Nairobi, Kenya: Geothermal Development Company (GDC) and National Oil Corporation of Kenya have entered into an agreement to offer joint oil and gas drilling services in Kenya and the region.
The partnership is the first of its kind in the country and will see the two state agencies jointly bid and undertake drilling activities by leveraging on their individual and collective technical expertise.
“As GDC, we are excited to be entering into this agreement with National Oil. This strategic partnership presents a unique opportunity for GDC’s ongoing efforts to optimize its assets in revenue generation,” said Eng. Ole Nchoe, GDC’s Managing Director and CEO.
On her part, National Oil’s acting chief executive officer Ms. MaryJane Mwangi noted that Kenya’s emerging petroleum sector provides vast opportunities in oil and gas drilling.
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Welcome to the Africa Geothermal Centre of Excellence
GDC has setup the African Geothermal Centre of Excellence (AGCE). The Institute offers courses on all facets of geothermal technology including but not limited to drilling engineering, Geosciences (including Geology, Geochemistry, and geophysics), reservoir engineering, environmental management, HSE, steam-field management, project management and power plant engineering. The activities are aimed at building capacity for geothermal development in Africa. GDC already has a pool of experienced human resource in all areas of geothermal development and utilization. The Institute collaborates with the regional industry players and universities.