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Big Five Board Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced at the Africa E&P Virtual Summit

17th September 2020

Big Five Board Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced at the Africa E&P Virtual Summit

Frontier is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Big Five Board Awards 2020. Voting is taking place within the Africa E&P Virtual Summit and the winners will be announced by Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of Total this evening. Mr Pouyanné will also update the industry on Total’s Africa Strategy.

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of Total pictured holding the Africa Oil Legend Baton from 2019. The baton is encrusted with silver pangolins and was designed by the renown Patrick Mavros.


Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of Total pictured holding the Africa Oil Legend Baton from 2019. The baton is encrusted with silver pangolins and was designed by the renown Patrick Mavros.

The Big Five Board Awards are the longest standing awards for Africa’s oil & gas industry. Awarded since 1997 and with over 100 recipients to date, the Big Five Board Awards enter an incredible 24th year.

The winners will be revealed at the Big Five Board Awards ceremony at the Africa E&P Virtual Summit 2020 taking place on the 16 - 17 September which will be attended by senior oil & gas executives from Africa’s oil & gas sector. The awards ceremony celebrates the best individuals and companies active in Africa’s oil & gas sector. There are five award categories within the Big Five Board Awards and a Special Category for Africa’s Oil Legend.

If you missed Day 1 and would like to join Day 2, we can offer a 50% discount on Executive and VIP Tickets. Don’t miss the largest gathering of Africa’s upstream this year and listen to Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of Total this evening! Use **50gOvUp** on checkout, link to book here: https://www.frontierenergy.network/africa-ep-virtual-summit-2020-tickets

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The Big Five Board Awards 2020 Nominations

Distinguished Individual Contribution to the African Industry – Elephant 

  • Ade Adeola, Standard Chartered
  • Firoze Din, Core Laboratories
  • Kevin Okyere, Springfield
  • Ian Cloke, Tullow Oil


Corporate Contribution to African Petroleum & Excellence – Lion 

  • BP
  • Galp
  • Eni
  • Total


Best Independent Player in Africa – Leopard

  • Africa Oil Corp.
  • Africa Energy
  • Springfield
  • Tullow Oil


Best Service & Supply Company – Buffalo 

  • Maersk Drilling
  • CGG
  • TGS
  • Core Laboratories


Best African National Oil Company/ Ministry – Rhino

  • NAMCOR
  • National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) / Liberia Petroleum Development Authority (LPRA)
  • PETROSEN
  • Ministry of Petroleum & Energy, The Gambia


Africa’s Oil Legend Award – Special Category

  • Jean-Jaques Koum, SNH
  • H. E. Fafa Sanyang, The Gambia
  • Phil Loader, Seacrest/ Azinam/ Independent
  • Tim O’Hanlon, Independent