A 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 the 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 provide energy to Africa.
He said that the platform, EnergyHub TM, 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 country, an industry must have a relationship with the institutions, because an industry has to be innovative, and creative. He noted that our high institutions are isolated and disconnected. There is no feedback mechanism. “Many times, l challenge my friends in the oil service industry, because 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. That symbiotic relationship that thinking as one industry and coming together is still lacking. On the other hand, 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”, he noted.
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 pointed out 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 Energyhub TM brings to the Academia as it creates seamless interactions between the School and the Industry, and with the Industry Regulators within the Energy ecosystem.
He stated further that it offered tertiary 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.