ChevronTexaco promoting Nigerian program to develop local engineering centers

ChevronTexaco Corp. continues to emphasize development of local engineering expertise and technology-transfer efforts as it pursues several major oil and gas projects in Nigeria.For the past 2 decades, ChevronTexaco has awarded contracts for work on its projects to world-class engineering companies in collaboration with indigenous companies in Nigeria. The country currently has no local-content requirements, making it difficult for indigenous engineering talent to get a foothold on the local market.Company officials consider such joint-venture collaboration and technology-transfer programs as key to developing a domestic engineering capability in Nigeria's oil and gas sector. The long...

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