By:Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
Offshore West Africa have officially announced the dates for the 18 th annual Conference & Exhibition which will see the event return to Accra, Ghana on 21- 23 January 2014.
After a successful 2013 event in Accra, Ghana, attracting an international audience of over 1,200 from 38 countries around the world, the premier technical forum for the West African offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry will return to Ghana in 2014 for the latest edition, after hosting this event in Accra in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
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 threeâ€�day exhibition, under the conference theme – Expanding West Africa’s Offshore Potential .
Offshore West Africa 2014 will 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.
In addition to the announcement of the return of Offshore West Africa to Ghana, the Advisory Board and Conference Director, Mr. David Paganie, has announced the opening of the 2014 Conference Call for Papers, with a deadline for abstract submittal set for 14 May 2013.
Offshore West Africa has released the Technical Focus Areas that any abstract should be based upon. These technical focus areas are listed at www.offshorewestafrica.com http://www.offshorewestafrica.com .
To have your presentation considered for the technical session program, please submit you 100â€�400 word abstract on one or more of the technical focus areas listed.
“We are delighted to be able to return to Ghana once more for the 18 th edition of Offshore West Africa, and look forward to continuing our theme of growing attendance yearâ€�onâ€�year within this burgeoning country.
The West African offshore marketplace has grown as a whole in the last several years, with numerous large and smallâ€�scale discoveries bringing with them the greater need for new intelligence, technology, and investment, which we at PennWell believe is at the forefront of our event, Offshore West Africa, providing highly specialized, market leading information’.
Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition brings together national and international operators and plays an important role in the expanding market of West Africa, with Ghana, a country at the centre of recent impressive offshore discoveries and home to some of the largest offshore projects in the region, playing host once again for the 2014 event.