Ghana: Offshore West Africa 2011 starts on 15th March

By Peterking Quaye, from Accra-Ghana –  Offshore West Africa 2011, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the offshore oil and gas exploration & production industries, has announced the preliminary conference program for the forthcoming event in Accra, Ghana.

Offshore West Africa is the premier conference and exhibition for the offshore industry and recognizes Ghana as one of the most promising oil and gas production and exploration regions. Offshore West Africa is a unique annual forum for the industry, with both a world class conference combined with the exhibition showcasing the latest technological developments. This unique event attracts senior decision makers, enabling you to make crucial contacts within the industry. The event theme – Discover New Frontiers in West Africa – perfectly demonstrates the opportunities available to national and international organizations.

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From 15-17th March 2011, Offshore West Africa, supported by the GNPC, will see offshore industry professionals gather for 3 days to enjoy the industry’s leading conference and experience the latest developments and ideas for the future of the West African exploration & production sectors.

An excellent line up of speakers and industry professionals will deliver presentations on a range of topics and subjects covering the offshore exploration & production industries, including well construction, drilling operations, field development, floating facilities, integrity management and technology development.

Offshore West Africa aims to discuss and tackle the challenges and technical issues within West Africa, with an Opening Plenary session including the Ghana Ministry of Energy, and Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Honorable Minister of Petroleum Resources Nigeria. A key session of leading operators on Tuesday 15th March will see key speakers GNPC, Tullow Oil, Total and NNPC provide the Operators Perspective of the current climate and industry. In addition there will be a Local Content Special Session on Thursday 17th March  including representation from some of the regions key players.

Having Offshore West Africa take place in Ghana is of high interest to national and international oil companies that are familiar with the outstanding conferences held by PennWell Petroleum Group worldwide. 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. PennWell Petroleum Group, has made the decision to return to Ghana once again, a decision based on the growing energy industry interest in Ghana and nearby countries.

With activity in Ghana expected to increase significantly, energy analysts view Ghana as an emerging offshore province with enormous potential for oil and gas reserves. Offshore West Africa organizer of the conference provides a unique networking opportunity for attendees to share technology and address issues with experts in their respective fields.

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.

For further information on Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition 2011 and how to register for the conference visit