Tullow Oil

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil company.

Founded in 1985 by its CEO, Aidan Heavey, Tullow has oil exploration, development and production operations in 22 countries, including 12 in Africa. Tullow is committed to working in partnership with local companies and communities so they share in its success, transferring knowledge and skills and creating jobs and prosperity.

In 2014:

  • Tullow’s total economic impact across all its 22 countries of operation was $1.4 billion
  • Tullow spent $225 million with local suppliers in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya

Tullow strives to maximise opportunities for local businesses and also recognises the need to develop businesses’ capabilities to meet international standards. To do this, Tullow arranges supplier forums to provide support to help local businesses become suppliers both to Tullow and the wider sector.

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS), administered by the British Council on behalf of Tullow, is aimed at bridging the skills gaps in the oil and gas sector within the countries in which Tullow operates. The scheme sponsors students to take postgraduate degrees in subjects related to the sector and since its launch in 2011, there have been 415 beneficiaries.