Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, Former Amb./Consul General of Nigeria, Atlanta in a recent statement, expressed optimism about some 41 Nigerian companies, who were among the 4,760 exhibitors that participated at the 45th session of the Offshore Technology Conference, May 5-8, 2014.
He also, added that Nigerian companies who inherited assets from international oil companies has lived up to expectations as a result of the annual participation of Indigenous oil and gas companies at the annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC, in Houston Texas.
He commended President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke for their massive support in boosting service delivery to consolidate Nigeria’s position as a top oil and gas producer. “Many of the ills plaguing Nigeria, including unemployment, would be tackled if the potential in the oil and gas sectors were fully exploited”. He said.
OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. The event attracted more than 120,000 delegates from across the world, out of whom 2,500 are Nigerians.
The 2014 edition reached a 46-year all-time record attendance level, bringing 108,300 attendees from 120+ countries. more than 2,500 exhibiting companies from 43 countries, occupying more than 680,000 square feet of exhibit space at Reliant Park in Houston, TX, USA . Next year’s event is scheduled for May 4–7 May 2015.