PLAN is a not-for-profit professional body whose membership includes a wide range of Nigerian and international stakeholders such as IOCs (Shell, Total etc), regulatory interest holders like DPR, pipeline owners, operators (NLNG), service providers, Environmental groups, NGO and more.
PLAN advises and provides useful information to aid the formulation of rules & regulations, the adoption of best practices, and keeps its members abreast of all that is happening in the Nigerian oil & gas sector and the industry at large.
PLAN from her humble start now has four chapters in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Warri, and Abuja, with a membership of over 600 individuals and 56 corporate members (a major leap from the four foundation members). The Association has held numerous Technical sessions, Seminars and Workshops, all geared to expanding the knowledge base of practitioners (both technical and non-technical) within the Oil and Gas sector, with emphasis on pipelines.
PLAN has liaised with various Administrations to push for greater growth in the pipeline sector, most recent being a 3-day Workshop organized by the Senate Committee on Oil and Gas in Calabar.
Our Mission & Vision
PLAN’s mission is expressed in the following points
- To make pipeline issues visible to all stakeholders and thus to ensure safe installation and operating practices.
- To be known as a centre of excellence throughout the region.
- To promote local content in all pipeline matters where feasible.
The Association’s vision/objective is:
The representation of its members where this may benefit the members and making known the interest of its members as widely and as clearly as possible
The members’ interests are, not exclusively:
To promote the positive perception and appreciation of the importance of pipelines and create awareness among members of the public on the harmful effects of pipeline vandalization.
To provide information and professional advice and support on all pipeline issues to the government and other agencies.
To stimulate and improve local expertise in the pipeline discipline.
To facilitate the sharing of experiences and best practices among pipeline operators, service providers, regulators, and any professional in the pipeline industry.
To encourage improvement in design, construction, integrity management, security, reliability, and flow assurance of pipelines.
To provide an Association through which training and skill development can be made available.