Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu is a distinction graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nigerian Law School. He bagged a first class degree in Law and was best grandaunt and multiple awards winner from both Institutions. He thereafter obtained a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Law from Harvard Law School USA, with distinctions.
He has worked as an Investment Attorney in USA, as General Counsel with Texaco Upstream and Downstream in Nigeria and is now Executive Vice Chairman of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and General Counsel for Exxon Mobil Nigeria affiliate Upstream and Downstream Companies in Nigeria.
He has forayed into business, working as Chairman and CEO of his own Companies in Downstream Petroleum, Law Practice and Consultancy and Publishing. He has lectured in Nigeria, at Harvard and various Institutions around the world as either a visiting lecturer or professor in Law.
He has three published law books in Investment Law and Contracts and numerous articles in various Journals. In his capacity as General Counsel of Exxon Mobil in Nigeria, he oversees the compliance programs of Exxon Mobil in Nigeria and advices on issues related to adherence with compliance regulations and Anti-Corruption Laws for the company in Africa.
Engr Simbi WaboteExecutive SecretaryNigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
Engr Simbi Wabote
Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
Engr. Simbi K. Wabote was appointed as the Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) on the 29th of September 2016. Prior to his appointment he was an Executive Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Nigeria Limited and the General Manager Business and Government Relations for Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN).
Engr. Wabote joined Shell in September 1991 as an Oil and gas Engineer after a short stint with the Banking industry in Nigeria.
Prior to taking up his role as an Executive Director of Shell, he had served Shell in various senior positions within and outside the country in Engineering, Contracting & Procurement, External Affairs and Community Affairs Directorates. As Head of Civil engineering in Shell Eastern Division, he was responsible for major key civil engineering projects for the company, including the Shell Osubi airport in Warri Delta State Nigeria. He served as the National Assembly Relations Adviser to Shell and was the General Manager, Local Content Development, of Shell Exploration Production Company in Nigeria (SEPCiN). He was responsible for the development of Royal Dutch Shell’s local content strategy and framework and supervised Shell Local Content implementation across several countries including Nigeria, Gabon, Brunei, Oman, Kazakhstan, Australia, Iraq, Qatar, Jordan, USA and new frontier countries for Shell.
Simbi holds an MSc from Leeds Metropolitan University, Graduate of Civil Engineering from Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt and a graduate of INSEAD group leadership programme. He is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a COREN Registered engineer and a member Institute of Civil Engineers London.
As the Executive Secretary, NCDMB his new assignment is to steer strategic National programs being implemented by the Board to build capacity and domicile industry activities within Nigeria. He is expected to bring his global experience to bear in re-engineering the Board’s business processes to achieve maximum impact on Nigerian Content development.
Osagie OkunborCountry Chair & Managing DirectorShell Companies in Nigeria
Country Chair & Managing Director
Shell Companies in Nigeria
Osagie Okunbor was appointed the Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC) and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria in 2015.
A graduate of Business Administration, Osagie has over 30 years industry experience in Nigeria, the UK, Brunei and the Netherlands.
His previous roles in the Shell Group include: Senior Adviser for Upstream International Operated business; Vice President Human Resources for Sub-Saharan Africa; Vice President for Infrastructure and Logistics in Nigeria and Human Resources Director in Nigeria.
He also chairs the Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is married and blessed with three children. He enjoys music and football
As an E&P professional, Ademola has over 25 years of E&P professional experience in the Petroleum Industry. Prior to taking up the role of Managing Director and CEO of FIRST E&P, he had a 5 year stint with BG Group Plc, UK as President/Managing Director for BG Nigeria’s business interests.
He had previously spent some 20 years with Shell International, and before that had early working life with Ashland Oil Company. Over the years, Ademola has acquired deep knowledge and excellent understanding of various aspects of the oil and gas business in a variety of roles; Business Director of Shell’s Nigeria Joint Venture (SPDC JV) where he was responsible for the business growth and venture management functions of the company, VP New Business, Africa within Shell International E&P, responsible for portfolio growth in Africa as well as General & Asset Management and Chief Technical roles across a number of countries. He has a sound understanding of the Nigerian oil and gas business environment.
How can policy unlock the oil and gas potential of the Nigerian oil and gas industry to spur sustainable development and growth?
How will the current PSC terms be impacted by the PIB as it currently stands?
How will the PIB impact current agreements and the investors’ appetite for the Nigerian oil and gas industry?
What is needed to create an enabling environment to encourage gas exploration and production?
David is Founder and CEO of GasInvest Limited. He has over 23-years industry experience spanning both the private and public sector. He was the immediate past Group Executive Director – Gas & Power, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2011-2015. Previously, David also worked as Petroleum Engineer with Shell International Petroleum Company (Netherlands, Scotland & Nigeria) and in Strategy consulting with Accenture UK, in London. He also served as Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Petroleum and was pioneer Managing Director of the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria.
David has driven efforts in developing Nigeria’s gas policy and its implementation. He is the architect of the Nigerian Gas master plan and led its implementation, including pricing methodologies, market and infrastructure development. As part of the Gas Master-plan effort, he conceived the idea of the Gas Revolution Industrial park at Ogidigben, Delta State and played a key role in securing investors for fertilizer, petrochemical and methanol plant for the project. Whilst in NNPC, he also had the responsibility to drive NNPC’s gas and power agenda, in terms of market development and capture. He held diverse Board Positions including Chairman of the West African Gas Pipeline Company, Board member of the Brass LNG company, Chairman of the Nigerian Shipping and Manning Company (subsidiary of NLNG). David has significant knowledge and experience of the gas industry.
David holds a First-Class BSc (Mech. Eng.) from the University of Lagos, PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK and an MBA from University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Engr. Saidu A. Mohammed is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Gas & Power Directorate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. He served as the President of the Nigerian Gas Association from 2012 to 2014.
In his over 35 years practice in the industry, he has contributed immensely to the development of the Nigerian gas sector including the development and commercialization of Natural Gas, Design and Construction of gas infrastructure and supply systems.
In the course of his career, he has held various technical and management positions, some of which are as follows:
Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) Limited;
Nigerian Gas Company (NGC);
Board Member, Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP);
Green Gas Limited (a JV company between NIPCO and NGC);
NLNG Ship Management Services Limited (NSML) – till date;
NNPC Retail Limited – till date;
West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAGPCo) – till date;
Ed Ubong is Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) and is responsible for leading the company and safely delivering its domestic gas growth aspirations. He joined Shell in 2001 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and completing the Shell intensive Training Program (SITP) run by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen. He also holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK and an MBA from INSEAD (France, US, Singapore).
Ed has worked in various roles spanning Systems Engineering, IT Audit, Competitive Strategy, Portfolio Planning, Deal Delivery and Asset Commercial. In 2013, he worked as Senior Business Adviser to the Shell Nigeria Country Chair and MD of SPDC. Most recently while working in the Deepwater team he led the industry negotiations on Deepwater associated gas terms and also managed the legacy BG assets in Nigeria.
Ed is married to Agatha and they have two children. He is passionate about Football, Polo, Chess, Teaching and Motor racing.
Outlining Nigeria’s gas potential within the global energy market - where are we and where do we want to be in 30 years?
Commercialising Nigeria’s gas: strategies to develop a domestic market and export internationally
What incentives are government proposing to spur the development of midstream gas?
What strategies are in place to attract investments into the eradication of residual gas flaring?
What achievements have been made in gas monetisation – what strategies and projects have been adopted?
Questions & Answers
17:45 - 19:00
End of Conference Day One & Networking Drinks Reception
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