Ghana has dubbed its first ever summit in two vital areas of the energy sector as the Oil & Gas Career Fair 2013, which will take place in the interim of February 21-22 in the capital, Accra.
The host will be Ghana Oil Club with policy support from the Ministry of Energy with the assistance of Business World & Hired Capital.
The objective of the summit will be to cull and stem obstacles that beset human resource in the sector, including the insufficiency of knowledge concerning the infiltration and adaptability in a relatively new job situation like that of the emerging sector.
At the heart of the theme for the Fair is the dissemination of the yawning skill and knowledge gap that can help applicants successfully seek jobs in the two related energy sectors.
New Oil & Gas finds
Of recent, Ghana has enjoyed exponential production from its offshore oil reserves inside the country and in the Gulf of Guinea, amid a rising tide of discoveries of the ‘black gold’ by foreign prospectors.
The academic milieu of society is also rallying behind the surge in the discovery of oil resources by tracing links with traditional sectors, including agriculture. The Ghana Science Association, for example, has its theme for its twice-a-year session on the cross-borders between oil discovery and making agriculture sustainable in the country.
Foreign companies have also visited upon the sector with only in late August 2012, Eni Inc from Italy beginning its work to explore and develop gas on the seabed, in tandem with its ambitions to penetrate the rest of the continent.
One of the most productive blocks in Ghana is the Jubilee field which took three years between discovery, in 2010, and production. South Africa’s firm PetroSA bought off, in September last year, the original operator of the block.
Other parties on the cards were Kosmos Energy which also used $37m to explore and produce from the same fields by the close of Q2-2012.
The latest summit will help locals and expatriates know where to tow the line between the emerging industry and intuitive career approach to the same.