The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), an entity under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, has proudly announced the successful completion of its modular refinery.
The institute’s focus now is to enhance its production capacity and transition into commercial operation. PTI, situated in Effurun, Delta State, has also taken steps to impart essential skills to artisanal refiners involved in the crude oil refining process.
Adebowale Adimula, the Chief Executive of PTI, shared these developments during a press briefing held in Abuja. The announcement preceded the upcoming 3rd Biennial International Conference on Hydrocarbon Science & Technology, scheduled to take place in the Federal Capital Territory.
Mr. Adimula explained, “One of the areas that we have been looking at over the past few years is developing technologies in the modular refinery space. We are a training institution primarily, but when you look at the country today and the lack of technology among the artisanal refiners, one of the things we have done is to develop concepts.
“We also help in training the individuals so that whatever they do will not adversely affect the environment. We at the institute have built up our own. Now what is next is to scale it up, to find ways to make it commercial.”
The PTI’s efforts signify a significant step toward boosting Nigeria’s capacity to refine petroleum products domestically and enhance the skills of those involved in the industry.