AboutOLEF

Oloibiri Lecture Series and Energy Forum is an annual lecture series focused on contributing to oil and gas policies development for Nigeria in commemoration of the first oil-well drilled in Nigeria by Shell Darcy at Oloibiri, in Ogbia, Bayelsa State, in 1956. The annual lecture series attracts participation from the government, regulatory agencies, heads of industry practitioners at all levels, as well as other key stakeholders from around Africa. 

At  the  inaugural  edition  of  Society  of  Petroleum  Engineers  (SPE)  Nigeria  Council’s  Annual  Oloibiri Lecture Series & Energy Forum, held in June 1991, had in attendance Dr. Suboroto, Secretary General of  OPEC.
The theme for this year is Asset Acquisitions And Divestments in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry:  Status , Challenges and the Way Forward . 

Past Themes 

2019

Energy Security & Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Way Forward

2018

The Nigerian Oil Industry in a World of  Changing Energy supply: Are We Prepared

2017

Domestic Gas Utilization in Nigeria - From Producers to Users

2016

Technological Advances in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation: Solutions to Global Oil Price Stability

2015

Global Oil Price Dynamics: Impact and Strategic Solutions for Nigeria

2014

Oil & Gas in a Century of Nigeria’s Existence: Status and Outlook

2013

Emergence of Unconventionals: Impact on Nigerian Petroleum Industry

2012

Gas Flare Out: Challenges and the Way Forward. (“Gas as an Enabler of Economic Development”)

2011

Balancing the Oil industry Productivity with Safety and the Environment

2010

PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2009

Topic: “Nigeria’s Gas in the New Economic Landscape”

2008

Nigerian Content Dynamics - The Journey So Far

2006

Nigeria’s Role in Global Energy Balance: From Oloibiri to Deep Offshore and Beyond