Offshore West Africa returning to Lagos for 20th Anniversary Edition

8tApril 2015; PennWell Corporation have officially announced the dates for the celebratory 20th  Anniversary edition of the annual Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, which will see the event return to Lagos, Nigeria on 26– 28 January 2016.

After a very successful 2015 event in Lagos, attracting a record breaking international audience of almost 2,400 leading oil and gas industry professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide, the premier technical forum for the West African offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry will return once again for the latest edition, continuing the events presence at The Eko Hotel & Suites.

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 and conference, with the 2016 event focusing on Positioning for a Sustainable Future as the core theme.

Offshore West Africa 2016 will continue to feature 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, bringing together exhibitors and attendees from around the world for three days of education, networking and new business development.

Glenn Ensor, Event Director of Offshore West Africa, stated “We are extremely pleased that Offshore West Africa

2015 was so wonderfully received in Lagos. Being the first event in our 19 year history to take place in Lagos, we were particularly thankful to all participants as everyone involved has played a huge role in making the event such a success to which we are greatly appreciative for their efforts and commitment”.

We are also proud to announce that the 20th  Anniversary edition of Offshore West Africa will take place once again in Lagos at The Eko Hotel & Suites on 2628 January 2016. We invite you all to join us for the celebrations, and what we believe will be another great event for all concerned. ” concluded Mr. Ensor.

In addition to the announcement  of the return of Offshore West Africa to Nigeria, the Advisory Board and Conference Director, Mr. David Paganie, has announced the opening of the 2016 Conference Call for Papers, with a deadline for abstract submittal set for 19 May 2015.

Offshore West Africa has released the Technical Focus Areas that any abstract should be based upon. These technical focus areas are listed at To have your presentation considered for the technical session program, please submit you 100‐400 word abstract on one or more of the technical focus areas listed.

Offshore  West  Africa  welcomes  you  to  join  in  the  celebrations  as  the  event  hosts  its  20th    anniversary celebrations, and will provide further news shortly on the announcement of new strategic partners, supporters, sponsors,  exhibitors  and  speakers,  as  well  as  PennWell’s  continuing  Corporate  Social  Responsibility  aims, including the inclusion of Youth, Young Professional and Continuing Professional Development programmes.