The Energy Year Saudi Arabia 2023 Launch and Awards Ceremony

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The event was attended by Royal Commission of Jubail CEO Ahmed bin Zaid Al Hussain as keynote speaker, as well as Arabian Drilling CEO Ghassan Mirdad.

“When our kingdom thinks big in terms of mega-projects, it will always deliver big. By 2027, Jubail aims to have the world’s largest carbon capture mega-project,” Ahmed bin Zaid ALHussain said in his speech.

“The advantages of localisation are reduction in supply chain delays, diminished logistics complexity and enhancement of our overall ability to swiftly respond to market demands. Localisation is not a choice; it is a transformative force that drives us toward the kingdom’s Vision 2030,” said Salwa Helal, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Arabian Drilling, who took to the stage to deliver her remarks upon receiving the Drilling Contractor of the Year award.

The event also featured an awards ceremony, where The Energy Year’s team distributed six awards honouring companies and projects for their exceptional contributions to the domestic market over the past year.

The award winners recognised during the ceremony were:

  • Arabian Rig Manufacturing – Manufacturer of the Year
  • Royal Commission of Jubail – Innovative Downstream Institution of the Year
  • Rawabi Energy – Technology Leader of the Year
  • Arabian Drilling – Drilling Contractor of the Year
  • Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy – Training Provider of the Year
  • Arabian Fal – Innovator of the Year

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ESF MENA – Middle East Energy & Sustainability Forum

Expect 3 days of interactive panel discussions, a pre-conference seminar hosted by WOOD and insightful technology presentations from major licensors and solution providers.

Companies confirmed to attend include:


The Energy Year Nigeria 2023 Book Launch and Awards Ceremony

The Energy Year Nigeria 2023 launch and awards ceremony saw  the NUPRC awarded the Institution of the Year Award for its role in encouraging technological advances.

Komolafe said, ‘The Energy Year is an essential market intelligence tool and a foremost energy intelligence provider. The sole presence of The Energy Year in Nigeria means that we are a great country with a strong and emerging energy industry.”


The Person of the Year Award went to Simbi Wabote, Executive Director of the Nigerian Local Content Development and Monitoring Board, represented by the General Manager of Corporate Communications, Angela Okoro. Adamantine Energy, represented by Head of Human Resources Nomso Diala received the Integrated Energy Company of the Year award. Gas Company of the Year  went to ND Western, represented by Finance Manager Ilesanmi Obazu. OneWattSolar founder Femi Oye collected his companies award for Sustainable Company of the Year. Shell Nigeria Gas was named Energy Investor of the Year and award was collected by Senior HSE Advisor Dr Sam Pepple. Energy Transportation Company of the Year Award went to the Sea Transport Group, represented by General Manager Musa Ibn Saidu.  Human Resources Manager Motilayo Akerele accepted Downstream Company of the Year Award on behalf of Brass Fertilizer and Petrochemical Company.

Produced in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources The Energy Year Nigeria 2023 offers insights from Nigeria’s most dynamic and ambitious companies across the industry.

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Transportation Oil & Gas Congress 2024

Among the topics of the Congress are:

  • H2: readiness of infrastructure
  • Crisis managements of pipeline economics
  • From idea to realization in Pipeline design and construction
  • Pipeline security: strategies and technologies to protect the infrastructure
  • Pipeline integrity: monitor, inspect, repair
  • Construction, monitoring and repair challenges of offshore pipelines
  • Smart solutions and technologies for digital transformation

Delegates from Bonatti, Sicim, INGL, Eni, ICGB, Exolum, OGE, DESFA, Saipem, Techint Engineering & Construction, Wood, TÜPRAŞ, Moldovagaz have already registered for participation.

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Oil and Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA 2023)

The business program of AUTOMA 2023 highlights the following topics:

  • energy efficiency and the route to decarbonisation;
  • digital pipeline for midstream industry;
  • upstream digital tools for asset integrity management;
  • downstream industry digitalisation for operational efficiency;
  • collaboration to accelerate digital transformation;
  • digital turnaround management;
  • start-up projects: challenges and perspectives.

Among speakers and delegates are MOL Group, Tecnimont, NIS, Repsol, MoldovaGaz, SOCAR Midstream Operations Ltd., Seadrill, Worley, Kinetics Technology, Milazzo Refinery.

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The Energy Year Kuwait 2023 Book Launch and Awards Ceremony

The event featured a keynote speech by Ahmad Jaber Al-Eidan, CEO of Kuwait Oil Company, as well as keynote addresses by event sponsors Sami Sharif, CEO of Kuwait Insurance Company, and Mr. Hamad Al-Marzouq, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of Zain.

An awards ceremony recognised the most significant players and achievements in the Kuwaiti energy sector, with Ahmad Jaber Al-Eidan receiving the Man of the Year award, and the following companies being honoured under their different categories: KIPIC’s Al Zour refinery as Downstream Project of the Year, KNPC’s Clean Fuel Project as Environmental Project of the Year, Al Rashed International Shipping as Logistics Company of the Year, HEISCO as EPC Company of the Year, Al Kout Industrial Projects as Industrial Company of the Year, Commercial Bank of Kuwait (Al-Tijari) as Bank of the Year, and The Bridge Company as Service Provider of the Year.

The Energy Year Kuwait 2023 highlights the key latest developments and future plans of Kuwait’s energy value chain, and how they are linked to Kuwait Vision 2035, including the country’s historic foray into offshore exploration.

Read more about it here: The Energy Year Kuwait 2023

NOG Energy Week 2023

With a population of over 200 million people and a growing economy, Nigeria recognises the urgent need to address energy challenges while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The shift towards sustainable gas and new energy solutions aligns with the global commitment to combat climate change and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

For over 20 years, the NOG Energy Week strategic conference has helped to build partnerships for the Nigerian energy sector with participation from Presidents, Ministers, Heads of government agencies and CEOs to discuss policy implementation, project developments, showcase investment opportunities and solutions to current industry challenges including how to decarbonize traditional oil and gas operations.

Ahead of the official opening of the conference, Wemimo Oyelana, Country Director, dmg Nigeria events said, “NOG Energy Week is committed to fostering the conversations that ensure Nigeria makes the best use of it’s natural resources for socio-economic development. In light of this, the theme for this year’s edition came from our research at this critical time of energy transition. Industry leaders will come together to discuss and debate strategies that will increase investment flows into the country, improve operations for the industry and foster international partnerships. With a proven record of serving the Nigerian energy industry for the past two decades, we look forward to once again creating a platform that facilitates multilateral dialogue, advances multistakeholder engagement and enables critical deal making for many more decades to come.’’

In a remarkable stride towards a sustainable future, Nigeria is embarking on a visionary journey to power its nation through more sustainable and alternative energy sources. The Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with key stakeholders, is committed to fostering a greener, more resilient, and energy-efficient Nigeria. This ambitious initiative marks a turning point in the nation’s development, revolutionizing its energy landscape and positioning Nigeria as a leader in sustainable energy transition.

Since 2000, NOG Energy Week has attracted over 100,000 global attendees from over 75 counties with participation from over 50 National and International Oil Companies, in addition to delivering a world-class conference with over 1,800 speakers, over 23,000 delegates and 345 sessions. Gathering the top echelon of the Nigerian energy industry stakeholders, NOG Energy Week provides the platform for the international energy industry to meet with the Nigerian energy decision-makers, to hear policy announcements, explore partnership opportunities and discuss the strategies that will drive the nation towards energy sufficiency.

Speakers at this years’ edition of NOG Energy Week include Engr. Gbenga Komolafe (Commission Chief Executive, NUPRC), Engr. Farouk Ahmed (Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Midstream & Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority), Sen. Margery Chuba Okadigbo (Chairman-Board of Directors, NNPC), Mele Kyari (Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), Engr. Simbi Wabote (Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Also confirmed to speak are: Shubham Chaudhuri (Country Director – Nigeria, World Bank), Richard Kennedy (Chairman & Managing Director, & Chairman, Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Business Unit, & OPTS), Osagie Okunbor (Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited & Country Chair Shell Companies in Nigeria), Mike Sangster (Managing Director & Chief Executive,  TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited), Adewale Tinubu (Group Chief Executive Officer, Oando Group, Philip Mshelbila (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria LNG), Eberechukwu Oj (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ND Western), Julius Rone (Group Managing Director, UTM Offshore) amongst many others.

NOG Energy Week is also world renowned for its many hours of strategic business networking events taking place alongside the conference and exhibition including the Golf Tournament, Gala Dinners, VIP Energy Club and the Awards Ceremony.

2023 Sponsors of the NOG Energy Week include NNPC, IPPG, Nigeria LNG Limited, Tetracore, Oando, ND Western, UTM FLNG, NCDMB, TotalEnergies, Shell, Chevron, NUPRC, ExxonMobil, Amazon Energy, Coleman Cables, Amni and many others.

The Energy Year Angola 2023 Book Launch and Awards Ceremony

The event was attended by National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) president Paulino Jerónimo as keynote speaker and exclusively sponsored by Nossa Seguros, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, and Grupo Simples, a 100% Angolan services provider for the oil and gas industry.

“The energy map of Africa has been redrawn. There are many countries that are producing oil or have recently discovered it. That means that there is more competition for the same number of operating companies. It’s always important to give incentives. Generating information on these incentives is essential in order to attract investors,” Paulino Jerónimo said in his speech.

Alexandre Carreira, CEO of Nossa Seguros, and Ruben Campos, commercial manager of Grupo Simples, both took the stage to deliver their remarks.

The Energy Year Angola 2023 highlights the African nation’s efforts and positive results in reversing its decline in oil production as drilling activities, bidding rounds and overall investments have experienced explosive growth throughout the past year, positioning Angola as a regional energy hub. Produced in partnership with the ANPG, the report offers a detailed picture of Angola’s energy scene under João Lourenço’s renewed administration, portraying the steps the country is taking to enhance its natural gas production, upgrade its refining capacity and cement its vast potential as a destination for renewable energy investments in the continent.

The edition features a special ‘Year’s Focus’ chapter on Angola’s energy financing evolution, highlighting the role of banks, financial institutions and insurance companies in facilitating growth and the participation of home-grown enterprises across the nation’s energy value chain.

The event also featured an Awards Ceremony, where The Energy Year’s team distributed nine awards honouring individuals, companies and projects for their exceptional contributions to the domestic market over the past year. ANPG president Paulino Jerónimowas selected as the Person of the Year for making an outstanding commitment to promoting transparency, spearheading multiple reforms and improving regulation of the Angolan oil and gas business environment.

Additional award winners recognised during the ceremony include:

  • Somoil* – Exploration & Production Player of the Year
  • Tubostrans – Indigenous Company of the Year
  • Cabship – Local Content Champion of the Year
  • Angola Environmental Serviços: NORM – Sustainability Project of the Year
  • Mecwide – EPC Company of the Year
  • Operatec: OMITC Academy – Training Initiative of the Year
  • Azule Energy – Joint Venture of the Year
  • Catoca Mining Society – Minerals Player of the Year

*(Somoil was renamed Etu Energias in 2023)

Zanzibar Energy & Industry Summit (ZEIS)

The Zanzibar Energy & Industry Summit is a two-day strategic conference which focuses on Zanzibar’s nascent economy. With Blue Economy becoming a major source of discussion and investment opportunities, Zanzibar recognises the immense potential to drive Zanzibar’s future and its present fortunes. ZEIS 2023 focusses on Energy, Blue Economy & other key industries, bringing together key personnel within the government and the respective supply-chain to promote and emphasise the key objectives of the country.

Join us 26-27 July at the Golden Tulip Hotel Zanzibar Airport, Zanzibar and participate in the largest energy and industry event in recent times. We look forward to seeing you at ZEIS 2023! To find out more information about ZEIS 2023 and view the programme, please visit:

Mozambique Energy & Industry Summit (MEIS)

Building upon the success of last year, MEIS 2023 will provide insightful information into Mozambique’s key sectors, beginning with a brand-new edition: MEIS: Cabo Delgado, hosted by the Provincial Government of Cabo Delgado, taking place 30-31 May 2023 and then closely followed by MEIS: Maputo, hosted by the Mozambican Local Content Association (ACLM), taking place 6-7 June 2023.

MEIS 2023 will conclude with a brand-new stream: H-Series Mozambique which will take place 8 June 2023, bringing together leading international technology innovators, project developers and investors with the means and expertise to accelerate the development of in-market hydrogen plays.

You can now download the full programme here: