PETAN’s SAIPEC is a Flagship Event Providing Opportunities For Service Providers, Investors – Maduakoh
By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
The Managing Director of Topline Limited, and Conference Chairman of PETAN’s Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC), Mr. Chinedu Maduakoh has affirmed that SAIPEC is a flagship event providing in-country opportunities for service providers, investors, as well as powering regional partnerships for local content practice in the execution of projects across Africa.
SAIPEC, being hosted by PETAN, is a multilateral platform showcasing the Sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas potentials and project opportunities. It plays a key role in charting the pathway to developing the Continent’s untapped energy, oil, and gas resources, representing more than 15 NOCs, governments, and regulators, with over 6,000 delegates including government parastatals, exhibitors, and speakers.
Speaking about the 2023 edition in an exclusive interview with The Energy Republic, Maduakoh stated that SAIPEC has aided the delivery of greater insight and intelligence on strategies to power the African market for the future using the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA Agreement to bring together regional capabilities.
“As a flagship event of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria, SAIPEC has also assisted and encouraged service providers to better serve their countries by evolving rigorous methodologies for assessments that reflect the continent’s resources’ true values, thereby aiding in more successful strategic trading decisions.
“SAIPEC, being a pragmatic platform for international collaborations, from inception has consistently stirred up conversations around the oil, gas, and energy industry development in Nigeria and the entire sub-region of Africa, thereby strengthening knowledge capacity and expertise nationally and regionally.
“Additionally, by bringing current regional challenges to the fore, SAIPEC has successfully supported the creation of mergers and collaborations within the energy, oil, and gas industry across the continent.
“Examples are the PETAN-ATOGS, PETAN-ACLM partnerships which aim to strengthen capacities at the regional level, the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project that a PETAN Member is a major vendor, the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria to diversify the EU’s gas supplies and more recently, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project, at an international level to mention a few.
“We take joy in the fact that the knowledge-sharing from SAIPEC annually has facilitated the improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of local content practice in the execution of projects across Africa.
“Stakeholders should expect richer insights from our experienced national, regional and international industry leaders and partners at SAIPEC 2023,” he explained
SAIPEC 2023 will return to the Eko Convention Centre from 14-16 February 2023 for its 7th edition, as the only oil and gas event held in partnership with the entire Sub-Saharan African petroleum industry.
SAIPEC attracts 6000 attendees from 36 countries, including 20 National Oil Companies from Ivory Coast, Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Burkina Faso Congo, Liberia, and Mozambique. South Africa, Senegal. Mauritania, Equatorial, Guinea, Gabon, Uganda, South Sudan Gambia, Angola, Cameroon, Niger, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Kenya, Senegal.