The 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) currently underway in Houston Texas has opened with a call on indigenous Ghanaian companies to strategically position themselves to attract partnerships for their businesses.
Cutting the ribbon for this year’s opening, Minister for Energy, Hon. John Peter Amewu expressed appreciation to the organizing committee and exhibitors for participating fully in this year’s conference
“I am particularly impressed with this year’s turn out and by extension Ghana’s pavilion. I am of the view that energy professionals will meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.” He said.
The four-day OTC which is scheduled to end on Thursday 9th May 2019, is playing host to over 6,000 industry players in the oil and gas sector. This year’s conference will be characterized by global industry leaders who will discuss new licensing and business opportunities as well as newly introduced technologies. Participants are optimistic that after the conference, industry, exhibitors, and attendees will network and uncover new techniques and technologies.
Additionally, there will be an event known as Ghana day themed “Building local capability in Ghana’s oil and gas sector” as well as platform to educate the Ghanaian diaspora about opportunities in the oil sector. There will be Business-to- business meetings with established Ghanaian SME’S (organised by the Ghana Houston Chamber of Commerce) to promote and develop local capability in the oil and gas sector.
Ghana’s delegation is led by the Minister of Energy and other top government officials.
The Mayor of Houston presented hats to government officials and CEO’s of oil companies present including the CEO of Petroleum Commission.
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