The Nigerian content initiative in the oil and gas industry has received a boost with the donation of modern seismic interpretation software and training worth
More than 20 federal universities spread across the six geopolitical zones had earlier benefited from similar donation.
The enactment of the Nigeria Content law, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), coupled with the different intervention of the PTDF in human capacity development in the form of scholarships, research grants, facility grants and partnership with private sectors have brought about unprecedented development in the oil and gas sector.
One of the partnerships that is achieving landmark success is that between PTDF and Danvic concepts, an indigenous oil and gas service company with a training arm.
In a statement at the weekend, Mayowa said this synergy had ensured the transfer of technology and knowledge from the industry to the academia, for onward passage the students.
"This way, the knowledge gap between the oil and gas industries and the universities can be bridged. The lecturers are taught practical seismic interpretation using industry base software. Danvic concepts international and her technical partner, dGB Earthsciences(
"The company also source for oil companies to donate work stations to these universities, so that after teaching the lecturers and installing the academic licenses on the work stations, they can also teach their students and carry out researches using the software. Companies like
Recently, lecturers in Geoscience departments of
The schools will also be getting workstations courtesy of
"If this partnership is further strengthened and encouraged, in a very short while, oil companies will rely less on employing graduates of foreign universities and the desired transformation in the sector will be a reality.
Already, over a 100 lecturers across different universities in
OCTOBER 30, 2014
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