Offshore West Africa 2013 launches Preliminary Conference Program

…. 19 ‐ 21 March 2013 – International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana – 21st November 2012 – Offshore West Africa 2013, the premier conference and exhibition for the offshore oil and gas exploration & production industry within West Africa, has announced the preliminary conference program for the forthcoming event in Accra, Nigeria.

Endorsed by the Ministry of Energy, Republic of Ghana, and sponsored by Tullow Oil, Schlumberger, Modec, ABS, Shell, Hewlett Packard, Lloyds Register and Aker Solutions, the 17th annual Offshore West Africa, taking place from 19‐21 March 2013, will once again address 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 theme – Deepwater Discoveries, Emerging Opportunities.

The Offshore West Africa 2013 conference provides a unique networking opportunity for attendees to share technology and address issues with experts in their respective fields. The 2013 conference program includes two parallel tracks packed with new technologies, case studies, original concepts and other exclusive local content.

Offshore West Africa 2013 will begin with the Opening Plenary, taking place in the Congress Hall at the International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 19 March 2013 with a Welcome & Introduction and Chairman’s Remarks from Mr. Theo Ahwireng, Geophysics Manager, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, followed by Ministry Welcomes by Dr. Joe Oteng‐Adjei, Honorable Minister of Energy, Ghana and His Excellency Mr. Jose Botelho de Vasconcelos, Minister of Petroleum, Angola, and local content perspective by  Dr. Juliette Twumasi‐Anokye, Legal Advisor, Petroleum Commission, Ghana. This will be followed by the Exhibition Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

After the Opening Plenary and Ribbon Cutting there will be an Opening Debate, which will take place under the topic of “Exploring the Dynamics of West Africa Offshore”, chaired by Mr. Theo Ahwireng, Geophysics Manager, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and including presentations such as Deepwater Project Economics: A Comparative of Fiscal Regimes in the Gulf of Guinea ‐ Prof. Omuwumi Iledare, Louisiana State University; Offshore West Africa Project Performance ‐ Mr. Rolando Gachter, IPA; and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil & Gas Resources Offshore West Africa ‐ Mr. Michael Brownfield, U.S. Geological Survey.

Technical topics at Offshore West Africa 2013 include Well Construction & Drilling Operations, Field Development, Flowlines & Pipelines, Riser Technology, Floating Production Systems, Production Optimization, Geology & Geophysics, Subsea Technology, Safety & Environmental Concerns and Local Content.

Combining a world class conference and a high‐level exhibition floor full of companies demonstrating their latest technological advances, Offshore West Africa 2013 is one event sure to be high on the agenda of anyone involved with the West African oil and gas exploration and production industry. Exhibitors at Offshore West Africa 2013 currently include Shell, Tullow Oil, ABS, Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, DNV, NOV, Endress+Hauser, InterMoor, Lloyds Register, Modec, Petroleum Commission, PETAN, Mustang Wood Group, Schlumberger and Oil Spill Response to name but a few.

With activity within West Africa expected to increase significantly, this high‐quality technical forum provides a unique networking opportunity for attendees to share and learn from experts in their respective fields. For further information on the Offshore West Africa 2013 conference program and to view the Pre‐Show Guide please visit

Early Bird Discount Rates

Benefit from the Offshore West Africa Early Bird discount rate by booking your conference place before 19th February 2013, and save up over 10% on the Individual Conference Delegate fee.

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 2013 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 2013, and how to register for the conference, please visit