In emerging oil and gas producer country like Tanzania interest in promoting national participation is growing dramatically
But the two key questions are
- Whether and when it is appropriate to create National Oil Company (NOC ) ?and
- What the role the of National Oil Company should have?
Although the decision of creating National Oil Company (NOC) vary from one country to another.
.Some argue that creating National Oil Company early in the process helps build capacity and sector-specific knowledge that proves very useful if and when discoveries are made later. Others argue that the creation of National Oil Company simply diverts scarce government
resources. In many cases, the decision to create an NOC in oil hotspots is largely motivated by national political aspirations.
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But we can learn from Country like Norway where by the building of statoil’s operator capacity was due to ambition, dedication and stamina by company and its owner, also , coopearation and competition have been key in developing Statoil’s operator capacity.