Executive Secretary, Nigeria Gas Association.
This is a call to join the 2023 – 2025 NGA Study Groups.
In the last 24 years since its establishment, the NGA has worked hard to promote the development of the Nigeria gas industry, but at no time has it been more imperative or critical for the Association to promote a way forward to making gas the energy source of the future for Nigeria as well as a pivot for the ramping up of economic activities than the present.
It is at this crucial time that we are calling on all Members to pool our collective talents in researching and uncovering the most viable mode of developing the nation’s vast and untapped gas resources for domestic utilization by joining one or more of the NGA Study Groups to chart a way forward, especially during Nigeria’s Decade of Gas.
The NGA currently has six (6) study groups as follows:
- SG1 – Network Code & Infrastructure
2. SG2 – Gas to Power Value Chain
3. SG3 – Legal, Regulatory & Policy Frameworks
4. SG4 – Standards & HSE
5. SG5 – Energy Transition
6. SG6 – Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
Membership of one or more Study Group(s) is open to all Members of the NGA. We encourage individual members to indicate which Study Group(s) they wish to join and contribute to based on their area of expertise.
Involvement in these Study Group(s) will give Members enormous benefits including the opportunity to contribute to national development as the Association has the ears of the Federal Executive and Legislature to present relevant position papers that will form inputs to policy and legislation.
Participation in the Study Groups will engender self-development in members while giving them access to sharing knowledge with other Subject Matter Experts.
Finally it will also give Members exposure nationally and internationally as the Study Group reports will be shared with the NGA Stakeholders and the International Gas Union (IGU) which is the global umbrella body for national gas associations.
All nominations/applications must be received by December 31 2023.
All nominations should be made using the online nomination/application form here.
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Please note that the Titles and Terms of Reference for each Study Group are subject to Change without notice, as approved by the NGA Executive Council from time to time.
- Assist NGA to drive studies, and advocacy with Government / Public / Private Stakeholders, for the completion, implementation and functionality of the Nigerian Gas Transportation Network Code.
- Investigate, collate data and determine state of current gas transmission pipeline network in the country.
- Investigate and forecast future gas transmission and distribution pipeline infrastructure requirements in the country.
- Investigate / study to determine available & optimal technologies to enhance cost effective and efficient gas pipeline infrastructure projects in Nigeria.
- Investigate / study / develop / propose effective strategies and technologies to minimise (or eliminate) pipeline vandalism in Nigeria.
- Investigate and collate data of current road infrastructure for transportation and distribution of gas for domestic (household), commercial (SMEs) and vehicular fueling use in Nigeria. Identify challenges / gaps in existing road infrastructure and proffer solutions.
- Determine number and state of existing trucks for road transportation of gas vis-à-vis minimum standard required for effectiveness, efficiency and safe. Investigate alternative modes of gas transportation for domestic and commercial purposes in Nigeria (e.g., ships, railcars, etc).
- Develop generic model as a tool for the evaluation of pipeline and other gas infrastructure projects.
- Assist NGA create a beneficial relationship with the Nigeria Electricity (Power) Supply Industry. Establish collaboration between Gas Stakeholders and Power Stakeholders towards enhancing the Gas-to-Power Value Chain. Carry out joint industry studies / reviews with a view to proffering solutions to advance the Nigerian economy.
- Investigate and collate data of current utilisation of gas for industrial and power generation purposes in Nigeria.
- Investigate actual current supply versus demand of gas in the country for industrial and power generation purposes. Identify gaps, determine reasons for gaps and proffer solutions.
- Investigate and forecast future demand / requirements for gas for industrial and power generation purposes in the country.
- Carry out joint studies with relevant academic institutions and professional bodies in Nigeria to develop indigenous business and technological models to enhance cost effective gas production projects to meet future demand for industrial and power generation purposes in Nigeria.
- Determine ways to make gas (NG, LNG, NGL, LPG, CNG, etc.) the preferred choice of fuel for industrial and power generation in Nigeria.
- Develop generic model as a tool for the evaluation of gas-to-power value chain.
- Investigate and propose commercial structures / funding options for optimal development of future gas projects for industrial and power generation.
- Study current legal framework for gas contracts in Nigeria vis-à-vis global standards / best practices. Proffer solutions to close gaps if any.
- Study / review current and/or proposed gas fiscal policies / legislation in Nigeria vis-à-vis global standards to determine its impact on investors and investments. Propose fiscal policies / legislations to create incentives for investors.
- Investigate business and technological models that will reduce cost of investments in gas projects and operations (capital and operating costs).
- Investigate (via joint studies) other ways to make the economics of gas investments in Nigeria attractive to investors.
- Synergise with SON, NUPRC, NMDPRA and other relevant national and international bodies to develop and enforce relevant Standards and Codes for the Nigeria Gas Industry.
- Develop HSE Guides for the Gas Value Chain in Nigeria (especially for the downstream).
- Develop Technical (e.g., operational and maintenance) and Non-Technical (e.g., marketing and commercial) Guides for the Gas Value Chain in Nigeria to enhance best practice / safety.
- Follow-up on gas Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) incidences across the globe with a view to obtain and disseminate relevant lessons learnt to gas plants / facilities operators & regulators in Nigeria.
- Investigate / carry out relevant joint studies (with academia, other professional bodies, etc) for optimal / indigenous technologies and business models to minimise HSE incidences in gas facilities in Nigeria.
- Collate data of actual gas flared in the country and investigate Health, Safety & Environmental impacts on people and assets. Determine economic consequences / opportunity cost of these flared gases.
- Assess the impact of global Energy Transition on the Nigerian Gas Value Chain.
- Assess the input of Nigeria’s Energy Transition agenda on the Gas Industry Value Chain.
- Identify relevant government and non-government organisations and authorities responsible for Energy Transition for collaboration and partnership.
- Assess the merits of including hydrogen and other related energy gases within the advocacy interest of NGA.
- Recommend NGA policy direction with respect to Energy Transition and net zero goals, both local and global.
- Investigate the alignment and positioning of natural gas within low carbon Energy Transition frameworks.
- Any other related task(s) that may be assigned by the Study Group Coordinating Chair and/or the NGA Council.
- Investigate the current state of DEI in the energy industry, including an analysis of the representation of women in the workforce, leadership positions, and boardrooms, as well as the policies and practices that organisations have in place to promote DEI.
- Assess the role of women in the industry, including participation of women in technical and non-technical roles, and the impact of funding and technology on women’s participation in the industry.
- Identify and analyse relevant data and information on the current state of women inclusion and advancement in the gas industry value chain.
- Assess the opportunities for women in gas industry value chain, including upstream, midstream, downstream and power with a specific focus on clean energy.
- Access the industry’s gender inclusive policies and practices to promote equal opportunities for women in the Gas industry.
- Identify financial platforms that provides financial support for women to finance for clean energy projects and businesses.
- Identify the challenges faced by women in the industry and recommend strategies to overcome them.
- Identify platforms for networking, mentorship, and career development for women in the gas industry value chain.
- Help women to develop and build leadership skills and competencies required to grow within the Gas industry.
- Any other related task(s) that may be assigned by the study group coordinating Chair and/or the NGA Council.
All nominations/applications must be received by December 31 2023.
Taji Ogbe, PMP
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Gas Association
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