The Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) Excellence Awards Winners

September 24, 2015


Petronas receives its Excellence Award for significant gas flaring reduction in their offshore fields in Sabah, East Malaysia. (From left: Bjorn Hamso, GGFR program manager; Anita Marangoly George, senior director for World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice; Safwan Ruslan, senior executive, Operational Excellence, Petronas; Gennady Bukhtin, first deputy governor, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra.

The Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) Excellence Awards recognize governments, oil companies, development institutions, and other organizations that have made a significant contribution to gas flaring reduction in the upstream sector of the industry through associated gas utilization projects, partnerships, and innovative use of technology or business approaches.

The awards were presented during GGFR’s Global Forum, hosted by the government of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra (KMAO), the Russian Federation, on September 9, 2015.
  • Addax Petroleum: In recognition of Addax Petroleum increasing gas recovery through investments enabled through negotiation with the NNPC, the Nigerian national oil company, despite the PSC allowing only oil investments.
  • Alberta Energy Regulator: In recognition of Alberta’s sustained leadership in the development of flaring regulation, and its willingness to share its knowledge with others.
  • Eni S.p.A.: In recognition of Eni achieving zero routine flaring at the M’boundi field (Republic of Congo) through strong partnership with the government and a commitment to energy access.
  • Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy LLC: In recognition of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy achieving 99 percent utilization of the associated gas production from the Urengoy field in the Russian Republic, and for developing improved technology for gas utilization.
  • Gazpromneft-Khantos LLC: In recognition of Gazpromneft-Khantos achieving 95 percent utilization of the associated gas production from the Priobskoye Field, in the Russian Federation.
  • Joint Award: GTUIT and Hess Corporation: In recognition of Hess and GTUIT developing innovative small-scale associated gas utilization technology, and for applying this technology to reduce gas flaring through a successful partnership between oil operator and technology provider.
  • Kuwait Oil Company: In recognition of Kuwait Oil Company achieving an extraordinarily high 99.4 percent utilization of its associated gas in West Kuwait, including significant quantities of sour gas.
  • Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd: In recognition of Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd establishing strategic partnerships that have enabled high associated gas utilization, and pioneering gas flaring reduction among small national operators in Nigeria.
  • Joint Award: Petroamazonas EP and Power Latinamerica: In recognition of Petroamazonas and Power Latinamerica developing a major program to utilize associated gas utilization for power generation in an environmentally sustainable way in the Amazonian region of Ecuador.
  • Petronas: In recognition of Petronas achieving zero routine flaring in the Sumandak field, and significantly reducing flaring in the Erb West field, both offshore fields in Sabah, East Malaysia.
  • AO NK RussNeft: In recognition of Russneft achieving 95 percent utilization of associated petroleum gas produced from small fields, isolated from gas transport infrastructure.
  • Shell Iraq (through Basrah Gas Company): In recognition of Shell, and its partners in the Basrah Gas Company Joint Venture, implementing a major flare reduction program in a challenging socio-political environment.
  • Shell Petroleum Development Company: In recognition of Shell Petroleum Development Company implementing a significant gas flaring reduction project that has led to zero routine flaring at the Otumara and Saghara fields in Nigeria.
  • Sibur TyumenGaz JSC: In recognition of SIBUR TyumenGaz JSC processing very large volumes of associated petroleum gas for utilization in the Russian Federation.
  • Joint Award: SOCAR and BP Azerbaijan: In recognition of SOCAR and BP jointly increasing gas recovery in complex offshore conditions in the Azerbaijan area of the Caspian Sea.
  • Statoil ASA: In recognition of Statoil’s innovative solution to reduce gas flaring in the Bakken shale oil producing region of the United States.
  • Surgutneftegaz: In recognition of Sugurneftegaz achieving and maintaining an extraordinarily high 99.1 percent utilization of its associated petroleum gas, on a company-wide basis, in the Khanty Mansiysk Okrug in the Russian Federation.
  • Total E&P Nigeria Ltd: In recognition of Total and its partners’ achieving zero routine flaring in the OFON field, offshore Nigeria.