The Society of Petroleum  Engineers Nigeria Council was established in 1987 and approved by the SPE International (SPEI) Governing Board on 1st of October 1988. It consists of all Sections of SPE in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

SPE activities in Nigeria started with the SPE Lagos Section which was established as the 61st SPEI Section on the 26th of March 1973. It was subsequently registered as an incorporated trustee with the corporate affairs commission on May 31, 1976 with RC # 1332. The Council and other sections grew out of the SPE Lagos Section. Port Harcourt and Warri Sections were approved by the SPEI board on the 15th of December 1987 as the 103rd and 104th Sections of SPEI, respectively. Benin Section became the 116th SPEI Section on the 18th of June 1990. Abuja Section was aproved on 21st of February 2011 as the 199th Section.

SPE Nigeria  Council provides a framework for the Nigerian Sections to pursue activities of common interests, namely:


1.Annual Oloibiri Lecture & Energy Forum Series
2.Annual Students Technical Conference and Exhibition
3.Catch Them Young (CTY) PE
4.Nigeria Continuing Education Short Courses
5.Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE)

NAICE is the largest upstream Oil and Gas event in Africa held annually in Nigeria. It attracts industry practitioners at all levels, as well as key stakeholders. It is also the industry’s opportunity to learn, debate and challenge ideas to chart the right course towards a sustainable future for the industry.

Oloibiri Lecture Series & Energy Forum holds annually to commemorate the history of oil production in Nigeria with reference to the first oil well SHELL Oloibiri Well 1(one). Shell Petroleum Development Company has been the traditional sponsor of this event. The event discusses key issues affecting the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

Through NAICE and Oloibiri Lecture Series and Energy Forum notable achievements have been recorded by the Society in shaping National policies such as:
    1.Nigeria Content Development Policy.
    2.Gas flare Reduction Policy
    3.National Policy on Reserves Definition, Calculation and Classification.