Department of Petroleum Resources to provide Keynote Address at Offshore West Africa

December 2014; The Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria have confirmed their support for the upcoming Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition by providing a Keynote Address from their Director, Mr. George Osahon on Wednesday 21st January 2015.

Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, under the auspices of The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is delighted to announce this new addition to the conference program, and to receive such support from the Department of Petroleum Resources. This Keynote Address will be held under the name of a Regulatory Perspective, with the title of the presentation called Emergence of Indigenous Independents. This new session will be open to all attendees and the presentation will be followed by a Q&A, providing full audience participation.

The 19th edition of the annual Offshore West Africa will take place on the 20 -22 January 2015 at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria, attracting more than 2,000 oil & gas professionals. Featuring a technical and strategic conference program developed by an Advisory Board comprised of leading industry experts, as well as an exhibition showcasing products, technologies and services from global and regional oil & gas companies, held concurrently, Offshore West Africa brings together exhibitors, delegates and attendees from around the world for three days of education, networking and new business development.

The participation of the Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources, in the Offshore West Africa 2015 conference program, shows the high-regard in which this event is held by the industry, especially in West Africa. We are extremely proud of our 19 year history and heritage within the region and the inclusion of Mr. Osahon demonstrates how influential this event has become,” stated Offshore West Africa Conference Director, David Paganie.

The Keynote Address by Mr. George Osahon is one part of an impressive Offshore West Africa conference program, beginning with the Opening Plenary Session on Tuesday 20th January at 10:00am featuring a Welcome & Introduction from Mr. David Paganie, Chief Editor, Offshore Magazine, PennWell Corporation; the Advisory Board Chairman Remarks from Mr. George Oguachuba, General Manager, Corporate Nig. Content, Venture Management & Corporate Geosciences, TOTAL Exploration & Production Nigeria; an Industry Outlook, titled “Positioning West African Projects for a Shale & Post-Shale World” by Ms. Rolake Akinkugbe, VP & Head, Energy and Natural Resources, FBN Capital; a Keynote Address from Dr. Joseph Dawha, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; and Minister Addresses from 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.

Offshore West Africa is a truly West African event and addresses key technology and development issues for the West African offshore oil and gas market, through a comprehensive educational program and three-day exhibition, under the conference theme – Managing West Africa’s Major Projects.