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Tullow supported outsourcing firm recruited eight individuals from the local community to work on the construction phase of the EOPS project.

Amailo Investments, a Tullow-supported outsourcing firm that carries out recruitment in Lokichar, has worked with AlMansoori, a Tullow contractor in Lokichar that is building the upstream Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) production facility. Following a recruitment process, eight out of 58 applicants from the local community were selected and placed with AlMansoori.

The employees were on a two-month contract to work on the construction phase of the EOPS project to install and commission the Degassing and Early Production Facilities in Lokichar Basin. After the initial two-month contract through Amailo, AlMansoori was pleased with the progress the trainees made and hired them as full-time employees. AlMansoori also went ahead and hired more Kenyans to join its team.

Since March 2017 the trainees have undergone on-the-job training as production operators as well as specialised training in the UAE at refineries and sites where AlMansoori operates. Further training including sampling, well testing oil and oil production operations is also planned for this year. 

I enjoy working in Turkana as the local team are hardworking, responsible and friendly. As production starts at the Ngamia 3 well we want to prepare the team with adequate training.

Nassir Sulaiman, the AlMansoori project supervisor in Kenya

The production operator trainees are pleased that Tullow contracted companies are being encouraged to partner, train and work with locals. Jairus Lobuin, production operator trainee, said “We will soon have the ability to operate the facility because of the excellent training and experience we are receiving."