Petroleum Commission’s maiden trade mission in Aberdeen, Scotland has started yielding results already as the commission prepares to wrap up it activities.

This is because the Oil and Gas Innovation Center (OGiC) at Aberdeen says it has funding for Ghanaian Oil and Gas companies that have technological problems.

Chief Executive of  OGiC, Ian Phillips disclosed this during a meeting with the Chief Executive of the Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibile Jnr. Mr Phillips said the center with find a University both local and international capable of helping to fix that problem and pay fifty percent of the cost in a form of grant.

The Oil and Gas International Center which is funded by the Scottish government will also provide grants for innovations as well. He said the center is also looking for industries who have interest in developing technologies.

Mr Faibile urged local companies to take advantage of the opportunity He said the commission under the Akufo-Addo government will do all it can to create an enabling environment to grow and strategically position Ghanaian owned businesses especially in the area of technology.

40 Ghanaian Companies are participating in the first ever international oil and gas Trade Mission in Aberdeen, Scotland being organised by the Petroleum Commission to expose local companies in then oil and gas sector get a direct interface with their international counterparts in a bid to harness the necessary potentials in the sector for an effective local content sector.

The five( 5) day programme is expected to end on June 17th, 2018 is being described as very successful by the participants.


Emmanuel Ohene -Gyan

Aberdeen, Scotland