SPE Port Harcourt and Warri Sections were respectively granted SPE Section charters as Section 103 and Section 104 on December 15, 1987. Benin and Abuja Sections were similarly granted charters of SPE on June 18, 1990 and February 27, 2011 respectively as Section 116 and Section 199 respectively. The SPE Nigeria Council as an umbrella body of all SPE Sections in Nigeria was thus established in 1987 and approved by the SPE International (SPE-I) Governing Board on October 1, 1988.
The SPE Nigeria Council is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as an Incorporated Trustee under the name Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria.
The Council leadership comprises the Council Chairman and 17 other officers. Each section equally has a leadership board comprising the Section Chairman and officers. The Nigeria Council also have an advisory Board of Trustees comprising all past Chairpersons of the Council and other appointed industry chieftains.
SPE Nigeria Council provides a framework for the Nigerian Sections to pursue activities of common interests, namely:
1. Annual Oloibiri Lecture & Energy Forum Series
2.Annual Students Technical Conference and Exhibition
3.Catch Them Young (CTY) PE
4.Nigeria Continuing Education Short Courses
5.Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE)
NAICE is the largest upstream Oil and Gas event in Africa held annually in Nigeria. It attracts industry practitioners at all levels, as well as key stakeholders. It is also the industry’s opportunity to learn, debate and challenge ideas to chart the right course towards a sustainable future for the industry.
Oloibiri Lecture Series & Energy Forum holds annually to commemorate the history of oil production in Nigeria with reference to the first oil well SHELL Oloibiri Well 1(one). Shell Petroleum Development Company has been the traditional sponsor of this event. The event discusses key issues affecting the Nigerian oil and gas sector.
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