National Centre for Petroleum Research & Development

ENERGY COMMISSION OF NIGERIA
AND
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM RESEARCH
AND DEVELOPMENT, ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI


PRESENT

TWO-DAY SUMMIT

ON

 THE NIGERIAN FRONTIER INLAND BASINS: DEFINING OIL AND GAS RESOURCE BASE WITH ENABLING POLICIES, FISAL GUIDELINES AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS


The workshop is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: 27TH - 28TH AUGUST, 2012
Venue: SHERATON HOTEL AND TOWERS, ABUJA
Time: 10.00AM PROMPT

Resource Persons: Mr. Makoji Aduku, Prof. Siyan Malomo, Dr. M.B.Abubakar, Prof. Peter Zaborski, Dr. H. Hamza, Mr. Muyiwa Olawoki, Prof. S. O. Akande, Prof. C. S. Nwajide, Prof. N. G. Obaje, Dr. Ali Moumouni, Dr. K. O. Ladipo, Shell Management Representative and GTBank Management Representative.

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Preamble

Petroleum (oil and gas) accounts for up to 95% of Nigeria’s foreign earning and has remained the major supporter of its economy since it was first discovered in commercial volume in 1956. Globally, petroleum as energy source will continue to dominate other primary energy sources and is expected to supply up to 60% of the world energy demand in the year 2030.

Therefore, the more produceable oil and gas Nigeria can havees, the better it will be for her national economy and development. However, petroleum is a depletable resource and this makes it imperative for her to continue the search for oil and gas in order to maintain her position as a major oil producer and to achieve Vision 20: 2020.

In addition to the Niger Delta Basin from which all current production of petroleum is made, Nigeria is blessed with numerous other sedimentary basins comprising of the inland basins (the Benue Trough, Anambra, Bornu, Sokoto, Nupe and Benin Basins). These basins have potentials for petroleum as obtains in genetically related or contiguous basins of Niger Republic, Chad Republic and Sudan where commercial petroleum accumulations have been discovered.

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) is charged with the responsibility for strategic planning and coordination of national policies in the field of energy in all its ramifications, and the National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development (NCPRD) serves as the Commission’s arm for research as well as collation/analyses of data and information dissemination relating to the field of energy from fossil fuel resources.

In line with the foregoing, the National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development (NCPRD), Bauchi wishes to organize in collaboration with the ECN a Summit on the Nigerian frontier basins with a theme “The Nigerian Frontier Inland Basins: Defining Oil and Gas Resource Base With Enabling Policies, Fiscal Guidelines and Technological Advancements”.

Technical presentations will come from multinational oil companies, national and international invited experts with experience in the Chad/Niger Republics and Sudan, academic and research units of the NCPRD.

Aims and Objectives

  1. To create a forum for updating the current level of technical knowledge on the petroleum potentiality of the Nigerian frontier basins.
  2. To exchange information on some new geological understandings on each of the basins particularly those yet to be optimally evaluated.
  3. To expose opportunities for exploration and exploitation of petroleum in the basins.
  4. To examine the challenges and barriers militating against exploration of the basins and suggest way forward.
  5. To create on a long-term additional oil/gas resource base for the country so as to meet its growing energy demands for sustainable economic development.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

DAY ONE: MONDAY, 27TH AUGUST, 2012
08.00 – 10.00               Registration of Participants
09.00 – 10.00              Arrival of Guests
10.00 – 12.00              OPENING CEREMONY
10.00                           NATIONAL ANTHEM
10.05 – 10.10              Introduction of Distinguished Guests
10.10 – 10-20              Welcome Address: Prof. A. S. Sambo, OON, NPOM,  DG/CEO of ECN & Special Adviser  to the President on Energy Matters
10.20 – 10.30              Chairman’s Address: Prof. Ita Okon Bassey Ewa, Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja
10.30 – 10.45              Keynote Address: Mrs. Diezani Alison -Madueke, Honourable Minister of  Petroleum Resources

“Nigerian Inland Frontier Basins:  Defining Oil and Gas Resource Base with Enabling Policies, Fiscal Guidelines and Technological Advancements” 

10.45 – 11.05              Goodwill Messages from:

  • The Executive Governors of Anambra, Bauchi, Borno, Benue, Gombe, Enugu, Lagos, Kogi and Sokoto States
  • The Honourable Minister of Environment
  • The Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs 
  • Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream)
  • Chairman, House of Rep. Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream)
  • The High Commissioner - Kenyan High Commission, Nigeria
  • Country Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria
  • The Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
  • New Nigerian Development Company (NNDC)

11.05 – 11.20              Address by the Special Guest of Honour: Dr. Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu, The Chief Servant, Niger State and Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum
11.20 – 11.25              Opening of the Summit: Prof. Ita Okon Bassey Ewa, Honourable Minister of Science and Technology
11.25 – 11.30              Vote of Thanks: Dr. M. B. Abubakar, Director, NCPRD Bauchi.
RapporteursMr. Habib Shehu Lamin (ECN), Rep. of ATBU and Dr. Aliyu Jauro (NCPRD)
11.00 – 12.00              Tea/Coffee Break

TECHNICAL SESSION I: POLICY AND REGIONAL GEOLOGY

Chairman of Session: Prof. Debora Ajakaiye, NNPC Towers, Abuja
Co- Chair:                  Prof. C. M. Ekweozor, Chief Executive Officer Oil and Gas Academy, Port-Harcourt
Rapporteurs:             Mr. A. U. Ringim (ECN), Engr. I. H. Zarma (ECN)  and  Miss Z. A. Datti
12.00 – 12.30              Paper I: Mr. Makoji Aduku, MD/CEO Energy Portfolio Managers Nigeria Limited, Abuja
Paper Title: An Analysis of the Nigerian Policy on Frontier Basins
12.30 – 13.00              Paper II: The Shell Management Representative  
Paper Title     Hydrocarbon Exploration in Frontier Basins: Policy Issues
13.00 – 14.00              Lunch Break14.00 – 14.30
Paper III: Prof. Siyan Malomo, Director General, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, Abuja
Paper Title: Regional Geology of Nigeria: Framework for all Earth Resources Exploration and Production
14.30 – 15.00              Paper IV: Dr. M.B.Abubakar, Ag. Director, National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development (NCPRD), ATBU, Bauchi
Paper Title: A Re-focus on the Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Benue Trough, Northeast Nigeria: Its Implication for Petroleum Exploration
15.00 – 16.00              General Discussion
16.00                           Closing           

DAY TWO: 28TH AUGUST 2012

TECHNICAL SESSION II: REGIONAL GEOLOGY AND PETROLEUM SYSTEMS

8.00 – 9.00                  Arrival and Registration of Participants
9.00 – 9.05                  Introduction of Speakers
Chairman of Session: Engr. J. S.  Olayande, Deputy Director, Energy Planning and Analysis, Energy Commission of Nigeria.
Co- Chairman:          Dr K. O. Ladipo, Lekki – Epe, Lagos.
Rapporteurs              Mr. H. Ahidjo (ECN), Mr. J. Agba (ECN) and Mr. T. A. Olarewaju.
9.05 – 9.35                  Paper I: Prof. Peter Zaborski and Dr. H.  Hamza, Department of Geology, ABU, Zaria.
Paper Title: Borno Sub- Basin
9.35 – 10.05                Paper II: Mr. Muyiwa Olawoki, MD/CEO Geospectra Nig. Ltd and Prof. C. S. Nwajide, MD, Geoscan Technical Services Ltd, Awka.
Paper Title: Anambra Basin: Understanding the Hydrocarbon Potentials
10.05 – 10.35              Paper III: Prof. S. O. Akande, Dept. of Geology & Mineral Sciences, University of Ilorin.
Paper Title: Bida Basin: Geology and Petroleum Potentials
10.35 – 11.00              Tea/Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30              Paper IV: Prof.  C. S. Nwajide. MD, Geoscan Technical Services Ltd, Awka.
Paper Title: The Southern Benue Trough: Hydrocarbon Precursors and Potential

11.30 – 12.00              Paper V: Prof. N. G. Obaje, Department of Geology and Mining, IBB University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria                      
Paper Title: The Central Benue Trough: An Appraisal of the Hydrocarbon Prospectivity  
12.00 – 13.00              General Discussions
13.00 – 14.00              Lunch break

TECHNICAL SESSION III: ANALOGUE BASINS/FINANCING

Chairman of Session: Prof. O. K. Likkason, Physics Programme, ATBU, Bauchi.
Co- Chairman:  Dr. Mrs. Roseline Kela, Ag. Director, Energy Management Training and Manpower Development, Energy Commission of Nigeria.       
Rapporteurs:              Mr. M. S. Garba (ECN), Mr. K. A. Olasusi
14.00 – 14.30              Paper I: Energy 905 Suntera Ltd. and Gas Transmission & Power Ltd, Lagos
Paper Title: Block OPL 905: An Example of Gas Plays in Anambra Basins
14.30 – 15.00              Paper II: Dr.  Ali Moumouni, Department de Geologie, Universite de Maradi, Republic du Niger
Paper Title:    Petroleum Geology and the Rift System of the Niger Termit Basin
15.00 – 15.30              Paper III: The Shell Management Representative, Shell Petroleum Development Cooperation (SPDC)  
Paper Title:     Perspective on the Hydrocarbon Potentials of Nigerian Inland Basins: Insight into the Kolmani 1 Exploration
15.30 – 16.00              Paper IV: Dr. K. O. Ladipo Lekki - Epe, Lagos 
Paper Title: Nigerian Onshore Frontier Basins and Global Analogues
16.00 – 16.30              Paper V: The Management Representative, GT Bank Plc 
Paper Title:    Financing Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production: Guarantee Trust Bank’s Perspective

16.30 – 17.30              CLOSING CEREMONY

Chairman of Session: Prof. A. S. Sambo, OON, NPOM,  DG/CEO of ECN & Special Adviser  to the   President on Energy Matters
Rapporteurs:              Dr. Aliyu Jauro (NCPRD), Mr. M. S. Hamisu (ECN) and Mr. I. U. Usman (ECN)

  • Chairman’s Closing Remarks
  • Communiqué
  • Presentation of Certificate of Attendance
  • Vote of Thanks by Chairman Central Planning Committee
  • Closing