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Articles tagged with: local-content



Interview: Tommy Laursen – Managing Director, Ramboll Oil & Gas, Middle East, UAE

Tommy Laursen, the Managing Director for Ramboll Oil & Gas in the Middle East, discusses his efforts to establish and build the brand of Ramboll within the UAE, the company’s broader operations in the region as well as what he …



Interview: Øystein Michelsen – Country Manager, Statoil Tanzania

Statoil Tanzania’s Øystein Michelsen discusses the recent discovery of offshore gas in Tanzania, stakeholder relations, the country’s proposed LNG plant, and developing local content through an entrepreneurship competition for Tanzania’s youth. Statoil has been present in Tanzania since 2007; could …



Interview: Jamidu Katima – Chairman, Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), Tanzania

Jamidu Katima, Chairman of EWURA, Tanzania’s mid- and downstream energy regulator, discusses the organization’s restructured role in the light of new legislation, the importance of promoting local content, and the country’s openness and readiness for foreign investment. Prof. Katima, could …



Interview: Christopher Townsend – Managing Director, Adour International – France

Adour International, with offices in Houston, Aberdeen, Paris and Lagos, helps companies with industrial partnering in countries where local content legislation applies. The founder of the company talks about its niche expertise in Nigerian local content and due diligence work in the …



Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) – Ramlan Malek, President – Malaysia

Ramlan Malek was appointed as president of the Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) in early 2014. In the last decade, MOGSC has grown into a large association representing around 500 members. Malek speaks about the biggest hurdles and challenge …



Interview: Wael Sawan, Managing Director & Chairman, Qatar Shell Companies

The MD and Chairman of Shell in Qatar talks about his company’s excellence in safety, developing local content, and Shell’s contribution towards the Qatar National Vision 2030. The Excellence Awards, first launched in 2010, aim to recognize outstanding health, safety …



Interview: Manuel Binoist, CEO, Gasal, Qatar

The CEO of the Gasal discusses how successful the joint venture between Air Liquide, Qatar Petroleum and QIMCO has been since it was established in 2006, and what the company still has left to achieve.  You were appointed CEO of Gasal …



Doing business in Brazil: culture to local content

Brazil is not renowned for an easy, welcoming business climate; indeed, the reputation of the country is one of bureaucracy and rigidity. That being said, Brazil was the largest producer of liquid fuels in South America in 2012 and the …



Pre-salt developments change the game in Brazil

Operators do not currently face a lack of commercial sustenance in the Brazilian market, but there is still the need to ensure one’s company is best suited to dealing with the local business environment. Speeding up the integration of new …




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