AEC East African President, Elizabeth Rogo, has been appointed as a board member of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya.
An engineer by profession with over 21 years of experience in the energy industry, Rogo is expected to drive the National Oil Corporation of Kenya’s efforts to improve oil and gas exploration, production, monetization, and exploitation.
Rogo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TSAVO Oilfield Services – a leading Kenyan energy consultancy with strong international and East Africa experience.
Having led oil and gas operations for international companies such as BJ Services, Baker Hughes, and Weatherford in the U.S, the UK, Angola, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique; Rogo’s experience is critical in boosting oil and gas exploration, production and exploitation to help Kenya address energy poverty and accelerate economic growth.
Kenya’s over four billion barrels of proven crude oil reserves and a largely underdeveloped natural gas sector will be vital to improve energy access in the country. The appointment of Rogo as a board member of the National Oil Corporation is a game-changer in that direction.
With fossil fuels accounting for 32.5% of Kenya’s energy mix, Rogo’s experience in oil and gas production will help shape the country’s direction in optimizing oil production to meet domestic energy needs.
Despite having massive oil reserves, Kenya is a net oil and fuel importer and spends large amounts of money on the importation, a development that is straining the country’s economy.
In addition, with recent geopolitics development such as the Russian-Ukraine war increasing the global prices for crude oil, the vulnerability of Kenya’s economy to global price volatility has further intensified, highlighting the need for Kenya to up its game in exploiting domestic energy resources. Forces like Rogo are vital in enabling Kenya to achieve this.
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