Moving the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector to the Next Level



08:00 Breakfast & Welcome Coffee hosted by

08:00 Registration

09:00 Ministerial Addresses
H.E. Olusegun Aganga,
Honourable Minister of Trade & Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria

09:20 Keynote Address
Ernest Nwapa, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board


Session 1: Panel Discussion: Reviewing the Successes of the Nigerian Content Act at the End of its Third Year & Examining Necessary Next Steps

  • What have been the major success stories of the Nigerian Content Act since 2013?
  • Where must further investment be directed to drive Nigerian Content to the next stage?
  • What impact has the introduction of the Content Development Initiatives had on Nigerian Content implementation?
  • What challenges remain in further achieving the targets of the Nigerian Content Act?
  • What next for Nigerian Content, how has its extension to other industries such as maritime and insurance benefited the oil and gas industry, and Nigerian participation?

Taofik Adegbite, CEO, Marine Platforms

11:00 Networking Coffee Break hosted by

Session 2: Developing Human Capacity to Enable Full Nigerian Content Implementation

Keynote Address: Dr Oluwole Oluleye, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund

  • What are the skills gaps identified by industry stakeholders and the NOGICJQS that must be filled?
  • Will the PIB have a positive impact on human capacity development and how else will Nigeria drive education and training?
  • Examining the initiatives in place to increase the technical skill base and encourage the repatriation of knowledge to Nigeria
  • Discussing the role of multi-nationals in developing human capacity – what strategies are in place and what can we expect to see in the short to medium term?
  • What is the role of R&D in driving capacity development and who holds responsibility for R&D in Nigeria?

Emeka Ene, Chairman, PETAN


Session 3: Community Integration Panel: How Can Industry & Community Collaboration Develop Local Economic Empowerment?

  • What successful strategies have been implemented to increase community participation within the Nigerian oil and gas industry?
  • How can communities themselves increase their own active presence in the industry?
  • Is further education of the benefits of Nigerian Content required to ensure full engagement of host communities?
  • Can industry stakeholders and communities collaborate to reduce the level of bunkering and pipeline vandalism?

Tunde Elesin, Vice President – Development, DeltaAfrik Engineering Limited
Billy Harry, President, South South Economic Forum & National Vice President, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)
Raymond Wilcox, General Manager – Nigerian Content Development, Chevron Nigeria
Igo Weli, General Manager – Nigerian Content Development, Shell Petroleum Development Company

14:00 Networking Lunch hosted by