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The Nigerian oil and gas industry has witnessed the largest number of divestment and acquisition activities, bringing new players to a risky business of oil and gas exploration and production. With assets changing hands, it is hoped that farmees will be able to drive a new wave of exploration activities in the Niger Delta. It is against this backdrop of events that NAPE decided on this year’s theme “Stimulating Exploration and Reserves Growth in a Maturing Basin”.

The conference took place at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 10th-14th November, 2013. This was the first time the NAPE conference will be organized by a female President-Elect of the association, in the person of Mrs. Adedoja Ojelabi. The conference was preceded by six geoscience short courses and a field trip to the Eastern Dahomey Basin of South West Nigeria. The opening ceremony, technical sessions, workshops and other events were well attended. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Companies (OPEC) was represented by Dr. Taher Najah.

The exhibition was officially opened on Tuesday by the Vice President of ExxonMobil Production geoscience, Mr. Elijah White Jr. and OPEC representative, Dr. Taher Najah. Multinational companies like Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Addax Petroleum Schlumberger and Baker Hughes set up booths and participated in the event. The exhibition floor was abuzz with activity throughout the conference and there was a lot of networking opportunity for students and professionals alike.

Technical sessions consisted of over 111 oral papers and 30 poster presentations. Technical sessions were held in relation to the conference theme, under the following five sub-themes:

  •     Seismic technologies and the development of new play concepts; rock physics models: characterization and prediction of rock properties from subsurface data.
  •     Reservoir Management strategies for sustained production and improved recovery.
  •     Technology application and exploitation of small accumulations.
  •     Policy initiatives for enhanced exploration and reserves growth.
  •     Contending and competing exploration technologies – how well and how far?

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For the Opening Cocktail Pictures, Click Here.

For the African Night Pictures, Click Here.

Participants at this year’s edition of the annual conference of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) were pleasantly surprised when they were offered free eye checks by Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc.

Seplat, through the team of medical personnel it provided at its stand, attended to over 200 people over a 2 day period during the conference.

Most callers at their stand, which was besieged immediately word spread, received counseling, eye drops, and medication and reading glasses all at no cost.

The company noted in a statement made available that it decided to provide free eye checks “because we have been carrying out the same programme with huge successes in our areas of steroidssaleguide operation under the hugely popular SEPLAT EYE CAN SEE PROGRAMME, one of our key CSR programs. We believe that the eyes are the windows to the soul and this initiative extends our CSR interventions in this regard.”

Seplat has in the space of 3 years, emerged as the largest indigenous oil producer in Nigeria. It has made significant investments that will position her as the biggest gas producer also. It participated in this year’s conference and exhibition held at Eko Hotel & Suites. The company also sponsored our registration booth and the Ice breaker cocktail.

Dr. Taher Najah, an Oil Industry Analyst with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), says Nigeria’s energy usage is expected to rise by 40 per cent between 2010 and 2030. Najah made the projection on Friday in Lagos at the just concluded 31st Annual International Conference & Exhibitions of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE).

He said that this level of production was dosage of cialis required to lift billions of people out of poverty. Najah said that with population and incomes projected to rise, the real challenge remained how to manage and meet the energy needs. “The question that begs for an answer is what types of energy will the world use and how much, where it will come from and how new technologies, efficiencies and policies impact on the market. “With energy use expected to rise by 40 per cent between 2010 and 2030, this is required to lift billions of people out of poverty, “The expectation will be huge gains that producing nations make in terms of market share,’’ he said. Nahah, however, said that global peak oil production would be expected before 2030 and there existed significant risks that would occur before 2020.

He said that extraction was currently expanding too slowly to mitigate post early peak oil decline in conventional sources, adding that this could be changed by new technologies. Najah said that oil and gas would continue to lead as the largest energy source and the whole world would continue to find itself in a landscape dominated by the intricacies of the oil and gas business. The OPEC official said that for most developed economies, efficiencies and new technologies remained key solution to mitigating risks.

“Whether Nigeria looks east or west, several puzzles will first have to be resolved internally, before tapping into the opportunities created globally or mitigating the risk the global dynamics presents. “These sprawling opportunities created by the industry around the world remains an unrivalled stimulus to economies actively engaged in oil and gas,’’ he said.

NAPE made a visit to Halliburton on Thursday 5th September, 2013. For the meeting pictures, Click Here.


NAPE also visited First E & P on Monday 9th September, 2013. For the pictures, Click Here.

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