Nigeria set to advance gas plans during the third NIPS conference

Image22Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will host the third annual Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) on 9-12 February in Abuja, Nigeria

This follows the declaration of 2020 as the ‘Year of Gas for the West African Nation’ by Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, last year.

Determined to show Nigeria as the leading oil and gas investment destination, the conference will feature a spotlight session on Nigeria’s LNG Train-7 project, which reached a final investment decision on the major gas expansion agreement set to boost the plant’s production capacity to 30 mtpa from the current 22.5 mtpa.

In addition, NIPS will provide an opportunity for the nation to outline how local companies can lend a hand to the advancement of the country’s petroleum industry as it works to boost its output.

The theme of the 2020 NIPS conference will be ‘Widening the Integration Circle: Technology, Knowledge, Sustainability and Partnership’, and will present strategies and opportunities for growth in oil, gas and energy technologies, as well as major contract signings.

Speaker highlights include Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu; Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, OPEC Governor for Nigeria; Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary-General, International Energy Forum; Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Republic of the Congo and Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

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