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Interview with Managing Director and Country Chair of Shell Nigeria

May 15, 2016 | Interview with Regional Executives

Amid renewed attacks on infrastructure in the Niger Delta, the Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Osagie Okunbor, speaks with ‘FEMI ASU about the Nigerian oil and gas industry and the company’s operations and plans in Nigeria As the oldest and largest oil producer in Nigeria, how do you currently see the country’s oil and gas industry and the business climate? Osagie Okunbor:  You are right; we have been around for some time. …

Interview with Senior Vice President, Africa Total E&P

August 19, 2015 | Interview with Regional Executives

Guy, thank you for joining us today. To kick things off, could you tell us a bit more about your background and the transition into your new wider African role at Total E&P.  Guy Maurice: I joined the Group in 1983 as a Reservoir Engineer, initially in Paris, then in China and later in Indonesia. In 1993, I was assigned to Total Austral, Buenos Aires, where I headed the Planning Department for three years before returning to Total E&P, Paris as Head of Pre-Project. From …

Interview with Minister of Mines, Industry & Energy, Equatorial Guinea

August 11, 2015 | Interview with Regional Executives

Mr Gabriel Obiang Lima graduated with a degree in Economics from Alma College, Dallas, Texas. Between 1999 and 2003 he was Secretary of State for Mines and Hydrocarbons and has been Vice Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy since 2003. He is the President of the Committee for the Monitoring of Petroleum Operations and a member of the boards of SONAGAS (Compañía Nacional de Gas de Guinea Ecuatorial), GEPetrol (Guinea Ecuatorial de Petróleo) and SEGESA (National Electricity Company). One of the great economic success stories …

Interview with CEO of Global Pacific & Partners

February 25, 2015 | Interview with Regional Executives

With over 45 years’ experience in economics worldwide, but particularly in Africa, Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Global Pacific & Partners, the worldwide oil and gas research, advisory, strategy briefing, events  and oil media firm, has a lot to say about Africa’s oil economy yesterday, today and tomorrow. Through a series of economic and business models and programs spanning the worldwide oil and gas industry, with country-specific understanding and what appears to be an unrivalled bank of insider knowledge, Global Pacific & Partners …

Interview with Head of Oil and Gas at KPMG

February 25, 2015 | Oil & Gas Interviews

In this exclusive interview,  Anthony Lobo, Head of Oil and Gas at KPMG, talks about  the pros and cons of oil market instability and the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry in the wake of the recent oil price slump. How prepared was the oil and gas industry for the slump in oil prices? Anthony Lobo:  While the refusal by Saudi Arabia to announce production cuts at the November OPEC meeting sent the price into free fall, it was perhaps not a significant …

Interview with CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc

September 10, 2014 | Interview with Regional Executives

After just a few months in the job, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden reveals what it’s like to head up one of the world’s biggest companies. He shared his vision of the changing energy landscape and explained how Shell is preparing for the future when he spoke to Shell’s Rob van’t Wel and Charlotte Brookes at the start of June 2014. You became CEO at the beginning of 2014. What have your first impressions been? Ben van Beurden :  First of all I am very …

Interview with CEO Seychelles Petroleum (PetroSeychelles)

September 04, 2014 | Interview with Regional Executives

Eddie Belle holds a First Class Honours BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Lancaster and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leicester. He studied Geology at the University of Texas, El Paso where he obtained a Master’s degree in 1987. In addition to managing the Seychelles National Oil Company from 1992 until 2001, he also served as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Transport from 2001 to 2005, and from 2005 until 2012 he was the Deputy CEO of the Seychelles …

Interview with Vice President of Halliburton North Africa

April 10, 2014 | Interview with Regional Executives

In an exclusive interview, Vice President of Halliburton North Africa, Eng. Hesham Ismail gives insightful information on future steps in the Egyptian oil and gas industry. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and your role at Halliburton Egypt?  Hesham Ismail: I have a responsibility towards everything related to business in the North African region. I believe that the road to success in business and life is commitment. For example, Halliburton is very committed to its employees. We, in Halliburton, believe that investing in human …