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Oil and Gas: France is one of the world leaders

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 16-juil.-2014 10:32:35
There is Total and then there are the others. That is how some people blindly underestimate the Oil & Gas sector in France. Fortunately, the French landscape for this sector is far richer than that. “What people need to know is that the French offer is positioned among the leaders worldwide,” explains Agnès Hagyak, Project Manager for Hydrocarbons at Ubifrance. France’s para-petroleum sector includes over 400 enterprises and creates 55 000 jobs that are “highly qualified at the technical and scientific level,” according to Agnès Hagyak. In terms of exports, France even has the 2nd biggest para-petroleum sector in the world, behind N° 1, the United States. France equals Norway and the United Kingdom. French suppliers account for 90% of their total turnover in exports. Total and GDF Suez, among the major players in the world, naturally draw a lot of attention. Yet there are also many French companies that are not as well known, but who deliver high performance internationally. “France’s para-petroleum sector includes over 400 enterprises and creates 55 000 jobs that are highly qualified at the technical and scientific level” Many of them are SMEs who display a very high level of technical expertise. These companies are a hotbed of creativity. When it comes to covering needs in technologies, in equipment and services required for exploring, producing, transporting and refining hydrocarbons, the French offer is considered as top-notch. French know-how is especially recognized in the area of offshore and deep water drilling, in fact, for any sort of high sea platform. French companies, thoroughly international, can easily position themselves on very specific niches. They are not at all afraid of customizing their solutions. Quite the contrary! For example, there is the Bardot Group, An SME with international presence, specialized in para-petroleum equipment. In particular, it makes tooling with technical polymers and structures that are soldered by robotic equipment, along with the development of the means to attach and assemble these structures. With such expertise on this niche market, Bardot Group has managed to work on sites in Angola, Texas, Brazil and Malaysia. And BARDOT is hardly the only French company capable of such international success. Nexans, is a specialist in making cables required by the sector. Expert in electrical engineering (automated solutions, instrumentation and command system) CEGELEC works very successfully on international projects. There are still other players in the market: Air Liquide, Bureau Veritas, Entrepose projets, Ponticelli, all renowned companies.

ADIPEC 2010: Nearly 30 exhibitors in the France pavilion

solimane - 18-oct.-2010 08:57:54
  ADIPEC 2010: Nearly 30 exhibitors in the France pavilion Abu Dhabi – from 1 st to 4 th November 2010   Nearly thirty French companies will take part in the ADIPEC 2010 trade fair, the flagship event in the Oil & Gas sector in the Middle East. They will be hosted in the France pavilion organized by UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development.   The French petroleum services sector ranks 3 rd worldwide and includes multinational players. Massively oriented towards export markets, the French petroleum and gas services industry generates over 90% of its sales revenue abroad. It relies on the existence of world-ranking oil and gas companies having their decision-making centres in France. Alongside these benchmark businesses, a large number of SMEs often benefit from exclusive expertise in deep-sea drilling.   Since its first edition in 1984, the ADIPEC show, dedicated to oil and gas equipment, has enjoyed sharp growth. The 2008 edition attracted nearly 1,000 exhibitors and 39,000 visitors from 89 countries.   UBIFRANCE has invited French companies in the sector to join forces in a national pavilion. Federated by GEP (a consortium of oil and gas service companies), and with the backing of Air France, which will present its exclusive service Flying Blue Petroleum Card , no fewer than 28 businesses, groups and SMEs will be exhibiting &
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