French equipment manufacturer Vallourec has strengthened its proximity with Oil and Gas customers in East Africa by opening a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to Vallourec East Africa remains more than ever a strategic region, despite the current challenges in the global oil and gas markets with the new office is an indication of the Group’s commitment to contribute to the development of the region’s energy sector in the coming years.
Country Manager Erwan Le Gouadec will be Vallourec’s local representative, responsible for both the office and the commercial coverage of the Oil & Gas sector in the East African region.
Tanzania through its ministry of energy and minerals has called for credentials from oil and gas professionals in a move it says will ensure they are utilized in the relevant fields for the development of the country.
The ministry in the advertisement says the discoveries of natural gas in the deep water and expansion of oil exploration activities has led to a need to develop Oil and Gas Professionals Data Base (OGPDB) to act as a tool for employment opportunities search.
The move it says has resulted from a shortfall in human capital supply largely due to the newness of the subsector in the economy.
This move is on top of the already ongoing Capacity...
The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has provided a revised work schedule in the Kiliwani North license and informed the operator Aminex that the commissioning of the Songo Songo Island gas plant is expected to commence in early April.
Aminex which concluded the final well integrity testing of the Kiliwani North-1 well (KN-1) says the well recorded a high tubing pressure reading relative to the other producing wells on Songo Songo Island.
Following the results a wellhead control panel has been installed and all work required by the Company prior to gas production will shortly be complete.
Players in the energy and related sectors will Thursday meet in Nairobi for a discussion and networking forum in a meeting that is expected to bring ideas and potential uses of energy in the region to the fore.
The event put together by Saada Abdallah and Kagume Chiuri will not only target players already in the energy field but also multiple fields such as law, engineering, finance and taxation.
The organizers add that The Connect event which is running with the theme “involve me and I’ll learn” will help people to get to know each another across different fields all with the common interest in understanding energy