The Petroleum Training lnstitute, (PTI) Effurun , Delta State, reaffirmed her readiness and capacity to train class one Commercial divers.

The institute commenced Underwater Welding and Cutting exercise for diving trainees .

The exercise took place at Dive Tank, in front of the Offshore Technology OTEC/School of Diving.

The event had Principal officers of the Institute and other relevant stakeholders in attendance.

Dr Henry Adimula , Principal/ Chief Executive Officer of PTI in his key note address , officially commenced
the commercial training of class one
professional divers in line with Internationally accepted best practice.

Adimula explained
the Offshore Technology and Energy
Centre of PTl, saying it is maned by competent personnel with sound and up-to-date equipment,
which validates whatever
they do.

“From the practical exercise
diving trainees went 15 metres deep inside the simulator
to carry out practical Underwater Welding and Cutting , which means
we don’t need to go abroad again to
train specialized skill personnel in Underwater Welding in the Oil and Gas industry.” He added.

Conclusively he said: ” Let me remark on a final note that PTI in line with core primary objective of training manpower for the oil and gas industry, will continue to remain resolute and committed to academic excellence,
in the drive to meet our core objectives.”

Engr Dr Michael Adegbite ,
Director , Offshore Technology and Energy Centre, in his speech asserted that PTI is ready and committed to the
Production of Professionals, to develop the Offshore environment .

Dr Adegbite
appealed for technical support saying:
” What we are currently doing now like
the Principal explained is class one
diving personnel training. which is 15 metres depth Underwater, but we still need support from industry players, the Government and other relevant stakeholders
to train class two divers which
goes down to the depth of 50 metres Underwater.

Mr Issac Otitiri Edenmi , a Professional Diver who spoke with LaDona Media
Posited: “

” Today, we have practically demonstrated Underwater Welding and Cutting.
What we have done shows that
PTI is a one stop place for training and
capacity building in all sections of the Oil and Gas industry.

Alhaji Suleman Zailani , Assistant Director and Head of Public Affrairs Department in his contribution said: “
The flag off of the Underwater Welding and Cutting in PTI is indeed an epoch making event, a major breakthrough in ensuring that professional Underwater Welders can be trained in PTI .

Zailani further noted that this aspect is a very important segment of the oil and gas industry, what they did is Welding and Cutting of Oil Pipe line in a water depth of 15 metres just as it is done in open air operations”

The Principal ,Engr Henry Adimula, top Management Staff of the lnstitute, industrial players and other relevant stakeholders present were delighted at the performance of the trainees.

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