|OMEL Pavilion makes its presence felt in Nigerian Exposition|
07 April, 2006
The OMEL stall, with its unique open architecture, dual plasma displays, and friendly local hostesses, made its presence felt on the inaugural day of the three-day Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG) Exhibition 2006, being held at the International Conference Center in the capital city of Abuja.
The 2006 edition of the NOG Conference & Exhibition was inaugurated on 3rd April by Dr. Edmund Daukoru, Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Government of Nigeria. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said he was delighted that the NOG event was steadily becoming an avenue for sensitizing the global oil and gas community on the abundant opportunities in the Nigerian petroleum sector.
MAKING AN IMPRESSION: The uniquely-designed ONGC-Mittal Energy Ltd.(OMEL) Pavilion on show at the Nigeria Oil & Gas(NOG) Exhibition 2006 at the International Conference Center in the Capital City of Abuja.
The OMEL pavilion, as shown in the pic above, with its open architecture, twin plasma displays continuously running ONGC Song of Celebration and ONGC Song in a loop, arrangements for impromptu conferencing on either side of the web, façade adorned with the national flags of India and Nigeria in addition to well-laid out corporate branding, manned by two vivacious local hostesses distributing corporate brochure and a few branded goodies like T-shirts and Caps, was a crowd-puller from the time the exhibition was declared open.
The OMEL stall was visited by a steady stream of visitors through out the day. A large cross-section of the society, with representation in the form of academics, government officials, national and other oil company executives, oil industry service providers, investment bankers, general service providers, and so on, participated in the show.
It could be discerned that the business visitors, especially the service providers and the EPC vendors, couldn’t wait for OMEL to actually start its operations in the country. Government and national oil company officials were full of praise for India and Indian companies coming to Nigeria to do business. There is a new-found excitement in the air about the “India factor’, probably, something akin to the ‘China factor’ seen routinely for sometime in the international business and investment circles. Among the volley of queries faced by the stall management team was one from a Paris-based investment banker, who wanted to know the compelling reason for the two promoters, who are well-known names in their respective domains in the international arena, to come together to form the OMEL.
(Left) Business talk (Right) Visitors registering their impressions in the Visitor's Book at the OMEL stall front desk.
Among the distinguished visitors, who visited the OMEL stall through out the day, was Prof. Anthony O Adegbulugbe, Special Adviser to the President on Energy. Going round the pavilion, the dignitary evinced a keen interest in the information on show, and had a few words of encouragement for putting up a nice stall.
The three-day exhibition, April 3-5,2006, which has now become an annual affair in this part of the world, would see 78 discerning exhibitors, including Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, ExxonMobil, BG Nigeria, ConocoPhilips Nigeria, Joint Development Authority, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Sonangol, Statoil Nigeria, and Total, showcasing their wares.
KEEP IT UP: (Left) The government dignitary being taken around the pavilion. ;(Right) Prof. Anthony O Adegbulugbe, Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Govern Book at the stall