Brazil’s experience in the oil and gas sector is important for Mozambique

15 June 2018

The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique, Augusto de Sousa Fernando, said in Maputo that the best use of investments in the oil and gas sector in Mozambique is to gain from the experience of other countries, such as Brazil, that have operated in the sector for some time.

Speaking at the 1st Oil and Gas Seminar between Brazil and Mozambique, the minister highlighted the importance of Mozambican human resources and staff training.

“The local content was, is, and will always be a concern of the government because the Oil Law, in force since 2014, includes commands on the acquisition of goods and services, establishing partnerships between foreigners and Mozambicans,” said the minister quoted by Angolan news agency AIM.

Sousa Fernando said that Brazil’s experience in human resources and training is extremely important for Mozambique.

“In the case of oil and gas, Brazil is the right choice,” he said.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), Omar Mithá, underlined the minister’s words by saying that “it is a great opportunity to gather experience from our Brazilian partners that have been in the industry for over 60 years.”

During the seminar, the Brazilian Ambassador to Mozambique, Rodrigo Soares, said that Mozambique has the potential to be the third largest exporter of gas in the world, exploring the huge reserves it has in the Rovuma Basin. (macauhub)