The 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition (CAPE) on Monday commenced in Abuja.
The Congress with the theme: “Positioning African Petroleum For Global Development And Value Addition” was declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Africa’s top government officials and major stake holders in the petroleum sector are expected to attend the event.
Participants in the Congress are expected to focus on issues that deal with contemporary matters, concerns of African countries, major challenges facing African Petroleum Producers’ Association (APPA) Member countries and the world at large.
The CAPE is Africa’s most strategic Oil and Gas Meeting and takes place once every three years.
Member countries include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroun, Congo, Gabon, Libya, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire and DR Congo.
Others are Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Mauritania, Niger, South Africa and Sudan.
The event is expected to highlight the nation’s oil and gas potential to a global audience and showcase Nigeria’s small and medium oil and gas companies to other African countries.