13 July 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The 21st edition of the Offshore West Africa, OWA, Conference and Exhibition 2017 has been rescheduled from January to June.
The change in date was confirmed by PennWell Corporation, owners and organisers of the annual conference in a letter made available to SweetcrudeReports.
The new 2017 date, according to PennWell, has been set for 6‐8 June 2017, moving from the originally planned January date.
Stating the reasons for the date adjustment, Managing Director, PennWell International, Mr. Glenn Ensor said; “Due to a number of factors, most pressingly the current economic climate facing the oil and gas industry, PennWell Corporation have decided to re‐schedule the 21st edition of Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition from the original date of January, to 6‐8 June 2017.
“It is our belief that this change of date will enable our many loyal exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and attendees to benefit further from the event as these economic factors become more manageable.
“Offshore West Africa has over the past years become the premier event for the oil and gas industry within the West African region, and it is our aim to further establish this and improve upon previous editions for the benefit of all who attend.”
OWA 2016, which took place in Lagos in January, comprised a three‐day exhibition of both prominent local and international organisations, a dual‐track conference programme and a successful Youth Empowerment Programme (in collaboration with Lonadek and the Energy Institute Nigeria).