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NAPE Plans A Workshop On Marginal Field Scorecard/Nigerian Independents

The Nigerian Association Of Petroleum Explorationists(NAPE) has decided, for its 2013, annual industry workshop, to tackle the subject of operational and business environment in which Nigerian marginal field operators and the country’s emerging indigenous independents are working.

“We want to examine the experiences, the challenges and the successes of the Marginal Field Operators, 10 years after the licences were awarded to them”, says Adedoja Ojelabi, President Elect of NAPE and Chairman of The Conference Planning Committee, of which the workshop is a part. “We want to understand the growth of the Nigerian indigenous E&P operating space. We want to sit down with Bankers, Lawyers, Oilfield Economists and other professionals involved in these unique aspects of value creation”.

Mrs Ojelabi, herself an earth scientist with Chevron says that speakers will include some CEOs of these companies, as well as ranking Bankers and Investment Analysts both in Nigeria and abroad. The NAPE Pre-Conference workshop was launched by NAPE in 1990, to open up the association to the general business environment. The first set of industry ‘elders’ were retiring from the multinational companies. The workshop was meant to help NAPE members interface with the larger issues of the Nigerian economy. This is where we were meant to share ideas with bankers, accountants, others; treat topics that are broader than inversion seismic attributes and basin analysis.

The NAPE Annual Pre-Conference workshop was launched by NAPE in 1990, to open up the association to the general business environment. The first set of industry ‘elders’ were retiring from the multinational companies. The workshop was meant to help NAPE members interface with the larger issues of the Nigerian economy. This is where these technical professionals were  meant to share ideas with bankers, accountants, others; treat topics that are broader than inversion seismic attributes and basin analysis. The workshop took off with the theme Indigenous Entrepreneurship in the Upstream Sector of the Nigeria Petroleum Industry in 1990. In the 23 years since, it has examined, among others,  Financing The Upstream Sector, Opportunities and Risks(1991)Building Real Indigenous Capacity for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry(2001), Nigerian Content: Capacity Building and Utilization(2006), Special Workshop On The PIB(2009)and The Nigerian Content Law: Application and Implications(2010) .

“We think it’s an opportune time for NAPE to invite the entire industry, as well as Nigeria’s business professionals, in Banks and related spaces, to interrogate the species named The Nigerian E&P independent and of course the “marginal field segment of the larger body of Nigerian Independents”.

Members of the Committee assigned the task of delivering the workshop include Mrs Patricia Ochogbu of ExxonMobil and Messrs George Oguachuba(TOTAL), Gilbert Odior(ExxonMobil), Isaac Arowolo(Chevron), Nedo Osanyande(Shell) Bashir Koledoye(D’Harmattan Energy Services) and Austin Avuru(SEPLAT). Three of seven member strong committee are former Presidents of NAPE. “We needed to have an influential committee to deliver a high impact workshop”, Mrs Ojelabi says.

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