The African Energy Chamber (AEC), the voice of the African energy sector, is proud to announce the nominees for the 2022 African Energy Awards to celebrate the tireless dedication and innovative mechanisms being implemented by the continent’s energy industry professionals and organizations to make energy poverty history by 2030, simultaneously stimulating socio-economic development.

During African Energy Week (AEW) – Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas sector, scheduled for 18-21 October in Cape Town – this year’s edition of the African Energy Awards will celebrate and honor Africa’s leading energy projects and leaders on the ground. – a major contribution to the industry in style.

The outstanding and inspiring energy projects and innovators vying for the coveted AEW 2022 Africa Energy Awards have been shortlisted by industry leaders and professionals:

NAC of the Year Award

This award recognizes the achievements of the National Oil Company, which has proven its ability not only to be a reliable partner, but also to become a leading organization on the way to achieving national energy ambitions.


National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), National Petroleum Corporation (Libya), Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Sonatrach, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation and Sonangol, EP

Gas monetization award

This award recognizes companies and projects that strengthen gas monetization in Africa to close the energy poverty gap.


Eni Mozambique, EG LNG, Decade of Gas – Nigeria, Greenville Liquefied Natural Gas Co. Ltd. and Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC).

Operational Excellence Leader of the Year Award.

This award goes to a company that has succeeded in operating on the continent in a new, sustainable and impactful way.


EG LNG, ENI Angola, SEPLAT Energy, Somoil, SA, Perenco and PETROSEN SA.

CEO of the Year Award

This award recognizes the achievements of high-level executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their organizations.


Sebastian Gaspar Martins, President of the Board of Directors of Sonangol EP; Benoit de la Fouchardiere, CEO of the Perenco Group; Praskovia Nabbanja, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Petroleum Company; Philip Mshelbila, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria LNG Limited; Fleetwood Grobler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sasol Limited; Sabina Dal’Oma, Chief Executive Officer, South and East Africa Siemens and Catherine Uju Ifejika, Chief Executive Officer, UK-U.

ESG Leader of the Year Award.

This award recognizes champions who protect and promote local communities while ensuring fair and safe operations.


Bp, Equinor, TotalEnergies SE, SEPLAT Energy, Kosmos Energy Ltd and Oando PLC.

African Independence of the Year Award.

This award is given to an independent person who has managed to leave a mark on the continent and pave the way for new explorers.


Kosmos Energy Ltd, SEPLAT Energy, Perenco, Somoil, SA and Brittania-U.

“Main thing of the year” award:

This award is given to a company or organization that has revolutionized their field by changing the rules of what is common and what is new.


RENERGEN Ltd, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Tanzania Liquefied Natural Gas Project (TLNGP), East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project (EACOP), Azule Energy, Shell Namibia, TotalEnergies Namibia and Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC).

Renewable energy project of the year

This award will be given to a company or organization that promotes innovation in the renewable energy market and/or increases the penetration of renewable energy in Africa as the continent seeks to diversify its energy mix for energy security.


Dash Hydrogen Energy – Green Hydrogen Project, Namibia; CWP Global – AMAN Green Hydrogen Project; Mauritania: Chariot Energy Group – Project Nour, Mauritania; ACWA Power – solar energy complex Ouarzazate, Morocco; Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited – Lake Turkana Wind Farm, Kenya and Phelan Energy Group – Floating Solar Power Plants, South Africa.

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About AEW 2022:
AEW 2022 is the AEC’s annual conference, exhibition and networking event. AEW 2022 brings together African energy stakeholders with investors and international partners to drive the growth and development of the industry and promote Africa as a destination for energy investment. Key organizations such as the Organization of African Petroleum Producers, as well as African heavyweights including Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, are partnering with AEW, reinforcing the role the event will play in Africa’s energy future.

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