Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas: France is one of the world leaders

Arthur Lenoir - 16-avr.-2014 07:28:23

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 2 nd 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.

French Pavilion at Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition 2014 (AOG)

Charlotte Louys - 12-févr.-2014 07:42:03

  To coincide with the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition 2014, UBIFRANCE Australia is hosting a delegation of 10 French innovative SMEs on the French Pavilion. AOG is the first major industry event of the international oil and gas calendar in 2014, providing a unique opportunity to see what’s new and build business connections with industry leaders. Bringing together more than 500 exhibitors from across 20 countries, AOG has become Australia’s largest oil and gas event and the only exhibition of its kind to attract over 15,000 visitors.   Environmental Geospatial Cloud Computing, Bituminous Geomembrane, Hydraulic Cylinders, Technical non-wovens for thermal & acoustic insulation, Magnetic Bearings, Consulting & Engineering, Credit Insurance, Logistic….are some of the Oil&Gas technology, equipment and services that the French delegation will be showcasing. Come and meet our 10 companies on our stand J10 : AVENTA is a consulting and engineering company supporting its clients in managing their needs for advanced technical skills. www.aventa.fr:en   BARDOT Asia Pacific is an engineering company from France specialized in the subsea Oil&Gas, pipeline and subsea cable ancillaries made of polymer www.bardotgroup.com BLUECHAM is an innovative company specialized in Environmental decision making solutions . Its technology can deliver risk free and at lesser cost the best solutions for all environmental issues. www.bluecham.net COFACE is a worldwide leader in credit insurance; protect companies against the risk of financial default of their clients. www.coface.com.au COLETANCHE makes and markets in 50 countries bituminous waterproofing membranes. www.coletanche.com DOUCHE HYDRO designs and manufactures custom built hydraulic cylinders up to 48” bore diameter, stroke up to 89’. www.doucehydro.com DUFLOT Indutrie is the leading European manufacturer of nonwoven fabric and insulating products. www.duflot.com   FORGITALDEMBIERMONT produces forged and laminated rolled rings which can have rectangular or shaped sections. www.forgitaldembiermont.com   SDV is among the world’s top ten transport and logistics groups. SDV offers flexible solutions adapted to specific requirements.  www.sdv.com   S2M SKF Magnetic Bearings allow oil free/contact free contact rotation for Oil&Gas turbomachineries both topside and subsea. www.s2m.fr     For further information please contact Charlotte LOUYS charlotte.louys@ubifrance.fr        

Ubifrance on the Australasian Oil & Gas exhibition and conference (AOG 2012)

Benoit Monet - 02-mars-2012 00:18:38

The AOG exhibition 2012 was held from February 22nd to 24th in Perth Exhibition & Convention Centre. This event is the largest Oil and Gas industry exhibition in the Asia – Pacific Region featuring over 450 exhibitors from 16 countries and 12,500 visitors. This event is a platform that enables decision makers from the oil and gas industry to meet Australia’s largest oil and gas companies and to develop their network. The success of the exhibition is directly bounded to the thrive of the sector, which showed revenues of AUD 39.4 billion in 2011 and a 3% per annum growth over the 2007-2012 period. In this context, Ubifrance has organized match-making meetings between local companies and the French Delegation, featuring 7 French key players such as Dassault Systems, S2M or more modest SME such as GEOCEAN, 3X Engineering, PRO EXPA, TigerGrip and SERIMAX, to allow them to develop new businesses and to build up relationships with industry peers. These companies are involved in a wide range of activities such as pipe repair, maintenance, and installation, staffing, production of magnetic bearings or 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions development. Thus, supported by Ubifrance, each company has met numerous local prospects during the length of the exhibition and made outstanding connections with main key players of the Australian oil and gas industry. Moreover, the delegation received the visit and the support of Mr Romatet, French Ambassador in Australia, as well as Mrs Espagne, Economique Counselor from the French Embassy, and Mr Tessier, French Trade Commissioner Country Manager Ubifrance ANZ,  to accompany them on their quest on the Australian market. To know more about the event and the French companies, contact either David Clement, david.clement@ubifrance.fr or Benoît Monet, benoit.monet@ubifrance.fr . W: www.ubifrance.com/au .

Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX)

Claire Mai Thanh - 20-sept.-2011 03:29:57

  On the occasion of the Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), Ubifrance Australia has organized with success the venue of a French delegation. With more than 600 Australian and international suppliers covering over 50000 sqm, AIMEX has been the occasion for these French companies to discover the Australian mining industry. Ubifrance has organized for the French delegation meetings with local companies to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities and exchange technical information. They have all reported interesting opportunities to establish themselves in Australia by investing or finding partners, agents or distributors for their businesses.

The department of Infrastructure, Transport and Industry (ITI) facilitates business between French-based companies and Australian companies/agents/distributors. The ITI department also covers the sectors of environment, energy, mines and oil & gas. Most of our international companies such as Alstom, Areva, EADS, GDF, Suez, Technip, Thales, Total, Turbomeca, Veolia operate successfully in Australia thanks to partnerships and alliances with local companies.  Nevertheless, French SMEs could also bring their expertise and savoir faire when they team up with local players able to master the local context. In 2013, we are going to bring French delegations to AOG tradeshow (Oil & Gas). Feel free to contact us should your company be interested in connecting with potential French exporters. Arthur Lenoir, Senior Trade Advisor, arthur.lenoir@businessfrance.fr Alexandre Péquignot, Trade Advisor, alexandre.pequignot@businessfrance.fr  


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