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Friday, February 23, 2024

APPLY: 2024 NNPC/Shell Sabbatical Program for Nigerian Lecturers

The NNPC/Shell Sabbatical Program for Nigerian Lecturers offers university lecturers an opportunity to undertake research that contributes to Shell Companies in Nigeria.

It also provides avenues for them to gain industry-related experience and offers opportunities for lectureship at specific academic institutions.

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), the operator of the NNPC/SPDC/Total Energies and NAOC Joint venture, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates. 


  • Host: NNPC/Shell Petroluem 
  • Category: Fellowships
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria 
  • Reward: Full Monthly Salary | Other attractive allowances 
  • Deadline: November 13, 2023
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the 2024 cycle of Sabbatical positions and Postgraduate Research Internship at The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/SPDC/Total Energies and NAOC Joint venture

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To be considered for the program, you must meet the following :

  • Open to senior lecturers and above. Candidates who will be over 60 years by January 2, 2024, should not apply.
  • Applicants who have previously participated in the program will not be considered.


Duration and Reward

  • The offer is fully paid
  • The sabbatical is for a year 

Teams / Disciplines:


  • Environment: Impact Assessment and Biodiversity, Environmental Toxicology, Air Quality Assessment, Hydrobiology, Water Chemistry, Hydrogeology, Ecology, etc.
  • Corporate Relations: Encompasses Social Performance, Stakeholder Relations, and Host Community Development Trust (HCDT) Implementation, focusing on Social Impact Assessment and Management.
  • ommunity Health: Consultant Community Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics.
  • Geology: Petroleum/Sedimentology or Structural Geology.
  • Nigerian Content Development: Process and Project Engineering.
  • Oil Spill Response: Environmental Remediation with Specialization in Ground Water Remediation.
  • NNPC/SPDC-JV Centre of Excellence in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City: Geology, Geophysics, and Petroleum Engineering.
  • NNPC/SPDC-JV Centre of Excellence in Marine and Offshore Engineering, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt: Marine/Offshore Engineering, Naval Architecture, and Mechanical Engineering.

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letters, Curriculum Vitae (including the applicant’s contact phone number, email address, and contact information of three referees) and a titled, one-page summary of how the candidate intends to add value to the SCN business during the one year program to: SPDC-University-Relations@shell.com using the Job Title as the subject of email.


  • Sabbatical positions are highly competitive. Selection will be based on proposals that are relevant to SCiN business objectives.
  • SPDC and its Joint Venture Partners DO NOT DEMAND PAYMENT FROM APPLICANTS. The application is entirely FREE of charge.
  • SPDC and its Joint Venture Partners DO NOT ASSIGN ‘Representatives’/’Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications.
  • Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Deadline: November 13, 2023

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