The year 2019 is the year of achievement in the East African oil and gas industry. Chances are that many projects are coming on stream.
Already, there is the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. The Ugandan-Tilenga project will soon kickstart.
I read a good news on the East African media outlet last week. The media pointed out that the Tanzanian government will start negotiation this month with major oil and gas companies to define terms on commercial aspects of the US $30 billion projects. And they expect to conclude that by September this year.
All these projects present huge opportunities to individuals and business suppliers. But how do you stand out from the crowd? How do you capitalize on the opportunities in the major oil and gas projects?
Stick with me and you will find out:
There is a saying that information is power. This statement holds true, and that is why I want to give you this information to power up your business and career.
The more information you have about what is going on in the industry, the more you stand a chance to secure great opportunities.
The oil and gas industry is full of rumours. So, keep your ears on rail. If you maintain awareness in the industry, you will make informed career and business decisions.
But there is a lot of wrong information spreading out there. If you feed yourself with wrong information, you will end up making bad decisions. To stand out, always check the source.
Deploy Different Marketing Tools
Why do a job with only one screwdriver when you can have a toolbox? In the oil and gas business, it can be a little bit tough if you rely on a single marketing tool. It is the combination of marketing tools that makes you stand out. So, deploy different marketing strategies, ranging from direct email, publicity, networking to event sponsorship
Form Partnership with Prestigious Companies
If you think that you are too small to participate in supplying goods or providing services, go into partnership with prestigious partners for broader service offers and increased capacity.
Oil and gas industry is a personal-contact industry. People in this industry prefer to work with and do business with company they know, have heard of or know are good company with good reputation. Any factor more than those are unproven and risky. So, attend networking events, join associates, and join oil and gas groups to keep yourself up to date.