PETAN raises 2,000 delegates for Offshore Technology Conference
LAGOS-AS the Nigerian oil and gas industry gears up for this year’s edition of the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) scheduled to take place in Houston , Texas, the umbrella body of indigenous petroleum and oil service companies, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has announced that over 2000 delegates have been raised by the Association for the purpose of the conference which commence by the end of April.
The number of participants attending this year’s edition being coordinated by PETAN with the support of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has consolidated the association’s achievement recorded last year when Nigeria recorded the fifth largest representation of over 60 participating countries.
The OTC is the premier gathering of professionals and opinion leaders in the global Oil & Gas industry and provides excellent opportunity for positive portrayal and promotion of the great potentials of Nigeria and the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry.
It also provides a unique platform for close interaction between leading International and Nigerian Oil Service Companies (IOCs), Industry Executives, Government Policy Makers and Political leaders, to share ideas on the Nigerian Oil Industry in a relaxed and conducive atmosphere.
Information gathered from 2012 OTC Committee of PETAN revealed that several Nigerian companies, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will be part of a robust contingent to underscore the dynamism and potential of Nigeria ’s Petroleum Industry.
According to the committee: “Again this year, PETAN with the backing of the NNPC, is the co-ordinator of the Nigerian participation at the OTC 2012 to ensure success of the programme of activities starting with the opening of Nigerian Pavilion on April 30, 2012”.
The activities for participants from Nigeria shows that the luncheon/panel session will take place on May 1, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza by 11.30 am and pre-award dinner cocktail at JW Marriott Hotel by 6pm on the same day. On Wednesday May 2, Nigerian companies and outstanding individuals will receive various awards during the Nigeria Awards dinner by 6.30 pm of May 1, 2012.
This would be followed with a joint technical workshop by PETAN/ANPPA/Nigerian Content Development and Management Board workshop on May 2 at Crowne Plaza-Reliant Park. The activities of this year’s edition will end with a golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club, Sugarland on Thursday May 3, 2012.
The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) is an association of Nigerian Technical Oilfield service companies in the upstream and downstream sectors of the Oil industry.
PETAN has been promoting the development of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria through the organization and participation in conferences, seminars and workshops as well as creating opportunities for Nigerian companies to develop in a competitive industry market.
PETAN has been organizing and hosting the Nigerian pavilion at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston Texas since 2005.