International Oil & Gas community to gather for the 19th Annual edition of Offshore West Africa

The 19th Annual edition of Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition will open next week at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos on 20‐22 January 2015 to an international audience of leading oil and gas industry professionals.

Under the Auspices of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and Endorsed by the Department of Petroleum Resources Nigeria, and with Diamond Sponsor, TOTAL, Offshore West Africa will once again address key technology and development issues for the West African offshore oil and gas market, through a comprehensive educational conference program and three‐day exhibition, under the theme “Managing West Africa’s Major Projects”.

As a truly West African event, Offshore West Africa promotes opportunities in the West African marketplace with numerous recent discoveries heightening the need for new intelligence, technology and investment. Offshore West Africa is well versed in providing highly specialized, market leading and thought provoking information, and we will continue this trend in 2015.

Highlights of Offshore West Africa 2015 include a three‐day Exhibition comprising of both prominent local and international organizations, displaying their latestproducts, services,technologies andindustry innovations. Alongside the Exhibition is an impressive Conference program, beginning with the Opening Plenary Session on 20 January at 10am,     including        addresses     from              Mrs.                     Elizabeth               Proust,          Managing        Director/Chief        Executive, TOTAL Upstream Nigeria; Dr. Joseph Dawha, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; the invited Dr. Diezani Alison‐Madueke, Honorable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria; and Dr. Abdu Bulama, Honorable Minister of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Nigeria. This is followed by a Keynote Address on Wednesday 21 January at 9am by Mr. George Osahon, Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria.

PennWell Corporation is delighted to be able to return to Nigeria once more for the 19th edition of Offshore West Africa and especially with the decision to host the event in Lagos. It is our belief that the 2015 event will be one of, if not our most successful event in its history, bringing together both seasoned and leading oil and gas professionals with the future of the industry as part of our highlevel conference and youth programs, as well as our worldclass exhibition floor.” states Glenn Ensor, Event Director, Offshore West Africa

For the first time, Offshore West Africa will include a continuous professional development (CPD) program, supported by the Energy Institute. This Initiative is part of PennWell Corporation’s and Offshore West Africa‘s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy to help with the West African region’s objective of developing a fully sustainable sector.

With activity within West Africa expected to increase significantly, and with the huge potential and desire for local content and human development within Nigeria, this high‐quality technical forum and exhibition provides a unique networking opportunity for attendees to share and learn from experts in their respective fields.

For further information on the Offshore WestAfrica 2015conference program andto view thecurrentlist of exhibitors at the event, please visit