Dr. Ibe Kachikwu Announces Details of Inaugural Nigeria International Petroleum Summit to take place During February 2018


By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme

Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has announced the launch of the inaugural Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) taking place on 19th to 23rd February 2018 at the International Convention Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.

The Nigerian government has created NIPS as part of its leading role in promoting and driving sustainable development of Nigeria’s petroleum industry. NIPS will address the needs of companies seeking to showcase innovative solutions, new technologies within the sector, work to generate international investment and support the establishment of major new partnerships for the growth and development of Nigeria’s economy.

During the five-day event, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in several business, technical and special focus sessions, and hear from prominent industry speakers and representatives from both the regional and international oil and gas community.

NIPS 2018 speakers represents a cross section of key stakeholders from the Nigerian oil and gas industry including the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Petroleum Equalization Fund, amongst others.

The event will provide a platform for the many major oil producers, engineering companies, oilfield services and consultants operating in Africa and beyond, to showcase their technologies and expertise, as well as work to attract international investment and create partnerships for the betterment of the sector.”

Speaking of the event, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said that NIPS will be held annually as a platform to highlight Nigeria’s long history of oil and gas production, substantial reserves and status as a leading global player in the sector.

The minister said key Nigerian political decision makers, government officials and industry’s specialists from the National Oil Company (NOC) and other relevant government bodies on the one part and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of National and international oil companies, multinationals and multilateral organizations, the academia and other relevant stakeholders will be attending the event in Abuja.

He said, “As the official Government oil and gas event, NIPS will feature top level and guaranteed quality audience from the global industry. I look forward to welcoming you to the First (1st) Edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS)”.

The summit is organized by Messrs Brevity Anderson Consortium. The event organizer has invited private sector players to attend and make the most of the opportunity to access and do business with the key industry stakeholders in Nigeria and the African region.

For full details on the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, its content and how to participate, visit www.nigeriapetroleumsummit.com

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