By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
Temitayo, a Petroleum Engineering student from Louisiana State University, is working with Progressive Global Growth, PGG, in the United States to bring innovations that will improve the oil and gas sector in Africa.
Temitayo has focused his research on innovations that will continuously improve the petroleum industry when it comes to exploration and production, refining, and management of oil.
He has liaised with likeminded students and industry players interested in exploration and service-based work in Africa to strengthen ties between the U.S. and West African industry, specifically the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.
Temitayo said: “I see potential in improving how the petroleum industry manages the exploration, refinery, and management of oil. When approached the right way, Nigeria and Africa at large still have a lot to gain from the petroleum industry and I want to bring my technical expertise to assist in the process.
“I plan to use my technical knowledge, expertise, and contacts gained at LSU to improve the oil and gas sector in Africa.
“I am seeking an internship this summer with a company in the U.S. or Nigeria. I plan to reach out to the Independent Petroleum Association of America, American Petroleum Institute, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the American Association of Blacks in Energy.”
Temitayo has a working agreement with Progressive global Growth Foundation, PGG, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that provides access to science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM), and prenatal education to need-based students in the African region.
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