Tullow Ghana, in collaboration with the Petroleum Commission of Ghana has held a training for current and prospective suppliers under the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Business Academy training series focused on Health, Safety and Environmental management policies and procedures.
Opening the session, Director of Operations at Tullow Ghana, Mr. Anthony Pearce thanked the Petroleum Commission for the partnership and opportunity to create visible awareness on the expectations and requirements of the upstream oil and gas sector. Mr. Pearce reiterated that supplier development is an important component of Tullow’s local content strategy and has been an effective means by which Tullow has consistently increased indigenous participation in our operations
Mr. Kweku Boateng, Director for Local Content at the Petroleum Commission in his welcome address, commended Tullow Ghana for the collaboration in the delivery of the very timely and insightful session. He also emphasised the importance of the session to the upstream oil and gas industry saying “the health, safety and environmental management policies is one critical items that evaluators and contractors take into consideration when evaluating tenders”.
Mr. Boateng further encouraged participants to ask all relevant questions that will help them acquire the requisite knowledge to prepare them for opportunities in the upstream oil and gas industry.
Tullow Ghana remains committed to conducting its business safely, ethically and legally, mindful of the environmental impacts associated with our operations. The training session which focused on Environment, Health and Safety Management Systems, policies and procedures, aimed at:
- Identifying the basic elements of an effective EHS management system and how they can be adopted to an organization of any size
- Understanding Tullow Ghana’s EHS expectations in tendering for contracts, and effectively managing them for secured contracts
- Appreciating the Framework for Effective Environmental Management System and Emergency Response Cycle
Following Tullow’s consistent engagement of current and potential suppliers in regular trainings, we have seen a steady and significant increase in the value of contracts awarded to indigenous companies over the last 10 years. Out of a total value of contracts awarded of $16.18 billion over the period, 2010-2020, $10.67Bn worth of contracts have been awarded with local participation.
The EHS focused training is the 3rd in the series of training workshops lined up to be delivered through the PC/TGL Business Academy Partnership initiative with the overall objective of equipping the Ghanaian supplier community with relevant knowledge, skills and systems to succeed in the oil and gas industry in Ghana and internationally.