MSI recently exhibited at the Australasian Oil & Gas exhibition and conference at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (17-19 February 2009). AOG is the premier oil & gas industry exhibition in Australia and it has run for over a quarter of a century – this year’s show was billed as the largest oil and gas expo ever held in the Southern Hemisphere and attendance figures reached 7,700 over the 3 days.
Exhibiting alongside a number of other Tasmanian companies, the MSI stand attracted significant interest from Australasian based companies, representing Oil and Gas majors as well as contractors and scientific organisations. This provided a great opportunity to introduce MSI properly to the local Australian O&G market. Since the company’s formation 5 years ago, we have already gained vast experience in 23 countries, have worked extensively within the SE Asia region and worked with Australian based companies with their overseas interests. The interest shown at AOG has already materialised in MSI being invited to prequalify for a number of major clients in Australia and to submit proposals to a number of others.
As well as showcasing and discussing the Metocean services that MSI provide, a great deal of interest was shown in the instrumentation that was on display from RBR Ltd of Canada. RBR Ltd, for whom MSI are the exclusive Australian agents, is a global leader in the oceanographic instrumentation industry, providing competitive and innovative products to scientists, government agencies, military, universities, and individuals. There was significant interest in the range of Tide and Wave recorders that RBR build as well as the CTD and DO (Dissolved Oxygen) sensors on display. Before the end of the 3 days show, MSI received an order for 10 of the Tide Gauge recorders (TGR1050-P) from a client in Brisbane and has since been busy submitting proposals and answering clarifications on the entire range of loggers.
MSI was also joined on the stand by Sobri Syawie, the Managing Director of Pageo Utama, our local partners in Indonesia. This was a great opportunity to discuss a number of existing opportunities in Indonesia as well as identifying other opportunities and projects within the region.
MSI has already seen some significant benefits from its attendance at AOG’09 and we consider our attendance a major success and look forward to the relationships formed at the expo continuing to build and mature in the coming months.