Cote d’Ivoire’s robust economy is expected to deliver strong economic growth, posting one of the fastest growth rates in Africa. 

Côte d’Ivoire has proven oil reserves estimated at 100 million barrels and gas reserves of 1 trillion cubic feet – with the potential to become a medium-sized offshore oil producer.

In September 2021, the country had announced a find of deposits estimated at between 1.5 to 2 billion barrels of oil & around 1.8 to 2.4 trillion cubic feet (51 to 68 million cubic meters) of gas – expanding the potential of reserves by 25%.

Apart from this fresh discovery by ENI, international oil companies including Total & Tullow Oil have also announced significant offshore discoveries in recent years. 

The Government is keen to increase production and had launched various incentives to improve the investment climate, with tax breaks & investment credits.  Cote d’Ivoire provides for three types of oil contracts, namely the concession contract, the production sharing contract, and the contract on services with risks.

Many lucrative deep and ultra-deep exploration blocks have been delineated and are now open for negotiation.  There are attractive opportunities in exploration, supply and production.  The oil & gas equipment market offers exciting opportunities for international service and technology suppliers.

President Alassane Ouattara has said he wants Ivory Coast to become a major oil producer.

As of October 2022, the Côte d’Ivoire sedimentary basin encompasses 50 blocks – among which 14 are under contract, 11 under negotiation and 25 opened.

Formulate your exploration growth strategy & get first mover advantage at WAOGPI 2023.

Define your growth strategies and build fruitful partnerships at one of West Africa’s leading economies. Cote d’Ivoire presents an exciting future! We look forward to meeting you at WAOGPI 2023.

Why Attend

Independent and Authoritative

The only summit on Cote d’Ivoire bringing together all International, regional & domestic oil companies, technology & solution providers in the petroleum & energy eco-system in a singular setting for maximum engagement with government officials & investors.

Seize Opportunities

Probe the exciting opportunities for market participants.


Learn from policy makers & investors on the latest plans, targets & critical success factors.

Risk Management

Evaluate the complexities involved in each investments and how to maximise your ROIs.


The business case for investments.


Meet with key stakeholders & decision makers that are driving the transformation of the oil, gas & energy landscape in the country.

Best Practices

Profit from Strategies & technical know- how from successful operations and projects in the West Africa region.

Who should attend the Summit & Expo?

Energy Regulators, Ministries of Petroleum, Hydrocarbons, Mineral Resources and Energy

Equipment Suppliers

Technology & Software Consultants

Risk Management Consultancies

HSE Consultancies

International Oil Companies

Exploration & Production Companies

Energy Funds

Legal Advisers

Oil & Gas Financiers

Project Financiers

Refining and Downstream Companies

Trade Associations and Energy Alliances

National Petroleum Companies

Promotion Investment Boards

Energy Research Practices

Sustainable Energy and Renewables


Storage, Transport and Distribution