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Chevron, Lonadek to train professionals in drilling, completions


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Chevron Nigeria Limited has partnered Lonadek Inc. to train 12 professionals in oil and gas drilling and completions.The training seeks to close the gap between expatriates and local competency while stimulating drilling and completion talents as alumni of top Nigerian universities.

According to the duo, the training is an incorporated project for drilling and completions talents with five to eight years’ experience currently employed and engaged in the Nigerian oil and gas industry and associated industries.Speaking at the induction workshop in Lagos, Principal Consultant, Lonadek, Mrs Ibilola Amao, said the aim of the programme was not to compete with expatriates, but to boost the performance of local professionals.

She said the programme organisers partnered with institutions, organisations, and clients to develop capacity, capabilities and competencies of professionals in the Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.Her words: “This workshop gives professionals the opportunity to go online and identify role models, mentors and coaches, who are Nigerians, local and in Diaspora that will support them throughout the six months programme and the five year certification programme.

“The programme would also bridge the gap between industry and academia, as it seeks to strike top-notch centres of excellence to upgrade designing curriculums and industry interventions to improve the quality of graduates.”Chevron, Lonadek to train professionals in drilling, completions

“It would also up skill lecturers to provide improved lectures, laboratories, courses and research development and facilitate meaningful durations of equipment sort as materials by higher learning institutions.”In her remarks, General Manager, Nigeria Content Development Chevron Nigeria, Ms. Anike Odunlami, said the initiative was basically to develop and train drilling and completions professionals to become world class professionals in well planning and design, management of well operations, and project management.

“This initiative is actually in compliance with the requirements of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Content Development Act, which was passed into law in 2010 and reflects Chevron Nigeria’s commitment to Nigeria content development.“Chevron in partnership with the Nigerian Content and Human Capital Development (NCHCD) division of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) have continued to train and equip Nigerians to deliver value in the oil and gas industry through exposure to executive and management trainings, and professional skills trainings during project executions.

She commended NCDMB for its contribution to Nigeria content development especially in developing and harnessing in-country capabilities.She also commended Lonadek Nigeria Limited, who is the initiative implementing partner for its commitment in providing opportunities for young Nigerian drilling and completions professionals with five to eight years experience to acquire skills to excel in the oil and gas industry.

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