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European Gas Conference Awards finalists announced Finalists ?honoured? to make the make the short list for top honours in Vienna
DMN Newswire--2013-1-17--BP?s Vice President for Shah Deniz, Al Cook, Gasunie?s CEO Paul van Gelder and Trans Adriatic Pipeline?s Managing Director Kjetil Tungland are the finalists for the coveted Executive of the Year Award at the European Gas Conference taking place in Vienna from 29 January.  More than 300 industry leaders will gather for the leading, annual European gas event as the industry faces significant developments.

?I am very honoured?, was Al Cook?s response to making the shortlist.  The BP Vice President for Shah Deniz has led the development of what is one of the largest gas projects in the world and the cornerstone of the Southern Corridor, integrating this vast undertaking from the reservoirs deep beneath the Caspian Sea to gas sales in the heart of Europe.  

Shah Deniz: 2012 a key year
Al Cook explains:  ?In April 2012, following three years of commercial negotiations, political agreements, drilling wells and conducting technical studies, the owners of Shah Deniz took a historic decision: to move the project into Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase and to commit to a multi-billion dollar investment programme. This decision accompanies resolutions to progress 4000 km of pipelines through more than six countries. It also follows agreements signed for Shah Deniz in Turkey to allow the sale and transportation of 16 bcma of gas: the TANAP project was designed and Intergovernmental Agreements were signed.?  

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