#MP2013 Presentation of Petroleum Development Trust Fund
A PRESENTATION ON MID-TERM PROGRESS FROM MAY,
2011 TO DATE
OLUWOLE OLULEYE, Ph.D
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, PTDF
In line with the transformation agenda of the
Federal Government which aims to change
the way things are done to reinvigorate the
critical sectors of the economy, especially the
reform of the oil and gas sector, the PTDF has
carried out far-reaching intervention to build
capacity of Nigerians in the oil and gas
PTDF was established for the
purposes of training and education of
Nigerians in the oil and gas industry.
In an effort to achieve the mandate of the Fund in
the area of Capacity Building, several projects and
programmes were carried out between the period
under review. This can be broadly categorized into
Human Capacity Building and Institutional
Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS): It comprises
Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD);
761 scholars have graduated with MSc and 116 with
341 Master’s degree scholars will complete the
programme at the end of the year 2013 and 287 PhD’s
in the next two years.
Chart showing Awards in different fields for 2011 & 2012
Disengagement from UK Consultant
The Fund disengaged UK based Consultant from managing
the scholars as a result of which a lot of savings were made
and used to sponsor more candidates at Master’s and Ph.D
levels of the OSS programme.
Access to Programme by More Nigerians
In 2011, the Fund introduced online payment for application PIN
NUMBER by ATM CARDS; the number of applications has increased
tremendously from about 2,500 to 13,000.
With the introduction of on-line application, paper application has
been eliminated thereby, reducing cost as well as document
Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS): 7 (seven) more
Universities had been added to the 10 (Ten)
existing ones during the period under review
giving a total of 17 (Seventeen).
351 students were awarded local scholarships.
Number of Scholars in Various Universities (2011-2012)
S/N INSTITUTION 2011 2012
1. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN 16 19
2. USMANU DANFODIO 1 11
3. UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA 16 17
4. UNIVERSITY OF PORTHARCOURT 15 18
5. UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI 7 15
6. AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY 16 20
7. UNIVERSITY OF JOS 2 9
8. UNIVERSITY OF BENIN 14 18
9. BAYERO UNIVERSITY 7 19
10. UNIVERSITY OF UYO 6 18
11. AFRICAN UNIV. OF SCI. TECH. 7 -
12. INSTITUTE OF PET. STUDIES 6 -
13. OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY 5 18
14. FUT MINNA - 16
15. FUT OWERRI - 12
16. UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR - 8
17. UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN - 15
TOTAL 118 233
University Lecturers’ Skill Enhancement Training
This programme enhances efficiency of the Lecturers’
research and teaching skills and techniques.
It also enhances employment of the graduates in the
oil and gas industry.
81 lecturers from PTDF Upgraded departments were
trained in the UK and France.
From 2013, the programme will be done in Nigeria to
accommodate more lecturers.
Industry Based Training:
202 and 259 industry personnel were trained overseas
and locally respectively.
32 security officers were trained on how to secure oil &
PTDF Vocational Training: PTDF Technology
Enhancement Training & Learning Programme (TETLP):
300 Participants (teachers) attended the programme in-
Welders Training and Certification Programmme (Pipe
500 personnel were trained in plate
welding and issued International
Institute of Welding (IIW) Tube Welding.
700 personnel were also trained in fillet welding and issued
International Institute of Welding (IIW) Tube Welding.
Module B of Plate Weld and Pipe Weld are expected to be
completed in 2013.
Under-Water Welding Training:
11 Nigerians were trained to
International Certification at the
renowned Underwater Welding
Institute (INPP), Marseille, France.
Drilling Engineering Training Programme:
15 Nigerians were trained to International
Certification at the French Institute of Petroleum
IFP, France. Nine (9) of the trainees, who
were unemployed are currently undergoing a
post- training attachment programme
at NPDC-NNPC, Benin-City, Edo State.
Opendtech Seismic Interpretation Software Training:
138 lecturers from 9 institutions on the
use of geosciences software across the country.
PTDF Post Amnesty Capacity Building Programme:
50 youths undergoing 3 years BSc in oil and gas and related
programme in Malaysia.
PTDF Post Amnesty Vocational Skill Training Programme:
120 youths started the training in 2012 in Cotonou.
97 students graduated in May, 2013.
23 are still undergoing the training.
PTDF Special Training & Educational Scheme in Helicopter
Piloting & Air Surveillance Security:
20 students are undergoing Private Pilot License (PPL) and
Commercial Pilot License (CPL) training in South Africa with
specialized skills in Air Surveillance security for the purposes of
manning security in oil and gas platforms and pipelines.
The Fund assisted the Niger Delta Ministry
towards the training of 216 youths in Arbitration,
Mediation and Dispute resolution through the
establishment of clubs in 54 secondary and
tertiary institutions in the Niger Delta.
PTDF/UNITAR Special Training & Educational
Scheme: Strategic Partnership with the United
Nations Institute for Training and Research
(UNITAR) to train 60 Nigerian youths (BSc) in
Norway for Seafaring, Maritime Security and
PTDF Special Training & Educational Scheme in Petroleum
70 Nigerian youths have commenced BSc in Guangdong University
of Petrochemical Technology and Guangzhou City Construction
College (Petroleum Engineering) in China.
Scholars, ES & some staff of PTDF at the opening ceremony at GCCC in
Facilities tour of the Guangdong University of Petrochemical
PTDF Annual Oil and Gas Research Grant Competition:
5 Researchers were awarded Grants in 2011 to carry out research in Oil
and Gas related areas.
Three breakthrough results from the period under review are as follows:
Software application in wellbore for management of reservoir optimization.
Synthetic development of locally sourced bentonites as additive in drilling
Synthetic development of fuel briquette from water hyacinth Cowdung
PTDF Annual Oil and Gas Research Grant Competition:
5 Researchers were awarded grants in 2012/2013 as follows:
Immobilized Oil Degrading Micro-organisms in local cellulosic materials for
rapid deployment in Bioremediation of Petroleum contaminated soils.
Hydrocarbon Source Rock evaluation in the cretaceous to Neogene Basins
of Southern Nigeria and implication for Niger Delta petroleum systems.
Development of Bentonite Minerals as Drilling Mud in the Petroleum
Development of Novel Technology for diagnosing and remediating
problems associated with Oil fields, reservoir souring and corrosion in the
Development of Biofuel Technology from locally source cellulosic materials.
Endowment Programme: 3 Professorial Chairs
were reactivated making a total of 6 functional
chairs. Three breakthrough results were
Development of Zeolite Y Catalyst using novel
Development of Bio-diesel from non-edible oil
seed using novel technology.
Designed, fabricated and commissioned a gas
dehydrator for teaching and learning.
PTDF “Catch Them Young” Programme: To develop
interest and encourage study of science subjects as a
basis for advances in technology.
The winners of 2011 edition are currently benefitting
from PTDF local scholarship scheme.
2011 PTDF “Catch them Young” in Abuja
over 3,233 trainees and scholars have completed
various human capacity programmes;
1,646 are on-going; and
60 about to commence.
UNIVERSITY UPGRADE PROJECTS: These projects
which are spread across the country, to
provide quality indigenous capacity for the oil and gas
industry. The Upgrade comprises building, books, ICT
and laboratory equipment, journals etc.
Six (6) Universities under Phase III Upgrade projects
were completed, bringing the total number to Twenty
Four (4) are at various stages of completion.
•University of Maiduguri Geology Department
•University of Ibadan Petroleum Engineering Dept.
•University of Nigeria Nsukka Geology Department
•University of Benin Chemical Engineering Dept.
•Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Chemical Engineering Dept.
•Usman Dan Fodio University Petroleum Chemistry Dept.
•University of Jos
•University of Port Harcourt
Geology and Mining Dept
Gas Engineering Dept.
•Bayero University Kano Electrical Engineering Dept.
•University of Uyo Chemical/Petroleum
•Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
•University of Ilorin Geology and Mineral Sciences
•University of Calabar Applied Chemistry Dept.
•Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife Geology dept
•Federal University of Tech. Minna Chemical Engineering
•Federal University of Tech. Owerri Petroleum Engineering
University of Lagos Chemical Engineering
Enugu State University of Science and
Metallurgical & Materials
Benue State University Chemistry
Umaru Musa Yar’adua University,
Renewable Energy Centre
Nigerian Defence Academy Mechanical Engineering
Federal University of Technology Yola
University of Abuja Physics
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Mechanical/Production
Rivers State University of Sci. and
Niger Delta University, Wilberforce
UMARU MUSA YARADU UNIVERSITY UPGRADE, KATSINA
University of Lagos Departmental Building University of Lagos Departmental Building
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN
UNIVERSITY OF JOS
UNIVERSITY OF UYO
ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SC. AND TECH OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY ILE IFE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC,
The construction has progressed from 45% to 90%
completion for the period.
AERIAL VIEW OF FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC EKOWE
ROAD 10: 100% COMPLETEDHOSTEL B: 94% COMPLETED
ANOTHER AERIAL VIEW OF THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC EKOWE
LIBRARY BUILDING 32
FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BONNY
The infrastructures have progressed from 35% to
Library building One of the access roads
UPGRADE OF PETROLEUM TRAINING
INSTITUTE, EFFURUN: The Educational upgrade
and Organizational upgrades have been
The infrastructural upgrade is still on-going and
has progressed from 56% to 87% completion.
CONSTRUCTION OF LABORATORY BLOCK - PTI THE TRAINING CENTRE BLOCK - PTI
TEST SIM (WELL TEST SURFACE EQUIPMENT
SIMULATOR) - PTI
COILED TUBING SIMULATOR - PTI
CENTRE FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING, PORT
The project commenced in 2011.
It is now at advanced stage of 71% completion.
• Heavy Skill Industrial Training Centre Residential building for staff
ICT Centers: To provide students access to ICT for enhanced
learning and research.The Fund built 146 ICT Centres in
Universities, Federal Colleges of Education and Unity Schools
spread across the Country before 2011 under phase 1.
75% of the Phase 1 have been equipped.
ICT Centres Phase 2 projects are located in 67 schools, out of
which 75% have been completed and equipped.
ICT CENTRE AT UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH, CROSS RIVER STATE.
The contract award processes for the
establishment of Oil and Gas Museum and
Research Center, Oloibiri, Bayelsa State are
PTDF under the current administration of Mr. President
has been poised and invigorated to pursue and sustain its
human and institutional capacity building programmes
and projects in line with the transformation agenda of the
The Fund will align its programmes and projects with the
laudable initiatives of the Honourable Minister of
Petroleum Resources in her effort to reform the oil & gas
industry and position it to effectively deliver on its
mandate as envisaged by the transformation agenda.