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Bayelsa State Governor, H.E. Henry Seriake Dickson to be Special Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker at Houston Subsea Nations & Africa Oil/Gas Investment Forum


Energy & Corporate Africa the organizers of Subsea Nations & Africa Oil/Gas Investment Forum has confirmed that H.E. Henry Seriake Dickson, Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Nigeria will be a Special Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker at event slated for Monday, May 1 (1st Day of OTC), 2017 at Crowne Plaza, Opp. OTC Arena, Houston.

The forum with the theme “The Future of Subsea Technology in Offshore Africa and Imperatives for Growing Local Markets" is a 1 day lunch event that will bring Africa producing nations together with industry experts, offshore and deep water focused groups, scientists, technology and equipment manufacturers, investors, banks and government senior officials to gain insight and share knowledge on how to develop the region’s subsea assets and enhance technology utilization for project optimization.

It will also unlock the region’s potentials and enhance human capital development.

The Governor will use this platform to showcase the investment potentials of Bayelsa State as an untouched treasure island, the state’s drive to develop its oil and gas sector and its economic transformation agenda through oil/gas initiatives.

According to the organizers, industry experts and analysts believe that deepwater and offshore fields are under exploited in Africa where the next wave of boom is expected. A rebound oil and gas market would usher a great surge in the region’s subsea, deepwater and offshore activities by 2019.


The increasing activities in subsea and offshore production would stimulate high demand in subsea equipment, technology, engineering, maintenance, inspection and subsea control systems. Africa would soon become a major global market for subsea engineering and systems.

Other lead speakers in the forum are Dr. Babatunde Victor Adeniran , GED/COO ( Ventures) Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Bayo Ojulari, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, Dr. Domingos Freitas, Country Director, Sub-Sahara Africa, Weatherford , Angola, Pat Maseli, Deputy Director/Head, Upstream, Department of Petroleum Resources, Fernando Docters, Head, Oil/Gas, Standard Bank, Aminata Toure Ndoye, Director, Ministry of Hydrocarbon, Senegal and others.

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