NAPE YP Social Hangout at Lekki Conservation Centre
The 18th of March, 2017 was a day that earmarked the NAPE Young Professionals social hangout, with support from the NAPE and AAPG Africa leadership. The hangout was held at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
The event was graced by Young and Senior Professionals. Notable senior industry leaders at the event include Mr. Nosa Omorodion (NAPE IPP), Mr. Femi Esan (President Elect. AAPG AR), Mr. Gilbert Odior (FNAPE and Past President of AAPG AR), Chief Godwin Oboh, Mr. Kazeem Koleoso, Mr. Richmond Osuji and Dr. Bernard Ebere.


YP Leadership Series - Episode 5 with Nedo Osayande
The NAPE YP Leadership series is an interactive session featuring senior professionals with inspiring stories to share with YPs in a bid to inspire, teach, challenge, encourage and answer pressing questions from YPs.
The fifth edition of the NAPE YP leadership series was held on 24 March 2017 at the NAPE Headquarters, Femi Okunnu Housing Estate, Lekki Peninsula. The speaker of this session was Mr Nedo Osayande, Chairman of Belema Oil Producing. His discussion was focused on "building a successful career and early retirement plan". He gave life examples of his challenges during the early days of his career and how he was able to pull through beyond all odds.
He encouraged all YPs to be technically sound in their respective disciplines ensuring that projects are delivered with top quality and within stipulated time. The bigger the challenges, the greater the rewards, said Nedo Osayande. Young professionals from various companies were present for the session while some others joined the session via online YouTube google hangout.


L-R: Ifeoma Umeokoli, Christopher Jackson, Nedo Osayande, Deborah Ige, Austin Mgbemere and Chinazo Eloji at YP Leadership series Episode 5


NAPE/AAPG Young Professionals Leadership Series Episode 07


NAPE/AAPG Young Professionals Leadership Series Episode 06

YP Episode6

NAPE-AAPG YP Leadership Series Episode 6 was lit and thanks to our guest speakers, Mrs. Catherine Ifejika Uju, Chairman/CEO of Brittania U Petroleum group of companies and Mrs. Pat Maseli, Head, Upstream operations, DPR. This Episode was held on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 14, Saka Tinubu, Off Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
A lot was learnt from the senior industry professionals. Learning is continuous, information is power but God is supreme, stay close to your God, says Mrs. Catherine Ifejika, OFR

Young Professionals Leadership Series Episode 05



NAPE/AAPG Young Professionals Social Hangout: Garden City Edition

YP Hangout May2017

NAPE/AAPG Young Professionals Social Hangout at the Garden City was fun, educative and interactive. Shell Club, Shell RA, Rumukwurushi, Port Harcourt was the venue on May 29 2017. The YPs had a lot of fun.....

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Young Professionals Leadership Series Episode 01


The Young Professional (YP) Committee of our prestigious association- Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) rolled out a new initiative tagged “THE LEADERSHIP SERIES” which is expected to be hosted in all NAPE Chapters in Nigeria – Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Warri and of course Lagos State. The Leadership Series is a program planned for the NAPE YPs to interact with seasoned professionals in the oil and gas industry.
The series targets individuals who have distinguished themselves in the oil & gas industry over time, and provides a platform for interactions that would avail the Young professionals the opportunity to share lessons, knowledge and life experiences from these well-seasoned industry leaders. These interactions also provide the student opportunities to expand their horizon and to discover areas in their lives requiring further development.
As young and innovative people, the YPs have decided to host the program via Google Hangout whereby all members of the association can participate by streaming the video on youtube at the time of the broadcast. The first episode of this laudable initiative held on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 and we had the privilege to interview Mr. Abiodun ADESANYA, FNAPE, Managing Director of  Degeconek Nigeria Limited whose love and support for young people is simply unparalleled. He also shared his wealth of knowledge with the YPs.
The program gave the YPs (and other members of the wider NAPE community) the opportunity to know more about Mr. Abiodun Adesanya, FNAPE, his professional profile, and career path over the past 33 years of his professional experience in the oil and gas industry. The topic “Young Professional’s Response to Current Industry Realities: Self Awareness, Adaption and Resilience” was masterfully dissected by Mr. Adesanya
In his remark, he urged the YPs to take responsibility for developing themselves. He believes that the YPs shouldn’t be despised but supported, as they would be the future professionals of the oil and gas industry. Mr. Adesanya had a long list of advice for the YPs which include; YPs should take their destinies in their hands, YPs should have aspirations, and shouldn’t be too comfortable with where they are in their career path and YPs should endeavour not to work with other people’s templates. He further stated that the YPs should attend conferences, take interest in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) prepare their Curriculum Vitea (CV) very professionally and be informed of happenings in their environment.
In conclusion, he said, YPs shouldn’t regret studying geosciences due to the current challenges in the oil and gas industry, because it is a cyclical event and there is still hope for the future.
The session was hosted by the NAPE YP Lead, Mr. Austin MGBEMERE. He moderated the successful event, at the end he encouraged the young professionals to join them to make more impact in the industry and to also look out for more upcoming programs of the YP in the course of the year.
The second YP leadership series is planned for the 22nd April,  2016 and tagged “Local Content Drive: The young professional’s Role”. Mr. Bank-Anthony Okorafor, the CEO of CB Geophysical Solutions Limited Port Harcourt and Chair, PETAN, will be resource personnel.
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