The Romanian Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association (ROPEPCA) is pleased to announce the election of Harald Kraft, Country Manager of Stratum Energy Romania woth 22 years of activity in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors in Romania, in the Managing Committee of the Association.
“The fiscal and legal framework in Romania is unpredictable and we must always stay alert with regards to possible changes that can affect the performance of the industry. ROPEPCA has proved to be an effective bridge between us, companies, and legislators. I am glad that I was again elected in the Managing Committee and I am convinced that the association will continue to be a strong promoter of best practices for the petroleum industry,” says Harald Kraft at the start of his term.
The ROPEPCA Managing Committee will be formed until November 2019 by Saniya Melnicenco (NIS Petrol) - President, Harald Kraft (Stratum Energy), Mark Wagley (Hunt Oil), Norbert Groeschner (OMV Petrom) and Michel Louboutin (Expert Petroleum) as members.
Harald was ROPEPCA President in 2018 and came back to the Association’s management after Artur Stratan, Vice President and Member of the Managing Committee, announced that he was withdrawing from this position.
“We thank Artur for his support and active involvement in all his years when he was part of the ROPEPCA management. We will continue to promote a constructive and transparent dialogue with all stakeholders. I hope to increase the degree of understanding of the importance of the industry, to actively contribute to a balanced and stable public policy framework, encouraging investments,” says Saniya Melnicenco, the President of the Association.
Taking this opportunity, ROPEPCA would like to also thank Daniel Apostol, former Secretary General and spokesperson for the association, for the good collaboration had over the last three years and to wish him great success in future projects.
ROPEPCA: Ever since its incorporation in 2012, the Romanian Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association (ROPEPCA) aimes to promote the onshore O&G industry, supporting the development, the diversifying and the competitiveness in the industry. ROPEPCA gathers 15 of the most active companies in the onshore industry: ADX Energy, Amromco, Expert Petroleum, Fora Oil & Gas, Hunt Oil, Mazarine Energy, NIS Petrol, Oilfield Exploration Business Solutions, OMV Petrom, Panfora Oil and Gas (MOL Group), Sand Hill, Stratum Energy, Serinius Energy, Vermilion Energy, Zeta Petroleum.
Currently ROPEPCA’s members hold a vast majority of the onshore concession blocks in Romania, representing for the years 2014-2017 cumulated investments of more than EUR 4 billion, contributions to the state budget of EUR 5.5 billion, and the creation and maintenance of 14,000 jobs.