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ExxonMobil upstream trains Nigeria geoscience lecturers

The company has organized similar training for lecturers in universities across the country in areas such as geologic field mapping exercises, volunteer lecture series, and software and data management amongst others.

ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria, as part of their Train-the-Trainer exercise, recently organized a short course titled “The Three Elements of Structural Geology” for Structural Geology university lecturers at the Dover Hotel, Lagos. The training is one of the series aimed at improving the standard of tertiary education in Nigeria.

At the kickoff of the 5-day training, Andrew Ejayeriese, general manager, Exploration, ExxonMobil affiliates, Nigeria who addressed the participants which were drawn from over thirty Nigeria universities, demanded that they use the opportunity to update their knowledge and understanding of the most recent information and findings on the field of structural geology as required by the industry.

“The company identified that there is a huge resource and knowledge gap in this area in Nigeria and decided to intervene to ameliorate the situation,” he pointed out.

Nigeria Geoscience lecture

This training was led by a renowned and leading authority in the field of geoscience, Professor Terry Engelder, Department of Geoscience, The University of Pennsylvania and facilitated by Nosa Omorodion, vice president, Africa Region, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Delia Kuye, programs manager, AAPG and Femi Esan, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists. Part of the contributors to the training were ExxonMobil Nigeria affiliates’ Exploration department staff, Goodluck Adagbasa, manager, Deepwater Production Geoscience, Chukwuemeka Ezeagwuna and Ifeanyichukwu Obi who provided industry perspectives to the discussions.

The company has organized similar trainings for lecturers in universities across the country in areas such as geologic field mapping exercises, volunteer lecture series, and software and data management amongst others.

Responding at end of the exercise, Omorodion expressed his gratitude to ExxonMobil for its continued commitment to the growth of higher learning in Nigeria and pleaded that the company continues its goodwill contributions toward improving knowledge of geoscience in Nigeria universities and schools despite current economic challenges.

ExxonMobil affiliates and Professor Terry Engelder (Middle, seated) with the AAPG course coordinators and University Geoscience lecturers
Photo — Andrew Ejayeriese, general manager, Nigeria exploration, ExxonMobil affiliates and Professor Terry Engelder (Middle, seated) with the AAPG course coordinators and University Geoscience lecturers.
 

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