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PTDF Geosciences Training Programme (GTP) 2015

As part of efforts geared towards meeting the mandate given it by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is organising a Geosciences Training Programme to build local manpower and participation in the oil and gas industry.

About the Training Programme

The PTDF Geosciences Training Programme (GTP) 2015 appears to be the inaugural edition of this training scheme, which is ‘designed to increase local capacities for geosciences knowledge, application and analytical skills in the oil and gas industry.’ The PTDF Geosciences Training Programme (GTP) 2015 is a five-month training programme aimed at Nigerian graduates of geology or geosciences discipline. The training will be conducted at the Laser Petroleum Geosciences Centre in Port Harcourt.

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To be eligible to apply for the PTDF Geosciences Training Programme (GTP) 2015, you need to:

– Be a Nigerian graduate of geology or geosciences
– Have a minimum of second class lower (2:2) degree
– Have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service year
– Not be older than 30 years
– Be computer literate
– Be available to complete a six-month post-training attachment programme.


Please be aware that you need to meet all stated requirements to apply, otherwise you will simply be wasting your time. If you are qualified for the PTDF Geosciences Training Programme (GTP) 2015, you are to upload and forward the following documents to

– O’ Level result (WAEC or NECO)
– First degree and/or MSc certificate
– NYSC discharge certificate
– Birth certificate or age declaration
– Evidence of state of origin
– Passport photograph

You are required to provide your phone number and email address for easy contact.

After sending the required documents to the provided email address, you need to complete a Google Form. You have until August 21 to get in your application if you are interested in being part of the PTDF Geosciences Training Programme (GTP) 2015. The PTDF says limited number of people will be sponsored to be part of the training.


  1. please how will one know that he or she qualifies for the geosciences training programme. and wen is the programme commencing.

    1. Sorry for the late response; I have been busy with other things. First, may I know if you had applied before the August 21 deadline? Did you apply before the date?

  2. Pls can HND graduate in Geology apply?

    1. First, I don’t think HND can apply, judging from the demand for a minimum of second class (2:2). Second, I’m afraid it’s already too late to apply; deadline was August 21.

  3. Pls i applied for the training before the deadline and i met all the stated conditions but i have from them. Should i still hope?

  4. I applied before the deadline and i met the stated requirements but i have not heard from them since then. I dont know if there has been a short list

    1. It’s a good thing that you applied before the deadline. I also don’t know if there has been a shortlist. I’ll only advise that you just relax and hope for the best. These people often take a while before shortlisting candidates.

  5. The house please any news about the PTDF 2015 geosciences training program?

    1. I’ll advise you to regularly monitor the news section on to find latest information on the programme, if you have not been contacted yet. Good luck!

  6. I applied before the dateline sir.please when are we expecting the short listing names.thanks.

    1. Hello. Just as I advised someone earlier, you will do well to check the news section on for any relevant information on the programme since they are the organisers.

  7. Hi, I received a call from ptdf on Friday that I have been shortlisted for the first batch of the training set to commence in November 2015. No precise date but I’ve had to defer my msc admission to enable me be a part of the training in rivers state. So if you haven’t been contacted don’t worry they are still placing calls and there would be another batch of trainees.

    1. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hello everybody,

    I was also contacted last month(October 2015) that the training will commence this month but i have not heard from them and the month is ending next week any news of the exact situation now?

    1. Since you’ve been contacted, I’ll just advise that you keep your fingers crossed. Sometimes, companies don’t stick strictly to their words, especially when the thing in focus is not bringing them money.

  9. Pls am curious to know, what are the benefits after the training pls…

  10. Jenom where you contacted too

  11. Yes I was contacted

  12. Ok. That is good.

  13. Pls anyone with any info if accomodation and feeding will be cater for us if invited…

  14. My friends November has ended any news about the training

  15. I feel the training will be in january… Just saying sha

  16. Ok. So i think too.

  17. NOTE:
    a. This is only applicable for prospective MSc Candidates.
    PHD does interview only.
    b. Major criteria for shortlisting was your “statement of
    purpose/personal statement”. Some 2.2 candidates with
    good personal statement that tailors smoothly were
    shortlisted while 2.1 applicants with poorly written
    statement were not.
    c. Use a computer to check your status.
    Go to
    Proceed to “Choose Exam location”and enter your PIN then
    click continue.
    If SHORTLISTED for the exam, you will be able to select the
    location of your choice
    which is either Lagos, Abuja and PortHarcourt.
    IF you are NOT SHORTLISTED, The following statement will
    appear in red; “You Are Not Shortlisted!”
    Check the screenshot below of a successful and unsuccessful

    1. Please Jenom how does one get the pin? thanks

  18. Hello Jenom. Thanks for the information above. Any update on the Geoscience training programme?

  19. No update yet on the training… But I know that if shortlisted, we are the first set for geoscience training

  20. @Nwali, if u applied for LSS or OSS… There was a pin given to u when u paid #1000

  21. Hello everyone

    Any update on the geoscience training program?

  22. Yes, we were called 2wks ago to be ready

    1. Good afternoon house. Hope y’all doing great.
      Any news on pdtf gtp plz?

  23. Hello Jenom. I was also called in February but uptill now i have not heard from them. Any update pls?

  24. Very soon hopefully as Candidates for MSc for OSS and LSS will be interviewed on 02-04-2016… We are next by God’s grace

  25. Hello Jenom

    Any latest on the 2015 PTDF Geoscience Programme. Looks like this people have forgoten about us.

  26. We have a whatsapp group on PTDF GTP Scholarship.. If you want to join to get latest update, send PTDF on whatsapp to this number 08066259943… We chat, brainstorm and help each other

  27. We all that were called started talking on and later opened a group chat on whatsapp.. U can join to kw the latest cos most times we send some1 in Abuja to compare what’s happening and sometime we place calls on the number that called us this february

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