Buhari To Open 16th Annual Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference

…Event To Attract Industry Professionals, Investors, Governments, Financiers
President Muhammadu Buhari has been confirmed to deliver the Presidential address at this year’s edition of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibitions (NOG16) in Abuja, the organisers of the event, CWC Group has revealed.
According to some oil and gas industry players, the President’s participation in this year’s event is highly anticipated as they seek Federal Government’s intervention in the face of global challenges.
The price of crude has dropped to record levels forcing many in the industry to cancel or suspend key projects and investments as well as record significant numbers in job losses.
NOG16 will serve as the platform for the government to showcase the direction in which they are taking the oil and gas industry in the years to come.
Commenting on this year’s event, former Minister of Mines and Energy, Venezuela and Member of Board, CWC Group, Dr. Alirio Parra, said, “NOG now in its 16th year has become an extraordinary event in the Nigerian and international energy calendars. It brings together policy makers, operating oil companies, technology innovators and local manufacturers in an open and free discussion and debate that has the potential for developing new strategies for growth and investment”.
Alongside President Buhari, other high level government officials who will be participating in the four-day event include the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, other ministers, senators, senior government representatives from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) and its subsidiaries.
Also participating will be leaders and top management of international oil companies, independent producers, international and indigenous service providers and industry associations.
In addition to the participation of who-is-who in the oil and gas industry, CWC said this year’s event will provide unrivalled networking opportunities, bringing the entire value chain under one roof and connecting participants to the right people in order to add value to their businesses.
The programme of events stumbled on by our correspondent, revealed that the first session which is titled, “How Will New Legislation & Policy Develop to Transform the Oil and Gas Industry”? will focus on issues such as the policies needed to enhance the Nigerian oil and gas industry’s competitive edge, the changes in legislation and policy that industry players want to see as well as how the government is interacting with the industry to develop policies among others.
The event which is scheduled to take place from 13-16 June 2016 at the ICC, Abuja, brings together the best of oil and gas industry professionals, investors, governments, financiers and others from across the globe.
For more than one and a half decades, NOG has been developed in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and NNPC.
The last edition of NOG attracted over 250 companies showcasing the latest technology and services in oil and gas industry with about 6000 visiting from various parts of the world.