6 December 2011, Sweetcrude, DOHA, Qatar – Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is at the head of the Nigerian delegation to the 20th World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in Doha, Qatar, to showcase Nigeria’s energy potential and the transformation drive in the energy sector.
The five-day congress, opened on Sunday with more than 5,000 delegates from across the globe in attendance.
The delegates, comprising policy-makers, exhibitors, major oil companies and non-governmental groups would deliberate on the emerging challenges facing the energy industry.
Members of the Nigerian delegation in Doha have expressed optimism on a good outing for Nigeria, noting that the congress would highlight the Federal Government’s transformation agenda in the energy sector.
The congress which is taking place at the Qatar National Convention Centre also involve a world petroleum exhibition where oil producing nations and international oil companies will showcase their products and innovations.
The ‘all-green’ Nigeria stand was a beehive of activities as exhibitors were seen making enquiries on how to invest in Nigeria.
The WPC is held every three years and the 2011 edition has “Energy Solutions for All: Promoting Cooperation, Innovation and Investment” as its theme.
The Head of Communications of the WPC, Mr Ulrike Von Lonski, said that the 2011 edition was expected to focus attention on finding ways to provide the global population with reliable, affordable and sustainable energy.