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Infrastructural lobbying forum created at NOG Logistics

A platform for stakeholder to address infrastructural issues within the oil and gas sector was created at an industry event in Nigeria last month

The platform was formed during Nigeria Oil & Gas Logistics (NOG Logistics), which was held in Lagos in early June 2013, and saw stakeholders meet and agree short- to medium-term actions within the current infrastructure that would drive down costs, create efficiencies and foster opportunities for indigenous companies.

Among the delegates in attendance at the show were representatives from NAPIMS, oil and gas operators, logistics suppliers, NCDMB, PTDF, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Customs Service and Nigerian Ports Authority.

Luke Anele, general manager of materials management at NAPIMS, stated, "NAPIMS need to look at efficiencies and driving down costs.

"Logistics accounts for more than 60 per cent of the oil and gas budget. NAPIMS commitment and support of the agreed actions from the workshops indicates impetus and real change in the oil and gas logistics industry."

Workshops at the event, which ran alongside Nigeria Oil and Gas Technology (NOGTech), gave delegates the opportunity to share challenges, lessons learnt and formalise achievable solutions, under the Chatham House Rule of non-attribution. CWC have made a summary of the discussions had during the forum downloadable at:

Dr Amy Jadesimi, managing director of LADOL, remarked that NOG Logistics was "the first of many annual oil and gas logistics conferences that provide a tangible platform out which industry standards can be set, policies can be guided and the long-term growth and development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry can be supported".

The event was organised by energy and infrastructure event specialists CWC Group.


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