Satnews Daily
September 26th, 2013

Hermes Datacomms—New Nairobi Support Starts For O&G Comms (Business)

[SatNews] Wide Area Communications specialists Hermes Datacomms has announced the opening of a new office in Nairobi, Kenya, to support East African operations and to improve in-country support in Kenya.

Bill Green, Hermes Global Account Director, said, “Africa will represent a significant percentage of oil production in the next 25 years and beyond, from the oil rich basins on the offshore West to the on shore rift from North to South in the East. Hermes Datacomms has launched a satellite platform over the whole continent giving a consistent quality of service and user experience allowing both producers and service companies to keep drilling. This customer facing approach builds on Hermes’ experience over 22 years in the sector to meet the clearly defined needs of clients to have a standard, rapidly deployed service able to support drilling operations with a forecastable pricing structure.”

Barry Bouwmeester, Hermes Business Development, expands, ”Following a significant contract extension from a major customer to support their increasing pace of exploration in Kenya due to oil discoveries in East Africa and the signing of a substantial new contract for an oilfield service company in the same region, Hermes has opened a new office in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that all our customers in the region are provided with in-depth, direct and extensive support, and a dependable service that exceeds customer and industry expectations. The branch opening supports our expansion plans for East Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda and Mozambique.”