We want to ensure that the success of the oil and gas industry brings real, lasting benefits to the people and economies of the countries in which we operate. Our Social Investment (SI) programme is focused on investing in education and capacity building so that local people can participate in our industry and other industries in support of economic diversification. The Scholarship scheme will help to increase the number of people with expertise in oil and gas and other sectors in the countries where we operate.
The Scholarship scheme started with a pilot phase which commenced in Ghana in September 2011. This pilot scheme supported 24 Ghanaians from the public sector with scholarships to pursue various studies to Masters Level with leading universities in the United Kingdom in an effort to develop local capacity in Ghana for the oil and gas industry. This is the second year of the full scheme and so far over 120 scholarships have been awarded.