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A new batch of 60 children from the Niger Delta has been awarded the special secondary school scholarship of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture, Cradle to Career covering tuition and all other bills for six years in four of the topmost private secondary schools in Port Harcourt.
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has trained 15 engineering graduates from host communities of the Afam VI Power Plant at Oyigbo in Rivers State on the operation and maintenance of combined cycle power plants. They are the second set of 30 graduates from the host communities to benefit from the initiative which incorporates training sessions in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Youths in Ogoni land are being offered another chance to start their own businesses in the second LiveWIRE programme to be implemented by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Operated Joint Venture. This follows the training of 105 Ogoni youths in the first tranche in 2014/2015. Already, more than 100 youths from the four local government areas in Ogoni -- Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme -- have submitted business ideas for the 2016 edition in response to newspaper advertisements.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) achieved significant savings in the cost of subsea equipment through an initiative which has seen the refurbishment of five Subsea Trees in-country led by Nigerian engineers.
Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCIN) have emerged Best Exhibitor at the 2016 Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) which was held in Lagos August 2 -4.