Smaller Operators in Africa See That Energy Transition is ‘Good Business’ and to Use Their Position of Agility to Make the Right Changes Now
Participating in an online ADIPEC Energy Dialogue Webinar, Chikezie Nwosu, CEO of WalterSmith in Nigeria, a world class integrated energy solutions provider said that although the oil and gas industry has previously experienced similar shocks to supply and demand, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt over a much shorter period and far more aggressively than before.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown us that oil price is not in control of any oil and gas company or country, as even the largest oil-producing countries such as Saudi Arabia and Russia are ill-equipped to adjust to what we are experiencing today,” Nwosu explained. “The focus for companies now is to control their costs to ensure business continuity for when the oil prices eventually recover. This can be done by continuing with the structural costs changes that were made during the pandemic.”
However, Nwosu warns that bad