H.E. Antonio Oburu Ondo, Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons will attend the South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) conference and exhibition this June, leveraging the country’s experience as an innovative oil and gas producer to enhance intra-African cooperation and trade.

During the conference – now in its sixth edition – H.E. Minister Ondo will participate in sessions and networking forums aimed at strengthening dialogue and promoting Africa as the energy investment destination of choice for 2023 and beyond.


H.E. Minister Ondo brings with him a wealth of experience as the former Managing Director of the country’s national oil company, GEPetrol, and the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons. On the national front, with South Sudan looking towards accelerating exploration and production further and with a focus on advancing regional cooperation and partnerships, H.E. Minister Ondo’s participation at SSOP 2023 further cements the role knowledge sharing and collaboration plays in developing a competitive upstream market.

On the regional side, with South Sudan focused on consolidating its position as the engine of East African growth – leveraging its standing as the only major oil producer in the region to drive investment and development across the East African energy value chain – Equatorial Guinea’s own agenda of establishing itself as a regional Gas Mega Hub offers new opportunities for collaboration and insights. Equatorial Guinea’s success as a major producer comes from its ability to unlock stranded assets in regional offshore basins, leveraging bi- and multilateral partnerships to develop hydrocarbons. As South Sudan forges ahead with its own regional agenda, insight from H.E. Minister Ondo will be particularly valuable.

“SSOP is where energy deals are made in 2023. As global interest in South Sudan’s energy market continues to grow and the country enters into a new stage of development, the country stands to benefit from the insights and best practices of a fellow energy major such as Equatorial Guinea. We look forward to having H.E. Minister Antonio Oburu Ondo join SSOP 2023,” stated James Chester, Senior Director of SSOP event organizer Energy Capital & Power.


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