Tullow to Cut 40 Percent of Its Jobs in Kenya



Tullow to Cut 40 Percent of Its Jobs in Kenya
About 35 workers will become redundant.

(Bloomberg) -- Tullow Oil Plc will reduce its headcount in Kenya by about 40 percent as part of a company-wide restructuring following poor performances at its Africa and Guyana operations.

About 35 workers will become redundant, Tullow Kenya Managing Director Martin Mbogo said in an emailed response to questions. The reduced team “will focus” on achieving a final investment decision for the Kenya project this year, Mbogo said.

Tullow’s projects have been delayed in Kenya and Uganda, where the explorer is looking to reduce its stake in oil discoveries. Assets in Ghana performed poorly last year, and a Guyana crude oil deposit turned out to be smaller than expected.

Tullow said Feb. 5 that it expects its total workforce to shrink by a third and offices in Dublin and Cape Town to close as part of the restructuring. That would result in “considerable savings,” the company said.

To contact the reporter on this story:
David Herbling in Nairobi at dherbling@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
David Malingha at dmalingha@bloomberg.net
Rakteem Katakey



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