Shell’s Technical Paper shines at Explorationists’ Conference …as company clears best awards
Nov 24, 2019
A paper, An integrated approach to managing narrow drilling margins of high pressure prospects, Central Swamp Depobelt, in the Niger Delta emerged the best technical submission at the just concluded 2019 edition of the annual conference and exhibition of the Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationist (NAPE), a flagship event in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.
A team of engineers from Shell Companies in Nigeria – OvwighoIrifeta, Bart Tichelaar , Pratap Nair, David Obiga, Sunday Awe, Kunle Bakare, Magnus Kanu and Celestine Ugwu – delivered the award-winning paper at an event witnessed by industry leaders including the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari.
Shell companies also won the coveted Best Exhibitor Award as a result of the high engagement and rich contents of their posters and exhibition services offered at the three-day event where the General Manager Development, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Sam Ezugworie, was honoured as a NAPE fellow. Shell exhibition combined illustrative and educative posters with learning sessions for young and student engineers and free medical services for conference participants where hundreds of persons received medical checks and prescription drugs.
Speaking on the awards, Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, and Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), Mr. Osagie Okunbor, said “It is encouraging to us at Shell to know that our drive for consistent excellence and diligence, as displayed by the hardworking staff of Shell in Nigeria at this conference, is appreciated by stakeholders and those who visited our booth.”
Osagie, represented by Shell General Manager Exploration, Mr. Dan Agbaire, said, “This award, coming just a day after Nigerians voted Shell as “The Best Company To Work For” in the Jobberman Top 100 Companies To Work For in Nigeria, makes us recognise that being an industry leader puts on us enormous responsibility and we have to continue to rethink and reshape our strategies in a manner that brings optimal value to Nigeria, our partners, our host communities and the local service industry.”
He said that Shell companies would continue to invest in industry growth, new technologies and professional development and affiliation of its workforce.
The NAPE awards came three months after Shell Companies in Nigeria won the best exhibitor award at the 2019 edition of the annual conference and exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Lagos.
Earlier in the year, Shell emerged the “International Oil Company With The Most Impactful Local Content Initiatives In The Upstream Category” at the 2019 edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair organised by the country’s local content regulator, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board. The companies were also named the “Local Content Operator of the Year” at the 2019 Annual Oil Industry Achievement Awards by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN).
Shell Nigeria wins Best Exhibitor at 2019 National Association of Petroleum Explorationists annual international conference and exhibition, held in Lagos. Displaying the awards (from right) Shell General Manager, Exploration, Mr. Dan Agbaire (Represented the Country Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria, and Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Mr. Osagie Okunbor); Geophysicist Lead, Mr. Magnus Kanu; newly inducted Fellow of NAPE and Shell General Manager, Development, Mr. Chibogwu Sam Ezugworie; and Operations Geophysicist, Mrs. Uche Aigbokhai.
Shell Companies in Nigeria won the Best Exhibitor Award at the 37th annual international conference and exhibition of the National Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE. Newly installed NAPE President, Mr. Alex Nachi Tarka, FNAPE (right), present a certificate to Shell’s Operations Geophysicist, Mrs. Uche Aigbokhai (left) and Shell’s Creative Solution Adviser, Mrs. Bena Oyedele (centre).
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