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The corporate affairs manager, Total E&P, Ahlem Friga-Noy has revealed that there is going to be a slowdown of activities in the oil exploration sites as the project advances from exploration to appraisal and project development stage.
She said this last week while on a tour with a team of scribes from across Acholi sub region to the oil exploration sites.
According to Ahlem, a number of employees whose number could not be readily released as for formalities for their temporary layoff was being worked on involved majorly those working on particular projects like drilling sites and sesmic department. “They are aware that they are working on short term projects with deadlines so once the projects are done there will be no serious work load requiring a huge human resource” Ahlem said.
The project development stage is expected to last for a minimum of 3 to 6 years as they make reflections on viable activities for dynamic results when the real drilling work finally starts in 2018.
Chris Ocowun, the public relation officer Total E&P, said the proposed media visit was aimed at broadening the understanding of the journalist in Acholi sub region positive reporting on oil and gas business in the region.