A Gainful Conference


The just ended three-day Nigeria Oil and Gas Technology conference and exhibitions spurred activities whose effects and benefits in the industry will be hard to quantify

By Anayo Ezugwu  |  Jun. 24, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT

THE Nigeria Oil and Gas Technology, NOGTech Conference and Exhibition may have come and gone, but the activities of the conference and effects they are expected to generate within the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry cannot be quantified. The conference, which had as its main theme “Technological Advances Driving Commercial Success” was held from June 4 to 6, in Lagos.

Participants at the exhibition
Participants at the exhibition

This year’s Conference and Exhibition, which was the fourth in the series of annual conferences and exhibitions, had a plethora of speakers and events lined up to discuss and chart a way forward for the Nigerian oil and gas industry in line with international best practices in view of recent developments and trends in the international oil and gas market.

The three-day exhibition was a perfect platform to showcase innovations and products, as well as discover the latest technologies in the market and also win business. Beyond that, it was also a great international hub to get to know the solutions and meet the industry’s suppliers. The open plan theatre was an ideal opportunity to present to an audience numbering thousands, the innovations in the sector, and an excellent way to capture details of key prospective clients specifically interested in products and services.

Doron Ben Sira, chief executive officer, SkyVision, said the event was positioned to bring together government ministries, industry stakeholders and key oil and gas professionals. He said that his company, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic systems, used the occasion to launch its new corporate voice, data and video services. “We welcome this opportunity to strengthen our support for local oil and gas customers in the region, and enable them to improve their productivity and network security. This exhibition provides the opportunity to showcase our latest services and further SkyVision’s commitment to reliable network coverage in Nigeria,” he said.

Dignitaries at the conference
Dignitaries at the conference

Some of the activities held during the conference included case studies of successful organisations, panel discussions on various aspects of the Nigerian oil and gas industry and exposition speeches at the exhibition venue. The conference was declared open after registration of participants at the venue with keynote addresses by leading industry figures in both the regulatory and practicing companies. Some of the dignitaries who gave keynote addresses included Osten Olorunsola,  director of Department of Petroleum Resources, Abiye Membere, group executive director, exploration and production, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Saidu Mohammed, president, Nigerian Gas Association, Mustafa Balarabe Shehu, president, Nigerian Society of Engineers.

The event brought together professionals in all spheres of the oil and gas sector including the International Oil Companies, IOCs, marginal field producers, servicing companies, logistics and systems solutions experts, health, safety and environmental experts, regulatory bodies, financial service providers and the academia.

Case studies and discussions at the conference dealt with topics like Cost Efficiency and Optimisation project delivery, global technology advances in oil and gas production, financial planning towards technological growth in the oil and gas industry and some other salient issues within the oil and gas industry.

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