The petroleum industry in Ghana is ready to export its knowledge attained to other developing countries including The Gambia and Sierra Leone.
This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, (GNPC) and its counterparts in those countries.
Speaking at the 3rd Africa Oil and Gas Local Content Sustainability Summit, Chief Executive of the GNPC, Dr. Kofi Kodua Sarpong stated that it is meant to purposely share experiences in the management of the petroleum upstream sector.
He noted that the move will offer Ghana the prospect to also tap into the expertise of these countries.
The Corporation is also to soon sign another MoU with Guyana and Liberia.
“We believe that we need to share experience from other countries as a way of improving what we do. MoU’s are necessary. Our organization has been there for nearly four decades and we have the expertise, we can export talents so we are looking at all these opportunities and in fact, I can say that our brothers and sisters in other countries are knocking on our doors for advice and that is precisely what we trying to do.”
During the first day of ALCSS, 17 expert speakers discussed the strategies and challenges of sustainable local content policies and implementation, and also corporate strategies for meeting local content requirements in African countries and finally the vision of SNPC Group.
The conference organised by AME Trade Ltd is supported by the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO) and the Ministry of Energy in Ghana, and hosted by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and the Petroleum Commission. ALC 2019 gathered over 155 participants on its first day from 19 countries of the Private and Public sectors in the Oil & Gas Industry.