Capacity building of human resources in Oil and Gas Sector in Ghana

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This empirical research explored the capacity building of human resources in the emerging oil and gas the sector in Ghana. Ghana’s oil and gas were discovered in commercial quantities in 2007 by GNPC and its partners in Jubilee field in the Cape Three Point in the western region, which signified a turning point in the development effort of the state. Local skills shortage perceived as a significant challenge. Thus the government envisaged the need to build local skill capacity which attracted an initial grant of US$38 million from World Bank to facilitate the implementation of oil and gas capacity building project in 2010. The study adopted a mixed method approach for primary data collection. Matched samples of employees (226) working in four public sector organisations in the oil and gas sector were surveyed using the simple random technique, while human resource/training and development directors (9) were purposively sampled and interviewed on the human resources capacity building to assess and corroborates the survey data.


Ambrose Kwabena Amenshiah


Human resource expert and Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy in the UK with practical experience gained from five-year teaching and research in industry. An Associate Lecturer, HRM Expert in Localization in Oil and Gas, People and Organisation and Entrepreneurship, as well Built Environment’ University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Capacity Building, skill gap, human resource management, oil and gas sector, Exploration, Public Sector

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