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Dear Esteemed member,
We are pleased to introduce the new NAPE Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Scheme. A Medical health Insurance scheme that is guaranteed to deliver excellent health care benefits to you, your loved ones and your dependents at very affordable premiums. Now you can take control of your annual medical budget and enjoy reduced health care cost even after you have retired from your current job.
The scheme covers you, your spouse and 4 biological or legally adopted children under the age of 21 for annual premiums as low as N20, 000, (Twenty thousand Naira.)
The NAPE HMO scheme is powered by Zenith Medicare Limited, a company with a reputation for excellence and proficiency in the delivery of Medicare services worldwide. Zenith Medicare Limited offers first class Pre-paid medical coverage with over 600 carefully selected hospitals nationwide as well as 24/7 medical coverage and emergency services.
The NAPE-HMO scheme is available under 4 basic plans; Smart Health, Class Health, Super Health and NAPE-ZML plan. The scheme will deliver the following benefits:
• General and Specialist Consultation
• Antenatal Care, Normal delivery, assisted delivery and Caesarian Section
• Radiological Services, X-Rays and Ultra sound scans
• ECG, EEG, CT scans, MRI’s
• Minor, Intermediate and Major Surgeries
• Eye Care
• Dental Care
• Cancer care
• Mental Health services
• Fertility services
• Emergency stabilization, drugs and investigation… And many more health care services.
To download the NAPE HMO Enlightment Pack/Pre-Information Brief, Click Here.
To Download the Enrolment Form, Click Here.
To Download the Zenith Medical Limited Hospital Directory, Click Here.
To enjoy access, please collect or download and fill a Registration / enrollment form and return completed forms to the NAPE Secretariat.
The NAPEHMO scheme is one of the many ways NAPE is enriching your membership experience. Please kindly take advantage of this new initiative by enrolling today.
NAPE HMO COMMITTEE
Dear Esteemed Members,
As part of efforts to continue to improve our services and programs to the membership, NAPE has commenced a clean-up of its Junior membership database.
Our focus over the next 7 weeks will be to validate as much as possible our Junior membership population data information. To this end, we shall effective August 2016 delist from our membership records Junior Members with 1986 to 2012 registration numbers. Many of the affected Junior Members have either obsolete email contacts or have ceased to be Junior Members but yet to upgrade their membership status to Active Membership.
For the list of Junior Members due for upgrade, Click Here.
SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY: CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES & APPLICATIONS
Who should attend
The course is designed for geoscientists, geophysicists, biostratigraphers, and engineers needing a fundamental understanding of the principles and applications of sequence stratigraphy, and to apply them to exploration and production projects. The course will also benefit graduate students interested in learning the principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy.
Sequence stratigraphy provides a framework for the integration of geological, geophysical, biostratigraphic and engineering data, with the aim of predicting the distribution of reservoir, source rock and seal lithologies. It gives the geoscientist a powerful predictive tool for regional basin analysis, shelf-to-basin correlation, and characterization of reservoir heterogeneity. This course will examine the underlying geological principles, processes and terminology related to sequence stratigraphic interpretation. The strength of this course is the application of these basic principles to subsurface datasets in a series of well-founded exercises.
• Basic concepts and terminology of sequence stratigraphy
• The stratigraphic building blocks of depositional sequences
• Recognition criteria for the identification of depositional sequences and their components in outcrops, cores, well logs and seismic data.
• Controls on sequence stratigraphic architecture
• The application of sequence stratigraphy in siliciclastic non-marine, shallow-marine and deepwater depositional settings
• Exploration and production case histories and strategies
Summary of learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the concepts of sequence stratigraphy and their application to a wide range of subsurface data types (seismic, well-log, core, reservoir production data)
• Visualize and interpret siliciclastic non-marine, shallow-marine and deepwater depositional settings in subsurface data
• Identify flooding surfaces, parasequences, sequence boundaries, incised valleys and use these elements for correlation
• Apply pragmatic, fit-for-purpose approaches to sequence stratigraphic interpretation.
• relate sequence stratigraphy to various controls (relative sea levels, sediment supply) on basin architecture
• Utilize sequence stratigraphy to develop exploration and production strategies
About the instructor
Gary Hampson is a Reader in Sedimentary Geology at Imperial College, London, and has over 20 years of experience in applying sequence stratigraphic methods and models to a wide variety of outcrop and subsurface examples. He teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD courses in sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and petroleum geology to geoscientists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers, and is currently Director of the internationally renowned Petroleum Geoscience MSc course at Imperial College (since 2013). His research interests lie in the understanding of siliciclastic fluvial, coastal and shallow-marine depositional systems and their preserved stratigraphy, and in applying this knowledge to reservoir characterization and modelling. He is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed technical papers.
For details, Click Here.
Dear Esteemed member,
THESE ARE CHALLENGING TIMES BUT WE NEED TO REMAIN FOCUS
2016 has indeed been a very challenging and sometimes troubling year for the industry. These challenges are not just in Nigeria but globally, especially with economies largely dependent on oil price having to retool and rework their budgets to reflect the changing times. Companies, in the same vein, have been directly and indirectly impacted by the southward trend and the disruption this volatility of crude oil pricing has ushered in. Regardless of all these, the world will still require more energy in the coming years to advance global growth, economic prosperity and in order to lift billions of people out of poverty. As with every cyclical phase, I can confidently say, that this one too, shall come to pass. I am reminded of the legendary book by Robert Schuller….Tough times never last but tough people do. The kind of tenacity, the principle of positive thinking and the ability to put problems in perspective as well as the indomitable spirit that he wrote about in the book are required in our industry today.
I know many of our members are directly or indirectly affected especially with the resultant state of rightsizing that has seen numerous job losses and cutbacks. However, bleak it may seem I want to encourage you to keep your heads-up and to remind you that NAPE is working round the-clock to come up with palliatives and options that may help ease some of the attendant bites of the losses and cutbacks.
As a NAPE member, especially if you have been affected in some way directly or indirectly by the ongoing oil pricing fluctuation, I am writing to urge you to consider these palliatives and use them to retool yourselves where necessary. Some of the palliatives include:
1. Commencement of an online training platform to help retool and enhance your professional career
2. Career center for job postings and resources to help tide you through these trying times.
3. Health insurance scheme for members, associates, NAPE staff and their dependents
Items 1 and 2 above shall be offered free to members directly affected by the downturn. It is planned the online training platform and the career center will be available in Q2 2016. The University Assistance Program Chairperson and the Editor-in-Chief shall unveil the details in a separate communication
The NAPE health insurance scheme, which will be provided by leading local and international HMOs, will be available at negotiated discounted rates to all financial members of the association and their immediate family members. We hope this will be especially attractive to those members who may have lost such health benefits as a result of the downturn. If you have been affected by the cutback, please indicate so at the point of the registration. Details of the NAPE Health insurance scheme will be the subject of a separate communication
The downturn has undoubtedly provided opportunities for NAPE as an association to reposition and strengthen our programs and events; rethink our strategies, realign priorities; block leakages and stress test our readiness for rebound and growth.
We have just completed the clean-up of the membership database. We shall, before end of Q2, introduce some recognition scheme for those members whose sustained annual dues and commitment over the years has helped our association to get to where it is today. We shall be re-launching the awareness campaign for the voluntary annual contribution of two thousand naira only (N2000) to NAPE foundation by all members and the NAPE grant-in-aid support for University students. An Executive committee team led by the IPP has been constituted to review grey arrears in the constitution identified at the last AGM. We are providing opportunities for corporate entities to re-tool their craft to respond to the dynamics of change so they can formulate responsive actions to deliver sustainable improvements.
In the coming months we will be publishing two bulletins and a special business publication to enrich your membership experience. I want to assure you that in spite of the paucity of funds, we will still continue to subsidize our monthly Technical meetings in Lagos and across the Chapters. The students mini-conference will hold in June 2016 at the University of Ibadan as scheduled. Career talks on preparing for life outside the university and a special pre-mini-conference course on Petroleum System Concept: History, Types and Application by a respected member of the association Dr Joe Ejedawe FNAPE are some of the highlights of the student’s mini-conference.
No one can say for certain when this latest period of volatility will end, but as one wise person stated ‘’ what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger’’. For an association that prides itself on ideas that find oil and gas there is no better time to chew over the words of Park A Dickey (an AAPG honorary member and retired Professor of Geology from the University of Tulsa) that… ‘We usually find oil in new places with oil ideas. Sometimes we find oil in an old with a new idea. But we seldom find much oil in an old place with an old idea. Several times in the past we have thought we were running out of oil whereas actually we were only running out of ideas’.
As always exploration takes a back seat at times like this, however I argue that the reverse should be the case. Exploration and retooling of ideas that can help better find oil and gas, lower cost of production, human capacity development initiatives amongst many others can only thrive best during difficult and challenging times like this.
Thank you for your efforts and personal contributions as we work towards building and sustaining a virile, vibrant and professional association.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Nosa Omorodion, FNAPE
Itâ€™s time to update our members on the activities of our great Association since our last edition of NAPENews. This issue of the NAPE Newsletter is focused on some of the chest thumping events in NAPE and the industry at large.
In this re-launched issue of our Newsletter, is a report on the Special Management Workshop on Fluid Metering and Accounting, Metering and How to â€˜slay the demonâ€™ called Oil theft. We also feature 20 years of NAPEâ€™s affiliation with AAPG, photographs from visits to our corporate members, a new column called NAPE People, Industry News, reports from our Student Chapters and other interesting articles.
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1. Check your tire pressure regularly (once a month, before long trips and when they appear under-inflated) and address under-inflated tires immediately
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NAPE is the largest professional association of petroleum geologists and related disciplines in Nigeria and Africa. Members include geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students and academicians
To be the preferred professional petroleum geosciences Association with a global reach.
To promote the study and practice of petroleum geosciences for the benefit of members and other stakeholders.
THE EBOLA VIRUS (KEY FACTS) -
Causes Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in humans. EVD is highly infectious & outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%.
Transmitted to people from wild animals & spread through human-to-human transmission. Natural hosts are the fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family.
No specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals, yet.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EVD
Early symptoms include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches & sore throat. A rash, red eyes, hiccups, chest pains, difficulty breathing and swallowing may also develop.
Symptoms may progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function and sometimes internal & external bleeding.
Ebola can only be definitively confirmed by 5 different lab tests.
Incubation period is 2 to 21 days.
Symptoms may be mistaken for malaria, typhoid fever, meningitis or even the plague.
REDUCING THE RISK OF EBOLA INFECTION IN PEOPLE
No effective treatment or vaccine yet, therefore raising awareness of risk factors for Ebola infection and the protective measures individuals can take is key to reducing spread.
Reduce risk of wildlife-to-human transmission from contact with infected fruit bats or monkeys/apes & consumption tadalafilonlineoffer.com/what-is-erectile-dysfunctionmain-reasons-how-to-overcome-and-treat-it/ of their raw meat. Handle animals with gloves, protective clothing.
Cook animal products (blood and meat) thoroughly before consumption.
Reduce close contact with infected patients and their bodily fluids. Wear gloves & personal protective equipment when taking care of ill patients at home.
Wash hands regularly after visiting or caring for patients in hospital or at home.
Implement containment measures, including burial of the dead. People who have died from Ebola should be promptly and safely buried.