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UK Supports 19th Annual Edition of Offshore West Africa 2015


UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) section of the British High Commission in Lagos is supporting Pennwell Corporation to promote partnership opportunities in view of the 19th Annual Edition of Offshore West Africa taking place next week from 20-22 January 2015.

This was reiterated at the Press conference which was held on Thursday, 15th January 2015 at the British Deputy High Commissioner’s residence in Lagos.

The Press conference was opened by the Acting British Deputy High Commissioner Mike Purves.
Nick Richardson Strategic Business Partner Manager,

PennWell Corporation stated that under the auspices of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and endorsed by the Department of Petroleum Resources Nigeria, Offshore West Africa which will be sponsored by TOTAL, 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”. Speaking during the press conference was the Chairman of Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) Mr Ranti Omole who expressed partnership support for PennWell. Other speakers where Dorothy Bassey –Head Public Affairs Unit, DPR, Mr Ijere Kanu – Business Relations Manager SNEPco, Dr Kenny Obateru, Manager Public Affairs NNPC and Dele Olaoye Director of Operations Africa, PennWell Corporation.

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 latest products, services, technologies and industry 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, Honourable 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 high-level conference and youth programs, as well as our world-class 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 contact:
PennWell Corporation:

Lee Catania
Senior Marketing Manager – Offshore West Africa

British Deputy High Commission,
UK Trade & Investment.

Contact: Beverley Okoye, Deputy Director,
T: +234 (1) 2770780, E: 2283
Website: www.ukinnigeria.fco.gov.uk

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