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ExxonMobil showcases contributions to Nigeria at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Conference

The Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) is the flagship annual event of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council and one of the most prominent international oil and gas technical conferences in Africa.

The event provides a platform for stakeholders in the energy sector including the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Government Agencies, Captains of Industry, Oil and Gas professionals and the Academia to collaborate, share knowledge and formulate strategic solutions for the advancement of the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria.

The 41st edition of NAICE was held from the 31st to 2nd of August 2017 at the EXPO Centre Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. The event focused on the theme "Riding the Waves of Boom and Bust: Common Objectives, Diverse Perspectives". The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Ibe Kachikwu delivered the ministerial address.  Other dignitaries in attendance included Ms. Janeen Judah, 2017 SPE International President; Egbert Imomoh 2013 SPE International President; Mr. Modecai Danteni Baba Ladan, the Director DPR; Dr Emmanuel Egbogah, Former Presidential Adviser on Petroleum; and several CEOs of E&P and service companies.

The panel session on 'Transforming Africa's Petroleum Industry for Operational Excellence' was sponsored by Mobil Producing Nigeria. Giving the sponsor's remarks, Oladotun Isiaka, General Manager Opportunity Generation highlighted how our relentless focus on safety, health, environment, efficiency, exceptional project execution and operational excellence have enabled our significant contributions to the Nigerian economy, including over 500 thousand barrels of the nation's daily liquids production, over 7 billion barrels production since inception, 7 billion barrels of 2P equivalent oil reserves and more than 4 billion dollars in revenue in 2016, including 440 million dollars in royalties.

Another key highlight of NAICE 2017 was exhibition by oil producing and service companies with Upstream Nigeria showcasing our contribution to Nigerian economy and our competitive advantage in the areas of people, technology and operational excellence.

There were also over 150 technical paper presentations some of which were chaired by our supervisors and advisors.

Also featured at the conference were: Topical Issues Workshop focusing on "Commingling, Challenges and Best Practices for Hydrocarbon Management" and a women development program with the theme; "Women in Leadership: Aspire, Invest, Achieve''.

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