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2018 NAPE Aret Adams Awards, Ben Osuno Awards, Fellowship Awards, Honorary Membership Awards,
NOELA Awards and YP Service Award details:

1. Aret Adams Awards: The Award, named in honour of the Late Chief Aretanekhai (Aret) Godwin Adams and his commitment to excellence, is the highest award bestowed by NAPE. It is given to deserving Earth Scientists of any nationality, in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to, or achievements in the sciences and practice of petroleum exploration and exploitation in Nigeria for a continuous period of 15 years or more.

For the Nomination Guidelines, Click Here.

2. Ben Osuno Awards: The NAPE Ben Osuno Pioneering Excellence Award recognizes and celebrates excellence and outstanding contributions by individuals or groups in pioneering activities in the field of the earth sciences in general and the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry in particular. The award honors members who by their individual or collective actions have demonstrated exceptional creativity and leadership, in proposing, pioneering and/or transforming approaches to major challenges in the oil and gas industry or the academia in related fields.

For the Nomination Guidelines and Form, Click Here.

3. Fellowship Awards: The NAPE Fellowship Awards honor NAPE members who have distinguished themselves by their long-term service and commitment to advancing the science, practice and profession of petroleum geology and to the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE).

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4.Honorary Membership Awards: The NAPE Honorary Membership Awards honor non-members who by their profession, position/office, career or business have had a significant and positive, impact on the affairs of NAPE and the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry at large. He or she does not have to be a professional in the Oil & Gas industry.

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5. NOELA Awards: The Outstanding Earth Science Lecture Award (NOELA) Award is instituted by NAPE to be awarded in recognition of: "distinguished and outstanding contributions to effective teaching of geosciences education in Nigeria."

For the Honours and Awards Nomination Form, Click Here.

6. YP Service Award: The NAPE Outstanding YP Service Award honour NAPE members who are under the age of 35 and have distinguished themselves by their long-term service and commitment to advancing the science, practice and profession of petroleum geosciences and tothe Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE).

For the Nomination Guidelines and Form, Click Here.

Nominations should be submitted, along with documentation, to the Distinguished Awards Committee Chairman, Mrs. Doris Akpovwa at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline of June 8th, 2018. There will be no further extension. Nominations received after this date shall be deemed invalid. Upon receipt, applications become the property of NAPE and will not be returned to applicants.

NAPE Vice President & Chairman Distinguished Awards Committee

Find below the links to the various NAPE 2017 Conference Events showing some of the pictures from the NAPE Annual International Conference & Exhibitions.

1. Pre-Conference Workshop

2. Short Courses

3. Lead Technical Sessions

4. Opening Ceremony

5. Exhibition Booths

6. Management Session

7. African Night

8. Technical Programme

9. Women In Geosciences

10. Awards Night

11. Young Professional Leadership Forum

The Pre-Conference Workshop kick started the 35th edition of NAPE’s flagship Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 9th November, 2017. Venue was the Eko Hotel and Suites.

PreConference 2017L-R: Mr. George Osahon FNAPE, Mr. Nicholaz Terraz, Dr. Mason Oghenejobor, Mr. Andrew Ejayeriese FNAPE, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah, Mr. Abiodun Adesanya FNAPE, Mr. Toyin Olagunju and Mr.Afolabi

The NAPE President’s Opening remarks were brief. He told the distinguished gathering that this year’s conference was a continuation of the conversation which started at last year’s conference when the nation ex-rayed the oil and gas industry and attempted to proffer solutions to tackling the realities then.
The keynote paper was delivered by Dr Emmanuel Egbogah , OON on the theme: Transforming Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry to Meet Global Demand-Supply Realities. In his Presentation, Dr. Egbogah surmised that by 2020 the industry will remain the highest source of revenue to the Nigerian government and that government should do more to improve the sector and create more opportunities. Dr Egbogah added that: what is more important is for the government not to see the oil and gas industry as a source of income to just fund her budget, rather they should see it as a value creation opportunity to improve the economy.
Other Speakers at the event included: Mr Toyin Olagunju, General Manager Corporate Services, SPDC, who stood in for Mr. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, SPDC and Chairman, Shell companies in Nigeria; Mr. Nicholas Terraz, Managing Director/ Chief Executive, Total E & P Nigeria; Dr. Mason Oghenejobor who represented Mr. Austin Avuru, FNAPE, Chief Executive Officer at Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc.

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How Nigeria Can Deepen Oil Exploration – Chevron Boss
Jeff. Ewing, Chairman/Managing Director Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Strategic Business Unit, has said that Nigeria still has significant opportunities to find new oil and gas resources. He disclosed this in his opening remarks during the Opening Ceremony of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Annual International Conference on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victpria Island, Lagos.
He also said the nation’s oil industry has an opportunity in rejuvenating old frontier basin exploration, to discover impact resource additions for strategic reserves replacement and growth.
He noted that the requisite growth of oil and gas resources in the country could be achieved through Regional Geological Assessment of the Niger Delta basin; new thinking and technology in seismic acquisition and seismic processing; deep drilling and prospecting, as well as cost-efficient future developments.
‘’It is evident that there is significant unpenetrated and undiscovered hydrocarbon resource and reserves just below existing infrastructure. Average drill depth below mudline in the Niger Delta is approximately 10,000 to 12,000 feet’’, he added.
He also emphasised the need to build a robust inventory of drill ready prospect portfolio in readiness for more favorable oil price and globally competitive fiscal policy.
He also spoke on NAPE’s role in achieving oil and gas industry objectives, saying the group is well-positioned to encourage industry-academia collaboration for local research and development and provide a platform for the articulation of ideas that will help advance the oil and gas industry and the nation’s economy.
According to Ewing, Chevron Nigeria has continued to sustain efforts towards delivering exploration and production projects and activities as well as making significant investments in gas projects in the country.

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