Assessment of the technological capacity in the Tanzania’s Oil and Gas Industry

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University of Dar es Salaam
This study assessed the Tanzania’s technological capacity in the rapidly growing oil and gas industry in Tanzania . the area of the study was registered oil and gas companies in Tanzania. The study employed qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The sample of the study was composed of 73 respondents. These include managers, heads of t departments, supervisors and lead engineers. Data were collected through questionnaires, interview and documentary review. Data from the questionnaires were analyzed by using SPSS version 2.0; descriptive statistics was employed to obtain frequencies and percentages. Data collected through interview were analyzed by using descriptive display matrices and further extracted and correlated by principle component analysis of SPSS for significances; data obtained from documentary review were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and Microsoft excel. Descriptive data were correlated to confirm the results. The findings reveal that, important factors that accounted for the sector technological capability were; techno physical capacity, skills and experience and services provided in oil and gas industry. The most significant driver for increasing the local capacity in the sector was skill and experience level. The findings also show that technological capacity of the country in oil and gas industry is 19.9% which indicates a gap of 30-40% of the local content for optimum benefit of the resource, and that more than 80% of the technology is imported. Based on these findings, study recommends that; government should develop a legal provision in local content policy for 50% of local participation in industry activities.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr.Wilbert Chagula Library, class mark (THS EAF TP691.T34M235)
Oil and gas, industry, technological capacity
Mdemu, A. D (2019) Assessment of the technological capacity in the Tanzania’s Oil and Gas Industry, Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.