Oliver Kinross Africa Oil & Gas Awards set for October

On the 9th of October 2014 Oliver Kinross will be hosting the 2nd Annual Africa Oil & Gas Awards at the world class Sandton Convention Centre as part of the Africa Oil & Gas Expo.

The awards ceremony is an initiative of Oliver Kinross to reward achievements made by African and International companies operating across Africa and has built a very strong reputation in the last six years establishing itself as a global name in oil & gas through providing high level workshops, conferences and unique networking opportunities across the world.

The first edition of the Africa Oil & Gas Awards saw operating companies such as Tullow, OMV and Oando Plc pick up awards for demonstrating continued excellence in HSE, Local Content and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). There were 8 awards for the solutions and services industry. Last year’s winners included Halliburton, Maersk Drilling, GNPC-Technip and Drillmec.

“Africa holds the largest untapped hydrocarbon potential in the World. With the right enabling socio-economic, political and business environment, these resources can propel the continent to great heights and get its people out of poverty. I am looking forward to discussing these developments at The Africa Oil and Gas Summit,” Gilbert Yevi, Jubilee Asset Manager, Tullow Ghana.

The awards are judged by a prestigious panel consisting of oil & gas operators and government representatives. Amongst those on the panel last year were Anadarko, Afren, Marathon oil, NOC Kenya as well as ministerial representatives from Namibia, South Africa and Ethiopia.

The judges for 2014 will be reviewing submissions and giving their individual verdict on 14 awards. This year there are 10 award categories for solutions and service providers and 4 awards for oil & gas operators.

The awards ceremony is part of the Africa Oil & Gas Expo an exhibition that will feature over 100 exhibitors, in excess of 4000 visitors.

As part of the exhibition Oliver Kinross will be running 10 complimentary workshops over the two days on topics including Contract Negotiation, Local Content, Project Financing, HSE and LNG Logistics.

“Mozambique is on the cusp of a natural gas boom and it is time for a reality check. Greater clarity is needed on all aspects of Mozambique LNG, from timelines and the scale of development costs through to gas sales agreements and prospects for associated mega-projects. The Africa Oil and Gas Summit will be an important step along this path,”Adriano Nuvunga, Program Director, CIP Mozambique.

Running alongside the exhibition is the 5th Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2014 that has over 50 top level speakers a biannual event held once in London and once in South Africa.

VIP speakers at the event include Mr. Immanuel Mulunga, Petroleum Commissioner within the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia, Mr. Muzi Mkhize, Director General from the Department of Energy for South Africa and the Director of Hydrocrabons from the Ministry of Mines Mauritania, Mr. Ahmed Salem Tekrour. Keynote speakers representing oil companies include Engr. Simbi Wabote the Global Local Content Manager for Shell and Gilbert Yevi, Jubilee Asset Manager at Tullow Ghana.

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