Ghana: Offshore West Africa Pre‐Event Press Conference Announced

9th March 2011; Offshore West Africa 2011, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the offshore oil and gas exploration & production industries, has announced a pre‐event press conference for the forthcoming event in Accra, Ghana.

The pre‐event press conference will be taking place on Monday March 14th, 2011, 14.00pm, at the British High Commission, UK Trade & Investment Conference Room, Accra, Ghana, including speeches from Theo Ahwireng, Manager Geophysics, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and Advisory Board Chair, Offshore West Africa 2011, as well as David Paganie, Director, Offshore Conferences, PennWell and Chief Editor, Offshore Magazine.

David Paganie, Offshore West Africa Conference Director added, “PennWell are delighted to have been invited back to stage the Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition in Accra this year. The West Africa region is expected to see increasingly significant activity, with energy analysts viewing Ghana and surrounding countries as an emerging offshore province with enormous potential for oil and gas reserves. The event theme Discover New Frontiers in West Africa – perfectly demonstrates the opportunities available to national and international organizations and we look forward to an exciting and successful conference and exhibition.”

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.

Discover New Frontiers in West Africa

Supported by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Offshore West Africa 2011 returns to Accra, Ghana once again and includes an excellent line up of speakers and industry professionals will deliver presentations and take part in high energy panel discussions 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 has recently announced an impressive list of Operators taking part in the upcoming conference, and specifically the Operators Perspective, taking place on Tuesday 15th March.

As part of the already outstanding conference program, Offshore West Africa will also host a Local Content Special Session which will include insight from the GNPC, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, GEnergy Consulting and National Oilwell Varco.

The Offshore West Africa Conference provides a unique networking opportunity for attendees to share technology and address issues with experts in their respective fields, whilst a rich exhibition of services and equipment offers the chance to meet with key decision makers from some of the world’s largest organizations within the oil and gas industry.

Exhibitors includes the likes of Total, LUKOIL, Tullow Oil, SNEPCo, NOV Ghana Ltd, Halliburton, Modec, Sea Trucks Group, ABS, TopRope, China Petroleum & Petro‐Chemical Equipment Industry Association, Emerson Process Management and Baker Hughes to name but a few.

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.

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