Summit Addresses Security Issues in West Africa
The director of development of the Nigeria Defense Headquarters from the Nigerian Ministry of Defense will give the welcome address at the second West Africa Oil & Gas Security Summit, taking place 10–11 June at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
Oil production in Nigeria accounts for 70% of the economy, but the natural resource is much less profitable than it once was because of widespread corruption and vandalism. The fight against terrorism, piracy, and pipeline vandalism, as well as risk mitigation and asset integrity within the oil and gas industry will be the core focus of the senior level summit.
High-level speakers from Chevron, Sea Petroleum & Gas, Addax, Oando, Subsea7, the Nigerian Navy, and many more, combined with an intensively researched content, will provide the industry leaders in attendance with a comprehensive knowledge of the current oil and gas security situation in West Africa and the solutions to face the challenges of the industry.
The aim of the 2-day summit is to enable security heads in the region to forge new valuable business relations for the long-term resolution of current problems. Two panel discussions, several networking breaks, a gala dinner, and a brandy and cigar reception will allow delegates to discuss and assess the solutions that have proven to be successful and could benefit their business in the near future.
The summit’s official sponsors are the pipeline protection company Atmos International, maritime security experts Ocean Marine Security, security engineering provider Kontz Engineering, canine oil detection services K2 Solutions, and bulletproof wears supplier Forts and Shields. The forum is also supported by the Information Security Forum and the Africa Gas Association.