CAMERON Flow Control donates Oil Wellhead, Xmas Tree to FUTO


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Cameron Flow Control Technology Nigeria Ltd, a Schlumberger company has donated a used oil Wellhead and Christmas Tree to the Petroleum Engineering Department of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) as part of its determination to help improve the teaching and learning of engineering in Nigerian schools.

The Wellhead and Christmas Tree are fused together and used for the drilling and production of crude oil. Specifically, they are used to control pressure flow during the extraction of crude oi and natural gas. They can also be used to control the injection of gas or water into a non-producing well in order to enhance production rates of oil from other wells.

In his remarks during a meeting preceding the handover ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze commended Cameron Flow Control for donating such hi-tech equipment to the university and implored other oil and gas firms and organisations operating in different spheres of the economy to emulate the gesture and help improve the quality of graduates produced by Nigerian universities. He stressed that practical trainings were critical to complement the theoretical knowledge acquired by students if universities are to produce graduates who meet the demands of the industry.

In his remarks, the District Manager, Nigeria – Surface Systems, Cameron Flow Control Technology, Mr. Aloy Chiege explained that the company was motivated to help address the lack of requisite tools and equipment needed in most Nigerian engineering schools for practical trainings.  He expressed hope that the donated equipment would help the students prepare adequately to join the oil and gas industry in the future.

Also speaking at the event, the Local Content Coordinator for Cameron, Mr. Donald Ibegbu restated the company’s commitment to the development of human capital in Nigeria, assuring that the company will continue to support Nigeria universities to close identified gaps as well as pursue other human capacity development programs geared to develop local content.

In his remarks, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Patrick Daziba Obah commended Cameron Flow Control Technology for the initiative, noting that the company had become a veritable partner of the Board in the implementation of the Nigerian Content Act.

The Acting Executive Secretary was represented by the Supervisor, Imo/Abia Zone liaison office, Mr. Emmanuel Ohanyere.

The Dean, School of Engineering, Prof. G.I Nwandinkom received the drilling and production equipment on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the university.



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