NOG Energy Week 2024: West African Countries Harnessing Gas for Industrialisation to Boost Economic Development

Abuja, Nigeria – Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to
drive their industrialisation journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas
infrastructure and promoting its utilisation, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and
environmental challenges.
The Honourable Minister of Energy for Ghana, H.E. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently
confirmed his participation in the NOG Energy Week, taking place from 30 June to 4 July at the ICC,
Abuja, amplified the need for competitive financing to propel natural gas projects.  
Nigeria, boasting gas reserves of over 200TCF, recently announced plans to execute a gas strategy that
will trigger the nations industrialisation and economic growth. NNPC Limited’s Executive Vice President
for Upstream, Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan, shared the organisation’s plans to deepen domestic gas utilisation
for power generation in a bid to support the manufacturing sector. 

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To transform the energy sector in West Africa, leveraging natural gas to drive economic growth and
development is key. Gas for industrialisation contributes to increasing energy transition progress across
the region. From revitalising key industries to fostering innovation, the strategic focus on gas
underscores a commitment to propel West Africa towards a future built on energy security and
economic resilience. Through the Decade of Gas Initiative by the Nigerian government, industry leaders
have continually conveyed a collaborative approach aimed at unlocking the country’s energy resources.
To drive progress in Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy market, energy stakeholders, government officials,
regulators, and key industry players are convening at NOG Energy Week 2024 to deliberate on policies
aimed at meeting West Africa’s energy demand. The event, themed “Showcasing Opportunities. Driving
Investment. Meeting Energy Demand.”
, is scheduled to take place from 30 June – 4 July at the
International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja. 

Speaking on what stakeholders should expect at NOG Energy Week 2024, the Country Director – Nigeria
& Portfolio Director – Africa for dmg events, Wemimo Oyelana, said,
“Our commitment for almost 25 years has been to provide a platform where industry leaders can have
frank conversations that proffer solutions to the different challenges the industry is facing. NOG Energy
Week has contributed significantly to key policy development & implementation over the years. We look
forward to having industry stakeholders discuss pertinent issues including; Attracting International and

Regional Funding Into Nigeria’s Energy Sector, Optimising the Significance of Natural Gas as the Fuel Of
Choice, and Driving Industrialisation as a Catalyst for Economic Growth. 

Expected government officials and industry leaders at NOG Energy Week 2024 are; H.E. Heineken
Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), H.E. Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State for
Petroleum Resources (Gas), Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy, Ghana, Engr. Gbenga
Komolafe, Commission Chief Executive, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC),
Engr. Farouk Ahmed, Authority Chief Executive, Nigerian Midstream & Downstream Petroleum
Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer,  NNPC Limited, Elohor
Aiboni, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria’s Exploration and Production Company Limited, Dr. Philip
Mshelbila, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria LNG, Eberechukwu Oji, Managing
Director and Chief Executive Officer, ND Western, Dr Ernest Azudialu – Obiejesi OFR, Chairman, Nestoil
Limited, Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC, Julius Rone OFR, Group Managing Director,
UTM FLNG Limited, Daere Akobo. F.IoD, F.IMC, CMC, Group Chief Executive Officer, PANA Holdings,
among others.

NOG Energy Week 2024 is produced by dmg Nigeria events, a subsidiary of dmg Events with over 80
Conferences and Exhibitions across the world such as Adipec, and Gastech. The 23rd edition of the event
will unite leaders, policymakers, regulators, and professionals from across the globe in the oil, gas and
energy industry to address energy transition and transformation, as well as emerging business
opportunities within the country.

Alongside the Strategic Conference, NOG Energy Week 2024 will also host an international Exhibition,
leadership roundtables, a plethora of networking events, and an award ceremony to recognise
exceptional achievements and contributions within Nigeria’s energy industry.
For further information about NOG Energy Week 2024, please visit

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