PRESS RELEASE - LICENSING OIL EXPLORATION BLOCK A1

The Ministry of Petroleum & Energy of The Republic of The Gambia is pleased to announce the official licensing of Offshore Block A1 to BP Exploration (Gambia) Ltd. a subsidiary of BP Exploration Operating Company Limited. This license provides the necessary legal framework for the Exploration of the A1 acreage, the eventual development of fields (upon the discovery of hydrocarbons) and the ultimate production of Oil and/or Gas from Block A1.

The License was signed by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Honourable Fafa Sanyang, witnessed by key government stakeholders and the Executive delegation from the British Petroleum (BP) Company at the Ministry’s office Conference Hall, 8th Floor of Petroleum House, Brusubi Roundabout.

Training on Safe Handling of Light Fuel Oil

Training is one of the most important components within GNPC safety management system. It gives employees an opportunity to learn their jobs properly, bring new ideas into the workplace, reinforce existing ideas and practices, and it helps to put the Corporation’s Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Program into action. Purpose of the training is to ensure that target personnel especially drivers adhere to health and safety regulations and best practices during transportation and delivery of fuel.

MSGBC Basin Summit and Exhibition

The MSGBC Basin Summit and Exhibition is a yearly forum, summit, an exhibition dedicated to promoting oil and gas exploration in the five countries that form part of the MSGBC Basin namely Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Guinea Conakry.

Consequently, the GNPC is one of 5 NOCs that are official partners and sponsors of the event and are involved in the agenda preparation, publicity, and execution of the event.

GNPC Gambia held a welcome ceremony for it's New Managing Director Mr. Yaya Barrow at the Petroleum House Building

Mr. Barrow comes from a private sector background and has more than 25 years of experience in the management and financial services sector having worked for Standard Chartered Bank in the Gambia, the Middle East, India, and East Africa. He was a regional manager for banking operations-trade, cash (international and local payments), loans and commodities in East Africa in Standard Chartered Bank where he had oversight of 6 countries in the Eastern & Southern African Regions and led and grew business capabilities in these countries. Most recently, he held the position of Deputy Managing Director and Head of Operations at AGIB.

MOU Signing between GNPC Gambia and GNPC Ghana

Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ghana National Petroleum (GNPC-Ghana) in other to support each other on technical capacity building through training sessions and exchange of expertise in areas of hydrocarbon. These areas include but are not limited to Petroleum research, exploration and production techniques, information systems, data management and management of State participation as well as matters relating to the environment, Setting up and joint development of oil and gas  exploration and production projects, Mutual assistance and sharing  of experts, personnel, equipment and premises for studies

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