France, Germany: GEP chairman sees no obstacles,other than logistics ///

Dominique Michel is chairman of GEP, the French Oil and Gas Suppliers Council, and president of DORIS Engineering, based in Paris. For GEP, he is responsible for oversight of the organization, in cooperation with its staff. Question: What is GEP’s role within France’s upstream industry? Answer: GEP represents the interests of about 150 companies with high technical skills working for the international oil and gas industry. Among these companies are international operators, Total and Gaz de France, and engineering companies and contractors, Technip, Saipem S.A., Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (CGG), Schlumberger, Eiffel Construction Metallique, DORIS Engineering, Ponticelli, etc. Also, there are research institutes, IFP and Ifremer, and many smaller service companies or equipment suppliers. They constitute a very rich industrial environment. Many of these companies are involved upstream.

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