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Finding Oil and Gas in Sub Saharan Africa

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Monday, June 25, 2018

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Meeting East Africa's oil and gas training needs through high quality online learning

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Mikki Hall
Virtual University of Uganda

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Talk Description
  • Discoveries of several billion barrels of oil and hundreds of TCF of natural gas in Eastern Africa in recent years, for sale to markets around the Indian Ocean. It may be the most exciting place in the world for resource extractive industries today.
  • Challenges training local staff - including travel costs and visa difficulties for training in traditional western institutions, lack of high quality local institutions, need for training without taking workers out of employment
  • Challenges to western oil companies in meeting local content requirements
  • Similar training challenges in mining, agriculture and tourism
  • Rebranding of Virtual University of Uganda as Nexus International University, to meet these challenges with high quality online masters programs

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