NAPE – 31st Annual International Conference & Exhibition

Thursday, November 21, 2013


THEME: Stimulating Exploration and Reserves Growth in a Maturing Basin

DATE:    10-14 November 2013

The Nigerian oil and gas industry has witnessed the largest number of divestment and acquisition activities, bringing new players to a risky business of oil and gas exploration and production. With assets changing hands, it is hoped that farmees will be able to drive a new wave of exploration activities in the Niger Delta. It is against this backdrop of events that NAPE decided on this year’s theme “Stimulating exploration and reserves growth in a maturing basin”.

The conference took place at the Eko Hotel and Conference Centre, Lagos from 10th-14th November, 2013. This was the first NAPE conference to be organized by a female president-elect of the association. The conference was preceded by six geoscience short courses and a field trip to the Eastern Dahomey Basin of South West Nigeria. The opening ceremony, technical sessions, workshops and other events were well attended. OPEC was at the event, represented by Dr. Taher Najah. (more…)

AAPG Angola Chapter Inauguration

Friday, November 15, 2013

The need for a dedicated community for geoscientists to come together under a common platform, especially for technical discussion and networking precipitated the formation of the new AAPG Angola Chapter board. Geoscience representatives from Chevron, Total, Gaffney-Cline, BP, Exxon and UAN University came together for their first meeting in July. The chapter’s inaugural event was held Oct. 9, 2013 at the Hotel Tropico in Luanda.

Among the distinguished guests was Angola’s Minister of Petroleum José M. Botelho de Vasconcelos, who gave the keynote speech, in which he acknowledged AAPG as a world class professional organization and highlighted the benefits to Angola of AAPG’s presence in the country. The event included a technical presentation given by Christian Seyve of Total Angola, titled, “Mussulo Bay: A Modern Analog for Key Angolan Oilfields.” Other distinguished guests at the event included Sonangol’s administrator for upstream, and managing directors of Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total, ConocoPhillips, BP, Statoil, Maersk Oil and Schlumberger.

Fifteen fourth- and fifth-year geoscience students from Agostinho Neto University helped with the event as volunteers.