Safely producing and delivering Angolan LNG to the world

Organisational Leadership

Artur Pereira, CEO, Angola LNG Marketing Ltd

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Artur Pereira is CEO of Angola LNG Marketing Ltd, a company based in London, responsible for the global marketing of LNG from the 5.2 mtpa Angola LNG plant along with managing the shipping of all LNG cargoes and the sale of liquids from the project.

Artur has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Immediately prior to his current position, Artur played a leading role in both the establishment of Sonangol’s gas business – taking up a key position in Sonangol Gás Natural Ltd (“Sonagas”) - and in the implementation of the Angola LNG Project.

In his role of Director of Business Development for Sonagas, Artur managed the reorganization of the Sonangol’s downstream gas business including the integration into Sonagas of Angola’s domestic butane business and project managed a major fertilizer investment in Angola. At the same time, for the Sonangol group, he was project director for a major refinery and petrochemical investment in China.

Artur has been a key player in the development of Angola LNG since its inception in the 1990s making him one of the project’s pioneers. He managed Sonangol’s Angola LNG Project Commercial Group from conceptual development through to the final investment decision and led many project activities; negotiating on behalf of both Sonagas and, in representing the project with government authorities, the project’s shareholders. He has remained active within Angola LNG ever since.

In holding various senior management positions with the oil and gas upstream division of Sonangol EP, Artur has managed a wide range of activities including leadership of the economic evaluation department for all the oil concessions in Angola and of commercial negotiations of the Production Sharing Contracts and Joint Operating Agreements for those concessions. He has also served as a Board and committee member of various joint venture partnerships and industry organisations.

Alongside his responsibilities in Sonangol, Artur sat on the committee charged with restructuring the Angolan Securities Market Commission.

Artur holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and has participated in several executive programs including the Executive MBA at Kellogg University.

Eric Dunning, General Manager, Sociedade Operacional Angola LNG S.A.

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Eric Dunning is general manager of Sociedade Operacional Angola LNG S.A., based in Soyo, Angola. 

Mr. Dunning began his career as a field engineer with Gulf Oil Corporation and later became a production engineer, evaluating well and field performances in eastern and western Oklahoma. He joined Chevron in 1985 with the merger of Gulf and Standard Oil of California. In 1992, following reservoir engineering assignments in Colorado and Elk Hills, California, he joined Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc., where he coordinated the formulation of strategies and business plans for Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL). From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Dunning managed CNL’s onshore production operations in the Niger Delta. 

From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Dunning served as operations manager for Chevron Niugini Ltd. in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where safety performance and environmental preservation efforts earned high praise from Chevron, the World Wildlife Fund and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Jared Diamond.  

Following the sale of Chevron’s PNG operations, he was named Kuito Operations superintendent in 2003, and assigned to Cabinda Gulf Oil Company’s Kuito floating production and storage offloading (FPSO) vessel, located offshore Angola. As superintendent, Mr. Dunning was responsible for ensuring safe, efficient and environmentally sound operations.  

Later, he moved to Kazakhstan where he managed Chevron’s Operational Excellence and Capital Stewardship Organizational Capability (CSOC) deployment for the Eurasia business unit and for the Tengizchevroil joint venture. In 2006, he was named general manager of Strategic Planning and Analysis for Tengizchevroil. In 2008, general manager of Strategy and Planning for Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, based in Houston, Texas. 

From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Dunning served as the General Manager Wheatstone Development in Australia where he was responsible for effectively managing all aspects of the Wheatstone development including the two train foundation project and any future expansion scope. 

Mr. Dunning graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering.

Telma Ingles, Executive Manager, Angola LNG Limited

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Telma Ingles is the Executive Manager of Angola LNG Ltd, Angola LNG’s investor company. Angola LNG Ltd owns all assets, holds the balance sheet of the project, is responsible for securing gas supply to keep the plant full and is the key interface with the Angolan government.

She joined Angola LNG in 2009 and before her current role spent over three years as Business Planning Manager.

Prior to joining Angola LNG Telma headed the finance team for joint venture Sonangol Sinopec.

She spent three years as the coordinator of the Integrated System of Oil Operations in Angola, and has seven years as a strategic leader for Sonangol’s downstream operations (Sonangol Distribuidora).

Prior to joining Sonangol Telma worked as a management consultant.



Paulo Guedes, General Manager, Sociedade De Operações E Manutenção De Gasodutos S.A.

Paulo Guedes

Paulo Guedes, is General Manager of SOMG - Sociedade de Operações e Manutenção de Gasodutos S.A., based in Luanda, Angola, managing the service company responsible for transporting natural gas via the offshore pipeline network to the Angola LNG-operated plant in Soyo.

Paulo began his career at Sonangol E.P. in Facilities Department in 1992 where he worked as a Facilities Engineer and then as a Project Engineer until 2000. During that period he was involved in several major capital offshore upstream projects for Angola, from the engineering studies up to the installation and commissioning, including the fabrication and construction phase in yards overseas.

Paulo became the first of all Secondees of the Angola LNG Project when he joined the project team in Houston in 2000 and was involved in the innovative process of the Design Competition for the Angola LNG plant, from the Pre-FEED until the EPC Award.

Paulo also performed different roles in the preliminary assessment studies for the offshore pipeline network, the Congo River crossing conceptual study, the Angola LNG plant site selection process, ESHIA, Local Content and Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Studies.

In 2006, Paulo become Head of Engineering in Sonangol Gas Natural which is responsible for the development and execution of various natural gas and LPG projects in Angola, either green or brown fields projects.

Paulo was appointed Deputy General Manager of SOMG in November 2014 and in July 2015, he became General Director.

Paulo is graduated in Civil Engineering from Brno University of Technology and is certified in Oil and Gas from OGCI-Petroskills and in Project Management by PMI-George Washington University.