Equatorial Guinea 2014 Launch

September 20, 2014

TOGY’s fourth edition on Equatorial Guinea was launched at a book launch and awards ceremony held at Malabo’s Imagine restaurant. With special guest Gabriel Obiang Lima, the minister of mines, industry and Energy, in attendance, the presentation of The Oil & Gas Year Equatorial Guinea 2014 was accompanied by the official unveiling of the commemorative publication Equatorial Guinea: A History of Oil.

Produced in partnership with the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy and Centurion LLP, the leading law firm in the region The Oil & Gas Year Equatorial Guinea 2014 highlights the dramatic uptick in drilling activity and the efforts made to monetise Equatorial Guinea’s recent gas finds through Africa’s very first floating LNG vessel.

Having worked to establish an economically viable business climate for both the state and international companies alike, director general of hydrocarbons for the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy Mercedes Eworo Milam was presented the Woman of the Year award.

TOGY’s editor-in-chief Gilles Valentin and chief operating officer Aslı Konyalı handed out the Upstream Development of the Year Award to Ophir Energy general manager Mike A. Cockman, recognising the importance of the company’s 10-well drilling programme in deepwater Block R that aims to increase reserves to 99 bcm (3.5 tcf). Hess was named Exploration and Production Company of the Year, with Marathon Oil’s Abla B3 compression platform receiving the honour of National Content Project of the Year.

Equatorial Guinea: A History of Oil, sponsored by Atlas Petroleum International, charts the history of the Equatoguinean oil and gas industry from the founding of the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy and the country’s initial production to the governments downstream diversification plans and future vision.