The Namibia Petroleum Operators Association (NAMPOA) has elected a new leadership, of which General Manager for the Norwegian oil company BW Kudu, Klaus Endresen, was re-elected as the chairperson of the association.
“With the encouraging exploration results announced in 2022, Namibia has now become an international hot spot for the global oil and gas industry. The interest for exploration opportunities in Namibia is significant. The leadership capacity of NAMPOA has been expanded to enable the handling of the increasing workload for our association,” Endresen said.
NAMCOR’s upstream exploration Asset Manager, Martin Negonga, is the newly elected vice chairperson, taking over from ExxonMobil’s Brigette Verner. “It is an exciting time to be stepping in as board member. Namibia has long been seen as a potential source of hydrocarbon deposits. Now we have further proof,” Negonga said.
Tironenn Kauluma of Eco Atlantic is chairing the Legal committee, while Maria Mbudhi of Rhino Resources is chairing the Public Relations committee.
Rachel Msiska of NAMCOR is serving as the Coordinator for the NAMPOA management.
The new leadership began their term with NAMPOA effective 24 January 2023 and will serve for a two-year period. NAMPOA is a non-profit association established in 1992 to represent the Namibian upstream oil and gas industry, and serves as a forum for professional interaction. NAMPOA also provides an interface for the industry with the public and the Government.
NAMPOA’s membership includes 12 companies in the oil and gas sector operating in Namibia, namely Bw Kudu, Namcor, Eco Atlantic, Reconnaissance Energy, ExxonMobil, Rhino Resources, Galp Energia, Shell, Global Petroleum, Total Energies, Maurel & Prom And Tower Resources
Custos and Impact Oil & Gas are associate members of NAMPOA.
NAMPOA members contribute to the Namibian economy as investors and support Namibia’s economic development. As active corporate citizens, NAMPOA members promote equal opportunity, prevention of unfair discrimination, corporate social investment, safety and managing environmental impacts.