Mozambique Oil & Gas: Country still lacks national qualified staff for gas projects

Oil and Gas technicians
Mozambique needs qualified national staff for Oil and Gas Industry

As it prepares to start up its production project in the Rovuma basin, Italian multinational ENI has expressed misgivings over the lack of specialist Mozambican oil and gas technical personnel.

Yesterday, ENI’s director general in Mozambique, Fábio Casciglion, held a courtesy meeting with the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA), at which it was agreed that Mozambique’s largest employers’ association would boost the training of staff in the hydrocarbons sector.

The meeting between ENI and CTA was also an opportunity to exchange views on the Draft Local Content Law currently in preparation. This legislation is considered crucial for the access of national companies to the benefits generated by the extractive industry, especially in the hydrocarbon sector.

Speaking to the press at the end of the meeting, CTA deputy-chairman for Hydrocarbons and Energy, Florival Mucave, explained that the parties had committed themselves to working together to build national capacity in the oil industry.

Mucave said the training of Mozambican specialists in the hydrocarbon sector would involve the mobilisation of both public and private education institutions.

She also announced that the Italian multinational would share with the CTA information on tenders for the selection of companies providing services in the development of the natural gas project implemented by ENI in the Rovuma basin.

“In future tenders, ENI will share information with CTA’s Business Support Office, which will disseminate this data to small and medium-sized Mozambican companies,” she said. This
sharing of information on business opportunities, she added, was a great coup for the Mozambican business community.SourceNotícias

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