The Energy Institute Nigeria has announced and confirmed a Strategic Partnership with Offshore
West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation, for the upcoming 20th
anniversary edition, including the implementation of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme 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.

As the premier technical forum for the West African offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry,
Offshore West Africa is pleased to announce this alliance once again for 2016 with the Energy Institute. Further
enhancing PennWell’s plans for Corporate Social Responsibility, alongside planned Youth Programmes, the
announced addition of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme once again shows the events
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 & 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.”

The 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 pleased 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

Offshore 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