"Angola is represented at Ceraweek 2023, one of the largest oil and gas fairs in the world, in Houston, USA, taking place from 6 to 10 March", reads a statement from the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG ), which VerAngola had access to.
In addition to the Secretary of State for Oil and Gas, the national delegation also includes the chairman of the Board of Directors of ANPG, Paulino Jerónimo, the executive director, Natacha Massano, and other directors.
"The conference, attended by more than 7,000 delegates from 80 countries, comes at a time when the global energy industry is facing uncertainty and change, driven by the effects of the global pandemic, geopolitics and a war involving one of the greatest energy powers in the world", says the statement.
Quoted in the note, José Barroso considers that "this is an opportunity for Angola to show what is being done, mainly in terms of oil and gas production and exploration, respecting climate issues, thus having the possibility of convincing the institutions financial institutions to participate in our effort to develop the oil industry".
One of the objectives of the event, says the statement, is to "design the world's energy systems for a future with less carbon", in addition to "searching for solutions on how the industry will navigate the turbulence and lead the transition to a sustainable future, plentiful and accessible".
The opening ceremony was directed by the coordinator of the event, Daniel Yergin, and included "interventions from the Executive Chairman of Chevron, Mike Worth; CEO of Baker Hughes, Lorenzo Simonelli; CEO of Petronas, Tengku Muhammad Taufik, Chief Executive of Linde, Sanjiv Lamba, Gunvor Group CEO, Torbjorn Tornqvist, and the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology of Saudi Arabia, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber".