SPDC donates research centre to UI


To boost the development of top rate manpower for the nation’s oil and gas industry Shell Petroleum Development Company has donated an ultra-modern subsurface research center to the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

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The centre has 15 fully networked workstations, a high-end server complete with internet facilities and a standby 45-KVA generator, among other facilities.

The General Manager, External Relations, SPDC, Mr. Igo Weli, said, “The SPDC JV’s intervention to turn around the subsurface centre of the university is a careful choice to support the institution to deliver the next generation of technologies and skills that will help Nigeria to unlock more oil reserves. “With all the modern facilities and promise of uninterrupted power supply, the centre has the capacity to showcase the potentials of the
oil and gas sector while attracting bright minds and our hope is that students will make the best use of it.”

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abel Olayinka, said, “We appreciate the contributions of the SPDC JV to education, to the geosciences and to the University of Ibadan in particular.
The facility will help the efforts of the university to recreate itself as a centre of excellence in geosciences training.”

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