Monday, June 15, 2015
BG Tanzania to support petroleum geology programmes at UDSM
BG Tanzania, a local business of BG Group has announced funding for the Masters of Science (MSc) course in Petroleum Geology programme at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) starting from 2015/2016 academic year. A statement issued to the media yesterday in Dar es Salaam by a media consultant Africa practice Tanzania Ltd said that, the funding covers all tuition and study related expenses for the first batch of 13 students to be enrolled for the newly introduced engineering science programme. The statement signed by the communications officer Meg Muigai and made available to the Guardian said that, “this is a commitment to capacity building which is a reflection of BG Tanzania’s social investment strategy”. The strategy which focuses on supporting the Tanzanian government and its citizens to gain skills and competencies aims to seize direct opportunities associated with the development of the country’s natural gas sector. Three years ago, BG East Africa President and Asset General Manager, Derek Hudson reiterated the need for his company to engage in the company’s education investment commitments as part of its Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR). According to him, the vision of BG Tanzania is to support the government in developing a Tanzanian oil and gas sector in which Tanzanians can actively participate. BG Tanzania which currently undertakes exploration activities of oil and gas off the Indian Ocean bordering Mtwara region is an associate partner of BG Group which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. The company has operations in more than 20 countries, across five continents with a global workforce of more than 5,000 employees, with the majority based outside the UK.