New Oil and Gas Training School Established

New Oil and Gas Training School Established

New Oil and Gas Training School Established
 
By Adedayo Osho, on July 23, 2020
 
Senegalese government will invest $4.4 million in the construction of an oil and gas training center, a project which will be partially funded by the African Development Bank, AfDB.
 
Bango, a town close to the Mauritanian border, which shares the massive Grand Tortue Ahmeyim gas field, which is jointly developed by Senegal and Mauritania, will be the host hub of the training school.
 
The former capital of French West Africa, Senegal’s first hydrocarbons productions for export are planned for 2023 from two main areas; the Sangomar oil field offshore in Dakar, and the Grand Tortue Ahmeyim gas field straddling the Mauritania-Senegal offshore border. 
 
Senegalese Minister of Professional Training, Dame Diop says "The goal is to strongly involve local youth in the country’s nascent petroleum sector."
 
"The geographical location and size of the school aims to make it a sub-regional hub for oil and gas training," Diop added.
 
Oil and Gas Goodness gathered that the building works have started and will be completed in Bango within 24 months. The school is expected to cater cater 2,000 students in the first phase, with potential expansions to come.
 
In an attempt to avoid future conflict of interest, Senegal has created a strong institutional and legal framework through the establishment of the Oil & Gas Strategic Orientation Committee in charge of implementing the presidential vision; a new petroleum code; a historic cooperation agreement with Mauritania; among others.
 
This development represents a fundamental broadening of Dakar's revenue and Senegal's employment base, as well as opening up her economy, which traditionally relies on peanuts and phosphates as its major export earners.