Chevron Nigeria Limited has trained hundreds of Nigerians in facility fabrication, its construction, and installations, to improve local content development across the country.
The firm’s Managing Director, Jeff Ewing, said the training was to fulfil the requirements of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, and to support the country’s economy.
“Chevron is also helping to grow the Nigerian economy by contributing to the development of communities in the areas of our operation. We do all this, not just because it is required by the law, but because it is the right thing to do,” he explained.
The oil firm also implemented the NOGICD Act in various areas in Nigeria, which includes support for facility acquisition, facilitation of partnerships between local and foreign contractors, and provision of opportunities for local community contractors through work scope allocation in Chevron’s major capital projects in Nigeria.
For its Sonam Field Development Project, CNL has completed construction training for 161 Nigerians on welding, fabrication, and craft at Nigerdock facility, Snake Island, Lagos.
On the Agbami Phase Three development project, it has also sponsored four Nigerian engineers for subsea engineering training in France in partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and Technip Offshore Nigeria Limited.
And five Nigerian engineering graduates sponsored by CNL also completed subsea training at Marine Platforms Limited in Port Harcourt.