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The webcast was held ahead of OWI WA in May. (Image source: Offshore Network)

The Offshore Well Intervention West Africa Webcast from Offshore Network shines the spotlight on a market with significant potential and unpicks the challenges holding it back 

Moderator Robert Daniels, Editor at Offshore Network, was joined by an expert panel of guests who joined the discussion from a myriad of locations across the region. This list of panellists willing to share their knowledge and experience included Obasi Isdore Chigozie, Well Intervention Specialist at Sterling Oil Exploration & Energy Production Co. Ltd; Albert Amewolah, Subsea Operations Engineering at Tullow Oil; and Isioma Agbadiba, Subsea Production Supervisor at Eni Nigeria.

At a time when the global oil and gas industry is grappling with the energy transition, the need to maintain production targets has remained imperative – despite COP28 calling for an eventual transition away from fossil fuels – in line with growing power demand. In West Africa, companies are now looking to do their part for the environment while also contending with the wider issues around electrification and the role fossil fuels will continue to play in the economic development of its nations.

It is against this backdrop that the panellists spoke on the role of offshore well intervention within this evolving environment – a method often depicted as the answer to enhancing production rates without incurring the sustainability hit of drilling new wells. Additionally, the market and its servers are receiving heightened attention due to the growing need for plug and abandonment activities as the world’s (and region’s) offshore wellstock increases in average age with every passing year.

Together, the industry experts explored such topics and answered where West Africa fits into this global trend? What are the factors unique to the region and that are shaping its future? And what must be done for more well intervention campaigns to be conducted there?

Click here to discover the full, free-to-view webcast.