PETAN, NAE Engagement & Exhibition to Create 20,000 Jobs


Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria Agip Exploration (NAE) to foster collaboration, develop in-country capacity and create specialised jobs for 20,000 skilled workmen and engineers in the industry.

The foremost Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria, PETAN and the Nigeria Agip Exploration, NAE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding bearing commitment to create jobs, close vendor gaps and promote the domiciliation of technology and skill transfer.

With an exhibition from 130 selected companies and a gathering of key stakeholders in the industry comprising the government, vendors, banks, contractors and sub­contractors, Original Equipment manufacturers and investors, the engagement is the first between PETAN and NAE with promises for robust opportunities and better days ahead for the economy at large.

Among other things, the engagement sought to:

  • Open up opportunities on anticipated projects in the deep offshore for vendors to identify
  • and to position themselves appropriately;
  • Address hitches faced by contractors and sub­contractors through the entire process of
  • tendering, and the eventual delivery of services to the IOC;
  • Make room for tenderers to demonstrate capacity through presentations that they can carry out specific, highly technical jobs in­ country;
  • Help sub­contractors and contractors form new allies and to connect during networking sessions;
  • Encourage the participation of Original Equipment Manufacturers;
  • Have government witness another milestone achievement in the growth of the NOGICD Act;
  • Give answers to some funding issues as there was ample opportunity for bankers to meet vendors and to find a common ground; and to
  • Sign the binding Memorandum of Understanding.

A multiplier value addition is expected across other sectors of the economy as a result of this initiative. The agricultural industry, aviation, information technology and telecoms would inadvertently witness a positive rippling effect.

Through a similar initiative, PETAN companies across the country have flung its doors wide open to train young Nigerians via the recently launched PETAN/ SHELL internship program with NCDMB participation.The scheme provides a head start for inexperienced graduates of industry­related courses. These engaged ‘green horns’ currently receiving specialised trainings could have remained un­employed were it not for the initiative of PETAN.

PETAN is reputed for organising Nigerian companies and delegates to attend Local and international conferences and exhibitions. These are avenues to showcase the best of Nigerian technologies already domesticated in­country. New technical partnerships are formed as a result of the exposures, additional skills are learnt, and vents are created for more advanced technologies transfer.

PETAN was formed in 1990 by a group of indigenous technical oilfield service companies with expertise in various upstream and downstream technologies ranging from well services and delivery, marine, sub­sea services, platform support, detailed engineering, fabrication and construction etc. Its main ethos is the acquisition of technologies in the oil and gas industry with an intent to improve the standard of service delivery, level of participation and to impact positively on the economy at large., Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin

Signing of the MOU



Identifying Gaps & Closure Delegates, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin PETAN Executive Members

PETAN Executives and Members


Nik C Odinuwe
PETAN Publicity Secretary



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