Fiona MacAulay’s technical credentials over 30 years of oil and gas experience is what now makes her one of the most respected CEO’s in the industry. Taking over the helm of Independent Oil & Gas at the start of 2019, follows a succession of appointments to boards of energy companies desperate for her knowledge and experience. Of the five women leading FTSE 100 oil and gas companies, MacAulay is the only one who built her experience as an oil professional. No wonder she’s in such demand!
Katie Jackson, Executive Vice President for Commercial and NBD at Shell, is one of the most active and prominent women in the business. Jackson’s range of expertise – including her start as a drilling engineer, her time in banking, followed by her move into industry management – have long made her a valuable asset and leader. Jackson delivers flagship deals for Shell building on her rich, industry experience, creativity, strong relationships, and understanding of the market.
At the practical level, an undersecretary or diversity and inclusion committee could be created; well organized to ensure excellent quality of management and a workable plan.
As Africa’s most exciting and technically advanced ultra-deep offshore oil and gas project, Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) is set to put Mauritania and Senegal on the map for the energy sector.
As the industry continues its gradual recovery from the post-2014 period of low oil prices, the prospects for Africa’s upstream sector are also looking more positive.
To unlock the growth potential in emerging markets, collaboration between governments and the private sector is key. This is particularly true in West Africa where countries are still building up their oil and gas industries.
Panellists described how the LNG “wave that has arrived” is heralding a final shift away from coal in the EU, which will lead to the final closure of coal-based power generation on the continent.