Offshore West Africa 2013 confirms West African Ministers for Opening Keynote

PennWell Corp. and Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition are pleased to announce the confirmation of three West African Ministers to present at the upcoming Conference Opening Keynote, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

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PennWell Corp. and Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition are pleased to announce the confirmation of three West African Ministers to present at the upcoming Conference Opening Keynote, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

As part of the Opening Keynote Session, there will be Ministry Welcomes from Hon. Minister, Hon. Emmanuel Armah‐Kofi Buah, Republic of Ghana; His Excellency José Botelho de Vasconcelos, Minster of Petroleum, Republic of Angola; and Adama Toungara, Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Energy, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.

Taking place at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana on 19‐21 March, under the Patronage of the Ministry of Energy, Republic of Ghana, and endorsed by the Petroleum Commission of Ghana, the 17th annual Offshore West Africa will 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.

Joining the Ministers as part of the Opening Keynote Session will be David Paganie, chief editor,Offshore Magazine, PennWell Corp., providing a Welcome and Introduction; Chairman’s Remarks from Theo Ahwireng, Geophysics Manager, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation; and Dr. Juliette Twumasi‐Anokye, Legal Advisor and Co‐ordinator, Local Content, Petroleum Commission, Ghana discussing Local Content Developments. This will be followed by the exhibition opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Sponsored by Tullow Oil, Schlumberger, ABS, Shell, Modec, NNPC, 2H Offshore, Hewlett Packard, Lloyd’s Register, Aker Solutions, LUKOIL and Lufkin, as well as being supported by the Society for Underwater Technology, SPE Ghana, African University for Science & Technology, Ghana Oil Club, Lagos Oil Club and the Angola‐US Chamber of Commerce, Offshore West Africa 2013 is on track to be one of the most successful in its 17-year history.

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.

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.

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 list of current exhibitors at this year’s exhibition please visithttp://www.offshorewestafrica.com/index.html.

3/12/2013

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