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HEOSL Calls For Qualitative R & D For Sustainable Development In African Oil And Gas Industry

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting 

ADO Oseragbaje, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Heritage Energy Operational Services Ltd (HEOSL), Operator of OML 30, on behalf of the NNPC Exploration and Production Ltd (NEPL) and Shoreline Natural Resources Ltd (SNRL), has called for more high-quality Research and Development for the sustainability of African Oil and Gas industry.

The CEO made the call while responding to a question during a panel discussion on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the ongoing Nigeria International Energy Summit in Abuja.

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Mr. Nelson Wilbert, GM, Operations Integrity Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, making a point during a panel discussion during the NIES Conference & Exhibition in Abuja on Thursday, February 29th, 2024.

At the panel, which was on African Content & Opportunities with the theme, “Sustainability and the Future of Content Development in Africa’s Energy Sector,” the CEO, who was represented by Nelson Wilbert, GM Operational Integrity, harped on the need for commitment to R & D from the leadership of the value chain players in the Oil and gas industry.

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On behalf of Ado Oseragbaje, CEO HEOSL, Nelson Wilbert, GM, Operations Integrity HEOSL receiving the participant’s plaque from Ed Ubong, Director, Decade of Gas Secretariat after a panel session at the NIES Conference/Exhibition in Abuja on Thursday, February 29th, 2024.

“Everything you do has to be outcome-driven. We really need research and development to drive technology and sustainability.

“We need to go back to our curriculum and teach our people how to be innovative. And this must be done with a sense of urgency for there is no time to waste because of the dynamism of the industry,” he admonished.

The CEO also advised other oil companies, both IOCs and Independents, to hold Nigerian contractors to high standards.

According to him, that is the way to make local contractors more competitive internationally and also be more sustainable.

The panel session, which was moderated by Ms. Iroghama Ogbeifun, Managing Director, Starzs Investment Co. Ltd, was put together to foster discussions on creating a sustainable, forward-looking approach to content development in Africa’s energy sectors, considering environmental impact, technological advancements, sector-specific dynamics, and opportunities for future growth.

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2nd from left: Nelson Wilbert, GM, Operations Integrity Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited and other panelists and speakers after a panel discussion at the NIES 2024 Conference and Exhibition in Abuja on Thursday, February 29th, 2024.

Other discussants included Mr. Obi Uzu, General Secretary, PETAN; Mrs. Rosario Osobase, Managing Director, Tenaris Nigeria; Mrs. Ngozi Oyewole, Chairman, Commonwealth Business Women Group; Mr. Abiodun Ogunjobi, Chief Technical Officer, Newcross EP Ltd; Mr. George Onafowokan, Managing Director/CE, Coleman Cables & Wires Ltd; Dr. Bukola Olusola, Managing Director, Matrix Energy Exploration & Production Co. Ltd; Mr. Nelson Wilbert, GM, Operations Integrity Heritage Energy Operational Services Ltd; and Mr. John Anim, Managing Director, Platform Petroleum Ltd.

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