FPSO Conference In Nigeria Will Bring Experts From Around The World To Explore Issues Affecting Oil & Gas Industry

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FPSO Hot Spots West Africa 2013


27% of the world’s FPSO vessels operate in Africa

Africa, particularly West Coast has seen a dramatic rise in the number of FPSO (or Floating Production and Offloading) vessels operating off its coasts as Africa’s energy production continues to rise. Currently some 27% of the world’s active FPSO vessels operate off the coast of the African continent, in what is a rapidly evolving and dynamic industry.

Consequently, global leader in conference and training, Oil & Gas IQ / IQPC will host FPSO "Hot Spots West Africa" Conference in Nigeria from the 11th to the 14th of November 2013 covering all major industry issues.

IQPC AFrica’s Head of Marketing Erena Christofides while African oil production is still poised for growth, this conference will not only explore opportunities, latest technical trends and regulatory issues, but some of the most influential experts will share their insights into some of the biggest challenges facing stakeholders int eh industry.

For example, says Christofides, earlier this year the Business Council for Africa highlighted "significant" production challenges in Nigeria late last year and forecasted that the country was likely to miss its government forecasts of 2.5million bpd. This in addition to its assessment that the US was losing more appetite for West African crudes in 2013.


With a greater emphasis on reducing costs and protecting natural resources all stakeholders have a equal stake in ensuring sustainable policies, practices and operations work together to support the growing energy sector of the West Africa.

Among the keynote speakers at this year’s conference are Isah Madawaki, head of Mechanical Static, SNEPCo Deepwater Projects, Shell, Nigeria;Sir George Ukpong, President of the Institute of Marine Engineers and Naval Architect in Nigeria; DAvid Lyons, Founding Partner and President, Capital Partners Worldwide, USA and Paul Eaderly-Taylor, Head: Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure, Standard Bank, RSA.

The conference will cover:

  • Case studies from African operators
  • African FPSO demand forecast and trends
  • Snapshot of oil and gas field developments in Africa
  • Innovation in FPSO design, construction and conversion
  • New technologies in deepwater developments
  • Contract negotiation and management
  • Key commercial and technical risk to reduce costs
  • Local content management
  • New regulations and regulatory gaps around FPSO
  • Safety considerations for FPSO design
  • FPSO financing – Understanding the lending requirements

For more information about the conference download the agenda


For further comment, please contact Erena Christofides at +27 1 1275 0247 or Erena Christofides Erena.Christofides@iqpc.com press accreditation and other details relating to the FPSO "Hot Spots West Africa" Conference, please contact Olivia Mtshali olivia.mtshali@iqpc.com.