The Africa E&P Summit, which had been due to be held on May 20-21, has been pushed back to October 21-22.
Organisers Frontier said this was the “difficult but obvious” decision and that it would be held at the same venue. The decision had been taken as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of all attendees.
Frontier said it would launch an online series in order to show off the best of its programme, to provide “timely analysis and views”.
Various government officials will be presenting on topics including Ghana’s second licence round, Senegal’s licence round and Nigeria’s marginal field round, in addition to exploration opportunities in Namibia.
A number of conference organisers have taken similar steps. An announcement from organisers Africa Oil & Power announced that its inaugural Senegal Oil & Power conference would be postponed in response to measures taken to contain the coronavirus.
This Senegal event had been due to be held on May 27-28. The country has declared a state of emergency as a result of the pandemic and instituted a curfew.
The conference was due to promote Senegal’s deepwater licence round.
Given the number of conferences being pushed back into the autumn, more and more organisers look likely to compete with each other in a packed schedule.