NAPE, stakeholders to discuss emerging technologies in Oil & Gas sector


The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and stakeholders are to discuss  the importance of emerging technologies in the Oil & gas sector at the 37th Annual International Conference and Exhibition (AICE).

This year’s AICE edition is tagged with the theme, “Expanding Nigeria’s Petroleum Landscape: Digitalization, Innovation and Emerging New Technologies” will hold from Monday in Lagos.

According to the organizers, the conference will host speakers who are high level industry practitioners, key personnel in government and the academia, delivering technical papers on eight sub-themes which includes Petroleum Business and Regulatory Environment, Basin Analysis, Petroleum System Characterization and modelling, Advances in Geophysics and New Technology Applications in Exploration and Production.

Others are Contributions of Indigenous/Marginal Field Operators, Talent Management, Capacity Building and the Next Generation of E&P Managers, Alternative Energy Resources, and Exploration, Production Activities including the environment.

NAPE is an umbrella association for persons involved in the professional application of geosciences and related disciplines to exploration and production of oil and gas in Nigeria.

It has over 12,000 strong membership which cuts across the oil & gas industry. Founded in 1975, the Association’s flagship Annual International Conference and Exhibition holds every year.

The Group Managing Director GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari will be the Special Guest Honour and opens the ceremony on Tuesday.

The theme of the Pre- Conference Workshop which holds on Monday is “Emerging Technologies and the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector: Global Trends and Regional Peculiarities.”

“The Pre-Conference Workshop is expected to set the tone for the entire conference.

“It is worthy to note that key pieces of legislation such as the Marginal Fields Act and the Deepwater Act were all based on templates that came out of previous NAPE Pre-Conference Workshop Communiqués.

“Moreover, The Exhibition will showcase the latest technologies, products, services and competencies from major IOCs and Indigenous operators in the upstream sector of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. There will be a dedicated pavilion for banks/financial institutions/Universities/Other Professional associations.

“The 37th AICE will also provide other learning opportunities which include the Young Professionals Programme, Short Courses and a one day Field Trip to showcase the dynamics of ocean waves on coastlines on the Lagos coastline jointly hosted by NAPE and Women in Geosciences and Engineers (WiGE), a sister association to NAPE.

“The Women in Geosciences and Engineering Forum has the theme, Learn, Inspire, Connect- Empowering Women in a Digital Economy. The event will feature three outstanding females who have excelled in their professions: Olajumoke Adenowo, founder Awesome Treasures Foundation and Principal Partner AD Consulting and Yetunde Taiwo , Chief Executive Officer of the Anoh Gas Processing Company (AGPC),” the organizers explained in a notice.


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