…Commend 32 Agbami Scholars for Graduating with First Class Degrees

By Francis Sadhere

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited (A Chevron Company and Operator of the Agbami field) together with its Co-venturers in the Agbami Field – Nigerian National Petroleum Company, Famfa Oil Limited, Statoil Nigeria Limited, Petroleo Brasileiro Nigeria Limited have congratulated 289 beneficiaries of Agbami Medical and Engineering Professional Scholarship (AMEPS) scheme,  who graduated in the 2016 convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos on Wednesday January 25, 2017.  32 of the scholars  graduated with First Class honours.

General Manager, Policy Government & Public Affairs, Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, Esimaje Brikinn,  told our correspondent in a press statement that Miss Omotuyi Oyindamola Ajoke, one of the beneficiaries, was the best graduating student.

Miss Ajoke attributed her high flyer performance to God and the support she got from Agbami Coventurers through AMEPS. In her words at the convocation ceremony, “I am grateful to Agbami Co-venturers for the scholarship.”

Lanre Kalejaiye, Acting Director, Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, expressed the Co-venturers’s delight with the   impact of AMEPS.  “We congratulate all the beneficiaries of the Agbami Medical and Engineering Professional Scholarship in the University of Lagos. We   especially commend the 32 who graduated with First Class Degrees. They are all valuable ambassadors of AMEPS.”  He said.

Brikinn stated that AMEPS is a merit-based scholarship scheme which was established in 2009 and administered by the Agbami Co-venturers to bridge the gap in the nations’ supply of Engineering and Medical professionals.

He added that from its inception to date, over N7.5 billion has been spent on AMEPS with over 15,000 young Nigerian beneficiaries, noting that three hundred and ten (310) of them have graduated with First Class honours.

Brikinn noted that as at the end of 2016, over 9,000 of the beneficiaries have graduated from the scheme, while a total of 6,500 are currently on the scheme.

He said, “The Agbami Co-Venturers have also provided strategic support to the development of education by donating 26 fully equipped Science Laboratory complexes, plus six hybrid and two conventional libraries to schools across the country.

“The Agbami Field is located approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) offshore Nigeria, and in line with the Deep Offshore Community Affairs Group (DOCAG) engagement principles, co-venturers view the entire country of Nigeria  as Agbami community.

“The Agbami Field is currently the single largest oil field in deepwater West Africa. It commenced production in July 2008. At peak production, the Agbami project contributes 250,000 barrels of oil per day to Nigeria’s total oil production