As part of its Learning Solutions Training Series, the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) is organizing a webinar with the theme: Fundamentals of Natural Gas Value Chain Contracts and Financing.

The Association said the seminar is a certificated course/training program with an objective to provide a comprehensive insight into the Nigerian gas sector.

The fee paying program will enable the participants “to develop a greater understanding, interest and appreciation of the Nigerian gas industry value chain.”

The organizers noted that with years 2021 – 2030 declared as Nigeria’s Decade of Gas; and in light of global changes occasioned by the pandemic and the energy transition; the stage is set for a season of unprecedented growth, value addition and change in the Nigerian gas industry value chain.

NGA, in a statement said the objective of the program is to facilitate delegates’ understanding of the commercial, financial and legal features of gas contracts (including but not limited to natural gas, liquefied natural gas, natural gas liquids, compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, etc).

“This program will share the ideologies, approaches and considerations utilised in developing gas projects, negotiating contracts and financing gas projects. It explores and explains the principles and tactics which have been proven to be best practice in high value and complex gas negotiations locally and globally.

“The event, which will hold over three days from 30 Aug – 01 Sep 2021, will consist of up to fifteen in-depth modules delivered by industry subject matter experts, with attendee interaction and question & answer segments, lasting from 0900 – 1700 hours each day,” the NGA said.

They assured that the event will be recorded for attendees who are unable to attend live to watch later at their convenience. Course fee is ₦90,000 per attendee (NGA Associate Members) and ₦120,000 per attendee (Non-NGA Members).

Course outline include, case studies, contractual frameworks, risk management, upstream, project financing, midstream, and virtual pipeline agreements. Others are transportation agreements, epic contracts, downstream, processing agreements, sale and aggregation agreements.

Speakers include Kola Olutomilayo, chief counsel, First Solicitors; Nosa Osazuwa, partner, ENI Advisory; Adejoke Ajaero, gas commercial manager, Seplat Energy; Anthony Ezeamama, associate partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors; and Sina Sipasi, partner, Energy and Finance, AELEX.

Other speakers include, Mojisola Iyamabo, associate vice president, gas business, Heirs Oil & Gas; Tuoyo Ejueyitchie, general manager & company secretary, Axxela; Ufure Udofa, Associate Templars, Ive Ehanmo, partner energy and infrastructure, George Etomi & Partners; Chidinma Anyanwu, ship chartering, Nigeria LNG; and Kufreobong Otu, legal counsel, commercial, GACN.                

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