Abuja Airport closure will not impact NOG 2017


The 16th annual Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, NOG, taking place from February 27 – March 2, 2017 in Abuja, will not be impacted by the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Contrary to an earlier announcement that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be closed in February and March 2016 for repairs, the Federal Ministry of Transport (Aviation) in an advert notice to industry stakeholders, signed by Alhaji Sabiu Zakari, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, announced that the essential maintenance works will commence on 8th March 2017, one week after NOG 2017 would have closed.

Over 1,500 government representatives and industry players have already confirmed their attendance at the 2017 NOG, including the Federal Government of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Power, Arco, Century Group, Delta Afrik, Exxon, Honeywell and Oando, among others.

According to the conference organisers, this key attendance proves that NOG 2017 is not to be missed. “The Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition is bringing together technical leaders to explore the importance of technologies in driving the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry forward.

“Issues to be addressed at the conference will cover, How will new legislation & policy develop to transform the Oil and Gas Industry, Resetting Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry – Reviewing global trends, Nigeria’s Gas Sector – The catalyst for economic and industrial growth, Harnessing the opportunities in Nigeria’s downstream sector and Energising the upstream sector through increased collaboration”, the CWC Group said in a statement.

Others issues to be addressed, according to the statement, include: Increasing the independents’ market share & contribution to increasing production and national reserves, Combating crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism through stakeholder collaboration, Outlining the next phase for re-energising Nigerian Content Initiatives in today’s business environment, Increasing in-country value and capital retention through Nigerian Content implementation and Exploring/accessing finance to secure Nigerian Content growth.

The NOG offers an excellent opportunity to build company’s presence within the Nigerian energy marketplace by accessing the industry’s most influential decision makers. generate valuable new sale leads and stay ahead of competitors by featuring in the largest gathering of national and international industry players in Nigeria.

It provides an unparalleled platform for strategic networking, connecting you with the right people to add value to your business, the statement added.