Tullow Ghana Limited has reiterated its commitment to support local manpower development for Ghana’s budding oil and gas industry.

The Company and other partners have donated Geo-Science books to the KNUST College of Engineering to aid graduate training in Petrochemical and Allied Engineering.

According to Nana Appiah Kyei, Subsurface Manager at Tullow, the teaching and learning of Geology and Geophysics are fundamental disciplines in crude oil exploration.

He believes the country needs a mass of professionals in disciplines like sub-sea, petroleum and reservoir engineering to facilitate oil production.

Nana Kyei says resourcing the KNUST College of Engineering is part of Tullow’s commitment to “sharing the prosperity that flows from doing business in Ghana with our host community”.

“We need to have well-educated Geologists and Geophysicists who will help Ghana to find more oil besides what Tullow and partners have already discovered. We also need petroleum and reservoir engineers who will help us to produce the oil,” he said.

Provost of the College of Engineering, Prof. Samuel Innocent Kofi Ampadu, noted that the books will enhance the College’s focus to be a centre of excellence in engineering education in Africa and lead in national industrial development.

Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice Chancellor of the University, commended the collaborative initiative of Tullow in training and building the capacity of both students and faculty members of the University to play active roles in the emerging oil industry.

He said, as a leading Science and Technology institution, it is important to stay in a close partnership with Tullow to train the needed manpower for the sector, and appealed for more assistance from the Company in that direction.

Nana Appia Kyei (left), Subsurface Manager at Tullow, presenting the books to Prof. Samuel Kofi Ampadu, Provost of the College of Engineering, while Prof. Ellis, Vice Chancellor and others look on

By Seth KRAMPAH, Kumasi

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