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Dear Industry Colleagues,
2nd Deep Offshore West Africa Congress 2017 (DOWAC 2017), on Sept. 14-15, in Accra Ghana, a new Africa offshore initiative besides Deepwater East & Southern Africa Series by OceanFuture, is the only leading event focused on Deep & Shallow Water in emerging West Africa countries, emphasizing the opportunities from new licensed, discovery and field development projects.

West Africa has been explored in the offshore coast for many years, mostly in Nigeria, Angola and Ghana. The emerging countries such as Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Congo, have also offered more licensed under their new discovery.

To unlock offshore asset in West Africa, DOWAC 2017, gathering Gov, Operators, EPCs, and other offshore players, discussing regulation, new licensing terms, technical & commercial risks aspects, impacts from low oil & gas price, will facilitate offshore development and help technical & service providers to find more new business opportunities.

Organizing Committee of 2nd Deep Offshore West Africa Congress 2017

Agenda

Day One Morning

Session 1 Deepwater/Offshore Industry Upstream Overview in West Africa

0900 Regulations, Local Content Requirements on the Rise in West Africa

0930 New Licensed Deepwater Exploratory Opportunities

Session 2 Laws and Regulation Updates: Legal Framework, Fiscal Regime and Local Content

1000 Deep Interpretation of Ghana’s New Petroleum Exploration and Production Act 2016

1030 Networking Coffee Break

1100 Senegal’s New Petroleum Code and its Impacts on Future Offshore & Deepwater Development

1130 Congo's New Petroleum Code – Expanding Congo’s Deep Offshore Sector

1200 National Commitment on Deepwater/Offshore Oil & Gas Industry in Nigeria

1230 Liberia’s New Petroleum Law: a Significant Step towards Transparency and Accountability

1300 Networking Luncheon

Day One Afternoon

1400 Panel Discussion: Commercializing the Offshore & Deepwater Resources in West Africa

Session 3 Securing Offshore & Deepwater Industry Safe and Sustainable Development in West Africa

1430 Financing and Banking Issues in Emerging Oil & Gas Countries

1500 Optimizing Supply Chain Management to Reduce Opex and Capex Cost in Deepwater/Offshore Projects

1530 Networking Coffee Break

1600 Enhancing HSE Management in Deepwater E&P Activity

1630 Transportation and Logistics in Support of Oil & Gas E&P Sector

1700 Promoting the Offshore Oil & Gas Commercialization in West Africa by Improving Infrastructure Development

1730 Regulating Local Content and Skills Development in Angola

1800 End of Day One

Day Two Morning

Session 4 State and Potential of Deep/Ultra Deep Water E&P in West Africa

0900 Projects in Progress and Growing Upstream Opportunities in Ghana

0930 Project Developments and New Oil Prospects in Senegal Blocks

1000 New Hydrocarbon Discoveries and Deepwater Potential in Angola

1030 Networking Coffee Break

1100 Drilling Plan and Deepwater Projects in Nigeria

1130 Total’s Upstream Projects and Future Plan in West Africa

1200 Equatorial Guinea – Results of EG Ronda Licensing Round and Future Plans

1230 Updating the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry in Côte d’Ivoire

1300 Networking Luncheon

Day Two Afternoon

Session 5 Technology Innovations in Deepwater/Offshore Upstream Sector

1400 Challenges and Solutions to Exploration and Production in Deep/Ultra Deep Water

1430 Learning Pre-salt Exploration Characteristics for Successful Production

1500 Upstream Software Solutions for Deepwater Production to Optimize Efficiency and Lower Cost

1530 Other Advanced Technical Show Case (Sponsorship Available)

1800 End of Day Two

DOWAC 2017, gathering Gov, Operators, EPCs, and other offshore players, discussing regulation, new licensing terms, technical & commercial risks aspects, impacts from low oil & gas price, will facilitate offshore development and help technical & service providers to find more new business opportunities.

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  • Hear from 20+ senior industry expert speakers from local government and operators in West Africa
  • Join in 200+ senior industry executives and enjoy high level peer-to-peer networking
  • Examin the key challenges and opportunities of the key producing countries in Nigeria, Angola, Ghana
  • Acquire the first hand info of new licensed round 2016 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea as well as the new discovery in Senegal, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Congo
  • Government
  • IOCs&NOCs
  • EPCI Contractor
  • Drilling Contractors & Services
  • Oilfield Services
  • Subsea Technology & Engineering
  • Geophysical Services/ Seismic
  • Leading Shipyard/ Fabricator
  • Floating Production System
  • Offshore Support Vessels
  • Transprotation/ Logistics
  • Consultancy & Law Firm & Financing Institute
  • Others Support Services