AGIP PRESENTS GEOSCIENCE WORKSTATIONS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO ENHANCE LOCAL CAPACITY

AGIP PRESENTS GEOSCIENCE WORKSTATIONS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO ENHANCE LOCAL CAPACITY

The Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, on Thursday, presented about nine Geoscience workstations to three Nigerian Universities - University of Ibadan, University of Port Harcourt and Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

The workstations which are equipped with opendTect software licences are aimed at boosting Nigeria's crude oil reserve and enhancing local content in the Oil and Gas industry.

The aim was to enhance the productivity of young geoscience graduates in the country by using the workstations to complement the teaching of geosciences in the universities to enable these graduates meet the demand of the Nigerian oil and gas industry in certain areas, Lorenzo Fiorillo, Agip Managing Director said this in Abuja during the presentation of the Workstations.

Fiorillo maintained that the programme will help minimise the expenses incurred on training, address the necessity issue that requires an oil and gas industry to first train employable Nigerian graduates as well as standardising geosciences practice in the country.

He further disclosed that Danvic Petroleum, who collaborated with Agip in implementing the programme, would install the nine free opendTect software licences on the workstations in the said universities.

A three-day intensive training will be carried out to integrate about 15 lecturers to how to use the geoscience workstations as well as the training evaluation reports, Fiorillo declared.

While commending Danvic Petroleum and her partner for providing the openTect worth $200,000 for free, he seized the opportunity to laud the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the National Petroleum Investment Management Service (NAPIMS) for their cooperation in sponsoring the programme.

The Guardian