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SPE DIGEST NIGERIA COUNCIL 2017 SPECIAL EDITION ELECTRONIC COPY House 4, Road 21, Trans Amadi Gardens, Port Harcourt, 500221, Rivers State, Nigeria. Tel: +234 (0) 705 824 2414


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I TE From the Editorial Board 3 Council Chairman's Remarks 4 About SPE 5 2016 /2017 Council 7 Spotlight on the Board of Trustees (BOT) 12 Highlights of the 2017 Oloibiri Lecture Series & Energy Forum (OLEF) 14 Courtesy Visits 18 Students Tech Conference and Exhibition: Uni-Uyo 2017 31 Catch Them Young and Dr Olumide Phillips Scholarship Exams 35 Section Updates 39 o Lagos o Port Harcourt o Warri o Benin City o Abuja · Upcoming Events 78 o Upcoming Event - Preview on the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) o 2017 ATCE in San Antonio, Texas, USA · Social Diary 78 2


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FEB Ernest Mkpasi Publicity Secretary Etta Agbor Secretary Innocent Ohimor ES and Planning Manager The editorial board and the leadership of the 2016/17 Council are delighted to present this edition of the Energy Digest, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council newsletter. This is the first edition of the publication, since the current board was inaugurated at last year's AGM held on the 2nd of August 2016 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Despite the prevailing downturn at the beginning of this council year, the council hit the ground running with its traditional programs and also introduced additional ones. These programs have been articulated in this current issue and include the annual Oloibiri Lecture Series & Energy Forum (OLEF) that was held in Abuja on March 2nd 2017, the Dr. Olumide Philips Scholarship and Catch Them Young (CTY) exams conducted across the various sections in the country, courtesy visits to companies to thank them for their support and solicit more support, the Students Technical Conference and Exhibition (STCE) that was held at the University of Uyo , and section updates from our 5 sections (Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri, Benin City and Abuja.) We also in this edition present a special report on the newly refreshed Board of Trustees (BoT); a preview into the upcoming Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) - Africa's foremost Oil and Gas industry event and a social diary showcasing significant milestone events in the lives of our members. We have no doubt that you will enjoy this edition of the Energy Digest. Ernest Mkpasi For and on behalf of the Editorial Board SPENC Energy Digest – 2016/17 3


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CC 'R Dr. Saka Matemilola SPE Nigeria Council Chairman (2017) Over the last few years SPE Nigeria Council has witnessed significant structural transformation, as well as governance. This has bolstered its ability to effectively deliver on the core purpose of the society – i.e. collecting, disseminating and exchanging technical information relating to the petroleum industry and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. The new structure, policies and procedures has enhanced the ability of SPE Nigeria to take on new initiatives towards addressing issues that directly impact its members and especially matters that are specific to the Nigerian petroleum industry. The organization realizes the importance of continually evolving new ways of engaging members and the industry in general, in the discharge of its mission. As such, it has launched this bulletin as one of the mediums for reaching out and keeping members informed about key activities of SPE Nigeria Council, the various Sections, as well as Students Chapters. The bulletin will also feature technical and professional articles. We hope our members will find this publication to be of good value. Saka Matemilola SPE Nigeria Council Chairman (2017) 4


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A SPE International l AIME comprises of three founding institutes: Metallurgical Society, Society of Mining Engineers and Society of Petroleum Engineers. l Petroleum Division of AIME was formed in 1922 l As an Institute of AIME, SPE, a not-for-profit professional membership association was founded in 1957 to - Focus on the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources - Collection, dissemination and exchange of technical knowledge and related technologies - And to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence l SPE membership is open to all professionals engaged in energy resources development and production. As at the end of 2016, SPE has over 168,000 paid members in 144 countries participate in 207 sections (4.86% in Africa) and 368 student chapters. Nigeria l Started in 1973 with Lagos Section. l Currently has over 9,149 members and students, a Council, five sections (Abuja, Benin, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Warri) and 32 SPE Student Chapters. l Membership is open to all professionals engaged in energy resources development and production. l 2017 SPE International President is Janeen Judah of Chevron. 5


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SPE L 2017 SPE I President Janeen Judah Chevron Regional Director, Africa Engr. Adeyemi AKINLAWON Chairman, SPENC BoT Engr. Andrew Olotu 2017 SPE Nigeria Council Chairman Dr. Saka Matemilola FIRST E&P SPE N 2017 SPE Nigeria Council Vice Chairman Engr. Chikezie Nwosu Addax MO 2016 SPE Nigeria Council Chairman Engr. George C. Kalu KSM NNPC HQ 6


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2016/17 C Dr. Saka Matemilola Council Chairman Chief Petr. Engr, FIRST E&P Engr. Chikezie Nwosu 2017 Vice Chairman Director Technical, Addax Engr. George Kalu (KSM) Immediate Past Council Chair STA, COO RT, NNPC HQ Mr. Etta Agbor Council Secretary PE, Shell Mr. Debo Fagbami Technical 2018 Vice Chair/TSC Chair COO, Xenergi Mr. Salahuddeen Tahir Council Treasurer TA, COO G&P, NNPC HQ Mr. Francis Dike Conference Chairman PE, Shell Engr. Ernest Mkpasi Publicity Secretary Advisor, ExxonMobil Mrs. Ehimhen Agunloye MSSC Chair Deepwater Portfolio Lead, She Mr. Nosa Aisien FASC Chair PE, NPDC Prof. Olalekan Olafuyi Membership Chair Prof PE, UNIBEN Mr. Daniel Agbone Student Affairs Chair HSE, NPDC Engr. I. O. Anyanwu Member PE Mgr, DPR Mr. Mohammed Othman Member PE, NAOC Mr. Temitope Oshuntuyi Member PE, ExxonMobil Mr. Erepagamoye Iyalla Member PE, PTDF Mr. Henry Ijomanta Member PE, NPDC Mr. Aristotle John-Emezi Member, PE, NNPC HQ 7


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SPE N C P Flagship Programs l Students Annual Technical Conference (STCE) l Oloibiri Lecture Series & Energy Forum (OLEF) l Young Professionals Workshop (YPW) l Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (NAICE) Other Professional Development Programmes l Continuing Education Short Courses: 7 courses l Monthly Technical Meetings - across SPE Sections in Nigeria l Distinguished Lecture Series; in conjunction with SPE International Young Member Dev. Programs – University, Secondary & Primary l ‘Catch Them Young’ Essay & Quiz competition l Olumide Phillips Scholarship Program l Ambassador Lecture Program: across SPE sections across Nigeria l Energy 4Me Outreach: across SPE sections across Nigeria Member Benefit New Initiatives - see below: 8


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C WA OM - Y (WAY) A Every year at the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council recognizes individuals for their service to SPE in the preceding year. This timehonored tradition seeks to highlight the great dedication and sacrifice contributed significantly to the society at Chapter, Section and Council Levels. However, at the most recent SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibit (ATCE) in Dubai, there was lack of Nigerian representation as the global awards were been handed. This led us to re-examine the in-country award structure. At the end of the critical review process, it became apparent that our scope was largely limited to the planning and execution of NAICE, thus excluding a large percentage of the population. As a result, the SPE Nigeria Council Chairman, Dr. Saka Matemilola challenged his EXCO to brainstorm on how to bridge the gap, thus the conceptualization of the appropriately themed We Appreciate You (WAY) Awards. As mandated, the WAY team set out to broaden the coverage of Nigeria Council's awards and recognition, targeting all energy professionals domiciled in the five Nigerian Sections and related chapters. New award categories were proposed, in alignment with SPE's Regional and International standards, and grouped into 3 clusters: Membership, Professional and Technical awards. The multiple awards introduced in these clusters have been designed not just to recognize professional contributions to the society and wider environment, but to celebrate technical excellence in the advancement of the oil and gas industry. Today we are pleased to announce that the design phase is done, and we are formally launching the 2017 SPE Nigerian Council WAY Awards. Any paid SPE member in SPE Nigeria's five sections can nominate a candidate or be nominated as a candidate - it is an open process. More information about each of these categories of awards is available on the site (here). Also available on the site are the eligibility criteria, nomination form, letter of recommendation template, timelines and other numerous resources to aid nominators and nominees make a good submission. Most of the awards require a maximum of three recommendation letters from colleagues, endorsing the nominee for the award. The call for nominations is now open and the deadline for submitting nominations is Friday the 30th of June, 2017. All nominations and letters of recommendation are treated as confidential. Multiple nomination of different candidates is allowed, although one individual cannot be nominated twice by the same person and for the same award. While working on the nomination form, it is possible to save as draft. Note that only forms 'submitted' before 30th June count as valid for the award. Nominators must be SPE members with no outstanding dues. Self-nomination is not allowed. It is important to provide clear information and evidence of performance of your candidate while filling the nomination form. Incomplete entries will not be treated. If you have Questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact Dipo Ashafa, Oladipo.Ashafa@shell.com


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SPE Nigeria Council 2016/17 Committees The society is able to accomplish its goals due largely to the sacrifice and commitment of its leadership, but also due to volunteerism spirit of the members who serve in various committees as shown below. 10


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S OC 'B T (BOT) The BOT is provided for in the Council's Operating Guidelines and predates the 2006 AGM at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja were the existence of the body was ratified. The advisory and moderating roles of the BOT include: l Act as the custodian of the society's long term vision l Support Council's key programs l Liaise with key Government and Private sector leadership on behalf of the SPE l Deliver external linkage for SPE support l Oversee Councils investments Based on the Operating Guidelines, five (5) past council chairman and four (4) senior respected members, the following were on 5th July, 2007 appointed for a three (3) year tenure by the then Council Chairman, Mr. Akin Ogunkoya as Trustees of SPE Nigeria Council. The initial BOT was therefore composed of the following persons: Mr. Egbert Imomoh, Mr. Alex Neyin, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah, Mr. Alek Musa, Mr. Demola Adeyemi –Bero, Mr. Andy Olotu, Prof. G. K. Falade, Mr. Monday Otabor and Mr. Abiye Membere. The board was formally inaugurated at the 2007 AGM on 6th August 2007. From its inauguration to date the board's membership and leadership have witnessed changes. BOT Leadership since Inception: Engr Andrew Olotu BoT Chairman Current Mr. A. Afolabi Mr. Gilbert T. Grant Dr. O. Olumide Phillips Mr. Jim Orife Mr. T. Ladipo Mr. Kofi Sagoe Engr. Chris Akinro Mr. Egbert Imomoh Chief G. A. Bamgboye Dr. J. A. Ikem Mr. A. Usikalu Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah Engr. Alex Neyin Engr. Alex Neyin BoT Chair 2012 – 2016 Mr. F. Aig Imoukhuede Mr. Emeka Nwawka Engr. Monday Otabor Mr. Ademola Adeyemi-Bero Prof. G. K. Falade Mr. Alek Musa Engr. Andrew Olotu Alhaji Bisi Dere Mr. Akin Ogunkoya Engr. Abiye H. Membere Mr. Bayo Ojulari Engr. Anthony Abolarin Engr. Adeyemi Akinlawon 12 Mr. Egbert Imomoh BoT Chair 2006 – 2012 Sir. Ikechukwu G. Okafor Mr. Osayande Igiehon Mr. Bernard Oboarekpe Mr. Emeka Ene Engr. Tony Ogunkoya Dr. Jude Amaefule Prof. Wumi Iledare Engr. George Kalu Prof Godwin Chukwu Mrs. Oluseyi Afolabi Engr. Philip Chukwu Dr. David Seyi Ige Prof. David Ogbe


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T M E .A –C ,B T O 2016 -19 Engr Andrew Olotu SPE Nigeria Council Chairman 2004/2005, SPE Member: 3073598 Engineer andrew olotu was admitted to study mechanical engineering at the university of benin, benin city, nigeria from where he earned a bachelor of engineering degree with honors (second class upper division) in june 1975. Commenced a distinguished career in the petroleum industry in august 1976 as trainee mechanical engineer with the then shell-bp petroleum development company of nigeria limited, lagos. Quickly rose through the ranks to become head, pipelines engineering department & manpower development coordinator, having served in various capacities and many countries including the netherlands, sultanate of oman and gabon before leaving shell in 1989. Joined and worked with camco limited with responsibility for sales & marketing in west africa between 1989 and 1999. When camco was acquired by schlumberger, on integration of camco limited into schlumberger nigeria limited, was appointed marketing manager, completions systems. Between 2004 and 2009, he was involved in account management, industry and government relations, rising to become global account director (government companies in nigeria) & managing director. Retired in december 2016 and currently an independent petroleum contractor. He was at various times the chairman of petroleum contractors trade section (pcts) of the lagos chambers of commerce and industry (lcci). He also chaired the post amnesty oil and gas industry foundation. A member of several professional organizations and has received several honors from several universities including being recognized as distinguished alumnus of the university of benin, nigeria. 13


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H OL S E F (OLEF) The 2017 edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council (SPENC) Annual Oloibiri Lecture Series and Energy Forum (OLEF) held at the PTDF Auditorium, FCT, Abuja on the 2nd of March 2017 with the theme “Domestic Gas Utilization In Nigeria: From Producers To Users”. The keynote presenter was the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti K. Baru FSNE (GMD, NNPC). Other panelists included the former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji; Dr David Ige, the MD GASINVEST; Mr. Felix Amieye-Ofori, MD Energia; Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau, the Executive Secretary, PTDF and Engr. Dada Thomas, President Nigeria Gas Association & Managing Director, Frontier Oil Ltd who was the lead presenter. The session was moderated by Mr. Emeka Ene, the MD of Oildata and SPENC BOT member. The event was attended by over 250 participants. The SPE Oloibiri lecture series and Energy forum is an annual lecture series focused on contributing to oil and gas policy development; in commemoration of the first oil well drilled in Nigeria by Shell Darcy at Oloibiri, in Ogbia, Bayelsa State in 1956. KEY OBSERVATIONS / ISSUES l Nigeria's gas reserves of ~ 192TCF can grow the GDP if effectively managed. l Nigeria has the 9th largest gas reserves yet ranked 22nd globally in production l Government recently injected ~$10billion in infrastructure development to jump-start domestic consumption. l ~13% of Nigeria's gas production is consumed locally - far below what is required to jump start economy l Inadequate gas supply to the domestic market due mainly to serious deficit in gas pipeline infrastructure. l Adequate gas supply is critical to availability of power; and availability of power is critical to economic growth - high use of domestic gas translates to high GDP. l Enabling environment for gas producers along the value chain needed urgently l Appropriate gas price (one that covers investment and guarantees returns) can only be achieved via 'Willing-Seller-Willing-Buyer' approach (market driven). l Liberalization of the gas market will bring about the much needed liquidity and realization of national gas objectives l Investment challenges along the gas value chain especially for power generation, transmission and distribution need to be addressed. l Sanctity of contract sis key to unlocking Nigeria's gas potential l Inherent failure of Nigeria gas master plan needs to be addressed. l Manpower development critical to gas development and increased domestic utilization. l Inadequacy of LPG Jetties i.e. infrastructure deficit needs be addressed l Government needs to “separate” Gas from Oil and treat it as a “commodity” on its own right. l There is need for regulators / policy makers to be more effective in the gas value chain. RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Private sector reforms should drive infrastructural development, and thus enhance natural gas production for domestic consumption. 14


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2. Commercial reforms will provide utilization in key economic sectors such as LPG, CNG 3. Injection of about $10billion for gas infrastructure can jump start domestic gas consumption- private sector investment is required as government alone cannot fund the infrastructural deficit. 4. Sanctity of contract within the gas value chain needs to be ensured. 5. Power security liquidity: Government policy should stimulate power sector and not stifle them; current fiscal policy has lots of gaps that needs to be filled. 6. Minimum domestic gas supply obligation must be enforced. This will address reliable gas supply for power generation. 7. DPR needs to address acreage management issues to enhance gas production for domestic use 8. Liquidity is required for gas producers to maintain supply and improve effectiveness for domestic gas utilization. 9. A lot more focus should be for gas production – it should be part of the budgeting process. 10. The government needs to develop KPIs for gas (distinct from oil) by including it as one of the premises / benchmarks for the national budget. 11. Commercial application, pay subsidy or pay fully 12. The government should invest more in capacity building in the entire gas value chain. 13. Free market/market driven gas pricing is required to ensure adequate gas supply and encourage domestic gas utilization. 14. Conscious efforts must be made to develop LNG/LPG/CNG infrastructure such as jetties across major production centres. 15. The federal government needs to commit to ensuring that ongoing gas infrastructure projects, such as the OB3 Pipeline, are completed on schedule. 16. CBN should develop and an “indexation” for mitigating volatility of the exchange rate. 17. An independent Electricity Tariff Collection Agency should be established (DISCOs should not collect tariff). This will enhance liquidity in the Power Sector, reduce debt burden to Gas Suppliers and increase gas & electricity availability. Signed Dr. Saka Matemilola Chairman, SPE Nigeria Council 2017 OLEF Gallery NA 2017 OLEF (L-R): M . F A -O , D . D I , D . B D .M B ,E .D T ,M .E E AG M .I ,P B N ,D .S M O. 15 ,



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