AKWA IBOM, Nigeria– Halliburton and the Akwa Ibom state government have opened Nigeria’s first oil and gas training center fully-equipped with oil field operations tools.
The Akwa Ibom Oil and Gas Training and Research Center will provide courses in field development, drilling and completions engineering, well intervention solutions, and digital technologies to local energy employees and students. The company said that the center will support more than 3,000 students annually and will provide more than 50 courses in oil and gas development.
Halliburton Landmark will provide the training curriculum, instructors, software, workstations and tools to be used in the classroom. The Akwa Ibom state government provided the facility infrastructure.
Henry Oki, area vice president of Halliburton Nigeria, said: “We believe Nigeria has great oil and gas potential, and the country will play a key role in the global energy industry within the next decade…
“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.”
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Science and Technology Professor Nse Essien added: “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.”