The International Corporation disclosed plans to establish a private owned Petroleum Institute/University to bridge the skill gap in the Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.
Dr. Mayowa Afe, the Managing Director of the company, made this disclosure at the 2nd graduation ceremony of Danvic Petroleum Centre in Lagos on Tuesday 10th of July, 2018. The petroleum university is expected to bridge the gap between the Nigerian university theory and the practical knowledge needed in the oil and gas industry.
He disclosed that the university would also contribute to the course of local content development in Africa by grooming students to become employable in the oil and gas sector, particularly in the geosciences and petroleum engineering. Geosciences graduates from Nigerian universities are lacking in the necessary skills and exposure that could guarantee their employability in a multi-task world-class geosciences environment.
He further stated that this unfortunate scenario over the years before the advent of the Nigeria Government local content policy has led to many international oil and gas companies who are in the country for business to source for personnel abroad.
Dr. Mayowa is also the President, Oil and Gas Trainers Association (OGTAN), and said that some Nigerian students studying abroad were preferred to detriment of their colleagues studying in Nigerian universities.
This, according to him led to the establishment of Danvic Petroleum Training Centre, which would soon attain the status of a university with the aim of boosting the Nigerian government local content policy and interventions in the oil and gas industry.
Speaking on the training program, he explained: “The Danvic Petroleum School is a six months intensive program designed for graduates and young professionals of geosciences to take courses on all aspect of oil and gas ranging from exploration to production stages.