SPENAICE 2019 Promises Bigger, Innovative And Broader Participation

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Peace Obi

The organisers of the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE), an annual conference by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria have said that the 2019 edition of the conference promises to be bigger and innovative, adding that the programmes for the 3-day event were carefully planned to encourage broader participation of key stakeholders in the mid and downstream sectors of the petroleum industry.

Disclosing this year’s theme to be “Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Mobile Technology: Changing the Future of the Energy Industry”, the Council Chairman (SPE) Nigeria, Mr Debo Fagbami, said NAICE has always supported and continues to support participation from the midstream and downstream sectors.

He said, “Other sectors like Banking and other financial services have been fully integrated into our NAICE program of activities. This year, we would be having quite a number of power-packed panel discussants trashing out issues in the area of AI and big data and quite a few of these discussants would be coming from the financial services sector.”        

According to him, NAICE over the years has grown to become the largest upstream Oil and Gas event in Africa attracting industry regulators, high-level government officials, petroleum technology professionals and other key oil and gas industry stakeholders.

“NAICE has held annually since inception in 1976 with a focus on collecting and encouraging the dissemination of technical knowledge and technologies related to the oil and gas industry as well as to provide an exploration and production market place for Sub-Sahara Africa, Fagbami said the 43rd edition will hold from August 5 – 7, 2019 at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 “SPE and NAICE continue to break new ground and explore blue ocean territory and our team of volunteers will always come up with innovative programs and activities designed to share technical knowledge and provide avenues for professionals to develop their technical expertise.

“My would-be successor in office, Joe Nwakwue would be unveiling the theme for next year’s conference during the closing dinner of NAICE 2019. NAICE 2020 as the name implies promises to be a visionary event and all I can say to you is “stay-tuned” and watch this space.”

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