NNPC / SPDC – JV Sabbatical Program 2024 – APPLY NOW

NNPC/SPDC JV Sabbatical Program 2024, 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 for:

Title: Sabbatical Program 2024

Location: Nigeria

Duration: 12 months (non-renewable)


  • The Sabbatical Program 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.

Position Eligibility

  • 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.

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.

How to Apply for NNPC/SPDC JV Sabbatical Program 2024

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.comusing the Job Title as the subject of email.

READ – How to Write a CV (Curriculum Vitae) for a Job


  • 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.

Application Closing Date: 13th November, 2023.

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