The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) has announced 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.
The Association’s President, who made known at a Press Briefing on Wednesday in Lagos revealed the theme of the Conference 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 will be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 13-17 November 2022.
The Conference will host speakers who are high-level industry practitioners, and key personnel in government and 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 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 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 a transition towards more sustainable energy sources, energy poverty and global geopolitics require a strategic reappraisal of the energy industry in Nigeria. The nation has an Energy transition plan to get us to net zero greenhouse gas emissions 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 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 reduce carbon emissions while ensuring available and affordable electricity significantly”, noted the President.