Management of the University of Lagos, on Thursday, December 15, 2022, took delivery of Well Ditch Cuttings and Mud Logs courtesy of TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria Limited.
The donation which went the way of the Department of Geosciences, according to the Deputy Managing Director, TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr. Victor Bandele, is in demonstration of the company’s commitment to youth education and inclusion.
Mr. Bandele explained that the gesture also aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4 and 8 which are both anchored on quality education and reduction of inequality among nations.
Represented by the General Manager in charge of Corporate Geosciences and Specialties, Mr Christopher Enuwa, the TotalEnergies boss said the Well Ditch Cuttings and Mud Logs which came in 71 boxes will assist students in Geosciences to understand and appreciate descriptions as well as offer practical interpretations of ditch cuttings and mud logs obtained from wells during drilling operations.
While attesting to the brilliance and outstanding performances of students of UNILAG at various Geoscience related pitches and other professional engagements, Mr. Bandele assured that the new equipment will further aid the practical teaching and training of students thereby improving their employability skills and bridging the gap between industries and the academia.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, FAS, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics and Research, Professor Bola Oboh appreciated TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria Limited for the gesture. She described the donation as one which aligns with the theme for the UNILAG diamond anniversary; “Eyes on the future” especially as efforts are ongoing to review curricula across departments, to be more contemporaneous and future-focused.
The Vice-Chancellor assured TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria Limited that the Well Ditch Cuttings and Mud Logs will be optimized for the purpose of students’ training.