Dr Ibe Kachikwu

WAIPEC 2018 Conference to focus on New ventures in West Africa

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LAGOS, (Sundiata Post) — The organisers of the second West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2018 (WAIPEC) (www.WAIPEC.com), have unveiled an overview of its programme ahead of the event which is returning next month (7-8th February) to the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
Across the two-day event, the conference programme has again been developed by a leading steering committee and speakers to build on the discussions of 2017 and to provide real value and insight for all delegates. Representatives include: Ademola Adeyemi-Bero, Managing Director, FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited and Nigerian Independent Oil Companies; Bayo Ojulari, Managing Director, The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo); Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB); Tony Attah, Managing Director, Nigeria LNG; Emeka Ene, CEO, Oildata Energy Group; Roland Ewubare, Group General Manager, NAPIMS; Dr. Mazadu Bako, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC); Austin Ojunekwu Avuru, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company; Mordecai Ladan, Director Department of Petroleum Resources; Gbite Adenji, Senior Technical Advisor on Upstream and Gas to Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; Jeffrey Ewing, Chairman and Managing Director at Chevron Nigeria Limited; and Ahmadu – Kida Musa, Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL Exploration and Production
Set around the theme of ‘New ventures in West Africa; driving oil and gas production through innovative strategies,’ content will focus on unlocking strategic value, leveraging innovation, best practices and technology that will grow West Africa’s energy industry.
A mix of technical and strategic sessions will specifically address: the future of the global oil and gas industries and implication of the trend; How Nigeria and African oil and gas industries can compete effectively in today’s challenging industries; Funding local content; Service company – operator collaboration models – drawing on experience from other oil provinces; Outlining the National Gas Flare Commercialization Program; Powering the industry – optimising domestic gas supplies, especially for power generation and industrial development; Funding and investment in Africa’s oil and gas industry; Modular refining
Set to tip the scales, WAIPEC stands as not only the largest event in the centre of Nigeria’s oil and gas hub, but also the only truly industry led event, held in partnership with the country’s petroleum sector and hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) (www.PETAN.org).
WAIPEC 2018 is already projected to attract more than 200 exhibiting companies and 6,000 visiting professionals from across West Africa, Europe, Americas and Asia – with its programme poised to set the standards on content, delegates and industry support for all conferences in the West African petroleum sector.
Speaking ahead of the event, Chair of PETAN, Bank Anthony Okoroafor explains, “Taking place at the beginning of the year, WAIPEC 2018 will set the trend and the pace for the West African oil and gas sector in 2018.” He added, “The mindset behind WAIPEC is what makes it unique from other conferences – it is designed specifically to be a solutions conference and a platform for the very best representatives from across the West African energy industry to come together and discuss, deliberate and share their insight and knowledge towards creating beneficial strategies for the betterment of all areas of the industry.”

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