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The 8th Edition of the NAPE Min-Conference for Tertiary Institutions was held in collaboration with the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and therefore the first of its kind. The conference provided oppurtunities for students to showcase their works during Technical/Oral sessions, join in field excursions and network with industry, academia and other stakeholders in the geosciences family. The event was held 11th -13th August 2016, at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Theme for the Conference was: Strengthening Geosciences Training for Mineral Resources Development in An Emerging Economy.
1. Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of Nigeria Inland Basins
2. Operations Geology: The well delivery process
3. Sedimentological Models of Paralic reservoirs
4. Health, Safety and Environment: Implications of Mineral Resources Exploration and Processing
5. Developing Oil Field Chemicals using local raw materials
We wish to thank our esteemed students, the academic community, the Oil and gas industry, invited guests and Speakers for a successful mini conference.
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A team of NAPE officials had a One-Day courtesy visit to the DVC of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on 14th May 2014 towards preparation for the 7th Mini-Conference. During the visit, NAPE officials also had a meeting with the LOC to know the level of preparedness and also carried out onsite assessment of the facilities.
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The 7th edition of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Mini-conference was held in the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state from June 5th to 8th, 2014. The conference is a bi-annual event. The Theme for the conference was Enhancing Geoscience Education to meet Future Energy Demands.
1. Enhancing local raw material input in Oil & gas Production
2. Mineral exploration for economic development
3. Petroleum Geologyu of Nigeria's Inland Basins
4. Shale, Shale oil, Shale gas
5. Environmental Challenges in E & P
The NAPE Fellows' Retreat was held April 26th to 28th 2013 at the University of Ibadan Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State. The Theme for the retreat was "Positioning NAPE for the Future. Participants spoke of the need to reposition the association for a more robust delivery of its mandate to bridge the knowledge gap between different generations of geoscientists. The association also stated its determination to address the issues hampering the teaching and practice of the geosciences. Speaking at the opening of the event, NAPE President, George Osahon fnape, said NAPE has initiated and continues to implement a number of enviable programmes for the benefit of its membership, as well as the nation's oil and gas industry. He said: "In spite of the fact that NAPE has initiated and has continued to implement a number of enviable programmes for the benefit of its membership, the oil & gas industry, the academia and government agencies , there is a need to reposition the association for a more robust delivery of its mandate of bridging the knowledge gap between different generations of geosciences as well as addressing the issues hampering the teaching and practice of the geosciences". The retreat which was facilitated by consulting firms had in attendance fellows of the body from different parts of the country.
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The 6th edition of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Mini-conference held in the beautiful campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife from April 26 to 29, 2012. The conference is a bi-annual event which was hosted in past editions as follow: Federal University of
Technology Akure (2002), Federal University of Technology Owerri (2004), Ahmadu Bello University (2006), University of Calabar (2008), University of Ilorin (2010). This event is part of NAPE-University Assistance Programme dedicated to the development of geosciences education, technical presentation and leadership skills in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The theme of the conference is â€œEmerging Concepts in Geosciences Educationâ€. Over 100 papers were submitted from 34 universities; 30 were selected for Oral and 15 for Poster presentations. The conference is declared a huge success! Miss Doyin Ogundipe, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University won the first place of the competition and was awarded by NAPE full sponsorship participate and present her paper at the NAPE 2012 International Conference and Exhibition that will hold at Eko Hotel in Lagos in November 2012. In addition, NAPE will explore sponsorship opportunity for her and her supervisor to attend and participate in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention in the United States in 2013.
The journey started when the hosting right was awarded to Obafemi Awolowo University by NAPE executive committee members based on the successful presentation of OAUâ€™s interest delivered at the NAPE 2010 International Conference and Exhibition by the former Vice Chancellor of the university,
Professor Michael Faborode who is now the executive secretary, Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian University. The incumbent Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Bamitale Omole aligned with the vision of his predecessor and worked tirelessly with the universityâ€™s Local Organizing
Committee (LOC) in association with NAPE to make the conference a great success. The leadership of OAU adopted this 6th edition of NAPE mini-conference as part the schoolâ€™s 50th anniversary.
In his opening ceremony address, the President of NAPE Dr. Mayowa Afe pledged that NAPE as an organization will continue to work towards the improvement of technical standard of the mini-conference in order to properly prepare graduates for the oil and gas industry which accounts for over 80% of Nigeriaâ€™s income.
The Chairman of NAPE-University Assistance Programme (UAP), Dr. Wasiu Odufisan urged all students at the conference to use the conference as an opportunity to learn and improve both their technical and non-technical talent as the conference provides as avenue to learn effective communication skills, solicit technical feedback from peers, and develop a network for geosciences collaboration. He further urged students to make effort to attend all presentations and fully expose themselves to the technical and nontechnical rewards of the conference.
The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Professor T.R. Ajayi worked tirelessly with his team in the department of Geology with the active support of the Head of Department, Professor Joseph Owolabi Ajayi to organize the conference. They also introduce an innovation to the usual NAPE
conference programme of activities by arranging with the drama department of the university to present a drama play titled: â€œGRIP AMâ€ to the attendees of the conference to provide a relaxing evening.
The event came to end on Sunday, April 29 with field excursion to the Benin Flank of the Anambra Basin, Southwest Nigeria. The trip was led by a renowned professor of Geology, Professor M.A. Rahaman of the department of Geology of Obafemi Awolowo University.
The 6th NAPE Mini-conference is a huge success and should serve as a role model for other professional associations in Nigeria.
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