28 Feb 2017


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) participated at the  recently concluded West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) by showcasing some of its regulatory services like the National Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP) at the three day event in Lagos from the 21st -23rd of February 2017.

The Conference which is an   initiative by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) had as its theme “How Nigerian and West African Oil can better compete in a weak and disruptive oil Market” and the objective was to provide a unique opportunity for development of West Africa’s Petroleum industry and Nigeria, through the sharing of expert industry knowledge, new solutions, and technologies to promote international investments. PETAN has created WAIPEC as part of its leading role in promoting and driving sustainable development of Nigeria’s petroleum industry.

The Director of Petroleum Resources Mr. Mordecai Ladan, represented by Engr. Antigha Ekaluo Head Gas Monitoring & Regulations led one of the panel sessions at the conference and presented a paper titled “Path to Gas flares-out in Nigeria – Technology deployment and investment opportunities”. The presentation provided an opportunity for the DPR to sensitize its stakeholders about the National Gas Flare Commercialization Programme (NGFCP) initiative of Government which is a back-up plan to complement ongoing flares-out efforts by the Federal Government. The program is to be driven by third-party investments and shall reduce government’s financial exposure, effects of the hash economic downturn and limited forex, to support government’s counter-part funding of capital intensive projects

The representatives of the National Data Repository (NDR) were also on hand to showcase some of its products and solutions like ArchGis, Petroweb amongst others.

Pictures from Conference

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