PETAN, NCDMB Drives African Content Series at SAIPEC 2022


By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme

Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) in partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) will lead discussions on African Content Series at the sixth Sub Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) to hold on 22 – 24 February 2022 in Lagos.

The SAIPEC African Content Series provides the latest updates on local content policies from African oil-producing countries and opportunities in the successful implementation of local content across a series of discussions from heads of NOC’s, IOC’s and Independent and Indigenous oil and gas companies.

According to the event organizer, Global Event Partners, SAIPEC 2022 will have a full week of activity, starting with the Regulator Roundtable on the 21st, three full days of conference and exhibition, concluding with the PETAN Golf tournament.

“Local content has been and remains the nucleus of the event and we are delighted the African Content Series remains on the second day of the event, spearheaded by PETAN and the NCDMB for a full day of collaborative discussions. With the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement now in full motion, we are starting to realize these partnerships with delegations exhibiting from Uganda, Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Angola, and Mozambique,” stated Paul Gilbert, Director of Global Event Partners (GEP).

From the birth of SAIPEC seven years ago when it was known as WAIPEC – serving primarily West Africa, GEP’s mission was to grow the event organically so that it evolves in line with the industry and expands to cover the whole of Sub Saharan Africa.

Paul expressed the company’s desire to foster partnerships and find solutions for Africa’s growing energy industry and with the backing of PETAN, and some of the best leaders in the industry making up its steering committee, SAIPEC 2022 Comes Back, Bigger and Better!

“We are very pleased that SAIPEC 2022 is able to return in person for its sixth edition and certainly nothing can beat the value that face-to-face connections and meetings have within the industry,” Paul added.