The Oil & Gas Year Angola Strategic Roundtable 2016October 11, 2016
The Oil & Gas Year held the second edition of its strategic roundtable at Hotel Tropico in Luanda on the topic of “Driving Competitiveness in the Angolan Oil and Gas Industry.”
The roundtable covered contemporary topics for the hydrocarbons industry in Angola, including themes of collaboration for the improvement in competitiveness in Angola, both in existing and future operations, and how harmonisation of technical solutions can also play a part in improving the competitive landscape. The panel also discussed the factors enabling greater competitiveness and what obstacles remain, as well as analysing sectors that offer the greatest potential for new projects in the country.
On the occasion, The Oil & Gas Year officially launched its digital business intelligence platform TOGYiN for the Angolan market. TOGYiN is a one-stop shop business intelligence platform, providing energy executives with GIS maps, networking opportunities and detailed information from more than 25 markets, 2,000 people, 1,500 companies and many projects.
The event was attended by Angola’s most important players, including Edson dos Santos and Jorge de Abreu, executive directors at Sonangol; Ricardo Van-Deste, board member at Sonangol P&P; Darryl Willis, regional president at BP; John Baltz, managing director at CABGOC; Pedro Ribeiro, deputy general manager at Total; and Antony Peters, business services manager and treasurer at Esso Angola. Also present were Dominigos Freitas, country director at Weatherford; Patricia Lopes, country manager at Heerema Marine Contractors; Pedro Godinho, executive director at the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce; and Arnaldo Lago de Carvalho, a board member from Nalco.
Speaking about the future scenarios of the Angolan landscape, De Abreu told the panellists and guests that Sonangol is “attentive to what is going on the industry, and we are setting a few initiatives that will be, in our opinion, good for the oil industry operators and service providers.” Van Deste added that most operators in Angola have made a huge effort to improve collaboration, citing the Association of Service Providers of the Angolan Oil & Gas Industry (AECIPA) as a prime example of this.
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