- Several oil and gas industry leaders were awarded for landmark energy projects executed in-country.
- Awards were presented at the opening ceremony of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization Cape VII Congress and Exhibition held in Malabo.
- The conference seeks to facilitate cooperation among African oil producers and increase the effectiveness of Africa on the international oil geopolitical stage.
Malabo, 2 April, 2019 – Several awards were presented at the opening Africa Excellence Gala Dinner which took place after the first day of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO) Cape VII Congress and Exhibition in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Honors included Oil and Gas Project of the Year, awarded to Mozambique LNG: Rovuma LNG; Oil and Gas Project of the Year, awarded to the Mauritania and Senegal based Grand Tortue Ahmeyim project; Oil and Gas Project of the Year awarded to the partners reaching FID on the EG LNG backfill project; Lifetime Achievement awarded to H.E. Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy of South Africa and Leadership Award awarded to H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum of Nigeria.
Organized by Africa Oil & Power (AOP), the conference brings together all APPO petroleum ministers and private sector oil and gas players, representing the largest and most influential gathering of oil and gas officials on the African continent in 2019.
“The following projects embody what we see at the forefront of the oil and gas industry in Africa, which is both companies and countries coming together to combine their resources. These are the type of achievements that will last a lifetime,” said Chief Executive Officer of AOP, Guillaume Doane in his keynote speech.
The summit will be inaugurated by H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea along with H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, H.E. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC and H.E. Mahama Laouan Gaya, Secretary General of APPO.
The conference is part of Equatorial Guinea’s Year of Energy 2019 initiative that will also see Malabo hosting the 5th Gas Summit and 2nd International Gas Seminar of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) on November 26-29.
The APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition continues until April 5.