Stakeholder in the oil and gas industry has stressed that a new digital platform, EnergyHub will drive the sector’s operations.
Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Dr Felix Amieyeofori, Chairman, Entek Integrated Resources Limited, stated that the newly created digital marketplace and collaboration platform will drive effective operational growth in Nigerian energy industry.
Amieyeofori disclosed that EnergyHub has debuted in the Nigerian energy space that was designed to provide seamless collaborations amongst all industry players in the energy sector in the oil and gas – service providers, operators, original equipment Manufacturers (OEM), investors, regulators, academia, renewable energy, energy information and technology providers.
Amieyeofori, who is also the Lead Promoter of “EnergyHub TM” said the digital marketplace or “Collaboration Room” was aimed at empowering B2B, B2C and C2C collaboration for businesses that provides energy to Africa.
He said that the platform, EnergyHubTM provides the digital space for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Vendors and Suppliers, Service and Technology Providers, Free Zone Operators, Oil and Gas Operators,, Regulators and Government Agencies, the Academia, Professional Associations and all Stakeholders in the Energy Spectrum, to interact and collaborate seamlessly via a few clicks.
According to him, for any developed countries, an industry must have a relationship with the institutions, became an industry has to come from innovation, creativity and l noticed that our high institutions are isolated and disconnected. There is no feedback mechanism. Many times l challenge my friends in the service oil industry, l said Nigeria has been producing oil since 1958 and how come by now we don’t have a Nigerian oil gas technology, something that belongs to us.
“There is still a like in the industry. That symbiotic relationship that thinking as one industry and coming together are still lacking.
“On the other hands, l see that lots of people both in and out, were not able to access information in the industry. They don’t know what is happening in the industry. Sometimes, somebody like me is being called on how to get vessels or materials for their operations and l suggested that, it will be nice if we can create an EnergyHub or “Collaboration Room” that everyone both operators and stakeholders can access if they wanted something in the industry.
“The platform provides a space where all Energy Stakeholders can enquire, acquire, lease, sell, advertise, and market their products and services just at the push of the button.
“Our vision is to see all stakeholders in the oil and gas, and the broader energy spectrum to efficiently transact their businesses within a digital community at any time” said Dr. Amieyeofori.
He said that the business to business interface will support quick business decisions that will significantly eliminate wastages in terms of time and costs in service and product delivery.
Dr. Amieyeofori, who was the former MD/CEO of Energia, also highlighted the benefits that EnergyhubTM bring to the Academia as it creates seamless interactions between the School and the Industry, and with the Industry Regulators within the Energy ecosystem.
He said this also offered Territory Institutions the platform to showcase their creativities in Research and Development to a wider Audience and Business community for recognition and partnership.
He said the platform will also facilitate the placement of students Internship, and even employment opportunities in the Industry.
According to him, EnergyhubTM will eventually bring the needed technology transfer and domestication not only within Nigeria, but also on the African continent as Global Technology providers come into the collaboration room to interact with Indigenous players.
“I said to my friends to create a digital EnergyHub that will bring everybody together to display their services. With time there will be an interactions, knowledge sharing and with time there will be “Big Data” and data analytics.
”As it progresses, we don’t need to search for information and service because it is a digital EnergyHub that we can sort for information anywhere in the world. Today, the EnergyHubTM has already being receiving global acceptance.”
Commenting on the vision of this new platform, the Corporate Business Manager, Ms Blessing Muoneme, also pointed out that Energyhub will further provide topical Energy news and updates, events/conferences and business intelligence for all its partners.
According to her, “this is to ensure that all our partners are kept abreast with every information that will enhance their business decisions.
“The benefits of the EnergyHub TM is massive. The vision is to offer opportunities for research based economy where both oil and gas operators, academics and researchers can tap into the opportunities.
“It’s also beneficiary to the media, for instance, if they have breaking news on the oil and gas sector, we would pull it out from their website post on the EnergyHub website worth the newspapers names accredited.
“Because it is a hub that brings people together. We are also looking at collaboration with the media houses”.