April 9 , 2011
. OTC2011.This year’s offshore Technology conference holds as from 1 – 5 May 2011, at the Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, USA

9th April, 2011


The Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOGICD) signed into law on April 4, 2010 will clock one year on 4th April, 2011

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9th April 2011

OTC  2011
This year’s offshore Technology conference holds as from 2 – 5 May 2011, at the Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, USA.  The following are the highlights of this year’s conference and exhibition.

  1. Technical Program where solutions to wide range of technical issues, projects and environment are discussed.
  2.  Panel discussions by experts on various issues relating to risk, drilling safety spill responses and energy development will feature throughout the conference.
  3. Exhibition of various offshore E & P technologies showcased by reputable Oil and Gas companies.
  4. Breakfast sessions are organized where expert views on doing business in emerging areas of interest in oil and gas industry are offered.
  5. Annual OTC Dinner will be introduced this year for the first time.
  6. Topical Luncheons will also be organized.  Leading experts on management, implementation, research and technology related fields in the offshore E & P industry will make presentations.
  7. Next wave.  This is a program for young professionals who will have the opportunity to share, learn and network to get career advice and find their place in the industry.

Visit www.otcnet.org/2011 for full details on how to attend this conference or call Tope on 08188594559.
The Enhancing Fabrication Capability of Nigerians (EFCN) project which was launched in 2008 to develop fabrication capability of selected indigenous Nigerian companies in the Oil and Gas industry has been completed in March 2011.  The project was managed by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and co-sponsored by PTDF, NNPC, NCDMA and Intsok (the Norwegian oil and gas companies).
The project involved the following:

  1. Training of Nigerians on such areas as welding, fabrication, quality management, project management.
  2. Consultancy for each of these selected companies for the purpose of identifying improvement areas in their business processes.

The companies that benefited from this project among others include Cakasa Nigeria Company Ltd, Nigerdock, Dorman Long and ASCOT.
The close out meeting  in Lagos was attended by CEO’s of the Nigerian Companies, PTDF Director of Training, IFC Sub Saharan Manager, representative of Executive Secretary of NCDMB and Intsok representatives.
The Nigerian Oil Gas Industry Content  Development Act (NOGICD) signed into law on April 4, 2010 will clock one year on 4th April, 2011.
In order to commemorate the first anniversary, the Board has lined up a 3 week program which include the flag off event which will feature presentation of case studies and successes recorded in the implementation of the Act by various stake holders especially NNPC and its Joint Venture partners, indigenous producers, multinational and local service companies and trainees of NCDMB and PTDF.
As part of the 3 week program, major oil and service companies have agreed to declare a week within the period as their Nigeria Content Week in order to create awareness on the NOGICD Act2010 at their major operational locations.  These companies are also expected to organize seminars, lectures on the Nigeria Content Act.