Mozambican oil technicians to study in Angola

11 October 2007

Luanda, Angola, 11 Oct – The Mozambican minister for natural resources, Esperança Bias, said Wednesday in Luanda that in 2008 six Mozambican technicians would study at oil sector training facility Instituto Médio de Petróleos do Sumbe (Kwanza Sul), Angola.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the minister, who was on a four-day visit to Angola, said that in all contacts she had had with the Angolan oil ministry and state oil company Sonango, “there is great openness that will make bilateral cooperation in that area easier.”

As well as these aspects, the two sides looked into the possibility of Mozambique sending some students in the area of geology to Angola, who would carry out internships in the oil sector, as well as Angolan staff traveling to Mozambique.

This information was given at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, after Bias took part in the 2nd Conference and Regional Exposition on Surveying and Production in Deep Water on the West African Coast, held between October 2 and 6.

“Mozambique has not struck oil yet, but in the future it may happen and it is good for us to learn from Angola, a country which has a lot of experience in the field,” she said.

Mozambique is currently at a stage of surveying and prospecting, producing only oil for domestic consumption and export to South Africa. (macauhub)