Third Party Event

11 Nov 2013

Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with the FPSO “Hot Spots West Africa” which will be held on 11-14 November, in Nigeria. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

FPSO “Hot Spots West Africa”, hosting by IQPC, will bring together experts from around the world to explore issues affecting the industry.

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 in the industry. For example, says Erena Christofides, IQPC AFrica’s Head of Marketing, 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
  • 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 please visit