Karim Attie, managing director at Emirates Specialized Contracting & Oilfield Services speaks about the company’s plans and outlook
Emirates Specialized Contracting and Oilfield Services (ESCO) deploys new cutting edge technologies through international partners to enhance the UAE’s oil and gas industry. It aims to deliver tangible, long-term and sustainable solutions to clients whilst maintaining reliable support to our international partners.
ESCO is part of the ESG group, which serves as a holding company to bring a more diverse range of opportunities to international partners. ESG contains the following entities: ESCO (Oilfield Services), ESTA (Trading), ESRA (Recruitment) and EAIT (Tech)
What role does ADIPEC play for your business?
ADIPEC has always been a leading driver supporting Abu Dhabi’s vision to become and remain a centre of gravity in the oil and gas industry, bringing together the best and the brightest resources. It allows us to engage with our partners and clients with focus, enabling performance planning and optimal use of our time.
How important is this region to your business? What opportunities do you see here?
The UAE continues to drive a modernisation agenda across the region and is at the forefront of technological adoption enabling new business opportunities to emerge. Through its relentless pursuit of excellence, it provides opportunities for those seeking long-term, tangible and sustainable revenue streams. At ESCO we support our clients and partners by developing strategic responses to an evolving industry landscape to ensure that they make the most of the opportunities presented to them. Our client base includes NOC’s and IOC’s as well as major contractors, which we serve through a global network of alliances.
What plans do you have for regional investment/expansion?
Our objective is to bring the best in-class services and technologies to the region and our go to market strategy involves continuous investment and expansion to improve, in-country values. We seek to broaden the product and services we offer to our major clients by delivering new and innovative solutions incorporating new technologies. We achieve this by maintaining a well-balanced level of local content supported by expat expertise. Highly-skilled and technically-trained personnel in an inclusive, purpose-built workspace, are what allows our business to thrive and provides a platform for us to contribute to the country’s vision.