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Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) Participating in Houston Oil Conference


Energy & Corporate Africa the organizers of the 9th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference scheduled for April 27 -28, 2016 at Houston Marriott Westchase has announced that the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) will participate fully in the conference. It has been confirmed that the newly elected president of PETAN, Bank-Anthony Okoroafor will present a keynote paper in the conference on the imperatives of optimizing Nigeria oil sector through technology.

PETAN has been promoting the development of Nigeria oil and gas industry through technology and was very instrumental in the birthing of local content policy in Nigeria. PETAN is an association of Nigerian indigenous technical oilfield service companies in the upstream and downstream sectors.


According to Sunny Oputa, chief executive officer of Energy & Corporate Africa, the confirmed of the participation of PETAN is a good development considering the important role of PETAN in the development of Nigeria oil industry. It also indicates that the conference attracts quality participation of top industry players, nations, companies and associations.


The Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Conference is a unique conference that brings African producers, national oil companies, international oil companies, investors, financial institutions, service sector and entire stakeholders together to meet; share knowledge, exchange ideas, gain insight, showcase expertise and enhance business relationship. This upcoming event is no exception and promises more content, unique activities, top rated speakers, and more participation.


Some of the confirmed speakers for this conference are:

  • Hon. Eng Irene Muloni - Minister of Energy & Minerals Development, Uganda

  • Emmanuel Bekee – Deputy Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

  • Michael Aryeteey - Chief Operating Officer, E & P Company of GNPC, Ghana

  • Dr Amy Jadesimi – Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL)

  • Kirk Rovang- Exploration Manager of Africa , Noble Energy

  • Tim O'Hanlon - Vice President African Business, Tullow Oil

  • Joseph Medou - Exploration and Production Director, Petrosen, Senegal

  • Fernando Docters - Head, Oil & Gas, Americas, Standard Bank

  • Kwaku Boateng – Director Special Services, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

  • Rolake Akinkugbe – Head Energy & Natural Resources, FBNQuest Nigeria Limited

  • Kyeretwie Opoku – Board Chairman, Explorco  GNPC, Ghana

  • Norman Nadorf – Special Counsel, Centurion Law Firm

  • Aminata Ndoye Toure - Director General, Ministry of Hydrocarbon, Senegal

  • Fafa Sanyang – Petroleum Commission, The Gambia

  • Rogers Beall – Chief Executive Officer, Fortesa International/Africa Drilling

  • Soraia Lacerda – Head, Oil & Gas, Miranda Law Firm

  • Margaret Okojokwu – Editor, Orient Energy Review

  • Dr. Emeka Duruigbo – Oi & Gas Law Professor, Texas Southern University, Houston

  • ..and others



    This conference will aim to showcase the business climate in the region, and investment opportunities with spotlight on countries where business activities are burgeoning in terms of licensing rounds, and ongoing productions. The conference will also weigh into current geopolitical affairs and other external and internal forces driving the market, impact of technology and strategies for cost reduction as great elixir for ensuring sustainability and growth.










Bank - Anthony Okoroafor
President, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria

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