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 Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, and Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Ita Bassey-Ewa, are among top experts that oil and gas industry experts that have indicated interest to attend the forthcoming 2nd International Conference on Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals.

The event is being organised by the University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) in collaboration with Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited (IEPL), a world-class company.

The event, which holds August 28 to 29 at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, was endorsed by Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. READ MORE


Diezani Allison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, endorses UNIPORT' Petroleum, Refining and Petrochemicals Confab. READ MORE..


Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Centre for Gas and Petrochemicals,UNIPORT Presents-PORT HARCOURT 2013..Holding on 28th and  29th August, 2013.. READ MORE..


DAY 1 – AUGUST 28TH 2013



08:00 a.m  -  08:55 a.m

Registration of Participants

09:00 a.m  -  09:30 a.m

Participants and Special Guests are seated

09:31 a.m  - 09:55  a.m

Special Guest of Honour arrives

10:00 a.m – 10:08 a.m

National Anthem/Introductions               MC: Tope Ojeme –Radio Nigeria

10:10 a.m – 10:15 a.m

Opening Remarks by Chief Host, and Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Prof. J.A. Ajienka

10:20 a.m – 10:30 a.m

Hon. Minister of Petroleum Resources (Dr. (Mrs.) Diezani Alison-Madueke, FRN) declares Conference Open

10:31 a.m – 11:15 a.m

Keynote Address by Dr. T.M. John (Former Group Managing Director, NNPC)

11:16 a.m – 11:21 a.m

Goodwill message – Dr. Oluwole Bamidele Oluleye, The Executive Secretary, PTDF

11:22 a.m – 11:27 a.m

Goodwill message – Mr. H. Odein Ajumogobia (Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources)

11.27 a.m – 11.29 a.m

Goodwill message – Hon. Minister of Science & Technology (represented by Prof. G.N. Onuoha)

11.30 – 11.35 a.m

Goodwill Message – Dr. E. Egbogah, OON (Former Special Adviser on Petroleum Matters, Fed. Govt. of Nigeria, Former Director SPE Africa Region, Non-Exec.Chairman, Emerald Energy Res.Ltd.,African Union Amb.)

11:30 a.m – 11:45 a.m

Tea Break

11:46 a.m – 12:00 noon

Chairman: Welcome Address and Introduction of Lead Paper Speakers by Engr. Tony U. Ogbuigwe, The Group Executive Director, R&P, NNPC, and Chairman of Governing Board (Centre for Gas, Refining & Petrochemicals, CGRP/IPS Uniport).

12:00 p.m – 12:15 p.m

Lead Paper 1: Dr. Tim Okon: Group Coord. & Director, Corporate Planning & Strategy, NNPC. “Creating Wealth through Diversification, Transformation, and Development of our Refineries and Petrochemical Industries”

12:15 p.m – 12:30 p.m

Lead Paper 2: Mr. Reginald C. Stanley: Executive Secretary, PPPRA

“Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria: An Historical Perspective”

12:30 p.m – 12:45 p.m

Lead Paper 3: Mr. Manish Mundra: Managing Director, Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Co.Ltd. “Economic Growth on the Back of the Petrochemicals’ Sector”

12:45 p.m – 1.00 p.m

Lead Paper 4:Dr. N. John Erinne: Immediate Past President, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE). “Realizing Nigeria’s Petrochemicals Potentials”

1.00 p.m – 2.00 p.m


2.00 p.m – 2:30 p.m

Lead Paper 5: Dr. Umar B. Bindir: Dg/CEO, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Fed. Min. of Sci. & Techn. “Opportunities and Challenges of Entrepreneurs on Sustainable Refinery and Petrochemical Products”

2:30 p.m – 2.45 p.m

Lead Paper 6: Prof. Sunny E. Iyuke: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. “Wealth Creation through Diversification and Transformation in the Education and Skills Development for the Refinery & Petrochem. Sector”

2:45 p.m – 3.00 p.m

Vote of Thanks by Executive Conference Chairman, Prof. Godwin J. Igwe



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