22 May Chevron TRU DED Project Enters Human Capacity Training Phase
A cross section of staff of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL); Westfield Energy Resources Limited; Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB); Hommaston Limited as well as the trainees
The mandatory Human Capacity Development (HCD) training of the DED phase for Escravos Tanks 4, 6, 7 & 12 Repair and Upgrade Project has formally commenced.
In line with the provision of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOGICD) 2010 on Human Capital Development and in compliance with the directive of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), a kick-off meeting of the training of selected ten (10) Nigerian Engineering graduates was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The training is expected to be for one year and to be facilitated by Hommaston Limited.
The attendees of the event included representatives of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL); Westfield Energy Resources Limited; Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB); Hommaston Limited as well as the trainees.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Westfield representative, Mr. Efuntayo Opeyemi welcomed the new trainees on-board and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunity and have their minds on the training all through its course.
A brief overview of the project scope was presented by the Project Representative from Chevron, Mr. Jude Pemu who also expressed his optimism that all set expectations of the DED training will be met.
He encouraged the trainees to make the best use of the opportunity the training presents them.
On his part, Hommaston Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Joseph Carew welcomed all the stakeholders to the kick-off meeting. He also thanked the NCDMB for the opportunity given to Hommaston, and also commended CNL and Westfield for their unwavering support. He expressed his optimism that just like the trainees at the FEED phase of the project, almost all the trainees would be employable before closeout.
Also, the NCDMB Representative, Mr. Sallahudeen Mohammed thanked Chevron and Westfield for the opportunity to train Nigerian Graduates and likewise thanked Hommaston for availing itself of the service, and for the wonderful presentation.
He stated the relevance of Human Capacity Development and the stance of the board, clarifying that the training is more than just acquiring certificates on use of software. According to him, “certificates are seen by the board as just additional advantage and that the use of software without the knowledge afforded by this training is useless.” He added that globally, the focus is on what any graduate can offer and not just the certificates they hold. He stated also that certificates are confirmatory to the board that minimum requirements have been met at the close of training.
Some of the activities scheduled for the 12 months programme are:
- Multi-disciplinary Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry
- HSE delivery (HSE Primers, Engineering Design Safety, Offshore Safety)
- Project Management (Engineering Project Management)
- Engineering Training – IPDs (Discipline Training Courses – Basics)
- Engineering Software Appreciation
- MDCMC I – Intensive hands-on, development design basis, philosophy, schedule, CTR and MDR Pre.
- MDCMC II – Design Core, calculation, drafting and design, and deliverables.
It would be recalled that following the quality of the job done on the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of the repair and upgrade of tanks 4, 6, 7 & 12, Chevron Nigeria limited contracted Westfield Engineering Resources Limited to execute the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) scope of the project.