Chairman of the Association of Tanzania Oil & Gas Service Providers (ATOGS), Abdulsamad Abdulrahim told The Guardian yesterday in an email that the keenness to offer the support came out of meeting a Tanzanian delegation and the Brazilian state oil and gas company, Petrobras.
Abdulrahim who led the Tanzanian delegation said the meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro which focused on prospecting collaboration.
“Petrobras has shown keen interests in collaborating with the Association of Tanzania oil and gas service providers on assisting with capacity building within the country. Furthermore, Petrobras promised to offer human development assistance through trainings and scholarships as well as assisting with market penetration opportunities for their products,” said Abdulrahim.
On his part, Abdulrahim invited Petrobras to invest in Tanzania in areas such as Wind power, Solar and other renewable source of energy to support the country’s industrialization drive.
“I also urged them to seize the opportunities that Tanzania has in sectors such as domestic production and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG), domestic manufacturing of LPG cylinders, retail distribution less expensive gas burners to eradicate charcoal consumption, initiation of processing plants as well as industries for the production of refined mineral oil, petroleum jelly and grease as well as LNG projects and crude oil refining with efficient export facilities,” he said.Additionally, Abdulrahim said he ushered a formal invitation to Petrobras management to the Tanzania for the oil and gas congress which is to be held on the 2nd and 3rd October 2019 for them to offer their experience on best practices in the industry.After the meeting, Abdulrahim said the delegation had the opportunity to meet with Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP) which was founded more than 62 years ago. The company had vast experience when it comes to restricting, standardization, marketing, market sustainability and scalability, research and expert molding in the industry of oil and gas in Brazil.
“IBP has shown the willingness and readiness to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between with the Association of Tanzania Oil and Gas Service Providers on capacity building, equipping Tanzanians with the technical know-how, providing scholarships on oil and gas as well as collaborations on elevating the talents of Tanzanians when it comes to standardization and certification of inspection services,” he said.