The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is the Federal Government’s Agency mandated to build capacities in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. The Fund has over the years been developing and implementing several programmes to meet identified human resources requirements to enhance the active participation of Nigerians in the industry.

In furtherance of its mandate, the Fund wishes to commence the Drilling Engineers Training Programme to boost local capacity for Drilling/ Production activities in the oil and gas industry. This initiative involves the training of Nigerian engineers at the Institute of Petroleum, IFP, and France as internationally certified Drilling Engineers for effective participation in the industry’s upstream sector activities to enhance Nigerian Content. The said programme has 4 months duration.


Further to the above, the Fund hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who fall under the following two categories:

▪ Previous graduates of the PTDF Engineering Design Training Programme (EDTP).

▪ Young graduate Engineers who are staff of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).


Applicants for the training programme must meet the following requirements:

Possession of a first degree or M Sc. in the following engineering disciplines; Petroleum, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic and Marine engineering ONLY

Applicants must possess a minimum of second class lower degree

Applicants must not be above 35 years of age

Candidates are to note that only those who meet the requirements would be short listed and invited for an Online Test.

Applicants who meet the above requirements are to upload the following documents to:


The required documents are;

Certificates: O’ level, WAEC or NETCO results – (Not Applicable for staff of NPDC)

First degree or MSc. certificate

NYSC discharge certificate

Evidence of date of birth or age declaration

Evidence of State of origin – (Not Applicable for staff of NPDC)

Passport photograph

Candidates must also provide their Contact phone numbers and email.


The Fund will sponsor only a limited number of Trainees for the programme.

Candidates who do not meet the above conditions NEED NOT APPLY.

All completed application should be submitted on or before JUNE 6, 2012.


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    NO. 5 Emetumah Street, Okwele, Irette,
    Imo State,
    20th September, 2012

    The Manager,
    Petroleum Development Technology Fund PTDF
    Shell petroleum Development,
    Dear Sir,
    Application to enroll as a Drilling Engineer
    I humbly apply to train in your company, this is to enable me exert my potencials and intuition to a sustainable level that guarantees productivity. I am a graduate of Niger Delta University with B.Eng. in Marine Engineering,
    I have had some previous working experience of 3years in an oil firm where I worked as the director of operations, I have served with a traffic control organization, TIMARIV in Rivers State, Including teaching in a Secondary School where I did my National Youth Service Corporation, NYSC. Added to my credentials, I have certificate in Health Safety and Environment, H.S.E level 2&3, and Project /Risk Management Training, IPMP.
    I possess some individual qualities including the ability to communicate and speak fluently in English and Ibo, ability to prioritize workload to carry different tasks at once, I also have the ability to adjust easily and relate to and feel comfortable with people of all levels at workplace.
    I would be grateful if my request is granted and I do believe I will fit in properly in the job. .Thanks!! Your’s faithfully,
    Emetumah Fauzy. C

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