Welcome Message

Dear Industry Colleagues,
It is my greatest pleasure, on behalf of the Organizing Committee to welcome you to attend the 3rd Deep Offshore West Africa Congress 2019, to be held on January 16-17th, in Accra, Ghana.

West Africa has been one of the most resilient regions in the global offshore downturn. And the gradual recovering crude oil price has given the market more confidence.

Countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon and Congo are either preparing or already initiated new offshore licensing rounds this year. Many deep offshore E&P projects also achieved big progress recently and further development activities are already in plan.

Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Senegal, Gabon and Cameroon are among the most active markets in this region, and counties such as Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Congo also worth to watching. In General, West Africa deep offshore industry will present more opportunities for both global and local players in the coming years.

The 3rd Deep Offshore West Africa Congress 2019 is the only deep offshore event focusing on West Africa, covering topics like deep offshore new landscape, infrastructures, project updates, project management and supply chain, as well as digitalization and advanced technologies & services.

I am looking forward to meeting you in Accra, Ghana.

Best Regards,

Organizing Committee of the 3rd Deep Offshore West Africa Congress 2019


Day One Morning

Session 1: West Africa Deep Offshore Landscape under Global New Trends

0900 A Forecast of Oil Price and Offshore Recovery

0930 Deep Offshore West Africa in 2018-2020: Opportunities and Challenges

1000 Preparing for the Next Licensing Round and Updates on Deep Offshore Activities in Ghana

1030 Networking Coffee Break

1100 Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and Deep Offshore Sector in Nigeria

1130 Cross-Border Collaboration to Commercialize MSGBC Basin

1200 Offshore Exploration in Gabon and Future Licensing Rounds

1230 Networking Luncheon

Day One Afternoon

1400 Panel Discussion: West Africa Deep Offshore Recovery: Predictions and Challenges

Session 2: Paving the Road for Deep Offshore Recovery in West Africa

1440 Regulation and Infrastructure Improvements to Support Deep Offshore E&P

1510 Local Content Requirements and Supports for Deepwater Projects

1540 Networking Coffee Break

1610 Financial and Monetary Regimes Innovation in Upstream Sector

1640 Industry Outlook of OSV Market & Opportunities in West Africa Offshore Recovery

1710 Environmental Protection and Safety Culture in Offshore E&P

1740 The End of Day One Conference & Chairman’s Remarks

Day Two Morning

Session 3: Deep Offshore Project Updates & Future Plans in West Africa

0900 The Latest Deep Offshore Project Updates & Future Plans in Ghana

0930 Deepwater Exploration in West Africa: the Way forward

1000 Deep Offshore E&P Project Progress in Nigeria

1030 Networking Coffee Break

1100 Eni’s Presence and Projects in West Africa

1130 Offshore Senegal: Current Status and Prospects

1200 Collaborations and Future Plan for the Tortue Field Offshore Mauritania and Senegal

1230 Networking Luncheon

Day Two Afternoon

Session 4: Project Management and Supply Chain Development for Offshore E&P

1400 Integrated Project Management for Offshore E&P Projects

1430 Technology Transfer and Local Supply Chain Development to Support Offshore Explorations in West Africa

1500 PSO Market in West Africa: Current Status and Prospects

Networking Coffee Break

Session 5: Digitalization and Advanced Technologies & Services in Offshore Activities

1600 Digital & Autonomous Trends in Offshore Fields

1630 Smart Data Solutions for Offshore E&P

1700 Advanced Solutions for Drilling Optimization

1730 The Potentials of AI and Robotics in Deep Offshore Activities

The End of the 2-Day Conference & Chairman’s Closing Remarks