Tullow drives local participation in oil, gas sector
Tullow has partnered with the Upstream Petroleum Business Academy of the Petroleum Commission (PC), to train 150 local suppliers in Ghana.
This is in line with its commitment to local content participation in the oil and gas sector,
The training, on the theme, “Closing the Gap Workshop on Reverse Auctions,” was led by Tullow’s Chief Procurement Officer, Atul Sahay and other stakeholders from the Petroleum Commission and Tullow Ghana.
During the engagement session, the suppliers were taken through the full spectrum of Reverse Auctions, and its specific role in the tendering and contracting process for jobs and projects in the industry’s supply chain.
It also delved into deeper benefits of Reverse Auctions, highlighting some case studies to reinforce relevance.
The Director of Localisation at the Petroleum Commission, Sarah Quayson Danquah, reinforced support for the growth and development of a strong local capacity in the sector.
She commended Tullow for its dedication to building a reputable and competitive local supplier base in the industry
The Chief Procurement Officer at Tullow, Atul Sahay, said: “Our commitment is to develop the capacity and competence of local suppliers in the oil and gas industry in Ghana.
We remain committed, as a company, to creating a sustainable and progressive marketplace for current and prospective suppliers who want to play a key role in the industry.”
Local content has always remained a cornerstone of Ghana's flourishing oil and gas sector. Since the discovery of oil in commercial quantities in 2007, successive governments, civil society, and advocacy groups have all emphasized the importance of local participation. Tullow, with its rich history in Ghana, has been instrumental in championing this cause for fifteen years.
In a related development, the Deputy Managing Director for Tullow Ghana, Cynthia Lumor, during a Market Day event held for suppliers, said: “We have always been at the forefront of promoting local participation because it is fundamental to the growth, development, and prosperity of the country.
We shall continue to find opportunities to collaborate and partner with our suppliers as we seek long term sustainability of the sector.”