First French pavilion to be launched at OGWA

Energy Tuesday 27/March/2018 21:12 PM
By: Times News Service
First French pavilion to be launched at OGWA

United Arab Emirates: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is launching the first French pavilion at OGWA 2018, the oil and gas sector’s largest event in the Sultanate.
A renowned list of leading French oil and gas companies will be represented at the pavilion, extending the latest knowledge, technologies and business opportunities to the attendees.
Innovation capacity
The expertise, technological skills and innovation capacity of France’s firms continue to reinforce its international reputation when it comes to supporting the oil and gas industry, placing the country high among the rankings of European exporters and as a desired partner for regional initiatives.
In France, the oil and gas sector is fuelled by excellence, with one or two global leaders in most segments. Major players such as TOTAL, which operates alongside numerous suppliers of equipment and services to the industry, will be one of the main exhibitors. Many other global giants such as CGG and TECHNIP will also be present.
Generating 27% of the country’s GDP, but contributing 70% of its budget revenue, the hydrocarbon sector remains a key driver of Oman’s economy, in spite of an active policy of diversification.
Despite the oil crisis, the government has maintained its ambitious investment and production targets (which it intends to attain through the use of the latest oil production technologies), with the country exceeding the one million barrels per day threshold for the first time in its history in 2016.
Now, more than ever, the Sultanate is seeking to expand its activities both upstream and downstream, and to develop its expertise in the two sectors. These are compelling reasons for French specialists to be present at OGWA, to learn about the country’s potential and identify prospective partners and end customers.
The French companies in attendance at OGWA are fully aware of the challenges faced by this high-potential market and are eager to present products and solutions that will undoubtedly meet the requirements of local operators: conduit repair systems (water, gas, oil and electricity), water treatment equipment, catalysts, adsorbents and services for the O&G industry, superior-quality lifting, stowage and mooring accessories, etc.
With 300 exhibitors confirmed and 11,000 visitors expected, OGWA is the ideal springboard for French companies keen to tap into the potential of the regional market.