NAPE Holds Special ‘Change’ Workshop

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The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) will be holding a Special “Change” Workshop on 14th July, 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The theme of the workshop is “Positioning the oil and Gas Industry for Enhanced Performance in the New Dispensation”. The President of NAPE, Mr. Chikwe Edoziem, FNAPE, said that the rationale for organizing the workshop is to guide the new leadership in the country under President Muhammadu Buhari, who campaigned on a platform of ‘Change’ to position the Petroleum industry for enhanced performance. He added that the workshop aims “at collating industry thinking on strategies to revamp the Nigerian Oil industry and position it for accountability, professionalism and profitability”

The Keynote paper title, “Current Energy Mix in the Context of the Energy Policy Framework: Is There Too Much Reliability on Natural Gas?” will be delivered by Dr. Mohammed M. Ibrahim of the Energy Commission.

Confirmed Speakers for the Workshop include Mr. Emeka Ene, the current Chairman of the Nigerian Council of the Society Of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as well as President of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN); Mr. Emeka Okwuòsa, CEO of Oilserv; Mr. Seye Fadahunsi FNAPE, Technical Director at Pillar Oil, and Mr. .Mene Sylvester Kogbara a community leader from the Niger Delta.

Other invited Speakers are DR. Sam Amadi, CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission; Mr. Charles Odita, Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern Oil and Mr. kayode Akinkugbe, CEO, FBN Capital.

According to NAPE’s President- Elect, Mr. Nosa Omorodion, FNAPE, “in putting this workshop together, we have pulled stakeholders within and outside the oil industry with years of relevant experience together, so that we can distill a diversity of views and information from them and, thus tap from their vast knowledge and experience on the workings in the upstream part of the value chain’

Dr. Anthony Ofoma, the NAPE Publicity Secretary, confirmed that a communiqué will be issued at the end of the workshop for onward transmission to the Presidency and subsequent engagement of the relevant arms of government, including the National Assembly on the way forward.

The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) is the umbrella association for persons involved in the professional application of geosciences and related disciplines to the exploration and production of oil and gas in the country, it has over 7,000 strong membership which cuts across the oil & gas industry. Founded in 1975, the association’s flagship Annual International Conference and Exhibition holds every year and this year’s conference comes up from the 8-12, November, 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. NAPE is an affiliate of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG).


Chikwendu Edoziem, President

Nosa Omorodion, FNAPE, President – Elect

Anthony Ofoma, Publicity Secretary

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