FIRST QUARTER REPORTS OF NAPE-PORT HARCOURT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES (JANUARY TO APRIL 2023)
1. TECHNICAL MEETING UPDATE:
On Wednesday, March 22, a Technical/Business meeting was held at the prestigious Royal Banquet Hall, Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt. The event brought together over ninety-four participants from various sectors, including senior professionals, young professionals, and students from different universities, such as University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State University, Niger Delta University, UNIZIK, and UNIBEN.
The meeting featured a lecture by Mr. Obobi Onwuka, an expert from the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), who spoke on the topic “Using High Fidelity OBN Seismic Data to Unlock Conventional Near Field Exploration Prospectivity in Nigeria’s Shallow Water Offshore Depobelt.” Attendees included representatives from SPDC and TotalEnergies, as well as oil servicing companies such as Energy Blocks, Substrata Oil and Gas, Tenchmarks Services, Getamme Laboratories, LOJ Engineering Consultants, among others.
The event was a great success, bringing together a diverse group of professionals and students to discuss the latest developments and advancements in the industry. The Technical Meeting provided a valuable opportunity for participants to network, learn from one another, and exchange ideas.
(2) ELECTION AND INAUGURATION OF NEW PH CHAPTER EXCOs, March 22,2023.
Before the start of the Technical Meeting, an election was conducted to select the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Port Harcourt Chapter. The proceedings resulted in the successful election of several individuals who were then sworn in to their respective offices to take charge of the Chapter’s affairs
- Coordinator: Mr. Kanu Magnus (SPDC)
- Asst. Coordinator: Mr. Mormodu Ogwogho (Total)
- Secretary: Mr. Anaele Callistus (Substrata Oil & Gas)
- Asst. Secretary: Miss Egwuonwu Augustina (Trench Mark)
- Publicity Secretary: Dr Kingsley Karo Oboshenure (Niger Delta University).
new EXCOs along with the Ex-officials.
(3). PH CHAPTER NEW EXCOs INAUGURAL MEETING:
The former and newly-elected Executive Committee (ExCo) members convened for the first time at the poolside of Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 4 pm.At the meeting, the agenda focused on the Chapter’s programs for 2023, as well as sponsorship plans, opportunities, and reinvigorating the YP section, among other topics.
The meeting was well-attended, with eight participants present, and one individual connecting virtually. The discussions were productive, and the attendees were pleased to reach firm resolutions on the matters presented. As the ExCo members begin their term, their dedication to advancing the objectives of the NAPE PH Chapter is evident, and they are committed to delivering successful programs and initiatives
A photo-section from the inaugural meeting.
(4). MENTOR SOCIAL HANGOUT – YP ACTIVITY:
On April 29th, the NAPE PH Chapter held a successful Mentoring Session at LOJ Engineering Consultants. The event was hosted by the Chapter Coordinator, Mr. Kanu Magnus, who provided mentorship to a group of 11 Young Professionals which included students and interns from around Port Harcourt.
The session was lively and interactive, and the attendees benefited greatly from the valuable insights and guidance provided by Mr. Magnus. The purpose of the event was to offer support and guidance to young professionals as they navigate the early stages of their careers.
At the conclusion of the Mentoring Session, the participants expressed gratitude for the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and gain new perspectives on their career trajectories. The Chapter Coordinator also expressed satisfaction with the success of the event, and shared the minutes of the meeting, as well as photographs and videos taken during the session.
Mr. Anaele Callistus, Secretary General, NAPE Port Harcourt Chapter