All is set for the seventh edition of the Sub Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC), hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN).

Organisers said the event which is taking place at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos next month (13-17 February) will feature a host of B2B networking and partnership opportunities to drive regional collaborations through a week long programme of activities.

Delegations, speakers and organisations are attending from over 40 countries across Sub Saharan Africa and beyond, including Uganda, Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Angola, Tanzania, Niger, Liberia, Kenya, Namibia, Somalia and Mozambique.

SAIPEC said as an organisation, they have truly achieved their objective – since its inception seven years ago when its purpose was to serve primarily West Africa – to grow organically and evolve in line with the industry, now serving the whole of Sub Saharan Africa.

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At the nucleus of the event’s development has been its focus on local content, providing in-country opportunities for service providers, investors, as well as powering regional partnerships for local content practice in the execution of projects across Africa.

Chairman of PETAN, Nik Odinuwe said SAIPEC sets the precedence for honest debate and the drive for stakeholders to see the highlighted abundance of business opportunities in the oil and gas industry in SubSaharan Africa and the global energy industry.

According to him, discussions and strategic collaborations don’t end at the conference. “It has led to developmental progress,” the PETAN boss said

“The massive turnout of stakeholders, including IOCs, NOCs, regulators, service providers, the academia and other stakeholders at SAIPEC annually, suggests it is the biggest platform that links stakeholders to the global energy industry and markets. The testimonies are there to see, and that is why we have astronomical numbers attending yearly.”

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For 2023, discussion will begin again on the 13th February, preceding the main conference, at the African Content Series seminar, hosted by NCDMB and PETAN.

Attended by a select number of NOCs, regulators, governments and private sector representatives, it will showcase local content best practices and provide an overview of Africa’s hydrocarbon resource base and the factors that lead to the introduction of local content in the energy, oil and gas industry.

The main strategic conference programme will follow on 14th February over three days, placing its emphasis on the future of the energy, oil, and gas industry, regional collaboration and country specific showcases, the energy transition, diversity, equality and inclusivity and youth empowerment.

2023 will also feature a free to attend Technical Conference, hosted as part of the SAIPEC Exhibition which will open from 14 – 16 February, featuring a record number of exhibitors that span various companies specialising in services across the energy, oil and gas value chain.

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Finally, a plethora of networking opportunities underpins the main conference and exhibition proceedings including the SAIPEC Awards, drinks receptions and PETAN’S golf day as the concluding event on 16 February.

The Sub Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference [SAIPEC] is hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), a leading organisation that represents oilfield services and technology companies operating across upstream through to downstream projects.

PETAN is a leader in the promotion of innovative engineering and creative solutions, that help advance the petroleum industry both nationally and regionally. Year on year, SAIPEC continues to address the needs of companies seeking to showcase their innovative solutions and new technologies, and to support the development of major new business and partnerships to benefit Sub Saharan Africa’s petroleum economy.

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