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PETAN unveils programme for OTC conference

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The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) is leading Nigeria’s delegation to this year’s edition of the Offshore Technology Conference scheduled to take place between May 4 and 7,2015 in Houston, Texas in United States of America (USA).

PETAN is expected consolidate achievements recorded by the association in driving partnership of indigenous oil and gas companies by international oil and gas companies.

The OTC is an annual gathering of people from around the world with interest in oil and gas, comprising policy makers, operators, professionals, manufacturers, business executives, entrepreneurs and visitors. It avails the attendees an opportunity for engagement with key players in the industry.

Nigeria’s delegation in this year’s edition includes the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Independent Oil Companies (IOCs), independent, international and indigenous service companies, investors and representatives of government agencies. Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) is again at the forefront co-coordinating the Nigerian Pavilion” it stated.

The OTC was founded in 1969 and now attracts over 100,000 visitors and 2,700 exhibitors from around the world each year. The Offshore Technology Conference’s daily technical programme of presentations and the innovative breakfast and lunch sessions provide a dynamic forum for discussing the technical challenges facing the offshore oil and gas industry. PETAN members has exhibited at the OTC every year since 1999 making OTC 2015 its 16th .

Speaking on the success of 2014 conference, PETAN President, Emeka Ene, stated that the conference created opportunity for people to meet and interact with serious Nigerian players, business men, entrepreneurs and technocrats who have been in business for over two decades, adding that this is why PETAN is taking this extra step to bring Nigerian companies to exhibit and make new business negotiations.

“We arranged elaborate programme through the OTC week. We had plenary session as well as a workshop with Nigerian oil professionals abroad, where issues in the country’s oil and gas were also discussed. These are ways and means to create a platform for Nigerians to interact concerning the issues in the oil and gas sector”.


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