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OWA prepares Africa for future energy challenges


An oil rig

An oil rig

OWA prepares Africa for future energy challenges

THE just concluded 20th anniversary of Offshore West Africa conference and exhibition (OWA), held in Lagos, played host to a record-breaking attendance for the second year in succession, even as it presented several measures to curtail future energy challenges in the region.

With over 2,700 visitors and delegates from more than 40 countries around the world, the 20th anniversary of this prestigious event was well received, and plans for the 2017 event to take place in Lagos have already begun.

Owned and Managed by PennWell Corporation, under the auspices of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, endorsed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), OWA once again addressed key technology and development issues for the West African offshore oil and gas market, though a comprehensive educational conference programme and three-day exhibition, with the theme: “Positioning for a Sustainable Future”.

Managing Director of PennWell International, Genn Ensor, said: “We are extremely pleased that OWA 2016 been so wonderfully received here in Lagos, and this has been a great way to celebrate 20 years of the event with a record attendance once again.

|”Continuing the successes of the 2015 event in somewhat turbulent times for the industry within Nigeria is something that we thank all participants, including delegates, visitors, sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers for, in helping us achieve this.

“We are proud to have brought together over 2,700 industry and young professionals and we are delighted to be coming back here to the Eko Hotel & Suites in January 2017. We invite you all to join us for what we believe will be another great event for all concerned. ”

The participants at the event were well equipped with special skills on projects management, field development, flow lines and pipelines, deepwater trends and challenges, major project management, production optimization and regional trends and challenges.

The event featured a well thoughtful technicalities of efficient oil and gas operations shared by reputable stakeholders such as Mr. David Paganie, Chief Editor, Offshore Magazine, PennWell Corporation, and followed by Opening Remarks by Mr. Alexander K. M. Mould, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Ghana, and Dr. Gloria Elemo, Director General, Federal Institute of Food and Industrial Research Oshodi, Nigeria, plus an ExxonMobil Energy Outlook by Mr. Oladotun Isiaka, General Manager, Deep Water Operations and Joint Interest Assets, Esso Exploration and Production, Nigeria.

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