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17/11/2021 News

TotalEnergies, James Edet Welcomes Stakeholders to 39th NAPE AICE

Dr. James Edet, Manager Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Research & Environment, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited, and NAPE President elect, Dr. James Edet, have welcomed attendees to the 39th NAPE Annual International Conference & Exhibition.

In his welcome address at the opening ceremony, held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Dr. Edet remarked that 2020 was a challenging year.

The President elect of the association said that this was due to the coronavirus pandemic and price decline on oil that altered the way business was done. “With momentum growing on carbon emissions litigations, many of our member organisations are being forced to make major adjustments in their business model.”

Dr. Edet further gave a lineup of activities that had taken place since the conference started and informed participants that Women in Geosciences and Engineers, the sister association of NAPE will be commemorating its 10 years anniversary during the conference.

The hybrid conference that commenced on Sunday, November 14 and will end on Thursday, November 18 had the theme: Petroleum Exploration and Production in a New World: What Next After the Global Crisis?

The two special guests of honour, Chief Executive, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NURC, Engr. Gbenga Komolafe and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari joined virtually to participate in the conference.

Engr. Komolafe discussed NAPE’s role in leading policy discussions in the country. “NAPE has played a key role in leading policy discussions in the petroleum industry. As the upstream technical and commercial regulator, we are committed to increasing our reserves to 40 million barrels and raise production to 3 million barrels per day through a number of initiatives.” He highlighted some of the initiatives at the conference.

Mallam Kyari used the opportunity to encourage NAPE members to brace up for the upcoming changes due to the energy transition. “The economy is rebounding and new ways of doing things are coming. It is important that we know there is a rapid change going on, a new way of doing things. Petroleum Industry Act, PIA unlocked opportunities and we have seen a lot of activities going on in deepwater.”

In the keynote address, Mr. Effiong Okon who represented the CEO of Seplat Energy Plc. stated that the energy transition is creating upsetting times. He expressed the need for investors to take advantage of Nigeria’s inefficient power infrastructure to invest in the sector. He reaffirmed his firm’s commitment to oil and gas for the next few decades but enacted that, “we will only do this in a clean way, no more flare.”

Earlier in her address, the NAPE President, Mrs. Patricia Ochogbu thanked all participants. She said: “Covid-19 has a silver lining and it is that we can connect from anywhere. Oil and gas will remain a critical part of energy deposit for the next five decades. At the heart of the new challenge of new energy sits technology hence we must now focus on the emerging new technology.”

TotalEnergies companies in Nigeria is participating in the Exhibition with an array of presentations covering HSE, C&P, HR, Geosciences among others.

Company staff will also be presenting technical papers on Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18 at the Conference.

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