FROM EMMANUEL OHENE DJAN, SCOTLAND
OVER 40 Ghanaian Oil and Gas companies registered with the Petroleum Commission have been exposed to the latest technologies in their industries at the ongoing Oil and Gas trade mission in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Egbert Faibile Jnr, told the media that the indigenous companies were being exposed to these opportunities to make them more competitive, effective and efficient.
Mr Faibile added that the latest technology will also protect their equipment, safe-guard the environment and protect the lives of people who live in and around their areas of operation.
The Europe and Africa Regional Manager for OSE Global Asset Integrity Management Solutions and Services, George Byers, said it was important to introduce these technologies to Ghanaian companies due to the numerous opportunities available to International Oil Companies (IOCs).
Mr Byers said the latest technologies further reduced risk and maximised their returns on investment.
The maiden trade mission, which has been put together by Ghana’s Upstream regulator (Petroleum Commission) , UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce and the Scottish Development International, is aimed at positioning Ghanaian Oil &Gas companies for better opportunities in the upstream sector.
The Commission has grouped the participating Ghanaian companies into three, to embark on a one-on-one networking directly with the international oil companies.
Some of the companies visited were JBS, People Factor Consultant, and Technano.
Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Energy responsible for Petroleum, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, is leading the trade mission, supported by other senior government officials.