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Key operators and contractors lined up for Offshore West Africa

21-23 January 2014
Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

9th January 2014; In less than two weeks the 18th annual Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition will return to Accra, Ghana.

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) have officially confirmed their support for the upcoming Offshore West Africa 2014 Conference & Exhibition by agreeing to host the event taking place at the on 21-23 January.

GNPC will be joined by over 40 leading industry speakers who will share insights into the opportunities and challenges to develop West Africa’s expanding offshore potential.  Conference highlights include a Welcome Address on day one from Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy & Petroleum, Ghana.

It also is our pleasure to welcome to the Opening Session, Mr. Muntaga M. Sallah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, The Gambia.

On Tuesday 21 January the conference will also feature a Keynote Address from Mr. Alexander Mould, Acting Chief Executive, GNPC.

The Operator Perspectives Panel Discussion will feature Shell Nigeria, Tullow & ExxonMobil.  The Local Content Panel Discussion features GNPC, Petroleum Commission Ghana, Schlumberger and Petan.

Participating delegates can hear first-hand and connect with the leading operators and contractors on key topics and developments including:

  • Regional Trends and Challenges
  • Field Development
  • Floating Production Systems
  • Deepwater Exploration
  • Subsea Intervention
  • Flowlines and Pipelines
  • Local Content
  • Well Construction and Drilling Operations
  • Operations and Logistics

The Offshore West Africa panel of expert speakers include representatives from organizations including Tullow Ghana Limited, Wood Mackenzie, NNPC, Total E&P Nigeria, Chevron, Technip, Repsol, Geospectra Nigeria Limited, SHEMS Solutions, Mobil Producing Nigeria, Baker Hughes Inc, Weatherford UK, Schlumberger, Shell Petroleum, Wood Group, Wison Offshore & Marine, Lloyd’s Register, ABS, NAPIMS, ExxonMobil, Richardson Oil & Gas Ltd, Northwest Petroleum and Gas Company, Det Norske Veritas, MODEC International, Technip, Port Evolution and Development (Africa) Limited, MSE (Consultants),Relentech Specialists Nigeria Limited, Petan, Institute of International Education and many more. The complete speaker listing is available

Sponsored by Lukoil, Shell, ABS, Modec, CPTDC, Petan, Ensco, Lloyd’s Register, GNPC NNPC, JC International, Midis Energy and AGM the conference and exhibition under the guidance of Advisory Board Chairman, Theo Ahwireng, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, and committee members, OWA 2014 will provide the tools and resources to offshore upstream industry professionals seeking new business opportunities in the West African region.

Commencing on Tuesday 21st January with an opening plenary session, conference highlights from day one include Regional Trends and Challenges chaired by Toyin Akinosho, Africa Oil and Gas Report, Deepwater Exploration featuring representatives from TOTAL E&P Nigeria and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.  In addition Real Time Modelling for Wellbore Stability will be presented by Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria.

The conference programme for day two features a Panel Discussion from the Operator Perspective.  The two track conference session highlights includes presentations from DNV, Shell Petroleum, MODEC, Tullow Oil, Repsol, Chevron, Schlumberger, United Bank of Africa and many more.

Leaders of select national and international operating companies from the region will convene in a panel session format in the morning on the second day to share insights on the opportunities and challenges to develop West Africa’s expanding offshore opportunities.

Day three highlights include the local content panel discussion moderated by Andrew Badoo, GNPC Oil and Gas Learning Foundation.  The panelists will share best practices, challenges, and strategies for growing local content in Ghana and the greater West African region.

The conference sessions chairs and co-chairs includes representatives from organizations including GNPC, Total E&P Nigeria, NNPC, Chevron, Mobil Producing Nigeria, ABS, DNV, Lloyd’s Register, Shell Petroleum and MODEC.

The accompanying exhibitions to the conference will present the technologies that are available and applicable to the industry for the exploitation of the abundant resources in the offshore West Africa.

Conference delegate places giving access to the key operators and contractors can still be booked online at  Those wishing to visit the exhibition floor only can register for free in advance of the exhibition by 15 January 2014.

Editors Notes:

PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified, business-to-business media company providing authoritative print and online publications, conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, online exchanges and information products to strategic global markets.

Since 1910 PennWell has been known for providing comprehensive coverage of several strategic markets.  In those early days, PennWell was a pioneer in the emerging oil industry with Oil & Gas Journal magazine, founded in 1902.  Today PennWell publishes over 75 business-to-business print and on-line magazines and newsletters, conducts over 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, directories and database services.

For further information contact:

Aidan O’Donovan

Marketing Manager
Offshore West Africa

PennWell Corporation

T: +44 (0) 1992 656 668
F: +44 (0) 1992 656 700

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