Maersk Drilling is present in a number of emerging economies. In many of these countries, governments have adopted local content requirements for the oil and gas industry, with the aim of creating local employment opportunities, building local capacity, and ultimately generating sustained and inclusive economic growth. Where possible, Maersk Drilling aims to go beyond local content requirements and contribute even more to the development of the local communities and economies that are impacted by our operations.
Training locals in Ghana
In 2019, we launched a three-month programme named Training Bright Minds for 20 young Ghanaians who had just completed National Service. The training was led by local colleagues. As part of the programme, the participants were introduced to operations in the oil and gas as well as the drilling industry, and trained in first aid, anti-corruption, and health and safety. Even before the programme was finished, two participants had been able to benefit from the training to secure employment with two different companies.
Hosting Suppliers Days
To support local procurement efforts, Maersk Drilling has hosted local Suppliers Days in a number of countries, inviting local suppliers to learn about Maersk Drilling’s responsible procurement policy and the standards required to work as a supplier to the oil and gas industry. By working with local suppliers, we play a part in developing emerging economies and, at the same time, benefit from increasing the range of products and services available to our industry in the local markets.