Oxbow lake, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

(4th - 5th April, 2019).

What does the programme cover?

Nigeria Oil and Gas Opportunity fair 2019, brings together governments, national oil companies, investors, corporate players and independents – giving them a place to network, discuss and share knowledge. Nigeria Oil and Gas Opportunity fair 2019, attracts the highest quality speakers: our sessions are headed by top figures in the sector, including Ministers, Heads of NOCs, leading geoscientists and CEOs from major and independent oil and gas companies

Who Should Attend?


  • Upstream – IOCs, Independents and MFOs, DPR, NAPIMS, NipeX etc
  • Midstream – NLNG, Refineries, Petrochemicals, Gas gathering distribution/power
  • Downstream – Tank farms/Product distributions companies, LPGs, Lubricant blending companies etc
  • International and Nigerian Oil Service Companies



  • Federal Ministries – Petroleum Resources, Environment, Trade and Investment, etc
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
  • Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Relevant Government Agencies/ Regulators Legislators
  • Oil and Gas Professional Bodies and Associations – PETAN, OGTAN, etc
  • National, State and other Chambers of Commerce



  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Manufacturing Association of Nigeria
  • Environmental and Waste Management Companies
  • Construction Companies
  • Foreign Investors



  • Bankers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Foreign Investors
  • International Trade Organisations


Opportunity Presenters

Full Profile Speaker 2
Paul McGrath
MD ExxonMobil Nigeria
Full Profile Speaker 4
 Nicholas Terraz
MD Total E&P Nigeria
Full Profile Speaker 3
Jeffrey Ewing
MD Chevron Nigeria Limited
Full Profile Speaker 2
Fiorillo Lorenzo
MD Nigeria Agip Oil Company
Full Profile Speaker 2
Osagie Okunbor
Shell Petroleum Development Company_Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company
Full Profile Speaker 2
Tunji Mayaki
Deputy MD, Addax Petroleum
Full Profile Speaker 2
Austin Ojunekwu Avuru
Managing Director, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Plc
Full Profile Speaker 4
 Babatunde Bakare
MD Nigeria Gas Processing and Transportation Company (NGPTC)
Full Profile Speaker 3
Benedict Peters
MD Aiteo Group
Full Profile Speaker 2
Dada Thomas
CEO, Frontier Oil and Gas
Full Profile Speaker 2
Dr Alex Irune
Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources
Full Profile Speaker 2
Ebiaho Emafo
MD Eroton E & P Ltd
Full Profile Speaker 2
Engr. Charles Chiedu Odita
Managing Director, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited
Full Profile Speaker 4
 Olalekan Akinyanmi
MD, LekOil
Full Profile Speaker 3
Peter Mba
Managing Director, Pinnacle Oil and Gas
Full Profile Speaker 2
Tony Attah Managing Director
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas
Full Profile Speaker 2
Wale Olafisan
GMD, AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited
Full Profile Speaker 2
Ademola Adeyemi-Bero
Managing Director, First E&P Development Company Ltd
Full Profile Speaker 2
Engr. Rabiu Bello
Chief Operations Officer,Upstream Ventures NNPC



Registration Opens at the new state of the art NCDMB Headquarters, The Fair Venue

Issuance of Badges & Conference Materials at NCDMB Headquarters


Welcome Barbecue at Royal Tulip Castle Hotel, Government House Area, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.

08:00 - 08:10

Opening Ceremony

08:10 - 08:20

ES Welcome Remarks

Engineer. Simbi K. Wabote Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board

08:20 - 08:30

Speech on Status of Major Projects

Dr. Maikanti Baru GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

08:30 –08:40

Special Address: Key Ministerial Initiatives

Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources

8:40 – 8:50

Welcome Address

His Excellency,
Hon. Seriake Henry Dickson, Executive Governor, Bayelsa State

9:00 – 9:15

Keynote Address

His Excellency,
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Executive Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

9:15 –11:00

Opportunity Session 1: Upstream Opportunities

  • Nicholas Terraz, MD Total E&P Nigeria
  • Paul Mcgrath MD ExxonMobil Nigeria
  • Jeffrey Ewing, MD Chevron Nigeria Limited
  • Fiorillo Lorenzo MD Nigeria Agip Oil Company
  • Osagie Okunbor, Shell Petroleum Development Company/Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company
  • Engr. Bello Rabiu, Chief Operations Officer, Upstream Ventures NNPC
  • Mr Tunji Mayaki, Deputy MD, Legal Supply Chain Management & Registry Affairs, Addax Petroleum
11:00 – 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break - VVIP Photo session

11:30 – 1:30

Technical Session 1 - International Trade Organizations

Topic: Opportunities in the Nigerian Oil & Gas Park as a Critical Enabler of Economic Growth

  • Alh. Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group.
  • Engineer. Simbi K. Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board
  • Kate Rudd, West Africa Trade Director, Department of International Trade (UK)
  • Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
  • Emmanuelle Boulestreau, Head of the Regional Economic and trade services, Trade Mission (France)
  • Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service
1:30 – 2:30
2:30 – 4:30

Opportunity Session 2 Followed by Q & A: Upstream Opportunities

  • Ademola Adeyemi-Bero, MD, First E&P Development Company Ltd
  • Austin Ojunekwu Avuru, Managing Director, SEPLAT Petroleum
  • Benedict Peters, CEO AITEO Group
  • Dr Alex Irune, Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources
  • Ebenezer Ajayi GM Production Heritage
  • Ebiaho Emafo, MD, Eroton Exploration and Production
  • Engr. Charles Chiedu Odita, Managing Director, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited
  • Olalekan Akinyanmi, MD LekOil
  • Wale Olafisan, GMD, AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited
  • Yusuf S. Matashi, MD Nigerian Petroleum Development Company

4:30 - 4:45


7:00 –10:00

Dinner and Awards Night Attracting: Finance & Capital Efficiency

Venue: Golden Tulip
Entertainment: Flavour N'abania

Recap of Day 1 Activities


Opportunity Session 3: Gas & Downstream Opportunities

  • Babatunde Bakare, MD Nigeria Gas Processing and Transportation Company (NGPTC)
  • Dada Thomas, CEO, Frontier Oil and Gas
  • Peter Mba, MD, Pinnacle Oil and Gas
  • Ritu Sahajwalla, MD, Greenville LNG
  • Tony Attah, MD, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas
9:40 – 10:00

Tea/Coffee Break

10:00 - 12:00

Technical Session 2 - Financial Institutions

Topic: Improved Access to Finance

  • Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister of Finance
  • Mr. Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry
  • Kennedy Uzoka, Managing Director, United Bank for Africa
  • Ms Nike Kolawole GGM Finance NNPC
  • Chijioke Igwe, Chairman, Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
  • Oliver Andrews, Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, MD Africa Finance Corporation
  • Mrs. Paulette Van Trier, Nigerian Belgian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC)
  • Pierre-Edouard Charpentier, Economic Attaché, Direction Générale du Trésor (French Treasury)
  • Mr. Ye Shuijin President, China Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria (CCCN)
Moderator: Mr. Isaac Yalah , Director of Finance and Personnel Management, NCDMB.
12:00 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:30

Technical Session 3 : Academia

Topic: - Facing the Skills Shortage in the Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria

  • Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund
  • • Professor Sunny Iyuke, Principal, Petroleum Training Institute Effurun
  • • Capt. Temilola Okesanjo, MD NLNG Ship Management Ltd
  • • Dr. Mayowa Afe, President, Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria
  • • Engr. Kashim Abdul Ali, the President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN
  • • Isa Mohammed Inuwa, Chief Operating Officer Corporate Services
Moderator: : Dr. Ama Ikuru, GM Capacity Building NCDMB
2:30 -4:00

Technical Session 4: Service Companies

Topic: Capacity to Deliver on the Opportunities

  • Bank Anthony Okoroafor, Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN)
  • Ote Enaibe, International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Chairman, Nigeria Chapter.
  • Vassily Oye Barberopoulos, Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria – Local Content Group (MANLOC)
  • Uzochi Nwagwu Chairman, Petroleum Contractors Trade Section (PCTS)
  • Greg Ogbeifun President, Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN)
  • Jude Abalaka, MD Tranos Contracting Limited.
Moderator:Toyin Olagunju, , General Manager, Project and Engineering, Shell Petroleum Development Company

Closing Ceremony

Vote of Thanks - Mr. Akintunde Adelana, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, NCDMB