ALL is now set for the 2016 Upstream and Downstream Oil and Gas Expo which will take place in Abuja from September 27 to 28. The event is to be co-located this year with the Power, Steel and Housing Exhibition and Conference,
The event with the theme “Oil and gas solution and the Nigerian Content Advancement,” is expected to attract players in the oil and gas industry. it is organized by a wholly indigenous company, West Africa Exhibition and Conferences, WAECON.
In one of the organizer’s visit to the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, the agency noted that this laudable initiative and effort by the indigenous firm was worthy of commendation and that informed the endorsement of the event in line with the Nigerian Local Content Act of 2010.
The regulatory Agency also stated that it expects oil and gas operators in the upstream and downstream sectors to fully participate in the upcoming conference so as to sustain the growth of the industry while urging the organisers to build on the success that has been achieved so far. It added that it is only by so doing that more international investors could be attracted to the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
Kune Igoni, director of event, WAECON, while responding said the company was highly elevated by the endorsement coming from DPR. “This once again reaffirms our strong conviction that indigenous firms are able to organise major events in the industry successfully like their foreign counterparts,” he said.
The director of event, also disclosed that, after the successful hosting of four editions of the event, the Conference has continued to receive commendations from oil and gas companies, high government personnel and diplomatic missions, and is now endorsed by the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, South Korean Consulate, Nigeria, Royal Dutch Embassy, Nigeria and other major industry Players and Stakeholders, with keen interest shown by world business and political leaders to participate as Special Resource Persons.
The Upstream and Downstream oil and gas exhibition and conference is the largest indigenous international oil and gas show in Nigeria targeted at all key players in oil and gas sector around the world to synergise on policies, technologies and innovations with the institutions to move the sector to the next level.
The event’s exhibition segment will showcase equipment, tools technologies as well as services cutting across geophysical, drilling technologies, seismic data acquisition and offshore and onshore exploration, among others, while the conference segment will discuss a wide range of industry activities, with resource presentation by renowned industry players. Plenary sessions focussing on policy and technology updates, panel discussions and case studies led by industry leaders, will also give delegates the opportunity to hear from some of the most influential people in the industry.
Igoni called on prospective participants including exhibitors and delegates to avail themselves of the veritable platform that the event presents and represents for the growth of their businesses in the industry.
— Sep 19, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT