Energy Minister Leads Delegation To Attend Offshore Technology Conference In Texas, USA


This is Ghana’s Exhibition Centre at the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas,USA,

Ghana’s Minister for Energy John-Peter Amewu is leading a delegation of government officials and CEOs of private businesses to attend this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, USA.

Mr Amewu, who is expected to leave Ghana Saturday evening, would be accompanied by two of his deputies namely, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam and Joseph Cudjoe, Chief Director of the Energy Ministry Mr Lawrence Apaalse and Mr Solomon Adjetey, Director for Generation and Distribution at the Ministry.

The rest are CEO of GNPC Dr KK Sarpong, CEO of Petroleum Commission Egbert Faibille Jnr, CEO of NPA Hassan Tampuli, CEO of Ghana Gas Dr. Ben KD Asante, CEO of GOIL Mr Patrick Akorli, as well as Managing Director of TOR Mr Isaac Osei.

The conference, which comes off on Monday, 6th May and ends on 9th May, 2019, would be attended by thousands of oil and gas industry players.

It is under the theme: “OTC’s Golden Anniversary Opening Session: The Next 50 Years of Offshore Developments” and it is the largest oil and gas conference in the world.

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is a series of conferences and exhibitions focused on exchanging technical knowledge relevant to the development of offshore energy resources, primarily oil and natural gas.

It was founded in 1969 and there are four events organised by OTC.

From Monday through Wednesday, OTC will feature a new program called the “Around the World Series.”

Global industry leaders will discuss new licensing and business opportunities, as well as recently introduced technologies.

Below is itinerary for the Ghanaian Delegation

May 6-9, 2019

Venue| NRG Park, Houston, Texas
Delegation Leader| Honourable John Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Delegates arrive in Houston, check into their Hotels & Collection of OTC Badges

Monday, 6th May, 2019.

7:30 am: Breakfast at Various Hotels

8:30 am: Delegates depart for OTC Reliant Center@8400 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas 77054 via OTC moving buses.

9:30 am: Delegates Converge at Ghana Pavillon

10:30 am: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Ghana Pavilion by Hon. Minister of Energy, Ghana Ambassador to U.S, AmCham President & Honorary Consul General of Ghana in Houston.

12:00 pm: Delegates walk the show floor

1:30 pm: Delegates Depart OTC Center to Hotel to prepare of GHCC Event

3:00 pm Delegates Depart for GHCC Event

4:00 pm GHCC Event: (Ghana Oil & Gas SME
Exhibition. Theme: “Strengthening Diaspora Participation in Ghana’s Oil & Gas Sector.” Speakers include, CEO’s of Aker Energy, Tullow Oil, Modec, Petroleum Commission, NPA&,Kosmos Energy. Find attached the Draft Agenda)

7:00 pm: GHCC Dinner Reception. Keynote Address by Honorable Minister of Energy

9:00 pm: Delegates return to their Hotels.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

7:00 am: Breakfast/Networking Opportunities at various hotels

8:00 am – 10:00 am: (Private Breakfast with Bidders) Tentative.

8:30 am: Selected Delegates visit TechnipFMC (To be led by Deputy Minister of Energy)/Halliburton (To be led by Deputy Minister of Energy). Others will leave for the OTC Arena for private B2B pre-arranged meetings with suppliers and likeminded Exhibitors.

1:00 pm Delegates Return to their Hotels

2:00 pm: Delegates Depart to OTC Arena

4:00 pm -6:30 pm: Career Fair (Aker Ghana Limited Sponsored Career Fair with the Objective of engaging and possibly recruiting expertise in oil & gas)

6:30 pm: Free Evening for Delegates

5:00 pm: Private VIP Dinner (Strictly by Invitation)

(8:00 am – 11 :00am, Honourable Minister & some Government officials will attend pre-arranged private meetings with IOC’s and other groups)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8:00 am – 10:00 am: (Private Breakfast with Bidders) Tentative.

11:00 am: Arrival at NRG Arena to Prepare for Ghana Day Event

1:00 pm: Arrival of Minister and Dignitaries

2:00 pm: Ghana Day Event at OTC Arena (Theme: “Building Local Capability in Ghana’s Oil & Gas Sector.” Guest Speaker is the Honourable Minster for Energy.

5:00 pm: Sponsored Cocktail and Networking Event

7:30 pm: Delegates Depart for Hotel

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:00 am: Breakfast/ Networking at Various Hotels

10:00 am – 12:00 noon: PC/GHCC/AMCHAM led. Interested Delegates Depart for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce to Engage with Oil & Gas Equipment Suppliers.

3:00pm: OTC Exhibition Ends

Private Meetings for Honourable Minister and his Deputies from
8:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Friday, May 10, 2019

Breakfast, Hotel Checkout and Departure from Houston,


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