As 2014 oil exploratory drilling campaign gets underway in Liberia, Menergy International Liberia Ltd. the local Agent for Seadrill Mobile Units, has signed contract with 41 young Liberian oil riggers to provide technical and mechanical support services onboard the West Tellus oil drilling rig. The rig is currently in Singapore bound for Liberia via Southern Africa.
Recently, 23 Liberian rig workers flew to Singapore to undergo capacity building training and ride the rig to the Walvis Bay in Southern Africa. In March, the next batch of 18 Liberian rig workers will travel to Namibia to crew change and ride the rig to Liberia. This group includes one female.
In a brief interview with the Acting Country Director for Menergy International Liberia Ltd., Mr. Bill Montgomery Jr, he said the West Tellus is a 6th generation semi-submersible oil drilling platform equipped with modern electronic gadgets and it was necessary for Liberian rig workers to get familiar with the technology before actual drilling starts. It is for this reason that the Liberian crew are joining the rig outside Liberia for trainings and capacity building activities and induction to Seadrill operations.
Mr. Montgomery expressed gratitude to Liberian Maritime Authority and Liberia Seafarers Union for their support in facilitating the employment of these Liberians. He said Menergy Int’L Liberia is committed to working with the relevant stakeholders to train as many Liberians as required for offshore work. He said his company is committed to the local content provision in the draft oil & gas policy and this is why training and capacity building is very paramount to his company. Mr. Montgomery concluded by saying he is looking forward to oil discovery in commercial quantity as soon as possible and subsequent commencement of oil production in few years. This development will create long term employment for the many Liberians that are building their career in the Oil & Gas Industry.
Menergy international (gh) has deepened their Corporate Social Responsibility to the society. The presented a cash donation a UK based NGO, Actionplus foundation whose core business is helping and supporting Hiv/Aids victims and eradicating streetism in the country.
Menergy’s collaboration with Actionlus foundation has been a long standing tie and with the vision of contributing to socio economic development.
The Chief Executive Officer of Actionplus foundation, the Rev. Fred Anim lauded Menergy international for their immense role in supporting to the economy.
the 2011 Ghana Energy Summit Conference and Exhibition took place in Accra, Ghana, where experts in the oil field services and industry converged to deliberate on the current oil management and trade.
Menergy International, the first indigenous oil services and logistics Company actively participated in the international acclaimed conference and exhibition fair.
Governmental officials and oil experts addressed the conference in promoting and supporting corporate businesses in the oil fields.
the minister of environment, science and technology, sherry ayitey visited menergy stand and lauded efforts of the company for their quest to make the local content company visible on the African continent.
Menergy international, an oilfield services provider has outdoor an anchor handling and oil utility supply vessel at the Tema port.
the front runners, say the ‘MV Dutch Blue’ will be supplying logistics equipment to oil rigs in the west African waters including Ghana’s oil jubilee fields.
the anchor handling and oil utility supply vessel called MV ‘Dutch Blue’ was on the maiden voyage to Ghana and launched it’s operation on the west African sub region.
the one year old vessel has largest and modern deck equipment with a gross tonnage of 1100.
menergy international also launched a marine and logistics operations in ghana.
the operation of the vessel which will be a joint partnership between Holland shipyard, one of the world oldest shipbuilders.
the director of Holland shipyard, cor hooergman are optimistic of a better business parthership with meenrgy international in the west African sub region.
the second secretary for trade and culture at the netherland embassy, marnix segers outdoored the vessel and lauded the collaboration between the two companies.
in speech read on behalf of the managing director of Menegy international, Danny Mensah catalogued the twenty three years experience and is exploring business opportunities in the far east.
Menergy International Crew of Ivorians and Ghanaians had the first encounter of training for BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training) which is OPITO approved and so far the preferred choice of all drilling clients in Cote D’lvoire.
The crew recognises this as tremendous experience for the first timers in Abidjan.
Both the theory and practical lessons were given to the crew by experienced riggers and Oil and Gas experts in the industry.
The management of Liberian branch of Menergy International have appreciated 32 liberian crew for their selfless and work on the discovery spirit(DSP) an oil rig for over a one-year.
Dignitaries from the Liberia Maritime Authority, Seamen Association and Seafarers Association in Liberia among business leaders in the oil and gas industry honoured the invitation.
Menergy have contributed to the Liberia economy, employing a chunk of crew to various rig platform in the Cote D’voire for ten years and above.
Country manager, Bill Montgomery and other heads of company expressed gratitude to the crew for their work.
Most of these crew members have performed creditability to the admiration of it clients and industry players.
A new security department has been introduced into the operation of Menergy International.
32 Menergy Securitas including females passed out at an official commission ceremony in Takoradi winded ridge.
The security personnel were schooled in a month training in phsycial and threirotela training for self defense with the hope of developing a long term initiative into the security market.
the security personnel have been deployed to various units and department for internal security and committed to the work.
Menergy managing director Danny Mensah welcomed the new personnel to the menergy family. Corporate Heads include Alexis ADUKU, Antoinette Enninful, Ivy Naa Shika tayne, Roy Aboku, Josephine Frempong, etc… graced the occasion.
One Ghanaian who has participated actively in the domestic oil and gas sector for nearly twenty years is Daniel Mensah, chief executive and founder of Ghana’s very first oil field services companies – Menergy International. Menergy has been operating in the country since 1992, when it partenered with GNPC and provide drilling crews for rigs. In those days, Menergy would also supply Ghanaian onshore and offshore workers to other countries across West Africa, and as far afield as Angola and Libya. Now, many of those workers are returning to ply their trade in their home nation and share in the resources boom, Mr. Mensah says. “It is the local content policy that will allow Ghana to benefit from the discoveries,” he says. “The regulators and politicians have made local content a very high priority on their agenda.”
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Menergy International, an indigenous oil logistic company and front runners in the oil field services has been rewarded by the Full Gospel Church International.
Managing Director of the Company, Mr. Danny Mensah was honored for his selfless role and outstanding support of activities in the church, over the decade.
the ‘Corporate Day’ Celebration by the Full Gospel Church International instituted by the church was to recognize and appreciate hardworking and dynamic leaders of the companies in the church.
President of the Full Gospel Church International, Rt. Rev. Samuel Noi Mensah who presented the award praised him for his vision and dynamism.
Others distinguished leaders including the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Rev. Mrs. Joyce Aryee and the Managing Director of Process and Plant (GH).