TOGY Congo-Brazzaville 2014 Launch

January 26, 2015

The Oil & Gas Year Congo-Brazzaville 2014 energy report was launched at an awards ceremony in the Atlantic Palace Hotel in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville. Minister of Hydrocarbons, André Raphaël Loemba was the keynote speaker at the event, and was also the recipient of the Man of the Year award. Baker Hughes, PwC, Unicongo and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons were partners for the event.

This first edition of The Oil & Gas Year series on the Congo-Brazzaville oil and gas industry presents an in-depth look at the key companies involved in the country’s oil and gas sector. It highlights in particular the country’s largest ongoing project, Total’s Moho Nord offshore, deep-water development.

At the event, The Oil & Gas Year held an awards ceremony to recognise the most outstanding companies and individuals operating in Congo’s oil and gas sector over the last year. Six awards were presented. The Moho Nord team from Total received the award for the Offshore Development of the Year award following the start launching of work on the project in 2014. The MKB Project, operated by Congo’s state-owned company SNPC, was awarded the Onshore Project of the Year award for its work on the largest onshore project ever undertaken by the country’s national oil company. Italian firm Eni was recognised for the country’s largest discovery of the year (1.2 billion barrels proved reserves) in 2014 at the Nené Marine field. And finally, French firm Necotrans was highlighted for its mandate to expand the river port at Brazzaville, an initiative that will open up the development of the nation’s onshore oil and gas opportunities.