Professional Development

William Jennings Bryan: 
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved."

Our focus with this page is to present relevant career advancement options, information and advice. Make your choices.
Body Corporates can send relevant information to :

Scroll Down for ALL updates

NNPC Recruitment 2012

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is the National Oil Company of Nigeria and a major player in the Nigerian and International Oil and Gas Industry. The Corporation has exciting prospects and operations across the complete value chain of Oil and Gas covering, Upstream, Midstream and Downstream sectors.

As part of our efforts in repositioning the Corporation for growth and operational excellence, we are looking to bring on board dynamic and ambitious young graduates and experienced professionals who will create a strategic springboard to maximize the benefits accruable Nigeria and Nigerians from the Oil and Gas Industry.

Successful candidates can look forward to a challenging, culturally diverse and team based workplace. This is in addition to exceptional development opportunities and competitive total reward package offered by the Corporation.

Method of Application

If you meet the requirements for the above positions and are interested in pursuing a career with NNPC, please complete the online application form and upload your CV and credentials.


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council announces the 36th edition of the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE 2012) scheduled to be held on 6-8 August 2012, in Lagos, Nigeria.

NAICE is the largest upstream Oil and Gas event in Africa, held annually in Nigeria and attracts industry practitioners at all levels, as well as key stakeholders. NAICE 2012 is the industry's opportunity to learn, review, and proffer new ideas to chart the right course towards a sustainable future for the industry.

The theme for NAICE 2012 is Future of Oil & Gas: Right Balance with the Environment and Sustainable Stakeholders Participation. The event will explore the elements of a rapidly transforming environmental and societal concerns and expectations; the industry's response with appropriate technology and solutions and the opportunities in emerging legal and political frameworks for all.

Registration now open
50% discount for registrants on all room types at Eko Hotel (valid until 19 July 2012).

Discounts available on other partner hotels.
You must register for NAICE 2012 and contact the hotel directly stating your registration pin code as a reference to claim your discount

Additional Information
Visit the SPE Nigeria Council website for additional information about registration, exhibit opportunities, and more, as it becomes available.


This Forum invites our industry experts and thought leaders to participate with designer material experts from chemical and other industries, to explore the potential of applying this new product development paradigm in oil and gas applications, as well as speeding up the process of adopting new technologies from other industries. 

Participants will discuss these technologies, their limitations, best practices towards solving the new challenges presented by high temperature and high pressure wells, ultradeep water wells and environmental compliance, along with cross-industry collaboration models that could lower the product qualification cost and time.

Find out more about this Forum on the event website:

Taking place on 30 September - 6 October in the Algarve, Portugal, this Forum is part of the SPE Forum Series 2012. Participants applying to attend an SPE Forum, will be selected by the steering committee. Submit your application by 30 July for your chance to be a part of one of these leading industry events. 

We look forward to receiving your application. 


• Committee

Applications Close 
30 July


30 September - 2 October 2012, Abu Dhabi - 11th run in Asia!

"The quality of your projects is determined by the meticulous specification of your procurement and contract administration”

Dear colleague,
In the Oil & Gas construction and procurement business, the success of your project is dependent on your practical “know how” in contract management. Understanding the essential ingredients of contracts and mastering the fundamentals will equip you to identify vague contracts, avoid dangerous and often hidden terms, and better understand your position and project.

Course Expert Course Director: Jayems Dhingra, Principal Consultant 
FSIArb, FCIArb, M.S.I.D, MBA, M. Tech (Knowledge Engineering), M. Sc. (Maritime Studies) B. E. (Elect), Ist Class CoC (DOT, UK). Specialist in the marine, offshore and onshore oil & gas construction industry segments for 30 years in Asia and Europe.

This 3-day separately book-able training course covers topics such as contract commitments, issues of indemnity and liability, guarantees, contract gaps or loopholes and clauses to protect your interests. The course will teach you to identify key contract issues fast and provide you with desktop tools to accomplish this goal. The course will take a practical approach to sharpen negotiation skills when reviewing contracts. It is designed to help those who need a refresher on contractual issues or those who handle contracts on a daily basis and want to be more proficient in reviewing, administering or managing their contracts.

By attending this 3-day intensive course, you will be able to:
- Gain a working knowledge of the legal principles governing international contracts from formation, execution to breaches, redresses and dispute resolution.
- Safeguard your interests by understanding the basic principles of contract management in plain English and learning simple contract language 
- Quickly identify dangerous words/phrases in the project correspondences, which could cost your company millions.
- Effectively manage risks of your projects, with enforceable contract documents, by learning the purpose and potential benefits of maintaining evidence 
- Learn the contract enforcement nuggets of owners and the variation claims strategies of the contractors from a practitioner
- Effectively use your project execution time by adopting the issue-spotting checklists and innovative tools for avoiding contractual pitfalls.
- Use of contract terms & conditions for enhancing project performance, monitoring, reporting and achieving timely completion, thereby avoiding delays and disputes.

Past participants include: CNOOC SES, Malakoff, Lam Son Joint Operating Company, Husky Oil, PETRONAS, PTT Utility Company Limited, Petronas Carigali, DPS Consultant Malaysia, TL Offshore, Crest Marine Engineering MISC Integrated Logistics, Hoang Long Joint Operating Company, Carigali Hess Operating Company, Japan Vietnam Petroleum Company (JVPC), Petrofac, Cairn Energy India, Shell Global Solutions, Al-Khafji Joint Operations, Petronas Carigali, CNOOC China and many others

Heads of EPCIC Business Units, Contracts Managers, Project Directors, General Managers and Project Managers, Corporate Legal Counsels, Procurements and Supply Chain Managers,  Lawyers and Legal Professionals interested in EPCIC Segments in the Energy industry. 

Register early and qualify for our early bird discount. To register or to find-out more information about this training course:
- simply reply to with your full contacts details or 
- call Caroline @ +65 6741 9927 to reserve your seat today or 
click here to download a copy of the brochure directly. You will require Acrobat Reader to view the brochure. 

This premier Oil & Gas Management Development workshop is proudly brought to you by PetroEdge. If you are looking for courses in the Power & Utilities sector click here

View your PetroEdge class photo's here

Energy Institute
EI Breakfast Briefing
Tuesday 3 July 2012 
Energy Institute, London

This Breakfast Briefing will consider the growth in fuel poverty since government set targets for its eradication, the nature of the fuel poverty challenge that faces policy makers, what difference the Hills report on fuel poverty should make and how poverty alleviation schemes, energy efficiency programmes and retail market reforms will all be necessary to tackle the increase in fuel poverty levels.

Adam Scorer, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Consumer Focus

Spaces are limited so book early - Click here to book online.

Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, UK

The briefing will last for approximately and hour and a half. Registration and breakfast is at 07.30 and the briefing will commence at 08.00. We aim to conclude at 09.00.

EI member: £ 25.00 (£ 30.00 inc. VAT)
Non member: £ 35.00 (£ 42.00 inc. VAT)


Energy Institute Practical workshop: Excel analysis of oil, gas and power supply chains
Energy Institute

** Now includes demonstrations with Excel Add-in Crystal Ball This course provides hands-on instruction for building, developing and applying spreadsheet economics, risk, finance and decision evaluation models to a range of projects from the oil, natural gas and power supply chains.
EI Individual member
Join now... £ 3000.00 (£ 3600.00 inc. VAT)

Non member £ 3200.00 (£ 3840.00 inc. VAT)

Booking :Book online 
19 June 2012 - 22 June 2012
09.00 - 17.00Venue
Energy Institute, London, UK

For more information, contact
Nick Wilkinson


Nigeria Oil & Gas Technology (NOGTECH) Exhibition

Welcome to Nigeria Oil & Gas Technology 2012 (NOGTech) – A visit to NOGTech 2012 provides you with everything you need to:
- reduce project costs
- increase business development
- improve efficiency
- enhance project safety & security.

Meet with industry professionals & consultants from leading international oil companies, service providers & equipment suppliers. All of whom will be showcasing the latest technology, operations and services Nigeria has to offer – you’re certain to walk away with the tools you require to excel in your next project. 


Technology, networking, education, and partnerships for today’s oil & gas professional – Join us June 26-28 at the Eko International Expo Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

A new feature of the exhibition, The NOG Tech Theatre will provide an extensive timetable of technical sessions from industry experts including ABB, Chevron & Haliburton.

“NOG Tech provides an avenue for gaining international recognition and networking”
- Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

The prestigious Eko International Expo Centre, in the heart of Lagos’ commercial district, in an excellent venue for NOGTech. It offers easy access to, as well as the very best facilities to ensure your experience is both highly profitable and enjoyable.

For further information on sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities, please contact Adam Edwards on +44 20 7978 0060 or
NOGTech banner


The Lagos Oil Club Q+A with Seye Fadahunsi
The June Edition of The Lagos Oil Club Question & Answer Sessions comes up on Monday, June 25th 2012.

Our Guest speaker for June is SEYE FADAHUNSI, Executive Director – Pillar Oil Limited (Operators of Umuseti/Igbuku Marginal field) is the Guest Speaker for June Edition of The Lagos Oil Club Q+A Session.

He will be speaking on the topic: ‘Marginal Field Acquisition, Funding and Development: Do’s and Don’ts from a Hands-on Perspective’

403489 10150991163578438 620078437 13137936 754494790 n
Mr. Seye Fadahunsi is a distinguished oil and gas professional with over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas industry. He co – founded Pillar Oil Limited, the third company in the Marginal Field Class of 2003 to reach first oil. He is also the founder of the E & P consulting firm, Energy and Mineral Resources Limited (EMR) and the current Vice-President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE).

Seye midwifed the establishment of South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), acting as General Manager in 1999 and participated actively in the discovery and appraisal of the giant Akpo deep-water field (circa 600 million barrels of condensate and 1 trillion cubic feet of gas).

Mr. Seye Fadahunsi has extensive experience in oil and gas asset management and a proven track record in the management of start-up companies from the fledgling stage to stable and profitable operations.

Date: 25th June, 2012
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm Start
Venue: Oyster Bay Restaurant (Daisy Centre), 8 Idowu Martins Street (Near Mega Plaza), Victoria Island, Lagos

Please confirm your participation by return email to for your seat reservation, available spaces are limited. 
Guests are invited to convene between 5:30 and 6:00 for the welcome cocktail. The meeting commences at 6:00pm. The presentation, followed by Q&A will go until about 8:30pm.


In conjunction with IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Technology Conference, two training courses will be held on Sunday, 8 July 2012 at Renaissance Lakeview Tianjin Hotel, Tianjin, China.
An Introduction to Deepwater Operations

0900-1700 hours • Renaissance Lakeview Tianjin Hotel, Tianjin, China

Barry Braniff
Manager of Well Operations for Transocean's Well Operations Group

Technical professionals should leave the course with an understanding of the following topics:
Introduction to Deepwater Operations
Deepwater Well Characteristics
Well Control considerations in deep water
Maximizing efficiency in Deepwater Operations
DP station keeping
New technology for deepwater applications

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training.
Geomechanical Considerations in Drilling, Completion and Stimulation of Shale Gas Reservoirs
0900-1700 hours • Renaissance Lakeview Tianjin Hotel, Tianjin, China

See Hong Ong
GeoMechanics International's (GMI) Global Technical Advisor

Technical professionals should leave the course with an understanding of the following topics:
Introduction to petroleum-related geomechanics
Characterization of mechanical properties and strengths
Characterization of in-situ stresses
Basic concepts of rock failures and failure criteria
Basic shale properties and their relationships to drilling and stimulation challenges
Wellbore stability analysis
Geomechanical shear stimulation
Best well trajectory and quantifying competing requirements

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training.

For detailed information on the course or about the instructor, kindly visit training course page.

For more enquiries about this Training Course,
contact Manpreet Kaur at SPE Asia Pacific Office
at Tel: +60.3.2182.3000 · E-mail:
Society of Petroleum Engineers - 222 Palisades Creek Drive; Richardson, Texas, USA 75080-2040

HomeSituated in the South West corner of Southern Africa, Namibia is a Country with a rich history and diverse population. This hidden gem known as the land of contrast is a prime tourist destination. With its stable economy, world class infrastructure and abundance of resource wealth, Namibia boasts one of the most ideal investment climates within Africa. The recent offshore exploration activities for hydrocarbon resources is attracting international interest and has placed Namibia in the spotlight as an emerging oil and gas province.

“… tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
African Proverb

With the endorsement by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia, Rich Africa Consultancy is proud to announce and host Namibia’s first Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition taking place in Windhoek from 6-7 September 2012. Aptly themed ‘The Road to Discovery and Beyond’, this conference seeks to explore the implications, opportunities and challenges associated with the discovery of oil and gas in Namibia. Ultimately, this initiative will establish the foundation for developing a framework for the sustainable management, development and investment of Namibia’s natural resources.

This Conference is the first in Namibia and forms part of Rich Africa Consultancy’s annual/biennial calendar of strategic initiatives. It presents key stakeholders with an opportunity to generate more attention to an emerging oil and gas province. More importantly, it is an opportunity to attract and facilitate investments to Namibia’s oil and gas industry and thereby strategically position Namibia’s readiness to efficiently and effectively manage petroleum resources.

Rich Africa Consultancy has secured leading international and local industry experts and leaders to deliberate on the future of Namibia’s oil and gas industry. These include high-ranking government decision-makers, economists, academics, research analysts, financial experts, oil and gas lawyers.

To debate and deliberate on the opportunities, implications and challenges associated with the discovery of oil and/or gas in Namibia;
To discuss how Namibia can position itself now and maximise the benefits of the oil and/or gas discovery;
To look at the lessons learned in other oil-rich countries and to map out the way forward for Namibia’s petroleum industry;
To ensure investor understanding of Namibia’s geological database of information and investment opportunities in the petroleum sector.

Namibia’s Hydrocarbons Future and Investment Opportunities
Fiscal, Legal and Regulatory Frameworks of Namibia’s Petroleum Sector
Petroleum exploration licensing
Safety and Environment in Petroleum Operations
Infrastructure and Local Content Development
Skills Transfer and Education
Economic Impact and Management of Oil Wealth
‘Petrocurse’: Avoidance Opportunity for Namibia
Financing Considerations in Oil and Gas Projects
Sustainable Development in the Petroleum Sector

As a participant, you have the unique and premier chance to:
MEET: Top-level Government decision-makers, International & National Oil Companies, Oil & Gas Service Providers, Financial Institutions, Research Analysts, Legal Firms, Audit Companies and Investors;
DISCOVER: The latest developments in Namibia’s fast-growing oil and gas industry and future prospects;
LEARN: leading international experts and industry leaders, government policy and decision-makers and appreciate the ‘lessons learned’ from various case studies analyses;
ATTRACT: Potential business partners, investors and/or clients, establish networks and build on relationships through the scheduled high-level networking events and exhibitions;
GAIN: First Mover Advantage in the burgeoning petroleum sector
Hosted by:
Rich Africa Consultancy, a strategic advisory company
Endorsed by:
Namibia Ministry of Mines and Energy
Platinum Sponsor
Diamond Sponsor


Dear Executives,
Invitation to Participate In West Africa Training 
We write to introduce our upcoming international training and herby invite you to send your nominations to book an early place.

By attending these courses, your employees will

- Enhance their capacity for doing business across industries
- Increase your capacity for world-class competitiveness in these trying times

At OGS, we help leading companies grow their talent through various world class product and services.

Our range of services include:
- Executive training specially tailored to meet client’s need
- Talent management solutions for right hiring, on-boarding and employee development

Course details for are as follows:

Full Course details are available online at or by email on request.

All our courses are offered at a variety of exotic locations around the world as public courses, and may also be delivered off-shelf, or customized as in-house for our clients.

Damilola Adigun
Business Development Executive
OGS Workforce Development
5th Floor, Elizade-Toyota, Plaza, 322A, Ikorodu Road, Anthony,
Lagos - Nigeria.
+234 (0) 8033676478, (0) 8026755422


The Lagos Oil Club Q+A with Pade Durotoye and Seye Fadahunsi
The May Edition of The Lagos Oil Club Question & Answer Sessions comes up on Monday, MAY 28th, 2012.

It is another Special Edition and the focus is on Nigerian Independents!
 403489 10150991163578438 620078437 13137936 754494790 n
Our GUEST SPEAKERS are Mr. SEYE FADAHUNSI, Executive Director, Pillar Oil Limited (operators of Umuseti/Igbuku Marginal Field) and Mr. PADE DUROTOYE, Managing Director/CEO, Oando Exploration & Production Limited.

Mr. Seye Fadahunsi, Executive Director - Pillar Oil Limited (Operator of Umuseti/Igbuku Marginal Field), will be speaking on the topic: “Marginal Field Acquisition, Funding and Development: Do’s and Don’ts from a Hands-on Perspective” 

Mr. Pade Durotoye, CEO, Oando Exploration and Production Limited (OEPL) is speaking on: ‘Nigerian Independents: An Attractive Option for Foreign Partnerships?’ 

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm Start

Venue: Oyster Bay Restaurant (Daisy Centre), 8 Idowu Martins Street (Near Mega Plaza), Victoria Island, Lagos 

Please confirm your participation by return email to for your seat reservation, available spaces are limited. 

Guests are invited to convene between 5:30 and 6:00 for the welcome cocktail. The meeting commences at 6:00pm. The presentation, followed by Q&A will go until about 8:30pm.


PetroEdge presents
Floating Production, Storage & Offloading
Design & Technology - Level 2, including latest developments in FLNG technology and market developments

The number of floating production systems is set to grow from 250 units to 299 in 2011. As crude oil prices rise above USD 100 per barrel, FPSO technology is no doubt the most efficient and viable solution for deepwater offshore field development. However, with development projects going to greater depth and complexity, the big question still remains on how to drive greater efficiency from better FPSO designs and what are the new developments in turret, mooring, swivel technologies to improve safety and lower cost.

Featured Case Study Discussions on: 

Case Study One; Processing system operations on BP FPSO Greater Plutonio
Review of the Training CD every BP Operator must learn before going offshore to operate the Subsea Production Facilities and the FPSO Facilities, from Reservoir to Oil and Gas Export systems. 
Case Study Two; Chevron ALBA FSO; First Internal Turret in the North Sea
A detailed review of the Turret system with mooring lines design & installation, Chain table & Riser connections, main deck turret piping & pigging system, fluid Swivel & back-up, leak detection system, interfaces with cargo piping and Oil & Gas export lines including Integrity Monitoring Systems. 
Case Study Three; The TOTAL Angola FPSO DALIA Story, operating in deep water Block 17.

This training course is designed for:
This course is recommended for personnel involved in FPSO projects who require specific knowledge on FPSO design and technology: • Current and future Offshore Installation Managers • Conceptual Design Engineers • Development Engineers • Engineering & Integration Managers • Naval Architects • FPSO Project Managers • Process Engineers • Operations Managers

5 – 8 June 2012, Accra, Ghana
25 – 28 June 2012, Singapore - 2nd run in Asia!

Course Director: Jean - Paul Denise, Senior Naval Architect, FPSO & Floating Production Systems 

This 4 day training course will focus on the key technical questions that an FPSO project team need to address as part of the overall FPSO design project. The course has been exclusively designed to equip participants with the key tools needed to find answers to these questions and to make the appropriate decisions to advance future projects. The course will cover the full spectrum of issues relating to FPSO design projects which will allow technical personnel obtain a better understanding of challenges and risk areas associated with this. This course has also been recently updated to include the latest developments in FLNG technology and market developments.

By attending this 4 day training course, you will be able to: 
- Understand the floating production market by geography and their design types & characteristics 
- Examine the key design and technology considerations for FPSO construction today
- Identify the critical design requirements, codes and standards which govern FPSO design
- Review the main functions of topside process systems, its typical production capabilities and related disciplines
- Understand key design considerations for Hull, Mooring, Swivels & Fluid Transfers Systems and Risers
- Learn Oil export and offshore offloading requirements and systems
- Gain an overview of FPSO design development projects and the key factors for success
- Review the introduction of FLNG technology and current projects in Asia and Europe

Click here download the Accra brochure or here to download the Singapore brochure.

Book your seats today! To find out more information about this training course, simply:
- reply to to obtain more information and registration details
- visit and login your details to download a pdf. brochure
Click here download the Accra brochure or here to download the Singapore brochure
- call +65 6741 9927 to speak with Caroline or Theresa

NIELSEN Career Opportunity
In more than 100 countries, Nielsen provides clients the most complete understanding of consumer and media behavior.

As a global leader in measurement and information, Nielsen provides a precise understanding of the consumer to help their clients make decisions that can lead profitable growth. Their measurement and analytical innovations enable clients to keep pace with changing market trends, emerging technology, and the increasingly demanding consumer. After nearly a century, Nielsen is more focused and skilled than ever at providing the complete view of the consumer. Whether their clients are in media, consumer packaged goods, telecom or advertising, their expansive data and measurement capabilities provide market context and confidence through their long history of innovation and integrity.

Nielsen is now looking to recruit candidates for the following role:

Applicants should be Masters or MBA graduated (preferable but not mandatory) and need to have strong experience at senior management level. Competitive remuneration packages will be offered to the successful candidates. The role is based in Lagos, Nigeria. 
To know more about this opportunity and apply, please click on the role. For those who are already registered with GCC, we kindly ask you to update your CV on our system and you will automatically be considered for the role.

Interested applicants should apply via the website, using the hyperlink for the position.Please also consult the FAQ section on our website, which likely addresses some of the questions you may have. We appreciate your assistance in communicating this interesting career opportunity to any relevant contacts.

Please apply by 31st of May 2012. If your profile closely matches what participating companies are looking for, one of our Recruitment Consultants will contact you directly.

Energy Institute 
An assessment of nuclear safety in the UK in a post Fukushima world evening lecture

26 April 2012

17.00 - 18.00

Energy Institute Address- 61 New Cavendish Street

Some people in the press and in public have referred to the events in Japan 12 months ago as a wake up call, others have called it a lesson we all must learn from. To the nuclear operators, it is more personal, more real perhaps, sobering to watch the three containment structures deflagrate. What next for an industry that views itself as a significant part of the solution to our energy needs (an industry that was in a renaissance) how do we persuade people that nuclear electricity is the right thing to do?

Paul Stephens, Nuclear Safety Branch Manager, EDF Energy

EI Individual member

Join now... £ 0.00 (£ 0.00 inc. VAT)

Non member £ 0.00 (£ 0.00 inc. VAT)

For more information, contact
Gemma Wilkinson

t: 0207 467 7174


The SPE London Section would like to invite you and your colleagues to the 1st SPE London Annual Conference and Exhibition on 27-28 June at Savoy Place in London, UK. Book before 1 May for an early bird discount.

London is at the heart of the world’s financial sector. The Society of Petroleum Engineers London Section has therefore elected to focus its first, major two-day conference and exhibition on how to add value and manage risk in the oil and gas industry. This conference includes topics and themes carefully selected to be of interest to the unique mix of technical and financial professionals active in the oil and gas sector in the London area. 

Why should you attend?

This conference includes topics and themes carefully selected to be of interest to the unique mix of technical and financial professionals active in the oil and gas sector in the London area. You will learn from speakers who are industry experts working in oil and gas companies, financial institutions and research and strategy companies.

Conference topics include:

UK and Global Exploration
Exploration Strategies
Developments and Industry Benchmarking
Financing Oil and Gas Companies
Business Finance
Pre-Development Risk Management
Unconventional Resources Development
Reserves Definitions (Workshop)

Conference speakers include:

Charles Hendry, MP Minister of State for DECC
Malcolm Brown, BG Group
Ed Merrow, Independent Project Analysis
Jean-Claude Perdigues, GDF SUEZ E&P UK
Paul Mann, Valiant Petroleum COO
Jeffrey Auld, Macquarie Capital (Europe)
Ramin Lakani, Gaffney, Cline and Associates
Joel Turnbull, Nexen Petroleum UK
Dean Rietz, Ryder Scott
Thomas Wagenhofer, Giant Capital

Gala Dinner - book before 1 May for early bird discounts

The conference gala dinner will take place on the final day, 28 June, at the world famous Savoy Hotel. There will be a well known guest speaker (to be announced) as well as champagne reception and a three course meal. 

Thank you to our sponsors

The SPE London Section would like to thank the following companies for their contribution and support:

Platinum Sponsors

Baker Hughes has been a technology leader in the oil and gas industry for over 100 years and continues to partner with operators to find solutions for complex technical challenges. A leading global oilfield service company with operations in over 90 countries, Baker Hughes provides reservoir consulting, drilling, pressure pumping, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.
Oilfield Production Consultants (OPC) is a globally renowned leader in the provision of professional expertise, management and support to the Upstream Exploration and Production sector of the Oil and Gas industry. Whether it's collecting and interpreting reservoir data, providing appropriately qualified teams or individuals to take on a key project, or delivering up-to-the-minute training, we are ideally placed to meet our clients' precise requirements.

Gold Sponsors

Afren Plc , GDF SUEZ 

Silver Sponsors

Anadarko, BP, Centrica Plc, Premier Oil Plc, Schlumberger

Society of Petroleum Engineers - 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, Texas, USA 75080-2040

RS Hunter

Recruitment Opportunity: Business Development Manager - Lagos
Industry: Oil and Gas ………….Location: Lagos

Overview of role
To manage the relationship between the company (and by extension the company’s client’s interests) and all actors of the market present in country. To get the full knowledge of the local market and business environment.

To coordinate on a daily basis the activities of the Oil and Gas Industry, especially with:

1. NAPIMS, DPR, NIPEX, NNPC or any new Governmental Body to be created

2. International Oil Companies (IOC) in Nigeria (Agip, Shell, Total, Exxon, Chevron, Addax, Sinopec…)

3. And potentially with major National Oil Companies (NOC) in Nigeria (Afren, Oando, Sahara, Camac…)

Relevant Experience (Type of experience and minimum number of years)

 Sales and Marketing/ business development background, real business planner.

 Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector

 Good skills with the computer, especially with Visio, power point, excel etc.

 Team Player, pursuing common goals

 Familiar with Nigeria business

 Strategic thinker

Other requirements (Behavioural etc.)

Qualified Candidates should send their CV’s to with the position as the subject.  Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills

 Excellent analytical skills with an eye for detail

 Focused, driven and outcome-oriented

Ability to

 Work independently as well as manage a team of professionals (in-house and partner teams)

 Work under pressure with no compromise on quality of delivery

 Travel at short notice

 Relocate to other locations within the group

About RS Hunter

At RS Hunter, we are committed to workforce development within the business. This is because we recognise that for an organisation to become valuable, it is the people that create value and nurture its growth. We therefore nurture your workforce.

Take a look at our range of services or simply contact us. You’ll be happy to know that we provide tailored services to your business should you seek bespoke requirements not found on this page. We will get in touch with you to provide that solution to meet your unique needs. At RS Hunter, we offer full HR outsourced services to take away the day to day challenge of finding the right people, putting policies together, registering your Healthcare for small or start up business or even the late bloomers who are looking to stabilise their businesses.


The SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium is 24–25 September 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the Westin Calgary.

Who Should Attend?
Energy analysts
Reserves/reservoir managers
Planning and operations managers

Submit Your Paper Proposal!

We invite you to submit a paper proposal that describes the impact of technology, regulations, markets, or other changes on your company’s evaluation and economic processes.

This event brings together technical, business development, and financial professionals in the oil and gas industry who are involved in economics and hydrocarbon evaluation.

The call for papers deadline is 15 May 2012.

Paper Topics

In support of the theme, "Impact of Technology and Stakeholder Challenges," the committee is looking for papers on the following topics:

Evolution of economics
1-Web-based processes, including resource management, reporting, and operations monitoring
2-Managing risk/uncertainty
3-Unintended consequences
4-Impact of technology on hydraulic fracturing, IOR technical trials, and sour service
5-Reserves/resource classification and assessment
6-Contractual environments
7-Project economics for new unconventional resources
8-North America, Europe, and Asia gas trends, sanctioned nations, and pricing impacts
9-Emerging operational constraints due to fracturing bans and regulatory changes

A full list of topics can be found online.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

2012 Program Cochairpersons

Dan Diluzio
Shell International

Ian McDonald
Nexen Inc.
Submit your paper proposal by 15 May!
SPE Canada, 900-521 3rd Avenue S.W.; Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T3

The Lagos Oil Club Q+A with Remi Okunlola and Dr. Sam Amadi
Our GUEST SPEAKERS are Mr. Remi Okunlola, Executive Director, SeaWolf Oilfield Services Limited and Dr. Sam Amadi, Executive Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
The April edition of The Lagos Oil Club Question & Answer Sessions comes up on Monday, APRIL 23RD 2012 and it is a bumper edition with special focus on Nigeria as the next frontier!

Mr. Okunlola, co-founder of SeaWolf Oilfield Services Ltd, Nigeria's only indigenous company operating in deepwater offshore drilling, will be speaking on 'Homegrown Player in a Global Oil Minefield: Lessons for Local Content'. 
Dr. Sam Amadi, Executive Chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Abuja would speak on 'Unbundling the Nigerian Electricity Sector: The Energy Sector Situation'.

Please confirm your participation by return email to for your seat reservation, available spaces are limited.

Date: Monday, 23rd April 2012

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm Start

Venue: Oyster Bay Restaurant (Daisy Centre), 8 Idowu Martins Street (Near Mega Plaza), Victoria Island, Lagos

Please confirm your participation by email: or by calling Humphrey Onyeukwu +234 816 284 7921; Feso Bright +234 816 987 0190; Osahon Akaroh +234 816 375 7371

European Forum Alpbach 2012- Scholarships on Offer
"Expectations - The Future of the Young" is the general topic of the European Forum Alpbach 2012 which will take place from August 16 to September 01, 2012 in the village of Alpbach in the Tyrolean mountains.

The three-week event offers an opportunity to enter into discussion with renowned personalities. In a unique atmosphere, speakers from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss burning issues of our times with the participants. An extensive social programme offers opportunities to continue debates outside the conference and seminar rooms. This special nature of the European Forum attracts around 4,000 participants from more than 60 countries every year.

To enable young people to share in this experience, the European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law, supported by many sponsors, makes scholarships available for students and recent graduates.
Last year, more than 600 students and recent graduates from 46 countries were able to take part in the Forum thanks to scholarships.

Alpbach Initiative Groups and Clubs have been founded in numerous European countries by participants of the European Forum Alpbach. These institutions organise events in the spirit of Alpbach and provide individual calls for scholarships. More details can be foundhere.

The documents available on this site serve to give you an overview of the different types of scholarships, the application criteria and the selection process.

We have summarised the recollections of last year's scholarship holders in a brochurewhich should give you an impression of the young peoples' experiences.


Franz Mailer
European Forum Alpbach
Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law
Invalidenstrasse 5/7
1030 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 718 17 11-13
Fax.: +43 (1) 718 17 01

Internship Recruitment: Energy Community Regulatory Board Section 
The Secretariat herewith announces an internship in the Energy Community Regulatory Board Section for (mid) August – (mid) December 2012. The intern will gain first hand exposure of Energy Community activities in the coordination of ECRB activities and public relations.University graduates are invited to apply via e-mail to, quoting the title of the post in the subject line, not later than 27 April 2012, 5 pm.
The Energy Community Secretariat offers a limited number of internships for young university graduates who wish to acquire an understanding of the Energy Community’s work or gain experience in the field of their studies. In 2012, the Secretariat offers the total of three internships. 

The recruitment of interns is subject to the conditions and specifications set out in Procedural Act 2011/03/ECS. Details on the open positions can be found on the Secretariat's website, subsection: Secondees and Interns.

 ESCP Europe - Energy Conference Invitation 


On behalf of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe, it is our pleasure to invite you to a special conference in London.

Environmental liability risk: a pressing issue for energy companies

Date: 24th April, 2012
Time: 4pm - 6.30pm (followed by a drinks reception)
Location: The Institute of Directors, 116-123 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

We are entering a new technological era which marks the end of so-called 'easy oil'. This shift creates an increased complexity in energy projects and a growing concern for both environmental impacts and the potential for damage to local populations.

Furthermore, the mishandling of recent catastrophes by large energy companies - as well as the largely unpublicised leaks - have cast serious doubts as to their ability to prevent severe accidents from occurring and if they do to limit their development. 

Given all of these factors, there is a growing concern for how prepared energy companies are to deal with the new risks they face. This conference aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and present new research results on this pressing issue.

The event will cover the following topics:
Accounting for 'contingent environmental liability'
Environmental liability: an issue for insurers
Public-Private joint Energy developments: preparing governments to handle risk
Environmental risk: an urgent need for new safety regulations and standards in the Energy industry

Confirmed speakers:
Tony Backos - Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
Dr Duncan Fairgrieve - Tort Law Centre at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law
Dr Maxi Scherer - WilmerHale
Dr Patrick Gougeon - ESCP Europe Business School

Admission to the conference is free of charge, but places are limited to 60 and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To register your place or for more information, please contact Kasia Wolenska viaemail or by calling +44 (0)20 7443 8819.

About RCEM

Bringing together the expertise of its faculty and its many external international associates, the objective of the RCEM at ESCP Europe Business School is to cooperate with, and possibly assist, key industry players to facilitate the integration of managerial and technological skills within the energy industry.

RCEM's Mission is to build a strong proactive partnership between energy corporations, government agencies and the academic community, in preparation for a new energy era. The results of RCEM's research will become available to the public through publications, workshops and conferences, educational programmes and other public outreach activities. Research at RCEM will be enhanced through direct cooperation with government agencies, and academic and industry associates from across the globe. 

Find out more at the RCEM website.

About ESCP Europe

ESCP Europe Business School was founded in Paris in 1819 and since then has educated generations of leaders, contributing to the fine reputation it enjoys today.

With almost 200 years of experience, ESCP Europe's standing in the sector is consistently recognised in the Financial Times' league tables. In 2011, we were ranked the 12th best business school in Europe and 3rd in the UK. Our flagship Master in Management programme is currently positioned 3rd worldwide and 1st in the International Course Experience category.

In 2011 the School launched its Executive Master in Energy Management, a programme curated by the London campus Director, Dr Patrick Gougeon.

We are proud to be one of the few institutions in the world to boast international accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA and BAC. 


SPE: Intelligent Energy International 2012
Just over one week to go until the SPE Intelligent Energy International Conference and Exhibition

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this international event which marks a milestone on the oil and gas industry's road map to fully integrated operations.

Each year this event brings together the industry's leading professionals to focus on the cutting edge technologies and developments in this field.

To find out more and to register for the event visit:

SPE programme committee's top level speakers 

This year's event will host three plenary sessions discussing important industry topics with some of the most influential players.

Dr Nabeel I Afaleg, Saudi Aramco
Deanna Alaniz, BP
Roy Borkhoche, Baker Hughes
Steve Cassidy, Chevron
Jim Crompton, Chevron
Dr Iraj Ershaghi, USC
Jonathan Lewis, Halliburton
Satish Pai, Schlumberger
Brage Sandstad, ConocoPhillips
Gerald Schotman, Shell
Nathan Tabb, Chevron
Naji Al Umair, Saudi Aramco

Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors to give Keynote Address

Local Motors mission is “to lead the next generation of crowd-powered automotive manufacturing, design, and technology in order to enable the creation of game changing vehicles”. Local Motor’s business model is an innovative bridge between crowd sourcing design and local manufacturing cells. Jay’s insights promise to set up a thought provoking discussion of our own industry sector and examine new concepts to further unify oilfield operations and the digital community.

Technical sessions

This year's event will also feature 18 technical sessions which will highlight examples of value delivery and new opportunities created by intelligent energy technologies.

Technical session themes this year include: data standards - new developments and implementations; case study: production optimisation at scale; health, safety and environment; improving drilling performance; developments in IT capabilities and smart wells.

Ferrari at SPE Intelligent Energy International

Speaking at the Ice Breaker Drinks Reception, David Salters, Head of Engine Development at Scuderia Ferrari, will give us his insights in to what innovative technology means for Ferrari in terms of the company's performance - especially in Formula 1 racing where 1/1000th of a second can be the difference between winning and losing.

The Ice Breaker Drinks Reception, sponsored by Shell, will also provide an opportunity to get a head start on networking with exhibitors, visitors and delegates.

Vision 2020

SPE Intelligent Energy is partnering with Baker Hughes to deliver a ‘virtual think-tank’ which seeks to transform the conference experience through full audience participation.

Called Vision 2020, this live scene setting session aims “to confront some hard truths that have hampered full-scale adoption of intelligent solutions within the energy industry” says Baker Hughes co-chair Derek Mathieson.

We look forward to seeing you in Utrecht. 


• Floorplan

Visit us at the SPE booth located at stand A09

Join over 2,000 followers on our Twitter and LinkedIn groups:


SPE Intelligent Energy International is organised by the E&P Partnership of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Reed Exhibitions Energy and Marine Group.

Society of Petroleum Engineers - 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, Texas, USA 75080-2040

Please view our March Newsletter here 
News and Updates - March 2012
News and Updates

1. CPD Special Offers

2. Rio Tinto Scholarships- applications now being taken

3. Professor Bekker's latest book receives high praise

4. New Partners join EI Source Book Project

5. Research Handbook on the WTO Agriculture Agreement

6. CEPMLP student wins internship with German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in New Delhi
Seminar Spotlight

1. Petroleum Industry Negotiation Master Class
Student Spotlight

1. Jane U Inokotong, MSc, International Oil and Gas Management

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
University of Dundee
Carnegie Building, Dundee, DD1 4HN
t: +44 (0) 1382 384300 f: +44 (0) 1382 385854 

CEPMLP on the web: 

The Lagos Oil Club Q+A with Stephen Tierney Vice President, Gas and Commercial, SEVEN ENERGY 

Seven EnergyThe Lagos Oil Club Guest Speaker for MARCH Edition of The Lagos Oil Club Q+A Sessions is Mr. Stephen Tierney, Vice President Gas and Commercial, Seven Energy International Limited. Seven Energy is an independent Nigerian oil and gas exploration, development and production company founded in 2004 as a division of Weatherford International, the oil service company. 
Seven Energy is a limited company with headquarters in Lagos and London. In Nigeria, the company operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Septa Energy Nigeria Limited.
Phillip IhenachoPaul-Jeroen van de GrampelAshley Dunster                                   
Andrew ThumbOsam ThumbClare Spottiswoode- Thumb
Ngozi EdozienYemi OsinderoDr Joshua Udofia
SEVEN ENERGY's unique achievements in Nigeria's Oil Industry include acquisition of a 62.5% interest in Universal Energy Resources Limited in March 2010, giving it an interest in the undeveloped Stubb Creek field. 

SEVEN ENERGY has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum on Accelerated Gas Plan and is actively involved in a concerted project in empowering the Power Plants and Industrial Market of SE Nigeria. 

Also, Seven Energy is into a strategic alliance with Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) to provide funding and technical services for the development of their interests in OMLs 4, 38 and 41. 

The SPEAKER, Stephen Tierney, Vice President, Gas and Commercial, Seven Energy, has specialised expertise in gas projects, business development and M&A in Nigeria. He previously held a number of business and general management positions in Nigeria, eventually becoming Weatherford's Divisional Region Manager for West Africa. 

Stephen Tierney would be speaking on ‘Delivering the Gas Master Plan: Recipe for Unlocking Nigeria’s Gas Potentials’. 

Date: Monday, 26th March 2012 

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm Start 

Venue: Oyster Bay Restaurant (Daisy Centre) 
8 Idowu Martins Street (Near Mega Plaza), Victoria Island, Lagos 

Please confirm your participation by email: or by calling Humphrey Onyeukwu +234 816 284 7921; Feso Bright +234 816 987 0190; Osahon Akaroh +234 816 375 7371 . Attendance is by Guest list.

Members and guests are invited to convene between 5:30 and 6:00 for cocktail, coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available). The meeting commences at 6:00. The presentation, followed by Q&A will go until about 8:30.
Lagos Oil Club Website:


The outlook for the European oil storage industry

How will changes in the industry impact your organisation?

Answering this question depends on having access to the right information at the right time. Platts 5th Annual European Oil Storage conference will equip you with the information and contacts your company needs to succeed.

Our exclusive content on the latest hot industry topics is delivered by industry leaders and built in with dedicated networking sessions provides an unrivalled opportunity to discover and discuss the future of the oil storage industry.
Confirmed sessions include:

 Keynote address: The outlook for the oil storage industry

 Panel discussion: What does the future hold for the oil storage industry?

 The changing European supply/demand balance: Threat or opportunity

 The IEA emergency response to oil supply disruptions

 Emergency oil stocks as an integral part of security of supply in the energy community

 Plus many more......


 Exclusive networking reception

Join us for a wine reception sponsored by the Government of Western Australia featuring authentic Australian didgeridoo music, a selection of Aussie meats including kangaroo and crocodile and other treats.

Sponsored by:  


Need additional information?

Should you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

We look forward to meeting you in Amsterdam in May.

Kind regards,

Simon Kears
EMEA Marketing Manager
REF: pc279EB1

P.S. Don't forget to register before 30 March 2012 to save up to $600


Ministry of Energy and SPE Ghana Section - Presents...


Facilitator: Professor Wumi Iledare, Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies, USA

Date: March 12-14, 2012

Venue: Mensvic Hotel, East Legon

Fee: $600 per participant (tickets have ran out but please contact us for details about getting one of the two free tickets)

NOTE: The GOC is giving out two free tickets to members. If you are interested please email: as soon as possible.


SPE Scale and Corrosion Conference and Exhibition - Registration Now Open
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the 2012 programme committees, would like to invite you to attend the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Corrosion and the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Scale.

The two conferences will allow for ample meeting and networking with all attendees. We hope that you will take the opportunity this year, to update yourself on the latest technological achievements and industry trends, meet with colleagues as well as make your own contribution.

SPE International Conference on Oilfield Corrosion, 28-29 May 2012.

SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, 30-31 May 2012. 

Conference date: 28-29 May 2012

Venue: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

The format of the 2012 SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Corrosion will follow a similar theme to the highly successful 2010 event with a combination of formal paper presentations in the morning followed by interactive discussions in the afternoon. 

This year's conference theme will be “Carbon Steel: The Right Long Term Choice?” Carbon steel remains the primary material of construction for the vast majority of new facilities and infrastructure mainly on a cost basis. However, as operating conditions become more severe and reservoirs are developed in deeper waters, the demands on carbon steel are ever increasing. Combined with ageing assets constructed of carbon steel, the material is more often being stretched above and beyond its intended envelope. 

This event intends to explore all aspects of carbon steel from initial selection to treatment programmes (both internal and external) as well as integrity management, refinery corrosion and beyond. The event programme will allow for ample meeting and networking with all of the conference attendees.

• Committee

Conference date: 30-31 May 2012 

Venue: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

The theme of the 2012 conference is “Innovative Scale Control Management”. Scaling issues have always been identified as one of the most challenging areas in the development of a field. Although remarkable progress has been made, with novel and innovative solutions being provided by companies, there is still much to be learned. 

Each day of the 2012 conference starts with a keynote address followed by a range of technical and poster sessions. A number of excellent paper proposals have been selected for this event, all of which cover a wide range of topics representing the recent progress in meeting the challenges of solving oilfield scale control problems. 

Society of Petroleum Engineers - 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, Texas, USA 75080-2040

                                                     Scottish Oil Club Meeting

"Tullow Oil's Exploration Led Growth Strategy"

Angus McCoss, Exploration Director
Tullow Oil plc
Thursday, 22 March 2012, 6 p.m.
Please make your finalised booking before Monday, 19 March 2012.
Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE Link to Map.
A programme of student dinner attendance from member universities is sponsored by


Our bold exploration strategy plainly differentiates Tullow. Our area of exploration focus is clear; Africa and the Atlantic Margins. Tullow's core plays are giant stratigraphic traps, oil-prone rift basins and prolific salt basins. We target discovering big volumes of light oil, for premium value, at low finding costs. As Tullow sustainably grows, through exploration we add scale without adding complexity. We are taking ever more material acreage positions, with sensible commitments and low cost exit points, to significantly amplify the commercial follow-up potential in the event of early discoveries. Our unit of scale grows commensurately with our investment in exploration, from individual high-graded prospects in Tullow's early days, through prolific plays, to transformational basin opening in 2007, to where we are today and beyond, exploring systems of related hydrocarbon basins. We present this remarkable growth story with interesting examples of what we have achieved to date and what we aim to achieve in the future.


Angus McCoss was appointed to the Board in December 2006. He is a geologist with a BP sponsored PhD and, prior to joining Tullow in April 2006 as General Manager Exploration, he had 21 years of wide-ranging exploration experience, working primarily with Shell in Africa, Europe, China, South America and the Middle East. He held a number of senior positions within Shell including Americas Regional Vice President Exploration and General Manager of Exploration in Nigeria. He is currently a non-executive Director of Ikon Science Limited and a member of the Advisory Board of the industry-backed Energy and Geoscience Institute of the University of Utah.


Neither video nor audio recording is permitted at this event.
Members and guests are invited to convene between 5:30 and 6:00 for coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available). The meeting commences at 6:00. The presentation, followed by Q&A will go until about 7:30. We break for discussion with others at the bar until about 8:00 when dinner is served. During coffee we will have more Q&A with the speaker under Chatham House Rule and will wrap up by 10:30 or before. The venue, the Royal Scots Club has special over-night rates available to attendees. Contact them on +44 131 556 4270 and quote "Scottish Oil Club".
Menu: Smoked chicken salad with pesto dressing ~ Roast lamb with rosemary and garlic jus served with a selection of vegetables and potatoes ~ Lemon cheesecake ~ Coffee or tea with mints
Wine: Sanda Serena, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)
Cost: £35.00 inclusive of VAT. (If vegetarian meal required, please order at time of booking).


Bookings for dinner are required. Bookings for you to attend only the presentation are not required, but we would appreciate if you could let us know anyway since we need to monitor the total head-count.
Send your booking request by email to:
All remittances by cheque, BACs transfer, Credit Card, or cash at the event.
Bank Transfer Information: BACS Bank of Scotland. Details will be on invoice.
Please take note of the booking finalisation date. We make head-count commitment with the venue on this date and therefore we are normally unable to accept cancellations after this date. Please contact us if you have made a booking but are unable to attend, even if this is a last minute realisation. Paid dinner seats not used on the night are offered to others on the night with priority to students.


                             Supported by  

23-25 October 2012 | Port Harcourt    Nigeria
Conference | Training Seminar | Site Visit

The Must-Attend Learning Forum on Nigerian Content
The 2nd Practical Nigerian Content will be a true, must-attend learning forum on Nigerian Content Act to not only learn about the Nigerian Content Act but also see its implementation in practice! With the support of the Nigerian Content Developing and Monitoring Board, the event promises to be a powerful networking base and a learning platform in Nigeria.

What are the benefits of attending in 2012?
BENEFITSThe 2nd Practical Nigerian Content will be held in the heart of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry and will bring numerous benefits including:

Learn from the experiences of the established operators
Hear the viewpoints of the main operators on Nigerian Content Implementation
Increase your client base
Hear the strategy of the State Governors for regional development and their hopes and expectations from your company » Read more

Take advantage of the Conference, Training Seminar and Site Visit


Learn about the strategies and expectations of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board
Identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership
Get questions answered directly by the people driving the Nigerian Content agenda
Learn how your business can benefit from Nigerian content implementation » Read more

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit skills bases and training facilities
See Nigerian Content in action and learn first-hand about the capacity building programmes in place
Witness in person how Nigerian Content is being implemented and the benefits to the communities

Hear from experts how you can successfully implement Nigerian Content and how your organisation can benefit
Opportunities to get questions answered by the experts
Learn from past experiences and case studies

2011 Highlights

- Over 400 delegates attended the conference and participated in the Site Visit to ONNE Free Zone
- Senior Representation from NCDMB, Federal and State governments
- Active participation of all major operatorsand indigenous companies » Read more

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Please click hereto visit our contact page.


Energy Institute
Energy Management Training Calendar 2012
Energy efficiency has never been more important for businesses. In the current economic climate, and with energy bills on the rise, the financial benefit gained by committing to effective energy management is now vital in protecting the bottom line. With this in mind, effective energy management training is essential. The EI offers a range of training packages for those in different stages of their energy management career.

Courses include:

Visit the Energy Institute's website for more information regarding energy management training
Or contact the training team at or 02074677135 


Certificate in Energy Management Essentials:

An introductory qualification designed to give participants an overview in the fundamentals of energy management. The course includes participation in five days of energy management workshops, taking place over the space of one week. The course incorporates energy management essentials, regulations and standards, monitoring and targeting, as well as practical energy auditing. As part of this, course delegates conduct a supervised visit to a plant room and go through report writing.

2012 Dates:

Delegates will be assessed by taking an exam at the end of the week, and then completing a personal site report, to be marked following the course. 

Please click here to view a course agenda.

EI Member price: £1100.00 (+ VAT)
Non-Member price: £1250.00 (+VAT)

For more information please visit the website, or contact the training team.

European Energy Manager Qualification (EUREM)

A comprehensive technical overview of energy management, providing participants with the tools to develop and manage energy management projects, EUREM comprises 12 days of training at the Energy Institute head office. Attendance on the course is backed up by practical application of the learning through a work-based feasibility study which is then supplemented by an exam. A more technical course than the Certificate in Energy Management Essentials, EUREM is aimed at energy professionals with around 3 years or more experience, or who are thinking of aiming at chartership.

Please click here for more details or to book.

Modules include:
• Energy and emissions law and trading
• Calculation of energy costs and project management
• Energy data/load management
• Energy fundamentals
• Space heating
• Process heat, steam, heat recovery
• Cogeneration / CHP
• Air conditioning
• Refrigeration
• Lighting
• Compressed air
• Energy efficiency in buildings

2012 module dates:
23-25 April, 28-30 May, 25-27 June, 23-25 July
exam: 22 October

EI Member price: £2800.00 (+ VAT)
Non-member price: £3000.00 (+ VAT)

For more information please visit the website or contact the training team.

Training in Energy Management through Open Learning (TEMOL)

TEMOL is an open learning solution that functions as a comprehensive introduction to energy management, covering both technical and managerial aspects in real depth. It also includes a project, allowing students to conduct real energy savings within their organisation as part of the training.

TEMOL includes:
• 14 learning elements that are practical and work focused
• Tutor support with continuous assessment through written assignments
• Flexible study materials including both the technical and managerial aspects of energy management mapped to the National Standards for Managing Energy
• An integral 100-hour in-house student project supported by specialist tutors to solve a real energy management problem
• 12–18 months part time study, leading to the Energy Institute’s Certificate of Competence in the Fundamentals of Energy Management.

TEMOL has been designed to be as flexible as possible for the student. You can start the course at any time and work through the materials at your own pace.

£1550.00 (+VAT)
A free year's membership is included in the course cost.

For more information please visit the website or contact the training team.

For further information or to register for a course either visit the website at or contact the EI:

0207 4677135

Resources From Platts LNG Forum in Houston, TX, on Friday, February 17th, 2012.

Asia LNG 2012: A Different Start

European Gas & LNG market Update:
A Tale of Two Winters

US LNG Import / Export Market:
An Overview


Practical Contracting and Dispute Management in the Energy Sector

19-22 March 2012, APEX Hotel, Dundee, Scotland 

 Attendance at this conference is a must for senior management and in-house lawyers, including contracts, commercial and operations directors and managers and other senior personnel involved in the construction and offshore oil and gas and renewable energy projects.

The conference will include presentations by some of the leading practitioners in industry and is being directed by Steven Walker of Tanfield and Terra Firma Chambers and Iain Clark from Young and Partners.

The emphasis of this 4-day conference is to provide a practical understanding of the contracting process including contract selection, tendering, negotiation, contract preparation, contract management and effective management and resolution of disputes in the energy sector.

Please also ask about our last minute booking discounts and negotiated accommodation rates with the APEX Hotel.

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
University of Dundee
Carnegie Building, Dundee, DD1 4HN
t: +44 (0) 1382 384300 f: +44 (0) 1382 385854 

CEPMLP on the web: