Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Ernest Nwapa
The Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the NCDMB-PETAN Capacity Building Internship Program, the first of its kind in the Nigeria oil and gas industry.
Executive Secretary of the board, Engr. Ernest Nwapa, signed on behalf of the board, while PETAN was represented by its Chairman, Mr. Emeka Ene.
Under the terms of the MoU, PETAN companies and the NCDMB will recruit qualified Nigerian graduates as trainees attached to contracts to build technical skills and experience for an initial period of one year. These trainees would be retained by these companies after the internship phase, based on their performance and available vacancies. The MoU also provides that NCDMB and PETAN shall, in addition, organise training and skills development workshops and “on-the-job training opportunities” as part of the internship program.
PETAN said in a statement at the weekend that a joint committee from both organisations would be set up to implement the programme.
PETAN is an association of Nigerian Technical Oilfield service companies in the upstream and downstream sectors of the Oil industry.
PETAN has been promoting the development of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria through the organisation and participation in conferences, seminars, workshops and creating of opportunities for Nigerian companies to develop in a competitive industry market. The association has since 2005, been organising and hosting the Nigerian pavilion at the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which holds in Houston Texas.