FMC Technologies, Uniport Partners on subsea engineers
FMC Technologies, Inc. is collaborating with the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) to start the award of the first Master of Science degree (Msc) in Subsea Engineering in Nigeria.
According to the company, the curriculum will be developed in collaboration with industry experts to ensure that students are prepared for work in the offshore oil and gas industry. The university will be accepting applications for the new programme this academic session.
“FMC Technologies is dedicated to developing its Nigerian workforce so that an ever increasing number of technical, leadership and management roles in Nigeria can be performed by Nigerians,” said Michael Hunt, Country Manager, FMC Technologies.
“This collaboration represents a major milestone in furthering the development of a highly skilled Nigerian workforce. These students will play key role in the future of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Ajienka, while showing gratitude, described the event as a major milestone, not only for the university, but for the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. “We are very pleased to cooperate with FMC Technologies in this effort. Given the facilities and experience of FMC Technologies, we are confident that a Master of Science degree in Subsea Engineering will add tremendous value to our services,” he said.
Participants upon graduation, would have expanded opportunities to work in the energy industry, including potential employment with FMC Technologies in Nigeria. FMC Technologies has been contributing to the growth of Nigeria’s vital oil and gas industry for more than 16 years and currently employs approximately 250 personnel in country.