Midis Energy moves to expand operations globally
As a way of increasing its frontier operations in a global scale, the managing Director of Midis Energy Services Limited, Ayo Atamuno has revealed that Midis will soon be seen in every strategic location in the world.
Atamuno dropped this hint at the sent forth party of one of its expatriates, Kelvin Storm which held in Lagos during the week.
He said “In the next five years, if you are an expatriate or have anything to do in the oil and gas industry, you will find Midis Energy Service Limited from the Gulf of Mexico to North East and currently we are fully operational in Malaysia.
“Other international companies are surprised at our rate of expansion in the local scene and in the international arena due to the fact that we are ready to move our consultancy from location to location to give them maximum satisfaction.
This is to facilitate our operations and services to various clients and we want to assure them of better services” he said.
Atamuno stressed that while expatriates are expensive, Midis will focus on building local workers in the industry and exporting them to the international market which is also the Nigerian content we talk about.
“We have about 146 staff (30 in-house staff and about 116 technical professionals working in various projects across the oil & gas companies in Nigeria.
“We are focused on quality, cost effective, innovation and cutting-edge solution designed to meet the present day challenges of the oil and gas industry and other industrial market in Nigeria” he said.
Expressing his appreciation to the staff and management of Midis while receiving an award of outstanding performance, Kelvin Storm said he is delighted to have worked with great people of Midis.
“I really appreciate the spirit of team work in the organization and it is a wonderful experience to have such industrious set of Nigerians in the oil and gas industry”
Midis Energy service was established and incorporated in 2005 but started full operation in 2006 with two operational base in Lagos as the head office and Port-Harcourt as the regional office and construction yard.
They have embarked on various projects like the Bonga FPSO, Sea-Eagle FPSO, Bonga South- West Field Development, Agbami FPSO Development and operation, Panting Repair Services at OML 100; 102 and FSO UNITY offshore facilities and structures among others.
The Midis boss, however, noted that there is high potentials and prospect of growth in the oil and gas industry in view of upcoming projects.
These projects include: Bonga South-West Aparo Project (Shell), Ofon Deep water offshore (Total E&P), USAN deep water Offshore, Erha Field Development (ExxonMobil), Yoho Field Development (ExxonMobil), Expansion into deep offshore by oil majors in Nigeria, Escravos Gas-To-Liquid Project – Phase2 (Chevron), Bonny LNG expansion (Shell & Others), OK LNG Project (Various), Brass LNG Project (Agip), Akpo Field Development (Total Upstream).
He said most of these offshore fields require FPSO/FSO and supports, adding that the above listed projects are just a few among numerous others and they do not doubt present huge opportunities for marine and offshore business in Nigeria.
“Oil majors in Nigeria will continue to expand their operations into the deep offshore region in view of the vastness of the untapped reserves being discovered and it also presents huge opportunities for offshore vessel operators and technical professionals”.
He affirmed that aside from expansion into offshore area, the proposed and ongoing LNG projects, Gas-to-liquid projects and other Gas solutions all incorporate marine infrastructural development and operations in large scope, thereby further brightening the prospect of offshore business in Nigeria.