Opening Ceremony


Date:                     31st July 2017

Time:                     10:00 hours – 12:00 hours (It includes a guided tour of the Exhibitions from 1140 hours)

Venue:                 Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotels & Suites Convention Centre, VI, Lagos.


09:30                     Arrival of Guests

09:50                     Recognition of Invited Dignitaries

10:00                     National Anthem

10:05                     Welcome Address by The Chairman, SPE Nigeria Council (5 min):
                              Dr. Saka Matemilola, Chief Petroleum Engineer, FIRST E&P

10:10                     Remarks from Sponsors (15 min – 3 minutes each):

  • Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Managing Director, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company
  • Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria
  • NNPC R&D


10:25                     Special Guest Presentation on the Theme by the 2017 SPE International President (15 min):
                              Mrs. Janeen Judah,
General Manager, Chevron’s Southern Africa Business Unit, Houston

10:40                     Industry Address & Remarks on the Theme by Special Guest (10 min):
                                Dr. Maikanti K. Baru FNSE– Group Managing Director, NNPC

10:50                     Ministerial Address & Remarks on the Theme by The Guest of Honour (10 min):
                                Dr. Ibe Kachikwu – Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources

11:00                     National Anthem

                             <<< Procession to exhibit halls guided by SPE Nigeria Council Chairman >>>

11:10                     Cutting of Exhibition Red Tapes/Guided Tour of 2017 NAICE Exhibitions

                             <<< VIP Tour of Exhibition >>>

12:00                     VIP Lunch –Industry Sponsored Lunch (Sponsored By Chevron Nigeria Ltd)

                                Lunch Venue: 1415 Restaurant, Eko Signature, Eko Hotel & Suites

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