Upstream WAF, CSO Alliance partner

Upstream West Africa, CSO Alliance partner

Press Release

Vale Media Group, the Sub Saharan Africa focused Oil, Gas & Mining Business to Business (B2B) events company, announced today the strategic partnership with CSO Alliance on its upcoming annual Upstream West Africa gathering, which is taking place between March 23rd – 25th 2015, at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

 “We’re absolutely delighted with the Strategic Partnership with CSO Alliance and extremely excited for this year’s gathering. CSO Alliance are supporting the event and will moderate the Security Panel Discussion on Day 3 of the Summit and through their extensive global network of CSOs help put together the delegation which will contribute to the session, as Security Challenges in West Africa is one of the hot discussion points in the region” said Daniel Maggs, Chief Executive Officer, for Vale Media Group.

Mark Sutcliffe, Director for CSO Alliance added “this is a great opportunity to review the key issues that all Maritime Company Security Officers face whilst working in or planning to visit West Africa. With a panel of market leading professionals the session will focus on the current impact of Maritime Crime throughout the region, establishing what trends are present or emerging, with a review of solutions and innovations to help manage the risks.”

Matthew Hewitson, Vale Media Group’s President, commented “this year’s Upstream West Africa Summit is set be bigger & better than last year’s event, we’ve worked with our partners and taken into account the key areas of focus for the industry and have built an exciting cutting edge programme combined with a world class delegation who will come together over the 3 days to discuss the key challenges in Upstream Oil & Gas sector from across the prolific West Africa region”

Attending & Invited companies will include:

  • GNPC
  • Eni Ghana
  • NAOC Agip
  • Lukoil
  • Petrobras
  • Cairn Energy
  • Tullow Oil
  • Sunlink Petroleum

The Upstream West Africa programme offers the opportunity for important dialogue through visionary Keynote Workshop Presentations, Panel Discussions & Roundtables, and much more. Over the course of the 3 days attendees will meet one-on-one with solution providers to learn about new technology products and innovative services capable of solving Exploration & Production challenges.

Agenda topics include:

  • Power
  • Gas Monetisation: Regional Gas Development
  • Deepwater Well intervention
  • Associated Gas Utilisation
  • Security Challenges in West Africa
  • Offshore Support Services & Supply Chain Challenges
  • Local Content
  • FPSO Developments
  • Hydrocarbon Accounting

For more information about the 2015 Upstream West Africa Summit, please visit If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Emily Brooks on +44 1446 677 090 or email to

 About Upstream West Africa from Vale Media Group

Upstream West Africa Summit ‘Road Map to the Next Major Oil & Gas Discovery in West Africa’

We are bringing together 65 of the most senior decision makers from across West Africa’s International Oil Companies, National Oil Companies and the respective Ministries. This will be the No.1 Oil and Gas event in Africa in 2015.

With so much to play for in the region, not only will we be looking at maximising current assets, but also the challenges of discovering and developing new ones. The full life cycle of E&P will be covered and we will be bringing along a limited number of specialist service companies to address and solve these unique challenges.

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