Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, in collaboration with Schlumberger Nigeria Limited, has set up an NSTEP program to engage the academia in the development of oil and gas software solutions.
According to the Board, the move was is in line with the Nigerian content implementation framework for research, innovation, and technology transfer.
The General Manager, Research, Statistic Development, NCDMB, Mr Abdulmalik Halilu, spoke at the kick-off meeting with Schlumberger on implementation of science and technology enhancement program, for development of plugins and software.
The program is built on the back of Schlumberger’s well-tested Ocean software development and Microsoft Visual Studio framework.
According to the Board, the program is designed to nurture a pool of indigenous talents with the capacity to develop and deploy software applications for exploration and production applications.