Anthony Okoroafor, Chairman, PETAN
Anthony Okoroafor, Chairman, PETAN

Dirisu Yakubu with agency reports

The second edition of the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) 2018 will focus on new ventures in West Africa by driving oil and gas production through innovative strategies.

The organizers of the conference have unveiled an overview of its programme ahead of the event, holding on February 7 and 8, 2018 at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos.

Speaking ahead of the event, Chairman of Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), Bank Anthony Okoroafor, said: “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.”

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.

It 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 PETAN.

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.

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