Over the years NAICE has grown to become the largest upstream Oil and Gas event in Africa. It holds annually in Nigeria and attracts industry practitioners at all levels, as well as key stakeholders. It has continuously served as one of the industry’s opportunity to learn, debate and challenge ideas to chart the right course towards a sustainable future for the industry.
Traditionally, NAICE holds on a rotational basis at major cities in the SPE Sections in Nigeria, however, for about 11 years (2000-2009 and 2011) it held in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. In 2010 we held a historic edition in the ancient city of Calabar and the recent edition held in of 2013 held in Lagos. The choice of major cities and particularly Abuja was primarily aimed at encouraging greater government participation and to also leverage on government and industry leaders’ presence to influence the direction of policies.
Low oil prices may have bottomed out but the challenge of keeping production costs competitive will remain. The theme would address some of the key areas that contribute directly to production costs, from the perspectives of the government, operators and service companies. Key issues would include prevailing fiscal arrangement; contracting process especially for JVs; innovative solutions both in project delivery and operations; talent management; security challenges; and regulatory policies.
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