By: Milly Lin and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) When it comes to bravery, the employees responsible for exploration and production operations at the state-run energy supplier, CPC Corp., Taiwan (中油), are the epitome of heroes for their willingness to serve in foreign countries where security is an issue.
CPC has been conducting crude oil and natural gas exploration in Chad since 2006, and is expecting production to begin in 2019, said Liao Tsang-lung (廖滄龍), CEO of CPC’s Exploration and Production Business Division, in a recent interview with CNA.
Having been deployed to an African country torn apart by a wide gap between rich and poor, the personnel must be able to adapt themselves to the harsh living conditions in the exploration areas there, Liao said.
In addition to receiving inoculations against epidemic diseases including A-type encephalitis, the workers at this outpost have to be equipped with quinine in the event of contracting malaria, according to Liao. [FULL STORY]