Tanzania prepares itself for gas economy

Tanzania has started implementing its plan to enhance its human resource capacity in the oil and gas sector over recent discoveries of huge gas fields.

Tanzania has started implementing its plan to enhance its human resource capacity in the oil and gas sector over recent discoveries of huge gas fields.

Through the Marshall Plan on Capacity Building and Development in Oil and Gas industry programme, about 30 to 50 Tanzanians will be trained in bachelor and masters degree levels in professions related to oil and gas.

Priority study courses will be petroleum geosciences, petroleum geophysics, and petroleum geochemistry. Others are petroleum engineering, energy modeling, oil and gas economics, oil and gas accounting and auditing and oil and gas legal regime and contract negotiations.

The plan was revealed during the ministry of Energy and Minerals Budget speech, whereby more than Tsh641 billion was approved with more than Tsh531 billion, 82.8 per cent for development projects and more than Tsh17 billion for recurrent expenditures.

 

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