Empowering Tanzania’s Local Workforce: MicAyla Partners with Government to Provide Oil & Gas Training and Certification Programs

MicAyla has recently collaborated with the government of Tanzania and its institutions to establish oil and gas training and certification programs for the local community. The program’s objective is to impact local content for the up-and-coming oil and gas industry in Tanzania, equipping the community with the skills and knowledge necessary to benefit from the sector.

Tanzania is one of the African nations that has discovered vast natural gas reserves off its southern coast. The country is actively exploring and drilling these reserves to build a prosperous and sustainable energy sector. The development of the oil and gas industry in Tanzania is expected to create jobs and generate revenue for the country.

To fully benefit from this potential, it is crucial to involve the local community and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in the industry. MicAyla is committed to empowering the local community through its training and certification programs.

MicAyla is a globally recognized organization that collaborates with leading instructors and institutions recognized globally to provide high-quality training and certification programs in the oil and gas industry. The company offers a broad range of programs that cover various aspects of the industry, including drilling, production, health, safety, and environment.

Collaborating with the Tanzanian government and its institutions, MicAyla has customized its programs to cater to the specific needs of the local community. The training and certification programs cover areas such as drilling, production, safety, and environmental management.

The program’s primary objective is to enhance the capacity of the local workforce to meet the industry’s requirements. The training and certification programs are designed to equip the local community with the necessary skills and knowledge to participate actively in the industry. It is also aimed at improving local content in the industry, which is crucial for the country’s economic growth.

MicAyla’s training and certification programs benefit not only the local community but also the oil and gas companies operating in Tanzania. The programs assure the industry that the local workforce is competent and capable of delivering quality work. This can lead to increased employment opportunities for the local community.

The partnership between MicAyla and the government of Tanzania demonstrates the government’s commitment to developing a prosperous and sustainable oil and gas industry. The government’s investment in the training and certification programs is a clear indication of its dedication to empowering the local community and improving local content in the industry.

In conclusion, MicAyla’s collaboration with the government of Tanzania and its institutions to establish oil and gas training and certification programs for the local community is an excellent initiative that will benefit the local community and the industry as a whole. The programs will equip the local community with the necessary skills and knowledge to participate actively in the industry, leading to improved local content and economic growth for Tanzania.

Our Project Controls professionals are available for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss how project controls can benefit your business or projects, or to review and improve your existing processes. Don’t hesitate to book your call today.

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Caroline Alabi

With over 27 years of experience, including 15 years as a Project Controls Professional, Caroline has a proven track record of developing and implementing cost controls in capital programs and projects, with a focus on the oil and gas industry. Her expertise is particularly extensive in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and the downstream sector. She is the creator of the Estimate to Complete/Estimate at Completion workbook, which enables the accurate forecasting of project performance upon completion. Caroline has been recognized for her exceptional performance, receiving both the Core Innovative Award and Outstanding Employee Performance award. Additionally, she provides valuable mentorship to the Cost Control team.

 Career Highlights:

  • Project Cost Controller at BASF, responsibilities included overseeing the cost control process for several major capital projects during both the detailed engineering and construction phases. She was responsible for preparing and maintaining accurate project cost forecasts and providing detailed variance explanations for root cause analysis. This involves preparing Work Breakdown Structures, Cashflow reports, and creating project cost reports.
  • Lead Cost Engineer at BP-Husky, responsible for overseeing project cost forecasts, Work Breakdown Structures, benchmarking, Cashflow reports, Management of Change tracking, finance, procurement and supply chain management interface, and project reporting for projects totaling over half a billion dollars. The projects she managed include the Crude Processing Metallurgical Upgrade, which safely enables increased capacity of Hi-TAN crude, feed optimization for the Desalters, and the installation of a new FCC Naphtha Post Treater at the BP-Husky Refining LLC (BPH) Toledo Refinery to meet US EPA Tier 3 gasoline regulations.
  • Lead Cost Engineer at BP GOM Thunderhorse Offshore Water Injection (Worley Parsons): A BP brown field project on water injection efficiencies on the Thunder horse platform. Where she was responsible for EPC cost reporting and forecasting, management of project change control, WIP /VOWD, internal financial reporting to Worley Parsons.
  • Project Controls Lead at BP Thunder Horse & BP Atlantis (FMC Technologies Inc) :FMC managed BP projects in the GOM for subsea production system; Scope included subsea trees, manifolds, pressure cap, and completions services to BP.

Tom O'brien

Thomas has over 34 years of experience in project management, project service, and controls across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, infrastructure, buildings, power, petrochemical, and commercial construction industries. He possesses hands-on expertise in all phases of EPC work, from FEED through execution and closeout, and has extensive experience in contract administration, scope development, and execution. His work includes both onshore and offshore projects, as well as upstream and downstream operations. His technical proficiency is complemented by field construction experience.

SME in Planning and Scheduling, Project Controls, Risk Analysis and Claim Mitigation. Experience writing and auditing Project Execution Plans (PEPs) and Procedures. Expert use of industry software including Primavera P6 and MS Project. PMI Cost Management REP.

Career Highlights:

Project Services/Controls /Manager on the following Oil & Gas major projects:

  • Jazan ASU Project – Largest (6) Train Air Separation Units in the world. Jazan, KSA
  • BP Plant Wide Modernization Project included (4) new units (Crude, Coker, Hydrotreater, SRU) ($10.2B). Whiting, IN
  • Pipeline Crude Oil “C” Sunoco Oil (4) Simultaneous New LSG Units ($2.1B). USA
  • (3) Simultaneous New Ultra-Low Diesel units ($900M). USA
  • Regen Head Replacement & New COB Boiler, Marcus Hook PA
  • Offshore Platform and Undersea pipelines replacement, Bahama Oil Co

Schedule Risk, Cost Risk, and Claims Management assignments include:

  • Defend claims for various clients in the Middle East.
  • Defended Claims and Deposed as Expert witness on FPL Co-gen, Marcus Hook PA ($750M).
  • Authored claim for a contractor for $3.6M, settled for $3.1M,
  • Successfully Defended $20M delay claim on behalf of the owner on New Gas Oil Hydro Treater Unit ($1.2B). (Negotiated $20M claim to $6.2M),
  • Successfully Defended schedule delay claim on behalf of the owner on Mining & Metal: Phase 2 & 3 New Tunnel and Aluminium Smelter ($14 B) Terms Confidential.