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The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is collaborating with the Institute for Petroleum Development at the University of Austin, Texas, to bring its comprehensive international training programme to Cape Town from 14-25 October

This International Petroleum Management Programme (IPMP) is an industry reference and has been designed for leaders of international oil companies, national oil companies, services companies, law firms and government agencies in addition to individuals with a background in engineering, economics, geology, finance, law, accounting and corporate planning.

It is based on the course delivered by Prof Krishan A. Malik and is a result of more than three decades of experience and training. The course has been delivered to more than 250 CEO’s and leaders of national and international oil companies, government officials, private and public institutions from the four corners of the globe.

Nj Ayuk, executive chairman at the Chamber and CEO of the Centurion Law Group, said, “The oil and gas industry is the backbone of most African economies and will continue to be for a long time. While we keep working with all players to unleash the full benefit of oil to Africans, training and developing executives is key as preparation prevents frustration.”

“The training programme will offer a unique opportunity for African executives and dealmakers to receive training of high quality and international standard, which will ultimately benefit African exploration and production companies, governments and countries in building a robust hydrocarbons sector,” he added.

Alumni of this programme have had distinguished careers with ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, China National Offshore Oil Corp, Egyptian General Petroleum Corp, Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Gazprom, Petrobras, Petronas, National Enterprise for Hydrocarbons (Mozambique), National Oil Corporation of Kenya, Anadarko among others.

Glenda Irvine-Smith, director of business development and international relations at the Centurion Law Group, stated, “Given the exclusive opportunity of presenting this programme on the African continent for the first time, it is all-natural that Centurion would be a legal partner of this initiative.”

“The IPMP is a unique opportunity offered to young African leaders and we are delighted to be part of it," she noted.

Registered participants represent companies operating in Algeria, Angola Cameroon, the Chad Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Namibia, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.