Enhancing infrastructural development and rehabilitation of existing pipelines: imperatives for economic development
The Pipeline Professionals Association of Nigeria (PLAN) and Energy & Corporate Africa (ECA), promoters of the Nigerian International Pipeline Technology and Security Conference (NIPITECS) announces the second edition of the conference scheduled for September 18 -19, 2018 at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
According to the organizers, NIPITECS is one way PLAN promotes its commitment to advancing, upgrading and supporting the effective installation, maintenance, utilization and security of the pipeline infrastructure technology in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is Enhancing Infrastructural Development and Rehabilitating Existing Pipeline Systems: An Imperative for Economic Development .
Pipelines have remained vital network in the transportation of crude oil and natural gas from well head to storage and for various utilisation: domestic, commercial and inter-regional distributions.
Since the first time in the world that bamboo was used in China to transport crude oil from production points, pipelines have continued to be the significant bridge between upstream, midstream and downstream. It has helped to ease transportation and distribution of products domestically and regionally, reduce cost, enhance safety, ensure operational efficiency in the supply chain and energize socio-economic development. In fact, pipelines as essential infrastructure in every producing nation have been dubbed “Pipeline of wealth and economic buoyancy”. This depicts its extreme importance in the oil and gas value chain.
It will be recalled the last year’s edition of this conference had Dr. Maikanti Baru , the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as the keynote speaker and guest of honor . In attendance too, were all the topnotchers of NNPC, international and domestic oil and gas companies and pipelines operators.
This conference entails technical presentations, panel sessions, exhibition and award night.
Nigerian International Pipeline Technology and Security Conference – NIPITECS will showcase pipeline, technology and security investment opportunities in Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and its integration with the global market. It presents a platform for learning, gaining insight, sharing knowledge and networking among policy makers, operators, investors, banks and governments to harmonize relationship and investment opportunities.