West African nation, Ghana, has made its first appearance at the North America’s leading energy event, the Global Petroleum Show (GPS) in Calgary, Canada.
The three-day event which is began on Tuesday and ended Thursday, attracted over 50,000 upstream petroleum professionals provided a platform for Petroleum Commission, Ghana’s Upstream Petroleum Regulator to pitch to prospective investors about opportunities that exist in the nation’s upstream petroleum industry.
In partnership with the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce, the Commission led over 20 Ghanaian companies to explore opportunities and secure the right partnerships with their international counterparts.The Ghanaian Delegation which was led by the CEO of Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille Jnr included Head of Gov’t Relations at the Ministry of Energy, Patricia Asaam; Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko; Director, Local Content at the Commission, Kwaku Boateng; and Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Joseph Ayikoi Otoo.
Egbert Faibille and the team made a strong case to participants at the GPS to consider Ghana as the ultimate destination for upstream petroleum activities.
Several investment opportunities such as farm-in, subsea inspection services, supporting government to develop Western Region as an upstream petroleum hub, revamping Tema Shipyard to support the petroleum industry among others were highlighted at the conference.
Although Canada’s industry is currently facing a downturn, the delegation is determined to present Ghana as the preferred destination for Canadian companies seeking to explore alternative regions/areas for their oil and gas activities.
The three-day GPS event which ends on Thursday 13th June 2019 is expected to provide participants with a better outlook of Ghana’s upstream petroleum industry.