Centurion Law Group is a pan-African corporate law conglomerate. Operating at the cutting edge of business practices today, Centurion stands ready to provide outsourced legal representation and a full suite of legal services to new, expanding and established corporations. From its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, and from its offices in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon and Mauritius Centurion specializes in assisting clients that are starting or growing a business on the continent, with a focus on the energy business. Centurion navigates the regulatory environments of Africa’s different legal jurisdictions to make sure that its clients can do business efficiently and successfully. Across Africa, Centurion provides a service tailored to its clients’ operating environments, the nature and structure of their businesses, their level of risk tolerance, and their overall objectives. Led by CEO NJ Ayuk, author of Big Barrels and recognized African entrepreneur, Centurion is committed to excellence in the petroleum sector across Africa, and has an unmatched track record in the energy industry.
Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons - Equatorial Guinea
The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons is responsible for the stewardship of Equatorial Guinea’s abundant natural resources, and has built a reputation as an innovative, forward thinking organization and a reliable long term partner for international investors. Equatorial Guinea is Sub Saharan Africa’s third largest oil producer and a major proponent of gas utilization on the continent. Key oil and gas upstream developments include the Zafiro, Alen, Aseng, Ceiba and Okume fields. The downstream Punta Europa hub, located near Malabo, includes facilities for methanol, LNG, LPG and CNG production and is the basis for further extensive downstream developments. In 2017 the MMH brought Equatorial Guinea into OPEC as a member state, having previously joined with OPEC to support the Declaration of Cooperation as a non-member. With a bidding round successfully completed in 2017, the MMH has welcomed several new oil companies to its waters over the last year, and continues to be seen as a partner of choice for international investment in oil and resources in Africa.
GOFSCO - Gas & Oil Field Services Company
To meet the growing demands of upstream oil and gas companies operating in Kuwait and the wider region, Gas & Oil Field Services Company (GOFSCO) was incepted in 1972 to provide a complete range of oilfield services. The company has ever since grown to be one of the largest and youngest integrated service providers in Kuwait specializing in the upstream oil and gas sector, both onshore and offshore.
Over 45 years, GOFSCO has remained resilient in achieving standards of excellence year after year and had etched its name in the industry by continually making strategic decisions to pioneer new technologies and services to meet the needs to the evolving oil industry.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. It does this by providing financing to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade. OFID’s work is people-centered, focusing on projects that meet basic needs – such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education – with the aim of encouraging self-reliance and inspiring hope for the future.
SOCAR - State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan
State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is one of the well-known oil companies throughout the world and the largest one in the region. The Company is engaged in prospecting, exploration and development of oil and gas fields; production, processing and transportation of oil, natural gas and gas condensate; sale of oil, petrochemical products and natural gas in domestic and foreign markets; and supply of natural gas to the industry and population within the country.
SOCAR’s structure includes the Board, Committees, SOCAR’s Head Office, 23 enterprises, representative offices, affiliated oil companies, establishments founded by the Company, and organizations without a legal entity status.
ONGC Videsh Ltd.
ONGC Videsh Limited, a Central Public Sector Enterprise of the Government of India under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, is the wholly owned subsidiary and overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), the flagship national oil company (NOC) of India. The primary business of ONGC Videsh is to prospect for oil and gas acreages outside India, including exploration, development and production of oil and gas. ONGC Videsh owns Participating Interests in 41 oil and gas assets in 20 countries and produced about 26.2% of oil and 20.7% of oil and natural gas of India’s domestic production in FY’18. In terms of reserves and production, ONGC Videsh is the second largest petroleum company of India, next only to its parent ONGC. ONGC Videsh adopts a balanced portfolio approach and maintains a combination of producing, discovered, exploration and pipeline assets. ONGC Videsh operates in highly competitive international oil and gas sector by competing with the best in the industry.