Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu will address the Houston community and potential Original Equipment Manufacturers at the “Nigeria Content Investment Forum”, an initiative empowered by Sweetcrude Reports, which is a highly anticipated investment event during the Offshore Technology Conference.
NCIF initiative enables Nigerians to seek partnership with Houston’s well known size of OEM’s to set up facilities for manufacturing and services in the oil and gas sector in the country.
The forum was created to serve as a platform to bring Nigerian oil and gas Small Medium Enterprises, SMEs which have manufacturing pedigree together with international original equipment manufacturers of components, including but not limited to upstream development, upstream operations and logistics, downstream and midstream.
The forum will stimulate collaboration between Nigerian SMEs and the OEMs towards local manufacturing of key inputs of oil and gas production, transportation, and distribution.
It will also enable credible stakeholders to share experiences, identify possible synergies in the various areas of operation so that professionals and entrepreneurs alike can collaborate to develop and optimise Nigeria’s hydrocarbon asset as well as those in other sub-saharan African countries.
In addition, the forum will showcase the gains of Nigerian Content Act and the opportunities for collaboration, growth and development contained therein.
The NCIF is scheduled to hold on Monday, May 2, 2016 on the opening day of the 2016 OTC by 3:00pm (Houston Time) at the Houstonian Hotel -Aspen Hall.
Other Speakers will include the U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Councilwoman Amanda Edwards, the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB and industry leaders from the Houston metropolitan area