H.E. Chief Timipre Marlin Sylva

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources

H.E. Chief Timipre Marlin Sylva is the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21, 2019. Prior to this current appointment, he has served at various times as the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, member of Rivers State House of Assembly, Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor, as well as Special Assistant to HRM Edmund Daukoru, who was the Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources in 2003. Chief Sylva played a key role in the initiation and implementation of the Amnesty Programme that brought about peace and stability in the Niger Delta region. In his current role, he mapped out priority areas that include curbing petroleum products cross border leakages, completion of the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Programme, reducing the current cost of crude oil production, promotion of the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), promotion of inland basin exploration activities, promotion of deep offshore exploration activities, collaboration with the private sector to increase domestic refining capacity, and working assiduously to support President Buhari in his poise to achieving his target of raising millions of Nigerians out of poverty via job creation. Most of the targets have been achieved, including but not limited to the galvanizing of the oil industry to donate over N20 Billion to fight CoVID-19, inauguration of the National Gas Expansion Programme, flag-off of the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project, actualization of FID for NLNG Train 7 project, rollout of the Presidential Autogas Initiative, as well as championing robust engagement with the National Assembly for the passage of the PIB, which was signed into law by President Buhari on August 16, 2021. 

Sessions With H.E. Chief Timipre Marlin Sylva

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:50pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:50 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Ministerial Plenary

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory

    Governments confront the dual challenge of meeting near-term industrial and residential energy demand and creating incentives to build the energy systems for a net-zero world. The 2021 gas and power crisis in Europe and Northeast Asia demonstrated the impact of supply shortfalls on economic activity and consumer prices. As countries plan their net-zero pathways, how realistic are assumptions on changes in demand? What strategies should be taken on hydrocarbon investment, and how should they vary based on national circumstances—such as the potential to substitute gas for diesel, or LPG for coal and wood? What strategies are governments employing to assure that deployments in low-carbon technologies align with diversification away from hydrocarbons?