…as principal commends TechnipFMC

Warri – Principal of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Dr. Henry Adimula, has commended TechnipFMC, a global leader in energy, projects, technologies, systems and services, for training academic staff of the Institute.

Dr. Adimula, who gave the commendation while declaring the training open, said the PTI Management was highly delighted to partner with TechnipFMC which is also in line with the Institute’s commitment to enhancing local content and manpower development.

He said the training was aimed at improving and upscaling the staff skills to enable them participate in offshore business activities of the oil and gas industry.

“As you are aware, most activities in the upstream section of the oil sector are now moving offshore and as service provider, you need to understand the technicalities and identify the opportunities in that sector,” he said.

Dr. Adimula, who was represented by the Director of Science, Dr. Bamidele S. Oyetunde, reiterated that the Institute will continue to retrain its workforce on the latest technologies needed for the sector.

He also praised the effort of the Institute’s Head of Linkages, Exchange & Partnerships Unit, Dr. (Mrs.) Sarah Nwinee, for ensuring the success of the training.

The training anchored by TechnipFMC was aimed at exploring all the major aspects of processes, technologies and systems involved in subsea oil and gas production and to enhance the skills of the Institute’s staff.

Subsea engineering is a multidisciplinary field that is broadly responsible for the design, construction, installation and operation of offshore oil and gas fields and offshore wind farms which the Institute is greatly involved.

On his part, the General Manager, Capacity Building Division of Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Dr. Ama Ikuru, charged the PTI staff to take the training seriously and make the best use of the programme to improve their skills and that of the Institute.

“PTI is embarking on a very important journey. I am happy that this training is coming at this time. The world is going into subsea activities, hence the importance of this training. I want to appeal to the training staff of PTI to pay rapt attention on this programme as we hope to send trainees to be trained by the Institute,” Ikuru said.

Also speaking, Mr. Tayo Akinkunmi, Country Manager, TechnipFMC, disclosed that the TechnipFMC’s global training programme is developed specially for everyone who is new to the subsea industry, or wants to have a deeper basic knowledge about the offshore operations and equipment used in the global subsea industry.

While commending PTI Management for embarking on the training for its training staff, Mr. Akinkunmi said TechnipFMC being a global leader in energy, projects, technologies, systems and services, also provides clients with deep expertise across subsea and surface projects.

He assured the Institute’s Management that the trained staff will emerge with innovative ideas, smarter designs and seamless ways of working.