The French Oil Industry and the Corps des Mines in Africa
Dr Douglas A Yates, American University of Paris
Chair: Paul Melly, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
The speaker will discuss the evolution of the French oil industry from its inception with traditional family firms, to large integrated multinational firms and state oil companies, and their long involvement in sub-Saharan Africa. He will consider how the development of France’s oil industry has impacted on Africa, with particular reference to francophone Africa.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.