Diezani, others for Vienna award

Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, is among the seven energy chiefs to be honoured at the second Petroleum Industry Award and distinguished lecture series, coming up on June 11 and 12 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Vienna, Austria.
The award, organised in partnership with the French Association for the Development of Energy in Africa (ADEA), has six other recipients from different parts of the world, who emerged after a rigorous process. They include the Angola Minister of Petroleum, José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, and Venezuela’s former Minister of Petroleum, Dr. Alirio Para.
Others are Minister of Energy & Mines, Equatorial Guinea, Gabriel Obiang Lima, Mozambique’s Minister of Energy, Salvador Namburete, Head of Energy Sector, CEE, Siemens AG Österreich, Dr. Eveline Steinberger, and Senior Advisor, Functional Excellence OMV Exploration & Production, Ms. Gabrielle Costigan.
According to the organisers, the awardees have been carefully selected to reflect excellence and innovation in the industry, and have made immense contribution to the growth and development of the oil and gas industry.
The first edition last year, also in Vienna, honoured Dr. Rilwanu Lukman with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his meritorious activities in the Nigerian Petroleum Ministry and also as a former Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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