Because of an increasing interest in the petroleum industry in Nigeria, Humphrey Onyeukwu and Feso Bright took it upon themselves to found the innovative Lagos Oil Club, a non-profit association for people interested in learning about the numerous angles of the energy sector as well as network. The organisation is especially directed at lawyers intent on gaining a better understanding of the intricacies of this complex sector.
The Lagos Club gives monthly speeches and round tables with high-profile heavyweights in the petroleum industry. In recent months the organisation hosted a question and answer session with Per Magnus Nysveen, a senior partner at the Norway-based oil and gas consultancy firm Rystad Energy. The following month Kola Karim, CEO and Group Managing Director of Shoreline Energy International, a leading energy company in sub-Saharan Africa, gave a presentation.
This wide variety of eminent speakers allows for the Lagos Oil Club to gain a global perspective, increasingly essential to understanding the current oil and gas sector.
In fact, the two founders modelled their club after a similar existing institution in Scotland after both had lived and studied in the United Kingdom.