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Angola foresees difficulties in procuring technicians for oil sector

Director of Sonangol Production, Belarmino Chitangueleca
Director of Sonangol Production, Belarmino Chitangueleca

14 June 2015, Luanda — The director of Sonangol Production, Belarmino Chitangueleca, foresees difficulties in procuring qualified personnel in the country to conduct production operations in the oil fields in the short term, for lack of talent at domestic market.

According to him, who spoke on the sidelines of the conference on oil and gas, which took place on Thursday in Luanda, due to this situation, it is being insufficient to replace technicians who reach the age of retirement.

“There are many people who are retiring and the replacement is not being made as expected because there are no talented technicians at the domestic market”, he said.

As for oil production, by Sonangol, he said it is on the route of growth, despite low oil prices at the international market.

To Belarmino Chitangueleca it is essential to work for increased oil production and equate the paralyzed projects.

Alexandre Oliveira, the consulting firm Ernst&Young (EY), organizers of the conference, considered the low oil prices at the international market as a shock to the industry of the sector.

He said that with this situation, it is crucial that the companies of the sector should create a solid basis that fits the reality of the market.

The one-day conference aimed to interact with the agents of the oil sector operating in the country.

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