I will advise you on doing business in Libya, registering with the Ministry of Economy, and with making the important decision of selecting a fair and honest Libyan representative. All foreign companies must have a Libyan representative or partner, and the future success of your entire Libyan operation depends on this decision.
Additionally, I can assist you with:
1) Registration with the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC)
2) Obtaining vendor numbers with local oil companies
3) Obtaining temporary import licenses for capital equipment
4) Customs clearance at the ports
5) Business/Residence visas for employees & consultants
6) Desert passes
7) Local purchasing advice
8) Contract negotiations (my expertise)
9) Negotiating lease agreements for office space
10) General business etiquette
I lived in Tripoli, Libya for nearly 10 years where I managed a large, family-owned well-servicing company founded by my grandfather in 1965.
From 2003 to 2011, I served as Vice President of Operations for an operations group that spread across the U.S., Malta, Libya, and the UK.
Field operations were carried out by 400 employees located at six Sahara Desert basecamps where we provide: well servicing, equipment rentals, basecamp rental & construction, fluid services, oilfield trucking, water management, and engineering services.
My areas of responsibility included managing customer C-suite relationships, negotiating with country managers, and operations managers at Marathon Oil, Conoco Phillips, OXY, Amerada Hess, Wintershall, Repsol, RWE-DEA, Petro Canada, Sonatrach, Woodside, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Weatherford, and Baker.
Operating in the Libyan oil sector requires maintaining relationships with local government officials, tribal leaders, and leadership at the Libyan National Oil Company and their affiliate companies: Waha Oil, Harouge Oil, Zueatina Oil, and AGOCO.
My customers are located in 22 countries and I made 108 international trips to forge steady, reliable, and profitable customer relationships.
The Libyan market is very difficult to operate in and most American companies who entered the Libyan market between 2003 and 2011 failed. Fortunately, we have operated there for may years and know the country, its people, and its oilfields very well.