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Agip provides Geoscience Work stations to three Nigerian universities


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In a bid to improve  Nigeria ’ s crude oil reserve and enhance local content in the Oil and Gas industry , the Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited has provided Geoscience Work stations to three Nigerian Universities. The universities that benefited from this  initiative are the University of Ibadan , University of Port Harcourt and Modibo Adama University of Technology , Yola .

The Managing Director of Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, Lorenzo Fiorillo during the presentation of the Workstations in Abuja, said the initiative was designed to improve the quality of young geoscience graduates in the country that will function effectively in the  Nigerian oil and gas industr.

According to him,  the programme would help minimize the cost of training of employable Nigerian graduates by the oil and gas industry and also assist in the development of geosciences practice in Nigeria .

He disclosed Danvic petroleum is also involved in the initiative and who would be responsible for installing nine free OpendTect software licences on the workstations, provide technical support and maintenance of the workstation in the 3 universities .

A three - day intensive training would also be conducted for 15 lecturers to sensitize them on how to use the geoscience workstations and also prepare the training evaluation reports.

However, he applauded Danvic Petroleum,  the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the National Petroleum Investment Management Service ( NAPIMS ) for their cooperation in co - funding the project.

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