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Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition NAICE

The Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) is an annual conference organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council. NAICE has held annually since inception in 1976 with a focus on collecting and encouraging the dissemination of technical knowledge and technologies related to the oil and gas industry as well as to provide an E&P market place for Sub-Sahara Africa. Over the years NAICE has grown to become the largest upstream Oil and Gas event in Africa attracting industry regulators, high level government officials, petroleum technology professionals and other key oil and gas industry stakeholders.

SPE Nigeria Council will be hosting her 46th  edition of the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) from July 31 – August 2, 2023, at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme of the 2023 NAICE is “Balancing Energy Accessibility, Affordability, and Sustainability: Strategic Options for Africa”.

 NAICE  features other sub-events such as Technical Paper presentations in 24 technical sessions, Pre-Conference Short Courses and SPE Africa Region Officers Workshop, Young Professionals Workshop, Panel Sessions I&II, Topical Issues Workshop, Women Development Programme, Family Programme, Dinners and Awards etc. Other important dates to mark are: SPE NAICE Training Courses: July 29 – 30, 2023 and SPE NAICE Young Professionals Workshop: July 31, 2023.

Past NAICE Themes

2022           Global Transition to Renewable and Sustainable Energy and the Future of Oil and Gas in Africa

2021           The Future of Energy – a Trilogy of Determinants; Climate Change, Public Health, and the Global Oil Market         

2020            Did not hold

2019            Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Mobile Technology: Changing the Future of the Energy Industry  

2018            Diversification of the Nigerian Economy – the Oil & Gas industry as an Enabler         

2017            Riding the Waves of Boom and Bust: Common Objectives, Diverse Perspectives

2016            Transparency in the Oil and Gas Business: An Imperative for Energy Security and Stability

2015            Natural Gas Development and Exploitation in an Emerging Economy: Strategies, Infrastructure and Policy Framework

2014            Africa’s Energy Corridor: Opportunities for Oil and Gas Value Maximization through Integration and global approach

2013            To Grow Africa’s Oil & Gas Production: Required Policy, Funding, Technology, Techniques & Capabilities

2012            Future of Oil & Gas: Right Balance with the Environment and Sustainable Stakeholders’ participation

2011            Global Energy Dynamics: Challenges and Opportunities in the African Region

2010            Meeting World’s Energy Demand and Supply Mix: The Role of Africa

2009            Future Energy Dynamics: Sustainability, Research & Technology

2008            Innovating to meet the Challenges of Global Energy Demand

2007            Optimization of Oil & Gas Potentials

2006            Optimising Nigeria’s Hydrocarbon Production and Derivatives for Sustainable Economic Growth

2005            Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry and the Challenges in the First Quarter of the 21st Century

2004            Managing Transition from Oil to Oil & Gas-Based Economy: The Right Technology & People

2003            Growing Oil & Gas Reserves, Production and Technology: Impact on a Developing Economy

2002            The Technological Challenges in Maximising Exploration and Production in West and Southern Africa Sub- Regions

2001            Nigeria’s Gas in the Global Energy Scene

2000            Building Capacity for Sustainable Growth

1999            The Petroleum Industry – Charting a Sustainable National Growth