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TotalEnergies, others bag awards at NIPS

Felix Oloyede

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TotalEnergies won the 2020 Fully Integrated Company of the Year award in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

The award was presented to the company at the Nigeria Fourth International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) gala evening in Abuja on Monday.

The theme of the conference is “From Crisis to Opportunity: A New Approach for the Future of Hydrocarbons”.

Other companies that have won awards include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Company Ltd., Waltersmith Refinery and Petroleum Company, the Independent Petroleum Producers Group, and the Oil Producers Trade Section.

In addition, Mr Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, received the Person of the Year award in international oil diplomacy.

Likewise, Mr Justice Derefaka, Technical Advisor, Gas Affairs and Policy Implementation to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, won the 2020 Best Innovative Thinker Award.

The Life Time Award was won by Chief Joseph Afolabi, President of Amni International Petroleum Development Company Ltd.

Previously, Abidodun Afolabi, executive director of business services at TotalEnergies, said the company would continue to work with the Nigerian government.

Afolabi said TotalEnergies has moved on to new opportunities and approaches for hydrocarbons.

“As you have all seen, we are a newly integrated energy company, you can see the new logo and the new name. This new year development illustrates the momentum we are adopting.

“TotalEnergies wants to see the industry maximize potential and deliver optimal dividends to Nigerians and Africa as a whole.

“We are committed to making Nigeria an attractive destination for business,” he said.

Afolabi, however, commended the Nigerian government for hosting the conference. (NAN)

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