A total of forty (40) companies and twelve (12) individuals have been nominated into various categories to win awards in the 5th Ghana Oil & Gas Awards (GOGA) to be held in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.
A statement released to News Ghana signed by Richard Abbey Jnr., Events Director at Xodus Communications Limited announced the awards ceremony will take place on Friday December 14, 2018 at the plush Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel.
Abbey Jnr. said the rationale for the awards is to recognize the enormous contributions of a cross-section of oil and gas stakeholders in the country including local and international companies that have played a defining role in moving the industry forward.
Among the 40 companies that has been nominated for various awards include AI Energy Group, Tel Energy Limited, Fidelity Bank, Ecobank Ghana Limited, Ghana Oil Company, Vivo Energy (Shell Licensee), Total Petroleum Company Limited, Axiss Shipping Limited, Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited, Rigworld Training Centre, Eni Ghana Exploration and Production (E&P) Company Limited, Swire Adonai Services Limited, Modec Production, Tema Multiple Product Terminal, Cirrus Oil, Go Energy Ghana Limited, Blue Oceans Investment, Juwel Energy Limited, Andev Company limited, Hills Oil Marketing Company Limited, Manbah Gas Limited, Transatlantic Services Limited, Adonai Shipping Limited, Jonmoore International Limited,
The rest are Rigworld International Services, Danest Engineering Company Limited, Falcon Shipping Limited, Seaweld Engineering Limited, J.K Horgle Transport and Company Limited, J.K Ahiadome Transport & Co. Limited, S.O. Frimpong Transport Limited, Baj Freight Logistics Limited, Petroleum Solutions, Puma Energy, Technip FMC, Steadfast Rigworld, Meridian Logistics and Engineering Limited, Star Assurance Company Limited, Institute for Energy Security, Kosmos Energy and Sage Distribution Limited.
The 12 individuals who have also been nominated include Dr. Mrs. Ivy Manly-Spain, Ivy Apea Owusu, Michael Bozumbil, Dr. MacDonald Vasnani, Joseph Kojo Biney, Kofi Amoa-Abban, Abigail Asolange Harley, Baluri KassimBukari, J.K Horgle, J.K Ahiadome, James K Kedde and S.N. Dowuona Owoo.
Special Recognition Awards, the statement further noted will be conferred on George Yaw Owusu , (formerly of E.O Group) accredited with leading the oil discovery in commercial quantities in Ghana, Kevin Okyere, Chief Executive Officer of Springfield Energy, the only indigenous and independent E&P company operating the West Cape Three Point Block 2, Emmanuel Egyei Mensah Chief Executive of Sage Distribution, one of the few companies listed on the Stock Exchange, Alhassan Tampuli, Chief Executive of the country’s National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Elinam Abla Horgli of J.K. Horgle Transport and Company Limited and Alfred Fafali Adagbenu, Chief Executive of Seaweld Engineering Limited.
The Ghana Oil and Gas Awards remains the largest industry initiative dedicated to championing excellence and has been endorsed by the country’s Ministry of Energy in Partnership with industry stakeholders like the National Petroleum Authority and Ghana Oil and Gas Service Providers Association (GOGSPA).
The West African country discovered oil in commercial quantities in 2007 and commenced actual production in the last quarter of 2010.
The Ghana government has received oil and gas revenue in excess of 4.5 billion United States Dollars (USD) which has been used to fund various infrastructural and social intervention programmes.
The government will spend a total of GH¢453 million or 103 million USD of the country’s oil revenue to fund its flagship free senior high school programme this year.
The amount is more than twice the figure it spent on the programme last year, having doled out GH¢198 million or 45 million USD in 2017. Enditem