Technology Transfer and Acquisition in the Oil Sector and Government Policy in Nigeria

"The analysis presented in this report shows the level of development and upgrading of the core technological capabilities in the Nigerian oil industry since independence in 1960. The study examines the nature of technological capabilities formed in the Nigerian oil industry and the effects of government policy on technological capability building in the oil industry. The study is focused on Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its four refineries in Nigeria. It evaluates the strategy and effort of training adopted by the Nigerian government as a means of transferring the acquisition of oil technology by Nigerians. The study also evaluates the impact of technical change on the production and financial performance of the NNPC. Surveys were conducted on NNPC and its refineries. The surveys relied mainly on the published and unpublished reports of the NNPC."