The 8th edition of the Annual Local Content Conference and Exhibition (LCCE) attended by Mansa Engineering Limited was organized by the Petroleum Commission of Ghana in Takoradi. It was an insightful three-day event from November 22 – 24, 2022. The theme for the event was “Sustaining Local Content Development Through Enhanced Exploration and Production Activities in the Era of Energy Transition’’.

The purpose of the event was to promote further discussions on: enhancing E&P activities and developments of marginal fields to sustain local content development; preparation towards the energy transition and its implications for local content development; financing the oil and gas value chain to sustain local content development; and the prospects and challenges of AfCFTA on local content development in the upstream oil and gas industry.

On the panel was the General Manager-Engineering and Projects for Mansa Engineering, Emmanuel Haizel who shared immense information on the topic ‘Deepening Local Content in the Era of Energy Transition’ together with several dignitaries who attended the event. He stated that the energy space had always been in transition; from wood, to coal, to oil and gas and even nuclear, highlighting the fact that previous transitions have been mainly for economic and efficiency reasons. He emphasized that the current transition from Black to Green, which sought to address the potential environmental catastrophe, presented a context that the Ghanaian oil and Gas industry needed to interrogate to identify the opportunities that this came with, to synergize, cooperate and maximize further opportunities, while closing the knowledge gap in the process. Other members of the panel discussion included Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr Wissam Al Monthiry, MD of Tullow Ghana Ltd, and Dr Joseph Dankwah of TechnipFMC. The panel moderator was Prof. Omowumi O Iledare, GNPC Chair of Petroleum Commerce at the University of CapeCoast.

The 2023 annual local content conference and exhibition was highly attended. Dignitaries present included the Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Western Regional Minister, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah and the Petroleum Commission’s CEO, Mr. Egbert Faibille Jnr.

The event was succinctly heralded with public exhibitions, plenary and B2B sessions, discussion of papers, networking, presentation of procurement plans and contracting strategies of selected upstream petroleum companies. The event attracted over 600 participants from  countries, including Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana,  Nigeria, Brazil, Senegal, and Kenya.

In supporting the Petroleum’s Commission’s mandate to regulate, manage and co-ordinate all activities in the Upstream Petroleum industry for the benefit and welfare of Ghanaians, Mansa Engineering Limited joined it’s joint venture partner, Sulzer-Mansa as one of the 2022 Headline and Networking Sponsors at the event to enlighten stakeholders on its rotating equipment services.