The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has announced plans to organize the fourth edition of its flagship exhibition, the Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF), dedicated to showcasing short to medium-term plans and activities of operators and project promoters in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry.
The statement announcing the 4th edition of the fair was released by the Corporate Communications of the NCDMB and obtained by EnergyDay.
According to the statement, the 4th edition of NOGOF is themed: – “The oil and gas industry- catalyst and fuel for the industrialisation of Nigeria.”
NCDMB noted that the 4th edition is coming after the virtual edition held in May 2021, in a bid to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
It said, “The biennial event is set to return to the NCDMB Conference Center in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State from the 17 to 19 May 2023, and would showcase the various opportunities that exist in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
“The event which was introduced by Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote led NCDMB in 2017, with the inaugural edition held at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has consistently showcased short to medium-term plans and activities of operators and project promoters in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry.
“The NCDMB Chief Executive had previously explained that the showcase of upcoming projects is intended to give Nigerian service companies ample opportunity to build relevant capacities that might be required to execute the projects in-country, thereby creating employment opportunities, and retaining spend in-country.
Wabote further stated that the goal of the NCDMB’s fair was to also reassure stakeholders of the industry that opportunities still abound in the Nigerian oil and gas industry and encourage them to look forward and invest in the sector, despite concerns about energy transition and other emerging developments in the global oil and gas industry.
The NCDMB said, ” The agenda would focus on industry linkages as well as opportunities within the African continent. The event promises to showcase opportunities that exist in the industry over the next three to five years and presentations will be made by over 20 international and indigenous oil and gas companies.
“Some of the topics that will be discussed at NOGOF 2023 will include upstream opportunities, linkage industry opportunities, gas and downstream opportunities, financing and investment, environmental, and social and government (ESG), and sustainable and regional opportunities with members of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation, (APPO).
“Other topics will include topical and challenging issues currently facing the oil and gas industry, with the goal of finding lasting solutions in the industry.
The Board further revealed that the event will be attended by both government and private organisations, which would come from international and indigenous oil and gas companies, federal government agencies, the financial sector and linkage industries.
Highlighting some of the major programmes, the Board said that the event will begin with the registration of guests on May 17,2023, and the day will close with a networking cocktail.
It said, “The second day will feature the opening ceremony and will have speeches, goodwill messages, and addresses from leaders of the industry and the host governor. The event will continue with presentations from operating companies, international finance institutions, key players in the industry, and relevant government institutions.”
The NCDMB further disclosed that the delegates at the event will be entertained with performances from A-list musicians at the gala and award night that will be held in the evening of Thursday, May, 18, 2023.
The Board however noted that the event would end on Friday, May 19, 2023, with presentations, and technical and opportunity sessions and would have other activities like exhibitions and opportunities for meetings by interested companies and individuals.