Esso boosts geoscience studies in Nigeria with training workshop

exxonmobil02 May 2013, Lagos – Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, EEPNL, an ExxonMobil company, has commenced the third edition of its Train-the-Trainer workshop, the compoany has said.

It is an initiative that aims to improve the quality of geoscience students in Nigerian universities by retraining their teachers to get them in tune with the latest in geoscience analysis technology.

Esso’s Manager, Deepwater Production Geoscience, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, Mr. Goodluck Adegbesan, who spoke at the opening of the workshop at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, harped on the need for geoscience teachers to constantly update their knowledge in the field so as to be in tune with current reality in the oil and gas industry.

Participants at the workshop came from six universities: Federal University of Technology, Akure; Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye; University of Lagos; University of Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti; and University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

The Train-the-trainer workshop – the third in the series – was organised in conjunction with Danvic Concept International, and is part of the EEPNL-sponsored University Assistance Programme, UAP, under which Esso sponsors the construction of Geoscience workrooms equipped with workstations, plotters and printers in selected universities, and sponsors the training of lecturers and students on the usage of these machines.

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