Offshore West Africa 2016 Conference Programme & Preliminary Event Guide Announced

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26-28 January 2016

The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

2 November 2015; Offshore West Africa is pleased to announce the release of the Preliminary Conference Programme, as part of the Preliminary Event Guide for the 2016 edition of Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition; the event is slated to be held in Nigeria at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on 26-28 January 2016.

PennWell Corporation is delighted to host this 20th anniversary edition of Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition as a testament to the continued importance of the West African offshore marketplace which has witnessed tremendous growth in recent years, with numerous large and small-scale discoveries bringing with them the greater need for new intelligence, technology, and investment. Offshore West Africa is well versed in providing highly specialized, market leading information, and this trend will continue in 2016.

Under the auspices of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and with the endorsement of Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Offshore West Africa 2016 is dedicated to the offshore exploration and production industries of the West African region, and has a reputation for providing the best networking opportunities and a forum for the sharing of ideas and experiences. The theme of the 2016 event is Positioning for a Sustainable Future, with the conference programme following this strategic outlook.

Offshore West Africa 2016 will begin, as is traditional, with the Opening Plenary on Tuesday 26 January 2016 with the current line-up including:

Welcome & Introduction:

  • Mr. David Paganie, Chief Editor, Offshore Magazine, PennWell Corporation

Keynote Addresses:

  • Ghana: Mr. Alexander K.M. Mould | Ag. CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, *Invited
  • Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu | Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, * Invited
  • ExxonMobil Energy Outlook: Mr. Oladotun Isiaka | Operations Manager / Joint Interest Manager, ExxonMobil .

This year’s conference boasts a number of new features, including an expanded technical program with industry thought-leaders and senior representatives of international oil companies and the national oil companies of Angola (SONANGOL), Ghana (GNPC), and Nigeria (NNPC).  Throughout the 3 days of Offshore West Africa 2016, the Conference will include sessions based on a variety of topics, including Sustainability, Subsea Technology, Deepwater Trends & Challenges, Field Development, Major Project Management, Production Optimization, Asset Integrity, Local Content plus a new session on Regional & International Investment Opportunities for Collaboration. The 2016 event will then close with the traditional Awards Ceremony.

Combining a world class conference and a high-level exhibition floor full of companies demonstrating their latest technological advances, the Offshore West Africa 20th Anniversary Conference is one event sure to be high on the agenda of anyone involved with the West African deepwater oil and gas exploration and production industry.

This high-quality technical forum provides a unique networking opportunity for attendees to share and learn from experts in their respective fields. Attendees at the conference will also receive complimentary membership of the Energy Institute. For further information on the Offshore West Africa 2016 conference programme and to view the Preliminary Event Guide please visit

Early Bird Discount Rates

Benefit from the Offshore West Africa Early Bird discount rate by booking your conference place before 4th December 2015, and save up over 10{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007} on the Individual Conference Delegate fee. Corporate Group plans are also available with high discount savings for companies sending groups of 10 delegates or more.

The event is a key forum for senior executives and industry leaders to meet and discuss a range of topics, network and see the latest technologies and solutions relating to offshore exploration and production industries at the Offshore West Africa exhibition, with many of the leading solutions providers on show.

With registration FREE to those who pre-register for the Exhibition, we urge you not to miss out on the opportunity to visit Offshore West Africa 2016 and ensure you are at the forefront of the market within this exciting region of the world. For further information on the Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition 2016, and how to register for the conference, please visit

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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,

For further information contact:

Lee Catania
Senior Marketing Manager
PennWell Corporation
T: +44 (0) 1992 656 647

Josephine Adama
HOL Limited
T: +234 812 994 3469 | +234 805 542 4641