Nominees for the African Energy Awards 2022 have been announced by the African Energy Chamber (AEC), the voice of Africa’s energy sector, in recognition of the tireless commitment and novel mechanisms implemented by professionals and organizations across Africa’s energy industry to eradicate energy poverty by 2030 and propel the continent’s socioeconomic development.

The 2018 edition of the African Energy Awards will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from October 18-21, during African Energy Week (AEW), the continent’s premier event for the oil and gas sector.

The prestigious AEW 2022 Africa Energy Awards will be given to the most outstanding and inspiring energy projects and innovators on the continent, all of which were shortlisted by industry leaders and professionals.

NOC of the Year Award

This award recognizes the achievements of the National Oil Company which has most proven capable of not only being a reliable partner but to be the leading entity on the road to its nation’s energy ambitions

The nominees are:

National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), National Oil Corporation (Libya), Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Sonatrach, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, and Sonangol, E.P.

Gas Monetization Award

This award recognizes companies and projects that are upheaving gas monetization in Africa to close the energy poverty gap.

The nominees are:

Eni Mozambique, EG LNG, Decade of Gas – Nigeria, Greenville Liquefied Natural Gas Co. Ltd., And Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC).

Operational Excellence Leader of the year Award

This award goes to the company that has excelled in operating on the continent in a novel, sustainable and locally impactful way.

The nominees are:

EG LNG, ENI Angola, SEPLAT Energy, Somoil, SA, Perenco and PETROSEN SA.

CEO of the Year Award

This award recognizes the achievement of high-level executives that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their organizations.

The nominees are:

Sebastião Gaspar Martins, President of the Board of Directors, Sonangol E.P; Benoît de la Fouchardiere, Group General Manager, Perenco; Proscovia Nabbanja, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company; Philip Mshelbila, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria LNG Limited; Fleetwood Grobler, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Sasol Limited; Sabine Dall’Omo, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Southern, and Eastern Africa and Catherine Uju Ifejika, Chief Executive Officer, Brittania-U.

ESG Leader of the Year Award

This award recognizes champions that are protecting and promoting local populations while ensuring fair and safe operations.

The nominees are:

Bp, Equinor, TotalEnergies SE, SEPLAT Energy, Kosmos Energy Ltd and Oando PLC.

African Independent of the Year Award

This award goes to the independent who has succeeded in making a footprint in the continent and opening up the upstream game for new explorers to come.

The nominees are:

Kosmos Energy Ltd, SEPLAT Energy, Perenco, Somoil, SA, and Brittania-U.

Game-Changer of the Year Award:

This award is given to the company or organization that has revolutionized its field, changing the rules of what is common ground and what has become the new rule.

The nominees are:

RENERGEN Ltd, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Tanzania Liquefied Natural Gas Project (TLNGP), East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project (EACOP), Azule Energy, Shell Namibia, TotalEnergies Namibia and Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC).

Renewable Energy Project of the Year

This award will be given to a company or organization driving innovation across the renewables market and or increasing Africa’s renewables penetration as the continent seeks to diversify its energy mix for energy security.

The nominees are:

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy – Green Hydrogen Project, Namibia; CWP Global – AMAN Green Hydrogen Project; Mauritania: Chariot Energy Group – Project Nour, Mauritania; ACWA Power – Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex, Morocco; Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited – Lake Turkana Wind Farm, Kenya andPhelan Energy Group – Floating Solar Power Farms, South Africa.


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