Upstream Awards

Upstream Oil and Gas Awards (Upstream Awards) is a platform that aims to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements from within the upstream oil and gas industry value chain in Africa, or from within a specific country in Africa.

They are a brainchild of Joe Watson Gakuo. The awards will be recognizing achievements from local and international companies.

These are companies involved in the upstream oil and gas value chain in a country or Africa in general. The awards are for those that have played a defining role in moving the industry forward.

The awards are open to individuals and companies across various categories. These awards highlight exceptional achievement across all key areas within the upstream oil and gas value chain.

The high profile awards ceremony, dubbed as the ‘Óscars of Oil & Gas in Africa’ is expected to attract an exceptional list of stakeholders.

These would include guests, sponsors, partners, exploration companies, service companies and government representatives.

They will gather for an evening to support and celebrate excellence in the emerging upstream oil and gas industry.

Upstream Awards provides you with a chance to network, learn and celebrate various achievements with colleagues, friends or peers in the industry.

The awards offer you the ideal place to meet decision-makers, partners and potential customers from across the oil and gas value chain.

What are Upstream Awards?

The Upstream Awards were born out of a simple vision; to create a platform which would honor excellence from within the upstream oil and gas community across Africa.

In addition, it is a platform aimed to bring together players from the upstream oil and gas ecosystem.

There are great and inspiring stories of people, who are doing excellent work across Africa, in ensuring that oil and gas industry is making positive contributions to the lives of millions who live in Africa and beyond.

We are telling those stories….and celebrating the men and women who are making this happen!

These awards will be recognizing achievements from local and international companies involved in the upstream oil and gas value chain, and will be rewarding those that have played a defining role in moving the industry forward.

Joe Watson Gakuo

Joe sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. He is an entrepreneur with a passion for creating value, and a believer in connecting people. He is the Founder & CEO, Upstream Oil & Gas Awards.

“We are here to create the win-win, and if we do that, our vision is that Africa will win”

Joe Watson Gakuo