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BY PROFESSOR OGBONNA F. JOEL CENTRE LEADER, (CEFOR) UNIPORT 1 WORLD BANK AFRICAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR OILFIELD CHEMICALS RESEARCH(CEFOR)

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1 BY PROFESSOR OGBONNA F. JOEL CENTRE LEADER, (CEFOR) UNIPORT 1 WORLD BANK AFRICAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR OILFIELD CHEMICALS RESEARCH(CEFOR)

2 CONTENT 2 Motivation for starting the ACE IPS Model and Partners Key activities that make the Centre unique Research Areas and Academic programmes Objectives of the Centre/expected outcome Targets/progress Our Prayers Look Ahead Conclusion

3 MOTIVATION FOR ESTABLISHING THE CENTRE University of Port Harcourt is among 18 other African Universities that won the World Bank grant to establish African Centre of Excellence.  Locally, sourced cost-effective OILFIELD CHEMICALS are required for drilling, well completion, and achieving optimum oil recovery.  Currently, several billions of dollars are spent, annually, importing these chemicals in the Gulf of Guinea for petroleum exploitation.  Yet, numerous natural resources can be, successfully, processed and used for these operations.  Nigeria and other African countries have abundant supplies of these resources.  Developing technologies for in-country production of oilfield chemicals will improve profit margin, build human capacity and create jobs. 3

4 IPS MODEL: UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP Collaboration & Partnership UNIPORT, Nigeria NNPC/TOTAL JV Pioneer partner IFP School France 4

5 IPS STUDENTS ON FIELD TRIPS

6 MULTINATIONALS (IOC)  TOTAL E&P Nigeria Ltd.  SHELL  AGIP Oil  FUGRO INDIGENOUS (LOC)  AFREN  LASER  Emerald Energy Resources Ltd.  POCEMA  KEEDAK  ANSETT KEY CEFOR PARTNERS 6 UNIVERSITIES IFP School, France University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic University of Mines and Tech, Tarkwa, Ghana University of Wits, South Africa. African University of Technology(AUST) Other Nigerian Universities PROFESSIONAL BODIES  Society of Petroleum Engineers  Nigerian Society of Engineers  Nigerian Environmental Society  Nigerian Institute of Management  Nig. Institute of safety professionals (NISP)  (NREP, USA)

7 KEY ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE THE CENTRE UNIQUE 7  State-of-the art learning environment  Modular course structure  Active Industry intervention in programme life cycle  Exposure to high intensity and diversity of lecturers/mentorship.  Programme not affected by strike actions

8 RESEARCH AREAS AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS BEING OFFERED AT THE CENTRE RESEARCH AREAS DEGREES BEING OFFERED Oilfield Chemicals Biofuels Petroleum Studies Environment Studies Engineering Applications M.Sc/Ph.D in Petroleum Studies M.Sc/Ph.D in Engineering M.Sc/Ph.D in Sciences M.Sc /Ph.D in Environmental Mgt & Technology 8

9 REGIONAL CHALLENGES IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY Brain drain; acute competition for good academic staff Insufficient Research Personnel Lack of Research Facilities Poor Research Management Lack of synergy between the universities and industry 9

10 OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTRE To promote home grown and regional research networks that will develop human capital in Africa. To strengthen human capacity and serve as training hub for Oil and Gas industry workforce in Africa. To fill gaps in labor market demands for skills within these specialized areas. To increase the capabilities of faculties and students in Africa through quality postgraduate education, knowledge transfer and internship programmes. To run short courses in Petroleum and related disciplines. To undertake consultancy services for the Oil and Gas industry. 10

11  Partnering with regional universities and industry to undertake a collaborative research in oilfield chemicals and petroleum studies  Producing industry- ready graduates.  Building human capacity for oil and gas industry in the African Region  Working with local producers of oil field chemicals to enhance their research capabilities and produce high quality products  Partnering with industry/investors for commercialization of research outcomes. EXPECTED OUTCOME OF THE CENTRE 11

12 TARGETS FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS Graduate 60 PhD Students (30% regional, 30% female) Graduate 120 Masters Students (30% regional, 30% female) Run short term courses for 500 participants 100 internship for students and faculties(30% regional, 30% female) Published 60 papers in internationally recognized journals Organise conferences /workshops 12

13 STAKEHOLDERS MEETING WITH PARTNERS FOR A BUY-IN 13

14 STAKEHOLDERS MEETING WITH PARTNERS FOR A BUY-IN 14

15 ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR NEW PhD STUDENTS 15

16 LECTURE SESSIONS FOR THE ACE PHD STUDENTS

17 OUR PRAYERS FOR COMPANIES Provide placement slots for our internship programme Help sponsor students Provide softwares for students Co-supervise students Be members of our Research Advisory Board Nominate & sponsor your staff for our short courses Patronize our consultancy services Endow Professorial Chair 17

18 LOOK AHEAD: TO BE THE PRIDE OF AFRICA IN OILFIELD CHEMICALS RESEARCH AND PETROLEUM STUDIES Industry School ATW (Technology Transfer) Conferences (Oilfield Chemistry) High Performance (Study Teams) Computing Centre Chi Ikoku PE Series Journals & Magazines Research Development Training Publications (Oilfield Chemicals) etc Dipl. M.Sc PhD Post-Doc Programme Consultancy Services Field Studies FR/FDP EIAS, PIAS (Study Teams) IPS Research Labs Biofuel Lab Partnership Labs AGIP Hydrate Lab POCEMA, Laser, Fugro, Rymex, Gamor Chemicals Short Courses (Brochure) SBUs Pilot Plants Oil & Gas Cluster Patenting & Licensing ISS PRT Oilfield Chemicals & Technologies PRT Software Solutions (PSS) & Services Spin-offs, JVs Spin- ins, Incubation Oil & Gas Cluster/Corridor & Partnership with Chamber of Commerce & Industry Seminars - Oilfield Chemistry -Digital Oilfield -HSE -Refining Roundtables (APR) (PH PR) NAPE, SPE, OWA etc Certifications NREP/NISP On-line Training/e-learning Tele-Engineering Expert - in - Residence Fugro Env. Mgt Series PRT Publications Field Operations Manuals

19 CONCLUSION Establishing an African Centre of Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals Research will:  Boost the Nation’s Local Content drive  Impact positively on the economy of the nations in the Gulf of Guinea and Africa  Enhance capacity building in Petroleum & related studies  Provide platform for quality training and research  We have the Faculty, we have the enabling environment  To make this happen, we need support from all stakeholders

20 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING 20


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