The Angolan Oil and Gas Service Companies Association (Aecipa) has offered to support Namibia in the development of its oil and gas industry.
AECIPA was established to facilitate dialogue and cooperation among service and business equipment entities in the oil sector, official institutions and Angolan operators and focuses on challenges and matters of common interest.
Braulio de Brito, the chairperson of Aecipa, made the remark during the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Namibian Association for Offshore Oil and Gas Service Providers (NAOGSP) in Windhoek.
NAOGSP is a recently formed industry association that represents offshore oil and gas service providers in Namibia.
Through the partnership, the two organisations aim to promote and facilitate economic and commercial collaboration among their respective members. This includes exploring joint investment opportunities, fostering business partnerships and encouraging knowledge exchange.
The two associations also seek to establish channels for sharing relevant industry-related information, such as best practices, technical advancements and regulatory updates, with the goal of enhancing the capabilities and competencies of their members.
Under the agreement, the parties will collaborate on research initiatives, share research findings and explore joint research projects to address common challenges and identify innovative solutions.
Knowledge Ipinge, the founder of NAOGSP, emphasised the potential of this partnership, saying: “NAOGSP is eager to collaborate with AECIPA to cultivate a mutually advantageous relationship. By synchronising our efforts, we can uncover opportunities and address shared challenges in the oil and gas services sector.”
The development coincides with signing of an agreement between Angola’s mineral resources ministry and Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy to enhance bilateral cooperation in the petroleum and natural gas sector aimed at improving mutual social, economic and environmental interests between the two countries.
– The Brief