By Julius Businge
In preparation for the development and production phase, Tullow Oil has undertaken Production Training Programs for 10 talented Ugandans who will become the future experts in production operations in Uganda, the company said in a statement dated Feb.4
The ten Ugandans successfully completed courses in hydrocarbon production technical skills and production operations to become Tullow’s very first Ugandan experts in production operations.
The team undertook their skills training at TTE International Ltd, one of Europe’s leading technical training institutes in petroleum and chemical industries based in the North-East of England.
The successful team members are; Ronald Ssempebwa, Stanley Kiganda, Denis Kiyingi Dennis Kiwanda, Innocent Osuna, Mark Olweny, Kenneth Opitto, Godfrey Ojambo, Alfred Busobozi and Collins Opio.
Jimmy Mugerwa, Tullow Uganda’s General Manager said: “We are proud to have supported our very own Ugandan talent in achieving this milestone as part of our commitment to supporting national capacity development in oil and gas.”
He added that the trained team will play a critical role in the future development and production of Uganda’s resources. Tullow remains committed to supporting more Ugandans and developing national talent in the oil and gas sector.
Tullow, CNOOC and Total are expected to produce about 200, 000 barrels of oil per day in the Albertine Graben.