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Qatar Petroleum


Qatar Petroleum (QP) is an integrated national oil corporation (NOC) that stands at the forefront of efforts for the long term development, utilization and monetization of oil and gas resources in the State of Qatar.

A cornerstone of Qatar’s sustainable socio-economic development, QP is responsible for the sustainable development of the oil and gas industry in the country.

QP’s activities encompass the entire spectrum of the oil and gas value chain locally, regionally, and internationally, and include the exploration, refining and production, as well as the marketing and sales of oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids (NGL), gas to liquids (GTL) products, refined products, petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel and aluminum. As an integrated corporation, QP's activities also include marketing and sale of oil and gas and other various products.

QP pays the utmost attention to the health and safety of its employees, contractors, visitors and the local communities where it operates. From drilling to construction, operations to decommissioning, QP’s health, safety and environment policy forms an integral part of the corporation’s daily business and long term planning.

Qatar Petroleum is committed to contribute to a better future by meeting today’s economic needs, while safeguarding our environment and resources for generations to come. Thriving on innovation and excellence, Qatar Petroleum is bound to the highest levels of sustainable human, socio-economic, and environmental development in Qatar and beyond.


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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is the state oil corporation which was established on April 1, 1977. The activities of the Corporation cut across the complete spectrum of oil & gas operations in the upstream, midstream and downstream.

With Nigeria’s abundant reserves of crude oil and gas, NNPC manages one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world.

Under ongoing reforms, the Corporation is transforming from a traditional oil and gas entity into an integrated energy outfit with interest in power generation and transmission. This has led to a reinvigoration of a long held drive for the development of bio-fuels in Nigeria through partnership with core investors to create a low-carbon economy and link the oil & gas sector to the agricultural sector.


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Eni is an integrated energy company employing nearly 33.000 people in 71 countries in the world. Eni engages in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as in the supply, trading and shipping of natural gas, LNG, electricity and fuels. Through refineries and chemical plants, Eni processes crude oil and other oil-based feedstock to produce fuels, lubricants and chemical products that are supplied to wholesalers or through retail networks or distributors.

Eni is working to build a future where everyone can access energy resources efficiently and sustainably. Eni’s work is based on passion and innovation, on unique strengths and skills, on the quality of the people and in recognising that diversity across all aspects of the operations and organisation is something to be cherished. Eni believes in the value of long term partnerships with the countries and communities where it operates.


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OMV is producing and marketing oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 20 bn and a workforce of around 20,700 employees in 2017, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria and a balanced international portfolio, with the North Sea, the Middle East & Africa, Russia and Australaisa as further core regions. 2017 daily production stood at approximately 348,000 boe/d. In Downstream, OMV operates three refineries with a total annual processing capacity of 17.8 mn tonnes and more than 2,000 filling stations in ten countries as of year-end 2017. OMV operates a gas pipeline network in Austria and gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2017, gas sales volumes amounted to 113 TWh.


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Saudi Aramco


Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global petroleum enterprise and a world leader in exploration and producing, refining, distribution, shipping, marketing and petrochemicals manufacturing. The company manages proven reserves of 260.8 billion barrels of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest gas reserves in the world, 298.7  trillion cubic feet, and produced over 3.8 billion barrels in 2016. In addition to its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, through its affiliates, has joint ventures and subsidiary offices in China, Japan, India, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Saudi Aramco also refines and distributes oil products throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to meet domestic daily energy demands.

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Hess Corporation is a Fortune 500 com- pany which underwent a strategic trans- formation from an integrated oil com- pany into a pure play E&P company. The leading independent energy company is exploring material deepwater plays in proven and emerging areas, is a leader in deepwater drilling and project delivery, and is developing new resources through shale oil and gas production.


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Oando PLC is Africa’s leading indigenous energy company operating in the upstream, midstream and downstream.  With a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, it’s the first African company to have a cross-border inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

In 2014, Oando acquired ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian business through its upstream subsidiary, Oando Energy Resources (OER), making it the country’s largest indigenous oil and gas producer.

OER has a portfolio of oil and gas assets in Nigeria and Sao Tome & Principe. It holds interests in 14 licences for exploration, development, and production of oil and gas concessions with a net average production currently at 40,000~boepd. 

Oando Trading (OTD) - a fully-owned subsidiary of Oando PLC, is a key participant in international oil markets, with a significant presence in the West African region, and direct access to major energy markets across Africa via its offices in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Nigeria.

OTD is a leading supplier of petroleum products in Nigeria, and its key trading commodities include petrochemicals, industrial & liquefied natural gas, refined oil products and crude oil. In the past year, the company exported over 30 million barrels of crude oil jointly with its Joint Venture partners, and traded just under 1.3 million metric tonnes of refined petroleum products.

In July 2016, Oando entered into a tri-partite agreement with the Vitol Group, the world’s largest independent trader of energy commodities and Helios Investment Partner, a premier Africa-focused private investment firm to form OVH (formerly Oando Downstream) the nation's leading supplier and distributor of refined petroleum products.

In September 2016, Oando announced the execution of a definitive agreement with a vehicle owned by funds advised by Helios Investment Partners LLP (“Helios”), a premier Africa-focused private investment firm, to acquire 49% of the voting rights in Oando’s midstream business subsidiary, Oando Gas & Power Limited.


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Sahara Group


Sahara Group is a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 20 countries across 6 sub-continental regions – West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and Western Europe.

Sahara is a dynamic leader in various energy sub-sectors via its power (generation and distribution, downstream, midstream and upstream businesses in key regional and global markets.

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Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.


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Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is fully owned by the State of Kuwait. Its diverse business interests across the spectrum encompass all aspects of the hydrocarbon industry, from onshore and offshore upstream exploration through production and refining, marketing, retailing, petrochemicals, as well as, marine transportation. 
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 as an umbrella organisation to manage the country’s diversified oil interests. As a group, KPC is actively involved in every aspect of the oil and gas industry. It engages itself in activities that range from discovering new reservoirs to delivering clean and safe fuel for motor vehicles, airplanes, ships, agriculture and power stations. It also provides several base petrochemical products that are essential for the industrial manufacturing of several basic amenities of our modern day.
From its Head-Office located in Kuwait City, KPC strategically coordinates and supervises the various group subsidiaries. It finances their operations and oversees the marketing of crude oil, refined product and gas in foreign markets. The Corporation also provides significant support to the Kuwait Ministry of Oil in its dealings with other member countries of the OPEC.


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The Ministry of Hydrocarbons is actively ensuring the sustainable development of the hydrocarbon sector in Ecuador. Starting August of the current year, the Ministry will be also responsible for the electric and mining sector in the Country and will be renamed to Ministry of Energy and Non Renewable Natural Resources.


His Excellency Carlos Pérez G. will lead the Ecuadorian effort in generating a dynamic energy sector which fosters foreign investments, environmental consciousness and transparency. Taking a pragmatic approach that benefits all stake holders, this sector is becoming a driving force in the development of Ecuador, where there are great opportunities for respected partners who want to be part in the new era of energy in Ecuador.


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Iraq is the ancient cradle of civilization, rich in history as evidenced by abundant archeo- logical sites rich in artifacts from preceding civilizations. Iraq has the world’s 4th largest proven oil reserves. At the pre- sent time, the country produces about 3.5 million b/d and has an ambitious plan to rapidly increase its oil and natural gas production capacity with the cooperation of international oil companies.






Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) is the state oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, created in 1975, in compliance with the Organic Law that Reserves for the State, the Industry and Commerce of Hydrocarbons. Its operations are supervised and controlled by the Ministry of the Popular Power of Petroleum (MINPET).

PDVSA is in charge of the exploration, production, refining, storage, manufacturing, transportation and marketing of hydrocarbons for the benefit of the Venezuelan people, and committed to protecting the environment.

PDVSA not only develops its activities in national territory, but also in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe and Asia.

PDVSA participates and promotes activities aimed at promoting the integral, and sustainable development of the country, including agricultural, industrial, infrastructure, processing and transformation of goods and their marketing, provision of services, financing of health programs, education , housing and food, to achieve an adequate linkage of resources from hydrocarbons with the Venezuelan economy, actively contributing to the process of building Socialism.

All of PDVSA's shares belong to the State, however, the Constitution allows the Republic, through PDVSA and its subsidiaries, to sign agreements or establish mixed companies in their activities, with other countries and / or companies, maintaining the majority shareholding.


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Atlas Oranto


Atlas Petroleum International and Oranto Petroleum represent Nigeria’s largest privately-held, Africa-focused exploration and production group. The group’s extensive footprint across the African continent includes 22 oil and gas licenses in 11 jurisdictions, including producing assets in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea and numerous Atlas/Oranto-operated exploration blocks. Most recently, Oranto Petroleum acquired exploration assets in South Sudan and Uganda. Operating as sister companies in the West Africa region since 1991, Atlas and Oranto now operate throughout Africa, with regional offices and representatives in all their core investment locations. The group’s technical base is in Lagos, Nigeria, and its corporate headquarters is in Abuja, providing direct access to African policy-makers in this regional political hub.

The Atlas and Oranto management team comprises a group of African petroleum industry specialists

with a wealth of expertise and career-long international exposure.


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Baker Hughes GE


Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions.  Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.


Backed by its digital industrial strength, BHGE deploys minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step. 


With operations in over 120 countries, we infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.


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We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the complex energy system that drives our world. Our 74,500 people work day and night to serve millions of customers. We are one of only a very few companies equipped to deliver light, heat and mobility on a global scale.


Operating in 70 countries worldwide, we find and produce oil and gas on land and offshore. We move energy around the globe. We manufacture and market fuels and raw materials used in thousands of everyday products, from mobile phones to food packaging.


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Crescent Petroleum


Crescent Petroleum is the first and largest private upstream oil and gas company in the Middle East. Established in 1971, it has created a long and successful track record in acquiring, exploring and developing petroleum concessions with optimum quality and efficiency, delivering high returns to host countries and partners.

Committed to creatively unlocking the benefits of energy resources and having a transformative impact on the communities it serves, Crescent Petroleum has helped pioneer the natural gas industry in a region that holds over 42 per cent of the world’s proven gas reserves.

Crescent Petroleum’s expertise, strong relationships and cultural understanding of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) make it the partner of choice for resource-holders in the region and international companies seeking to enter this hydrocarbon-rich market.

Headquartered in the emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Crescent Petroleum has current operations in the UAE and Iraq in addition to interests in Egypt through its affiliate Dana Gas. The company boasts expansion plans across the MENA and beyond.


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LUKOIL is one of the world’s largest international vertically integrated oil and gas com- panies with businesses loca- ted in 35 countries worldwide. Exploration and production of oil and gas are the central pil- lar of the LUKOIL Group and account for most of the com- pany’s value, while develo- ping a downstream segment has helped the company to decrease dependence on the market price and improve competitiveness.


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