This prize recognizes our sustainable development efforts with our partners. Our MD Godson Njoku received this award on behalf of Shell Gabon and in his speech, highlighted the importance of the Loubomo-Mougarara road project which will contribute to opening up Gamba and the development of Ndougou department.

The launching ceremony was attended by the ‘’Ministre du Pétrole, de l’Energie et des Ressources Hydrauliques’’, Etienne Ngoubou, who was awarded the prize for ‘’The Man of the Year’’, The ‘’Agence de Promotion des Investissements et des Exportations’’ (APIEX) represented by Madame Mme Nina ABOUNA, et L'Union Pétrolière Gabonaise (UPEGA).

The following awards were presented to the following companies who graced the event:

• Total Gabon, represented by General Manager Benoit Chagué received the award of the ‘’Upstream project of the year’’

• Vaalco, represented by General Manager Rod MacAlister received the award of the ‘’Field redevelopment plan of the year’’

• Gabon Oil Company, represented by Nafy Mboumba received the award of the ‘’Gabonese development of the year’’

• Gabon Fertilizer Company, represented by CEO Gagan Gupta received the award of the ‘’Downstream development of the year’’

The ‘’Oil & Gas Year Gabon 2013’’ is the most comprehensive business intelligence resource dedicated to development of the oil and gas industry in Gabon.

Produced in partnership with the ‘’Ministère du Pétrole, de l’Energie et des Ressources Hydrauliques’’ and l’Agence de Promotion des Investissements et des Exportations (APIEX), The Oil & Gas Year Gabon 2013 reviews the technological, commercial and geological trends driving the petroleum industry in Gabon.

Over 66,000 copies of ‘’The Oil & Gas Year Gabon 2013’’, will be distributed locally and globally in more than 100 countries.


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