The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE, is elated to announce that its 40th Annual International Conference and Exhibition, AICE, which is perhaps the largest gathering of earth scientists and other stakeholders in the oil and gas space in Sub Saharan Africa is set to take place in Lagos.
This was made known in a Press Briefing by the President, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE, James Edet on Wednesday in Lagos.
The theme of the Conference according to him is Global Energy Transition & the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry: Evolving Regulations, Emerging Concepts & Opportunities.
He further stated that this year’s AICE is slated to hold at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 13-17 November, 2022.
The Conference will host speakers who are high level industry practitioners, key personnel in government and the academia, delivering technical papers on seven sub-themes which he listed to include: Energy Transition and Evolving Regulatory Framework, Gas Development, Commercialization and Monetization in the Energy Transition Era, Geo- Environmental Strategies in the Energy Transition Era, New Concepts and Approaches in Geo- Physics, Petroleum System Studies and Integrated reservoir Modelling, New Technology Applications in Exploration & Production and Geo Science Training in the New Energy Mix Adapting in a Changing World.
“The Opening Ceremony holds on Tuesday 15th November, 2022. The CEO, NNPC limited, Mele Kyari, will be the Special Guest of Honour. The Guest of Honour will be the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Simbi Wabote. The Keynote paper titled, Global Energy Transition & the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry: Evolving Regulations, Emerging Concepts & Opportunities will be delivered by Mr. Roger Brown, CEO, Seplat Energy Plc”, he said.
“The rising need for transition towards more sustainable energy sources, energy poverty and global geopolitics require strategic reappraisal of the energy industry in Nigeria. The nation has an Energy transition plan to get us to net zero greenhouse gas emission by 2060. However, there are many factors that need to be considered and appropriately addressed in the nation’s shift to its sustainable energy future”, he assured.
“The reality of the climate change is facing Nigeria with desertification in the north and flooding in the south and some parts of the north. This change calls for a crucial need to significantly reduce carbon emissions while ensuring available and affordable electricity”, noted the President.
The Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, according to him is now in place and the Climate Change Act signed into law. The Oil and Gas Industry has a role to play towards the successful implementation of these regulations and ambitious plans.
“Globally, significant consumers of the hydrocarbon industry are undergoing a massive technological shift towards low or zero carbon energy usage like electric vehicles. The ongoing war, global politics, in-country insecurity challenges and asset divestment have exacerbated the impact of energy supply shortage and altered the energy landscape”, he maintained.
“Furthermore, there are other contenting and increasingly relevant issues such as: energy security; the dynamics of gas development, commercialization and monetization; development of Nigeria’s under explored gas rich cretaceous basins; and how Nigeria will adapt her policies and diversify her energy portfolio in the energy transition era so as to achieve sustainable growth for her economy”.
“It is against the backdrop of the foregoing that the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE, will at its 40th Annual International Conference & Exhibition be deliberating on the petroleum business and the regulatory environment with a view to addressing the challenges of the global energy transition, evolving regulations, and geo- environmental strategies in the energy transition era”, he stressed.
Edet further state that the Conference will also be beaming its searchlight on new technology application in exploration and production, Geo Science training in the New Energy Mix, and Adapting in a Changing World.