Upstream Oil & Gas Awards To Be Launched In Tanzania

Oil and gas executives and business leaders drawn from the oil and gas value chain will be gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Friday, 17th August 2018, for the launch of the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards (Upstream Awards).

Upstream Awards is a ceremony to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements from within the emerging upstream oil and gas industry in the East Africa region. Open to individuals and companies operating in the country, these awards highlight exceptional achievement across all key areas within the upstream oil and gas value chain.

The high profile awards ceremony is expected to attract an exceptional list of guests, speakers, sponsors, partners, exploration companies, service companies and government representatives who will gather for an evening to support and celebrate excellence in the emerging upstream oil and gas industry.

The initiative has received the support of the government through the Ministry of Energy and government agencies such as EWURA, TPDC and PURA among others. The private sector is also well represented by operators, international oilfield contractors as well as local businesses interested in the oil and gas industry.


These include Total, Equinor, Dodsal, Baker Hughes,Tsavo Oilfields, Mnazi Bay Consulting, Sahara Group, Airtel Tanzania and Ecobank among others. This is a demonstration of the interest that the private sector has in the success of the oil and gas industry in Tanzania.

“We are very delighted to launch Upstream Awards in Tanzania, as part of our broader initiative to promote local content and participation across the entire East African region. We are keen to provide a platform for oil and gas stakeholders to celebrate each other and to connect with a view to building opportunities for business collaborations.” Said Joe Watson Gakuo, Founder & CEO, Upstream Awards.

This remarkable event is the start of a long culture that will recognize the incredible talent of incredible people through a judging process that is open and transparent and carried out by well known people who are hugely respected in their own fields.

Furaha Samalu, Ecobank’s Brand and Communication Manager, said, “We are happy to sponsor and be part of this great initiative. The oil and gas value chain is important to the bank, and we are ready to help facilitate businesses execute their mandate in the upstream oil and gas sector”.

This event also gives the oil and gas industry an opportunity to share and learn from one another, while honouring and recognising the important people who play their part in continually improving our safety performance. It will be held annually in Tanzania.

No matter what the size of your business, Upstream Awards is for you.


Written by PH

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