West Africa: ‘Growing Local Capacity, Technology Advancement Crucial to Unlocking West Africa’s Oil Potential’

FOR the West African sub-region to optimally benefit from its abundant hydrocarbon resources, they need to heavily invest in local capacity and technology advancement has been stressed.

Specifically, the organisers of the just concluded 19th Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition (OWA), PennWell International called for deeper input of indigenous operators in the quest to unlock the potentials in major oil and gas projects in the region.

The Managing Director, PennWell International, Glenn Ensor, told The Guardian yesterday that the company has recorded tremendous success in this year’s event, with great ideas pointing at a bright future for the industry.

According to him, bringing the conference to Lagos was a brilliant decision by the company, considering the fact that Lagos is the business hub of Nigeria, and indeed, the entire West African region.

Ensor therefore declared that the 20th edition of OWA would return to Lagos, Nigeria between 22nd and 24th of March, 2016 at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Towers.

Offshore West Africa has over the years delivered the premier technical forum exclusively on West African exploration and Production, charting ways to develop the vast potential that exists within the region."That decision has made the conference to record another feat and attendance record […]

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