Scotland exploring Nigeria gas, oil opportunities

The Niger Delta alone accounts for over 90% of Nigeria's oil revenue and hosts a number of oil companies

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – A DELEGATION of Scottish business leaders is in Nigeria to explore partnerships with local firms.

The group is participating in the Offshore West Africa conference andexhibition in Lagos. It is promoting the strengths of the country’s verylarge oil and gas supply chain via a Scotland Pavilion.

The event started on Tuesday. It ends on Thursday.The delegation comprises some 13 companies. Gary Soper, Regional Manager for Africa for Scottish Development International, who is leading the delegation, expressed delight at bringing the trade delegation.

“Our presence is aimed at promoting the strengths of the Scottishindustry and developing ties with Nigerian businesses,” said Soper.

“Sub sectors represented include education and training; subseaengineering; winches; electrical product distribution; well constructionand engineering services; and remote communications systems to name but a few.”

Scotland is rated a global hub for oil and gas.The oil and gas cluster makes a huge contribution to the Scottish economy.Scotland has grown many creative and innovative companies alreadyoperating in over 100 countries worldwide.

Analysts says while some Scotland-based companies are already operating in Nigeria, there is scope for more to be active here through developingpartnerships and transferring some of the technologies and skills thathave been built up over the 50 years of operating in the North Sea.


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