By Samuel Ibiyemi
The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) is once again coordinating the Nigerian Pavilion at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) holding at Houston, Texas from APRIL 30 to May 3, 2018.
The OTC is the premier gathering of professionals and opinion leaders in the global oil and gas industry, and it provides excellent opportunities for positive portrayal and promotion of the great potential of Nigeria and the Nigerian oil and gas industry. It also provides a unique platform for close interactions with leading international and major Nigerian oil service companies, indigenous oil companies, industry executives, government policy makers and political leaders, to share ideas on improving the Nigerian oil industry.
PETAN member-companies and many other indigenous oil service companies will be part of a robust contingent, to showcase the dynamism and potential of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry. About 2,500 professionals and industry leaders from Nigeria and beyond will attend this year’s event.
PETAN has been organizing and hosting the Nigerian pavilion at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas since 2005.
The key highlights of OTC 2018 are;
50 years of OTC: Programming which reflects on our history, the current state of the industry, and what is on the horizon.
Faster deployment of new technologies: Solutions to reduce the development timeline and create project-ready technologies which meet current industry challenges.
Cost-reducing tools and techniques: Ways to decrease costs and improve overall value, while maintaining high standards for safety, operation ability, and reliability.
Integrating to innovate: How advanced software, nanotechnology, and the digital revolution are integrating disciplines and triggering a historic transformation in the offshore energy sector.
Meeting global demand: Meeting the energy needs of fast-growing economies, while reducing carbon emissions and carefully considering the impact of digital technology.
Update on world-class projects: The latest on landmark projects which have resulted in breakthrough technologies in a low oil price environment.
Global participation: Executives from service companies and operators, including IOCs and NOCs, share accomplishments from projects in Canada, Malaysia, the Gulf of Mexico, and the North Sea.
PETAN, with industry partners are the coordinators of the Nigerian participation at this year’s event, which will take place at Houston, Texas, from the 30th of April to 3d of May 2018.
Programme of Activities for PETAN at the OTC 2018 are:
Monday April 30, 2018: Formal Opening of the Nigerian Pavilion in the Reliant Centre by GMD, NNPC. The Pavilion will remain open from Monday April 30, 2018 to Thursday May 3, 2018
Tuesday May 1, 2018 – 11:30am: Luncheon and Panel Session at Crowne Plaza Hotel: Decision makers speak on important and topical issues impacting on our local industry. We invite you to give an address at this event on the business opportunities in Nigeria.
Tuesday May 1, 2018 – 6:30pm, JW Marriot, Galleria: Nigerian Oil Industry Awards Dinner and Cocktail,
Wednesday May 2, 2018, 11:30am, Crowne Plaza Hotel: Technical Workshop.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 11:30am; Networking Golf Event: Sugar Creek Country Club, SugarLand, Texas.
PETAN is committed to the promotion and the development of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, through the organization of and participation in conferences, seminars and workshops, as well as creating opportunities for Nigerian oil and gas companies to develop, in a highly competitive environment.
For further information and to register for any of PETAN activities at the OTC, visit: http://www.petan.org,