PETAN, AECIPA Join Forces to Spearhead SAIPEC Local Content Group

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By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme

Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) and Angolan Oil Industry Contracted Companies Association (AECIPA) have joined forces to spearhead the Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) African Local Content Group in fostering collaboration between service providers across Africa.

In a statement made know to The Energy Republic, PETAN’s Vice Chairman, Ranti Omole, and AECIPA’s President, Engr. Bráulio de Brito has been appointed to lead the SAIPEC African Local Content Steering Committee following the resolution that was finalized at the fifth SAIPEC edition in 2021.

Ranti Omole, PETAN’s Vice Chairman stated, “The group will leverage on experiences available within Africa to support emerging oil and gas countries on local content development.

“We will promote partnerships and joint ventures between regional service providers. The terms of reference include creating frameworks for collaboration among local service providers in Africa to harness our competencies in the oil and gas sector within the continent.

“We will create an e-platform for technical support, statutory requirements, and business matching. We have created a database that contains all the service providers in each African country where people that need support can log in to the platform to find support as well as establish business relationships.”

He disclosed that the Group’s current member countries include Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda.

He added, “Other African countries are welcome to join the SAIPEC Local Content Group. The success of any local content monitoring agency is the output of the service providers.”