Norwegian specialists to provide oil sector training in Angola

15 June 2009

Luanda, Angola, 15 June – Norwegian oil engineering specialists from Trondheim University are due to travel to Angola in August to provide training to Angolan technical staff, the Norwegian ambassador to Angola, Jon Vea said in Luanda.

“Angola will need hundreds of engineers in the oil sector as part of the development of its energy potential and Norway, which has vast experience, can help to obtain greater development, on which Angola’s economic growth depends,” the ambassador said.

Noting that the specialists’ trip to Angola was part of a partnership between Agostinho Neto University and the Norwegian government, the ambassador said that Angola, in order to create a diversified economy, needed skilled people.

Norway’s presence in the Angolan oil sector is via two oil sector companies, Statoil and Norsk Hydro, which both carry out deep water exploration in Angola’s offshore. (macauhub)