7 November 2017 - 8 November 2017 at Eko Hotels & Suite, Lagos, Nigeria
2017 Nigeria Assembly

350+ Senior executives from the E&P, energy, finance, investment and infrastructure sectors meet to explore the opportunities in and around the region.

Day One
Day Two


7.00am-8.00am: Registration Opens & Networking Coffee & Breakfast 

8.00am-9.15am: Opening Ministerial Keynote Address

9.15am-10.00am: Networking Coffee Break 

10.00am-11.00am: A Review: What is the Current Climate for Investment, Exploration & Production in Nigeria?

  • What are the strategies for IOC's and Mid-Caps in Nigeria for the next 12-18 months?
  • How are independents commercialising their small scale production and ensuring its profitability in the new normal low oil price? 
  • How have OFS renegotiated their position in the low oil price environment?
  • Will the examples of OFS becoming JV partners continue to increase and develop into a new key role for OFS?
  • In what ways can regional and international collaboration between governments and NOC's improve the investment prospect of the NIgerian Oil and Gas industry?
  • What impression do international investors and financiers have of NIgeria as a place to invest and do business?

11.00am-11.45am: Networking Coffee Break

11.45am-13:00pm: A View from the Outside: What is the Appetite for International Investment into the Nigerian Oil & Gas Sector? 

  • How do International investors and banks view the current status of the Nigerian oil and gas industry as a prospect for investment?
  • Has the low oil price caused investors to divest funding away from oil and gas projects? If so what alternative areas are investors considering?
  • The development of traders as the new financiers: Why have we seen traders increasingly entering the market as equity participants and assett owners?
  • In what ways are the IOC's helping make the sector in NIgeria a better investment prospect?
  • How have some indigenous oil and gas companies remained successfull incestment prospects?
  • How can international investors help in building local capacity in NIgeria to attract funding for new oil and gas projects and to upgrade infrastructure in-country?


13:00pm-14:30pm: Networking Lunch Break 

14:30pm-15:15pm: A Briefing from the Legislators: What are the Aims & Desired Impact of the PIGB?

  • What is the timeline for passing the entirety of PIGB?
  • As part of passing PIGB, will there be a renegotiation of fiscal terms for oil and gas companies?
  • To what extent will the PIGB address issues for the gas market including supply and pricing?
  • Will the PIGB increase the productivity of assets by encouraging them to be sold or used?
  • What lessons have to be learnt and implimented in the PIGB from other examples of governance internationally?
  • In what ways will the PIGB increase transpacency in the industry?
  • How will legislators ensure that the aims of the PIGB are fulfilled in the long-term?Will the PIGB ensure tenure protection for top oil and gas executives and shield the industry from undue political interferences?


15.15pm-16.00pm: PIGB: Reactions from Industry 

  • Does the PIGB give investors an increased confidence to invest in the NIgerian oil and gas sector?
  • How do IOC's view the PIGB and its potential impact?
  • Do indigenous independents beleive the PIGB will strenghten their prospect for investment?
  • What impact do OFS beleive the PIGB will have on their role in the NIgerian oil and gas industry?
  • Is the PIGB stringent enough to have a meaningful impact on the market?

16.00pm-16:30pm: Networking Coffee Break 

16.30pm-17.30pm: Bridging the Gap: How do Oil & Gas companies and local banks secure international investment?

  • How can local banks bridge the compliance gap between themselves and international financiers?
  • What corporate governance do NIgerian OIl and Gas companies need impliment to secure international investment?
  • What policies is the Nigerian Central Bank implimenting to help converge the FX rates?
  • How can the government bolster local banks credibility and help reduce interest rates?
  • How can oil and gas companies utilise capital markets to secure international funding?
  • What role have traders played in increasing the liquidity for projects?
  • How can local and international banks collaborate to establish a financial institution for oil and gas infrastructure development in NIgeria?

17.30pm-19.00pm:  Close of Day 1 & Networking Drinks Reception


07.00am-08:00am: Registration Opens & Networking Coffee & Breakfast

08:00am-09:30am: The New Price Normal: Collaboration to Ensure Efficiency & Profitability 

  • What are the key strategies for making production of Nigerian crude profitable in the $50 barrel environment?
  • What is the impact of OFS becoming JV partners and asset owners on the rest of the value chain? Is this a long term strategy and permanent additional role for OFS?
  • How are junior producers maintaining profitability of their smaller scale production?
  • What knowledge can the IOC's and mid-caps share about commercialising production on the smaller scale?
  • Key case studies and examples of collaboration creating better efficiency thus profitibility

09:30am-10:15am: Networking Coffee Break 

10:15am-11:15am: Gas to Power: Overcoming the Challenges Still Restricting the Market 

  • What are the major hurdles facing the gas to power market? If the solutions are known, why havent they been implimented?
  • Does the insecurity of payment at the point of supply reduce the investor interest earlier in the value chain?
  • What impact will the PIGB and the National Gas Policy have on the gas to power market?
  • What lessons can be learnt from successfull gas to power markets in other countries?
  • Input and analysis optimising power sector value chain pricing and economics. What is its impact on GTP projects?


11:15pm-12:00pm: Networking Coffee Break 

12:00pm-13:00pm: Finding the Financing for Junior Producers

  • Alternative financing: how can junior producers utilise capital markets to raise funding?
  • How can junior producers unlock the funding and capital that traders can provide?
  • Overcoming the challenge of a lack of dinancial history and key strategies for improving the balance sheet of junior producers 
  • How can junior producers collaborate with other stakeholders to give investors the confidence to invest?
  • Key success stories and case studies of junior producers securing international financing through non-traditional methods 


13:00pm-14:30pm: Networking Lunch Break 

14:30pm-15:30pm: Modular refineries: What Prospect Do They Post for INvestors & What is the Implication for the Upstream Sector?

  • What is the value proposition of a modular refinery to investors? How can it be exploited to its fullest potential?
  • To what extent do modular refineries boost the value proposition of the local based upstream?
  • How to secure funding for early stage development for modular refineries 
  • Who should mid-wife the emergence of modular refineries in Nigeria?
    What are the modular refineries efficacy in comparison to mega-refineries in resolving national energy challenges?
  • How can developers of modular refineries build successful working relationship with E&P's to secure feedstock?

      Close of Day 2 & Close of the Assembly 



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