Egina FPSO could be a target for Niger Delta Avengers in 2019

A  new paper by BMI Research and published by Rigzone highlighted that Egina FPSO has already been singled out by Niger Delta Avengers group among other infrastructures in Nigeria that could be seriously attacked by the group across the southern part of Nigeria if the political atmosphere and policies in 2019 does not favor their interest.

According to the paper released by the research body it might not go well with the militant groups in the south if Buhari is re-elected in 2019 as the president of Nigeria or another candidate from the north.

Expectations are still high in Nigeria if President Buhari will sign the Petroleum Industry Bill into Act which has been approved by the country’s Senate and House of Representative.  Some analysts are of the opinion that the PIB if it is signed may help to assuage the fear of the militants in the south.


While the investment community and operating international oil companies are curious to know what will be the outcome of the PIB if signed, and what impact it will have on investment in Nigeria, Prof. Emeka Duruigbo, an acclaimed international oil and gas Lawyer and professor at Texas Southern University will present a paper that will cover the major gamut of how PIB may be a disruption or elixir in Nigeria petroleum sector. The paper will also engage working factors in strategic community relations and conflict resolution.


About Prof. Emeka Duruigbo:

Professor of Energy & Business Law
Texas Southern University, Houston

Dr. Emeka Duruigbo is nationally and internationally recognized as a scholar and advocate, with a focus on Energy Law, Business Law, and International Law and Development. He is a professor of law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law where he teaches courses in Business and Oil and Gas Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Thurgood Marshall, he was a senior legal counsel at Natural Heritage Institute in San Francisco, a resource development associate at Law Finance Group, Inc., and a research fellow at the Program for Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University. He has authored a book, several book chapters and numerous articles on various legal subjects ranging from international law and petroleum law to corporate law and finance. His scholarship has been cited in leading law journals across the world and by state and federal courts and in an amicus brief at the United States Supreme Court.

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