The recent Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) highlighted several important business opportunities for UK industry and for our researchers and consultants.
“There is a big drive by the Egyptian government to enhance the country’s energy security and to use domestic energy resources,” says Head of Sales & Marketing, Thomas McCudden, who was part of the team at the event. “At the conference it was very clear that the Egyptian government is keen to support more development in both the on-shore and off-shore sectors and that many companies are expanding their operations in the area. The government is trying to reduce red tape and to get more oil and gas expertise into the country.”
According to Thomas, the overall message from the conference was one of optimism, with predictions for a healthier future for Egypt, through increased investment by international oil companies and increased collaboration between such companies and the Egyptian government.
“One of the highlights of the event for us was a meeting with the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO),” Thomas says. “This company is facing a number of production measurement challenges and is interested in our expertise. We hope to capitalise on this over the next few months. We also met with the local TÜV SÜD Egypt office who were very keen to help us expand our business in the region."
The EGYPS event, which took place in Cairo in the middle of February, was visited by 15,000 oil and gas professionals from across North Africa, Middle East and the Mediterranean. There was also a two-day strategic conference featuring the CEO’s of Eni, Subsea 7, BP, Baker Hughes and Apache.
TUV SUD NEL was part of the Scottish Development International (SDI) delegation, along with about 20 other Scottish companies. Footfall at the SDI stand was high and interest in Scottish expertise was strong.
For more details, contact Thomas McCudden.
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