Local Hero

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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