Scottish Development International partners Offshore West Africa  

26 October 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation, has announced a strategic partnership for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition with Scottish Development International, SDI.

OWAThe event takes place in Lagos from 26‐28 January 2016. It 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.
On the announcement of this Strategic Partnership agreements, Mr. Gary Soper, Scottish Development
International’s Regional Manager for Africa said, “We are delighted to be a strategic partner with PennWell for
this very important exhibition.   Scotland has over 40 years’ experience in offshore deepwater development in
particular, and our participation in this exhibition will enable us to make valuable connections between our
innovative Scottish supply chain companies and local partners in West Africa. ‘
‘With an 1800 strong oil and gas supply chain, Scotland has strengths covering the whole of the industry through
exploration, development and production, and decommissioning and as a nation we are renowned for our
innovation, skilled workforce and strong academic sector. As the industry faces up to its challenges, the need to
take a collaborative approach in formulating a robust response is evermore necessary, and events such as
Offshore West Africa will help to build a sustainable network of like‐minded companies prepared to meet and
overcome those challenges. We look forward to making those valuable connections on the Scottish Pavilion at
Offshore West Africa 2016 in Lagos.’
Nick Richardson Strategic Partnership Business Manager adds, “We are delighted to be entering into partnership
with Scottish Development International, which is a significant achievement for Offshore West Africa, in what
will be our 20th anniversary event. Securing Scottish Development International’s involvement / participation
truly reinforces our position as West Africa’s premier offshore oil and gas event”

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