys. Digital is the new ecosystem for all businesses, not excluding the entire value chain of the energy industry. Digital has bored its way into the nexus of organisations in all sectors, and a digital business strategy is central to the success of all strategies today.

Register to be part of the conversation


  Description Cost
Summit Only Attend Summit Sessions + Awards Dinner $1,250
Master Class Attend one Master Class $500
Summit + Master Class Attend Summit and Master Class $1,500
Master Class Options:

Human Resource Development in the Oil & Gas Industry

Why this course is important for you and your organisation...

The HR value proposition has shifted dramatically from back office support to contributing to strategy in the front line. In the oil industry, this is no less so, amidst spontaneous cycles of boom and burst, and the perennial skills gap challenges. In the circumstances, the business looks to HRD to deliver value on several fronts: right number and quality of skills, a robust and dynamic talent pipeline, and an engaged workforce pressured to do more and more with less and less


To be relevant and not be seen as mere "cost centres", support roles like HR, L&D and others must hone their specialized competencies in the context of the dynamics of the oil industry. This course will help you make the right fit between the core skills of HRD and industry requirements, so that you are more aligned to deliver greater strategic value to your organisation


Against the backdrop of a non-technical breakdown of the industry by two facilitators who speak your language, you will learn how to effectively respond to the operational and business requirements of your organisation.


How it will boost you and your organisation…

At the end if the course, you will

  • Describe the E&P Life Cycle from an HRD perspective
  • Interpret industry and organisational dynamics with greater clarity
  • Predict industry workforce trends and deploy appropriate responses more accurately
  • Align your HR thinking with technical and operational requirements
  • Be a more proactive and confident HR Partner in your organisation


Your Course Leaders...

  • Enife Atobiloye, GPHR; Managing Consultant, Human  Leadership Resources Ltd
  • Irene Asare, HR Director, Tullow Oil, Ghana