A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

270 Nigerian experts, diaspora seek opportunities at SNEPCo summit

22 September 2015, Lagos – More than 270 Nigerians representing companies within and outside the country were among the participants at the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria Ltd (SNEPCo) business summit in Aberdeen, Scotland,which explored opportunities aimed at repatriating skills and experience to the oil and gas industry back home.

Shell logoSpeaking at the event, SNEPCo Managing Director Tony Attah, said that the initiative was aimed at changing the way things were done in Nigeria.

“When, in 2013, we set out with the initiative for local companies to collaborate with Nigerian experts in Aberdeen on opportunities and challenges in the Nigeria oil and gas industry, we knew this would be a game changer. Today, we can say that the game changer is beginning to take shape as Nigerians have started returning home to set up businesses,” he said.

Also speaking, a representative of the Nigerian High Commission, Mr. Hassan Hassan said, “This is the right time for our experts based abroad to return home to make a contribution and be part of the success story.”  The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Denzil Kentebe commended Shell on both The Global Nigerian and Partnership Facilitation Programme and confirmed the board’s continuing support for both initiatives.

In a presentation on procedures for potential contractors in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, the Deputy Manager, Reservoir Management and Evaluation, JV oil operations, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Investment and Management Services (NAPIMS), Mrs. Martina Atuchi said, “We are inviting you to be part of the leading economy in Africa with a lot of untapped hydrocarbon resources.”

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