Thirty-two Oil and Gas companies in the country were last Saturday, honoured at the 2018 Oil and Gas Awards for their outstanding performances and contribution to the growth of the industry in 2018.
Special recognition awards were also conferred on individuals for their remarkable innovative leadership skills that improved the image and output of the sector at the fifth edition of the awards, organised by Xodus Communications.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Petroleum Solutions Limited, Mr Michael Bozumbil, was adjudged the CEO of the Year (Downstream), while the CEO of Consolidated Shipping Agencies, Dr MacDonald C. Vasnani, received the CEO of the Year (Upstream).
The Oil and Gas Personality of the Year (Downstream) went to the CEO of Cirrus Oil Services Limited, Ms Ivy Apea Owusu; the Oil and Gas Personality of the Year (Upstream) was given to the CEO of Rigworld International Services, Dr Kofi Amoa-Abban, with the Entrepreneur of the Year being conferred on the CEO of AI Energy Group, Ms Abigail Asolange Harley.
Baj Freight Logistics Company Limited won the Oil and Gas Logistics Company, Ecobank Ghana Limited took the Oil and Gas Financial Service Provider, while Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) won the Oil Marketing Company with James K. Ahiadome Transport and Puma Lubricant receiving the Haulage Company of the year and the Lubricant Product of the Year respectively.
The Local Content Initiative Award went to Modec Production Services Ghana JV Ltd, the Oil and Gas Institution was presented to Rigworld Training Centre and the Marketing Campaign of the Year to Total Troxi Club.
The Depot of the Year was conferred on Tema Multiple Product Terminal, Bulk Oil Distributing Company to Juwel Energy Limited, while the LP Marketing Company went to Hills Oil Marketing Company Limited.
The Oil and Gas Service Company Bunkering, Lifting, Shipping were swept by AI Energy Group, Adonai Shipping Limited and Jonmoore International Limited, respectively.
They Promising Oil and Gas Company was won by Tel Energy, Excellence in CSR (Downstream) by Total Petroleum Company Limited, Excellence in CSR (Upstream) by ENI Ghana Exploration and Production Company Limited.
J. K. Horgle Transport and Company Limited and TechnipFMC took the Excellence in HSEQ Upstream and Downstream, respectively, while the Emerging Brand and Brand of the Year were conferred on Puma Energy and Vivo Energy, respectively.
More institutional awards
The Indigenous Oil Company (Downstream) and Indigenous Oil Company (Upstream) were conferred on Juwel Energy and Adonai Shipping Limited, respectively, with the Best Growing Oil and Gas Company and Engineering/Construction Company going to Petroleum Solutions (Petrosol) and TechnipFMC, respectively.
Star Assurance Company Limited was adjudged the Oil and Gas Insurer, Institute for Energy Security, the Policy Activist and Manbah Gas, the Petroleum Retailer of the Year.
Special awards were also conferred on some individuals for their outstanding contribution to the industry.
They are the Rising Star Award which was given to Ms Elinam Abla Horgli, Entrepreneurial Excellence Award to Emmanuel Egyei-Mensah, Lifetime Achievement Award to Alfred Fafali Adagedu of the Seaweld Engineering Services, Leadership Award to the CEO of the National Petroleum Authority, Mr Alhassan Tampuli, Young Achiever Award to Mr Kevin Okyere and Woman of Excellence to Ms Ivy Manly-Spain.
The Outstanding Contribution to Oil Discovery in Ghana was conferred on Mr George Yaw Owusu.
Earlier in his welcoming address, the Event Director, Mr Richard Abbey Jr, said the awards were meant to recognise people for their outstanding hard work and contribution to the growth of the oil and gas sector.
He stated that the awards had been able to spur enormous competition in safety compliance, stewardship, corporate social responsibility, building capacity to improve their businesses both in the downstream and upstream of the oil and gas industry.
“The essence of the awards is to see people rise from where they are and get to another level,” he said, expressing pride that more indigenous companies in the sector won more awards in spite of the fact that the industry was dominated by foreign firms.