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HE Eric Williams, former Minister of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago and member of the Natural Gas and Local Content Advisory Committees of the African Energy Chamber, confirms his participation in the Africa Week of energy in Cape Town

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HE Eric Williams, former Minister of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago and member of the Natural Gas and Local Content Advisory Committees of the African Energy Chamber, confirms his participation in the Africa Week of energy in Cape Town

HE Williams to lead solid and collaborative discussions at AEW 2021 on multiple topics

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 12, 2021 / APO Group / –

HE Eric Williams, former Minister of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago, has confirmed his participation in Africa’s premier energy event, Africa Energy Week (AEW) 2021, which will take place from 9 to November 12 in Cape Town, South Africa. He has extensive experience in Trinidad and Tobago and several African energy markets and is committed to coming to Cape Town to promote oil and gas project development and management strategies, funding chain initiatives. value and monetization of natural gas. Additionally, with a focus on advising policymakers on regulatory frameworks and local content initiatives, Williams will focus on the role of oil and gas in national and regional development across the African continent.

HE Williams has over 38 years of experience in the oil and mineral exploration industries. After starting his career as a geoscientist at the Department of Energy and Energy Industries in Trinidad and Tobago, Williams went on to work at the Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company where he was involved in lead generation. , regional speed, geophysical studies and technical support. He then worked as Processing Center Manager for Baker Hughes Western Geophysics Division, Trinidad office. HE Williams was appointed Minister in 2001 and served until 2006. As Minister of the Caribbean’s largest oil and gas producing country – with proven reserves estimated at 728 million barrels of oil and 11 trillion barrels of oil. cubic feet of natural gas – Williams was instrumental. in the conduct of oil and gas exploration and production and in ensuring that the local community benefits from resource extraction. While minister, he was active in the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

In addition to his ministerial and public sector roles, HE Williams has experience in the private sector. When venturing into the international energy sector, Williams focused on Africa and was a significant contributor in key energy markets. Specifically, Williams was COO of Aren Energy Resources Limited in Nigeria and was President for Africa of Prospectiuni SA based in Senegal. He has provided advisory services to several governments, including Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and South Sudan. Williams heads Royal Triangle Energy Solutions (St. Lucia) Limited as President and Senior Consultant. He is currently on assignment as Senior LNG Consultant to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique. With significant experience across Africa and internationally, Williams will offer unique insights into resource development and monetization, engaging with stakeholders at AEW 2021 on the role of hydrocarbons and promoting LNG as a key driver of Africa’s economic growth.

“HE Williams will lead strong and collaborative discussions at AEW 2021 on multiple topics. Having worked directly in the public and private sectors, he offers alternative ideas, innovative solutions and key strategies for the exploitation and monetization of resources in Africa. At AEW 2021, Williams will enhance the discussion on oil and gas, as well as engage with stakeholders on topics such as local content, regulatory affairs, LNG development and management, and cooperation between sectors. public and private, ”said NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (AEC).

Having served in government and managerial positions in the private sector, Williams has a broad understanding of the entire energy sector value chain in regional and international markets, making him a unique participant and Valuable at AEW 2021. He understands that market-driven strategies need to work together. with the socio-economic development program of the host countries and will offer new perspectives on critical topics.

AEW 2021, in partnership with the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), is the AEC’s annual conference, exhibition and networking event. AEW 2021 brings together African energy players with international investors and partners to drive industry growth and development and promote Africa as a destination for energy investments.

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