Energy Institute confirms partnership with OWA 2016
By Kunle Kalejaye
20 June 2015, Lagos – The Energy Institute Nigeria has announced and confirmed a Strategic Partnership with Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, OWA 2016 edition.
OWA, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation would include the implementation of a Continuing Professional Development, CPD in the 2016 edition as part of the overall conference
Taking place on 26‐28 January 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria, the 20th annual Offshore West Africa will build on the success of the 2015 event, which also took place in Lagos, which attracted a record breaking international audience of almost 2,400 leading oil and gas industry professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide.
According a statement signed by PennWell’s Senior Marketing Managing, Lee Catania said the premier technical forum for the West African offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, OWA is pleased to announce the alliance once again for 2016 with the Energy Institute.
The statement explained that the inclusion of CPD and Youths programmes for the 2016 edition is to further enhance PennWell’s Corporate Social Responsibility as a commitment to leaving a legacy within its host country.
Yewande Abiose, Managing Director, Energy Institute Nigeria said, “With the remarkable success of 2015 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme for Young Professionals, Energy Institute Nigeria is excited to be collaborating with PennWell for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition.
“The CPD Programme which is an initiate of PennWell and Lonadek supported by the Energy Institute has helped over 60 young professionals gain adequate industry exposure, knowledge and development through bespoke trainings, key industry event and mentorship.”
According the statement, “Offshore West Africa CPD Programme will not only assist young professionals in developing their skills and competence in the industry, it is also a channel for the Energy Institute Nigeria to promote its core values of knowledge dissemination and professionalism within the sector.
“The Energy Institute is the leading Royal Charter professional membership body for the international energy industry, providing opportunities for career development, learning and networking.
“The Energy Institute is please to collaborate with Lonadek and PennWell to support individuals and organisations on a global scale. With almost 14,000 individual members and 300 company members in over 100 countries, the Energy Institute provides a recognised professional community for those involved in all aspects of energy and is the only chartered professional membership body exclusively for the energy sector.
“Offshore West Africa will continue to 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.
“Offfshore 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 three‐day exhibition and conference, with the 2016 event focusing on Positioning for a Sustainable Future as the core theme.”