PROMOTING MALAYSIA AS A REGIONAL OGSE HUB AT OTC ASIA 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 MARCH 2018 – Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) will be carrying out activities to promote the Malaysian oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) industry at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2018 (OTC Asia 2018).
The conference, which is a biennial gathering for regional energy professionals to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters, is being held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KL Convex) from 20-23 March 2018.
Conference participants and exhibition visitors can head over to MPRC’s booth #S401 at the exhibition hall foyer which serves to promote Malaysian OGSE capabilities as well as trade and investment opportunities, said MPRC’s head of Trade and Investment Mohd Yazid Ja’afar.
“We facilitate both inbound investments and internationalisation of local OGSE companies as part of efforts to create a dynamic hub environment,” he said.
“Malaysia is an ideal springboard for companies seeking to grow their Asian footprint due to our strategic location and pro-business environment. In addition, there is a well-established oil and gas market here with a strong ecosystem comprising industry players, trade associations and Government agencies that support the vision to turn Malaysia into a top regional OGSE hub,” Mohd Yazid added.
Aligning with the conference’s emphasis on technology in the oil and gas industry, MPRC will organise a special ‘Meet the Tech Enablers’ session from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at the Hospitality Lounge 1, KL Convex for Malaysian OGSE companies seeking to advance their technology projects.
“This session features one-on-one meeting opportunities for OGSE companies who will be able to connect with agencies such as MIMOS Bhd, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation, PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd, NANOMalaysia Bhd and Technology Park Malaysia that collaborate with MPRC via OGITeC to accelerate innovation and technology development in the oil and gas industry,” MPRC’s head of Industry Development Syed Azlan Syed Ibrahim said.
“By connecting with these enabler agencies, companies can identify suitable partners to develop an idea from conception towards commercialisation, gaining clarity on options for funding, manufacturing, IP protection or how to incorporate digital or nano-technology into their solutions,” he said.
Those who visit MPRC’s booth will also be able access information on our talent retention initiatives for the industry and the latest OGSE Catalogue 2018 which features the capabilities of 242 Malaysian OGSE companies.