The fourth Discussion Group meeting which was held in Naivasha, Kenya from 2 –4 March was the second meeting of the Group outside of London. It was hosted by the National Oil Corporation of Kenya. The central theme for this meeting was the importance of a clear vision for petroleum sector development and the role of National Oil Companies, especially taking into cognisance the cyclicality of the industry and the potential impact of such disruptive technologies as shale oil/gas. Senior officials from petroleum or energy ministries and national oil companies in new and experienced producer countries participated at this meeting. These included Barbados, Belize, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana,Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
A summary of the Annual Meeting is available at the link below.