"France, second largest exporter of equipment & services for the oil and gas sector"

Amelie Argenti - 19/01/16

France is the second largest exporter of equipment and services for the oil and gas sector with no production on its territory

In an interview to Business France Radio, Agnès Hagyak, project manager for oil & gas at the Business France headquarters in Paris, discusses the sector: « France doesn’t have significant O&G resources»

Despite the lack of natural resources, French companies have managed to do well in the industry, both on upstream (exploration, production) and downstream (refining) levels. In this sector, France is in fact the second largest exporter in the world.

The French industry relies on large companies like Total, NG (natural gas) and Technip, but also on many small and middle size companies (more than 500) covering important services within this industry, such as water treatment, telecommunications, software and security equipment.

These companies’ are now looking to expand internationally by identifying countries with potential for growth to find new clients and offer their services in line with local production and envrionmental requirements.
Among the target countries are the Gulf States. « In this part of the world, there are both upstream and downstream sectors» , explains Agnès Hagyak, «there are many things to do there.»

As a matter of a fact, ADIPEC, the International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference held in Abu Dhabi in November is « a very good opportunity to find potential partners and clients» according to Agnès Hagyak. «This show is also a way for the French to promote their services directly to customers. They must play their card well abroad. »

ADIPEC, official website

Companies exhibiting at ADIPEC

Companies in the oil and gas industry on youbuyfrance.com

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  Vincent Joly Senior Trade Advisor   T: + 3589 7599 4513 - GSM: + 358 50 543 6809 vincent.joly@businessfrance.fr    Business France Yrjönkatu 36, 00 100 Helsinki Finland www.businessfrance.fr     AND   Sophie Richard Trade Development Advisor T: + 3589 7599 4519 sophie.richard@businessfrance.fr   Business France Yrjönkatu 36, 00 100 Helsinki Finland www.businessfrance.fr  

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