Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Efurun, Delta State has trained the first batch of the new Technical Assistant workers of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
In a statement, the institute’s Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Mr. Brown A. Ukanefimoni, said the workers were trained on exploration, drilling and refining of crude oil, measurement of petroleum products and detection of adulteration of products, among others.
The first batch of the trainees completed the two-month intensive training, while the second will spend more.
PTI Principal/Chief Executive, Prof Sunny E. Iyuke said the PTI equipped with human capital and state-of-the-art facilities to develop the oil and gas sector
Iyuke said PTI trained the take-off staff of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), Port Harcourt Refining and Petrochemical Company (PHRC) and the then Eleme Petrochemical and Refining Company (EPCL).
He urged other parastatals in the Petroleum Resources ministry to emulate the DPR. The principal praised DPR for partnering PTI.
DPR Director, Mr. Mordecai D.B. Ladan said: “The DPR is proud to bring this training to PTI, which is renowned for its hands-on training and the only institute to train technical manpower for the oil and gas sector.’’
The Director, who was represented by the Zonal Operations Controller, DPR, Warri Zone, Mr. A.E. Antai, urged them to use the knowledge gained during the training.