With an ambitious conference theme latching on to the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative, the forthcoming conference of the Nigerian Council of the Society of Petroleum Engineers finds space for urgent issues on the table. Two of these are in the orbit of localization and gender.
The conference’s first panel session/workshop, slated for August 5, 2014 at 1.30pm has, as subject; Marginal Field Workshop: Key to Effective Management of Acquired Indigenous Fields and Production Enhancement Strategies The second, coming up on August 7, 2014 at 1.30pm is entitled Women Development Programme: Women in Nigerian energy industry; changing the perception from part of the pack to leader of the pack. They both take place at the Eko Hotel in Lagos. Details Here.
The discussions around indigenous marginal field programme features Charles Odita, Managing Director of Midwestern Oil and Gas, which produces the most prolific marginal field in the Niger Delta (Umusadege, circa 13,000BOPD), Abdulrazaq Isa, Executive Chairman of Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited, operator of the Ibigwe field and Layiwola Fatona, Managing Director of Niger Delta Petroleum, the country’s first marginal field operator.
The session around women development stars Folorunso Alakija, Africa’s richest woman and CEO of Famfa Oil, which holds 60% interest in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 127, in deepwater off Nigeria. The panel includes Nnoli Akpedeye, Technical Planning Manager at the Shell Exploration Production Companies in Nigeria and Nkechi Ntia James of TOTAL Exploration and Production.
The overall conference runs from Tuesday August 5 to Friday August 8, 2014. The theme is Africa Energy Corridor, Opportunities For Oil and Gas Value Maximisation Through Integration and Global Approach. Details Here.
I’m happy to see my beloved MD, Dr. Layiwola Fatona here.