The Upstream & DownStream Oil abd Gas Expo, is the first ever oil and gas technology event its kind in the West African sub region that will bring together over 4,000 key industry players and visitors. The event will be holding at the intenational Conference Centre, Area 10, Garki, Abuja, West Africa's Prestigious conference center, and is expected to be hosted by Nigeria's Federal Minsitry of Petroleum Resources and other Governmental Agencies of West Africa states. It is expected to be declared open by the President of the Federal Rebublic of Nigeria.
Nigeria at present produces gas for the internaional market at the NLNG Bonny Island production trains, with two other Liquefied National Gas Plants being Built at the Brass Island and Olokola.
And the region's potential is increasingly promising in the world gas market. According to a survey in 2009, Nigieria alone had proven natural gas reserves of 5.24 tillion cubic feet, giving the area one of the top-10 natural gas endowments in the world. This means, it has the potential to generate close to 10 billion U.S dollars yealy from sales of gas alone.