Halliburton and Akwa Ibom launch oil gas training and research centre
Friday, 10 November 2017 07:46
Halliburton has been working alongside the Akwa Ibom state government to inaugurate and open Nigeria’s first oil and gas training centre
The Akwa Ibom Oil and Gas Training and Research centre is expected to support more than 300 students annually and will offer more than 50 courses in oil and gas development.
“We are pleased to collaborate with the Akwa Ibom government to bring the first of its kind oil and gas training and research center to the Sub-Sahara Africa region,” said Henry Oki, area vice president of Halliburton Nigeria. “With this facility, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria’s largest crude oil producer, can provide a robust range of oil and gas development courses to local students and employees.”
According to Halliburton Landmark, it will offer the training curriculum, instructors, software, workstations and tools to be used in the classroom.
“This facility is a great addition to our region and will help boost our state’s revenue and tourism potentials because oil companies can now train their employees within Nigeria rather than sending them out of the country for the latest education in oil and gas development,” said Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Science and Technology Professor Nse Essien. “We are grateful to Halliburton for its enormous help in supporting this effort,” added Oki.