....which will allow the Company to provide ICT solutions to oil and gas companies in Kurdistan. This move forms part of Hermes Datacomms Middle East operations vast expansion plans in the region and is in answer to the imminent growth set to take place. At the opening of the Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference held recently in Kurdistan’s capital city of Erbil, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Prime Minister Dr. Barham Salih stated that they have reached an agreement with the central government to increase the regions oil export volume to 175,000 barrels per day in 2012. It was also announced that Kurdistan is in talks with at least two other major international oil companies after signing a ground-breaking deal with ExxonMobil.
Kevin Thorley, CEO of Hermes Datacomms Middle East states, “As a principal global VSAT service provider, it is of the utmost importance that we effectively establish operations in the region ahead of this impending boom, in order to ensure that we can effectively offer and deliver as per our reputation and existing promise to customers - first rate and reliable services.” Hermes Datacomms have more than 20 years experience in the field, working with the likes of BP, ExxonMobil and KBR in remote and hostile environments. Chris Beevers, Hermes Datacomms Business Development Manager for Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman has been given the responsibility of heading and developing strategic business operations in the newcomer, Kurdistan. He has first -hand experience working with super majors such as ExxonMobil/ Fluor in Iraq.