FG, Shell, Bayelsa State Begin Oloibiri Museum and Research Center
Sixty-four years after the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities at Oloibiri, Bayelsa State by Shell Darcy, the Federal Government working closely with the Bayelsa State Government and Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC) have started the establishment of an Oil and Gas Museum and Research Center in the town.
The symbolic project was launched on Tuesday with the inauguration of key project committees and setting of delivery timelines by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
The project is being promoted by four key institutions, namely the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC) and the Bayelsa State Government.
Speaking at the virtual event which had the leadership of the participating entities in attendance, the Minister stated that the Oil and Gas Museum and Research Center presented a unique opportunity to correct a historical oversight. Adding that the museum would preserve the heritage and developments in the oil sector, similar to what is obtainable in other oil producing nations.
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