Seplat Energy holds 2022 Vendors' Forum

Seplat Energy Plc’s mission is leading Nigeria’s energy transition through accessible, affordable, and reliable energy that drives social and economic prosperity.

The company believes it cannot achieve this mission alone without the contributions of its key stakeholders. That was why in November 2022, the Supply Chain Department of the company organised two Vendors' Fora in Lagos and Sapele. The Vendors’ Forum is an annual engagement session for Seplat Energy’s management to interact with our esteemed vendors who provide goods and services to support our operations. This forum provides an opportunity for us to strengthen the business relationship with our vendors.

Awardees with the Seplat Energy Leadership Team

The theme for this year’s Vendors’ Forum was “The New Normal: Sustainability, Digital Transformation and Energy Transition.” It was a large gathering of Seplat Energy management, Seplat registered vendors, regulators and Joint Venture (JV) partners to share knowledge on how to drive the sustainability agenda in the company and Nigeria in general. The Vendors’ Forum was held in Lagos and Sapele with about 1500 participating in-person and online.
Speaking at the Lagos event, the CEO of Seplat Energy, Mr. Roger Brown appreciated all the participants for their attendance and pleaded with them to join the transition journey by bringing in their technology and expertise to achieve the company’s energy transition agenda.

Seplat Energy CEO presents the Vendors' Merit Award

A major feature of the event was the Vendors’ Merit Award ceremony where ten vendors were recognised for their various contributions to Seplat Energy. The vendors were Oachi & Associates Limited (Gold winner), Bon Voyage Travel Agency Limited (Silver) and Weafri Well Services Company Limited (Bronze). Others are Compression & Power Systems Limited, Panal-Paker PPS Limited, Occupational Medicine Practice Limited, Geoplex Drillteq Limited, Energy Quest , A.O. Omoruyi Company and Westend Diamond Nigeria Limited.

Another major feature was the four breakout sessions where vendors discussed and presented on the following topics: a. Improving vendor experience in registration with Seplat b. Improving Vendor experience with the electronic tender portal and online bidding . C Improving Vendor experience with invoice processing and payments. D. How vendors can contribute to Seplat’s sustainability drive. This was an exciting session for all the participants, and they all made meaningful contributions on how to work with Seplat to improve their business relationship with Seplat.

Testimonials of how Seplat supported some companies were shared by CEOs of Elroi Global Services Limited, Geoplex Drillteq Limited, H &W Energy Limited, Judenith Nigeria Limited, Reign Global Nigeria Limited, and Gladtrico Nigeria Limited.

Vendors and Seplat Energy celebrate the 2022 Vendors' Forum

Presentations were made on Gas Business Imperatives and Expansion strategy; Vendors’ Roles in Supporting Seplat Energy's Sustainability Drive; Conducting Business with Integrity –Critical for Sustainable Development; Best Practice Labour Relations for Contract Holders & Contractors; and Update from Accounts Payable & Vendor Management activities.
Representatives of our JV Partners and regulators were in attendance and delivered their goodwill messages from their respective organisations. Mrs. Emily Ajakaiye (NEPL), Mr. Andrew Grant (NipeX/NUIMS) , Mr. Ogechukwu Iheukwumere (NUPRC) and Mr. Uchenna Okafor (NCDMB) were in attendance, and each delivered goodwill message on behalf of their organisations.
Members of Seplat Energy management, Roger Brown, CEO Seplat Energy; Ayodele Olatunde (Managing Director, Seplat West Limited); Samson Ezugworie (Chief Operating Officer); Gary Thompson (Technical Director); Erome Utunedi (General Manager Production); Grace Amadi (General Manager Sustainability ); Sadiq Adeshina (General Manager HSE); Emmanuel Otokhine (Sapele Base Manager); Valentine Agwu (General Manager SCM) and other management and staff members were in attendance. 
The female owners of businesses were also recognised during the Vendors’ Forum in Lagos and Sapele locations. This is the first hybrid Seplat Energy Vendors Forum post-Covid 19 pandemic.