Aker Energy to build Ghana’s human resource in Oil & Gas Sector… Helge Skogen reveals…
The General Manager of Aker Energy GH. Ltd, Jan Helge Skogen has revealed plans of building the technical human resource required for the Oil and Gas sector.
Aker Energy Ghana Ltd., a subsidiary of Norwegian-based oil exploration and production firm, Aker Energy AS, is the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, with a 50 per cent participating interest in the licence.
As part of its contribution to social development through education, the company has awarded scholarships to 800 brilliant but needy students in six coastal districts; Shama, Sekondi-Takoradi, Effia-Kwesimintsim, Ahanta West, Nzema East, Ellembelle and Jomoro, hosting the country’s oil and gas activities, and 800 students in all since its inception in 2012.
Having done that, the oil exploration company is now set to roll out what will essentially be an extension of the present scheme by providing the resource to build the local capacity for the industry, Mr Jan Helge Skogen added.
”While in Ghana, Aker Energy intends to build the technical human resource required for the oil and gas sector. We have demonstrated this with our financial support to the Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity Building Programme (AOGC) that builds the capacity of Ghanaians in technical areas (like welding, pipe-fitting, electricals, roustabouts and crane operators), support officials from the government for higher education, and support start-up companies.
“In addition, our local content plan revolves around a capacity-building model that ultimately will lead to an improved human resource base from which the oil and gas industry can draw from”, he added.
Aker Energy aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana. The company benefits from the Aker Group’s extensive track-record within the oil and gas industry around the world, and its proven project execution, technical and subsurface competence and ability.