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

Fran Lambert - 18-janv.-2016 18:27:39
’France does not have significant oil and gas resources,’ says Agnès Hagyak, Project Manager for Oil and Gas at the head office for French export-support agency Business France, in a recent interview with Business France Radio. Despite this lack of resources, French companies have managed to do well in this industry, both in the upstream (exploration, production) and downstream (refining) sectors. In fact, France is the second largest exporter in the world. The French industry relies on major companies like Total, NG (natural gas) and Technip, as well as on more than 500 small and medium-sized companies, covering many important services within this industry such as water treatment, telecommunications, software and security equipment. These companies’ goals are now to find more oil and gas clients around the world, find the right areas with viable potential, and offer technologies adapted to new environmental and production-related requirements. Among these targets are the countries of the Gulf. ’In this part of the world, we have both upstream and downstream sectors,’ explains Agnès Hagyak. ’There are many things to do there.’  According to Agnès Hagyak, the International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) to be held in Abu Dhabi on 7-10 November 2016, is ’a very good opportunity to find potential partners and direct clients. This show is also a way for the French to promote their services directly to customers. They must play their cards well abroad.’ Click here   to visit the official ADIPEC website. Click here  to see the companies exhibiting at ADIPEC. Click here  to see the oil and gas companies listed on
Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t


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