The Petroleum technology Development Fund (PTDF) was established by Act No. 25 of 1973, which replaced the Gulf Oil Company Training Fund (Administration) Act, 1964 and vested in the Fund all the assets and responsibilities of the defunct Gulf Oil Company Training Fund.
The PTDF Act in its definition clause states that it is “ An Act to repeal the Gulf Oil Company Training Fund (Administration) Act 1964 and to establish the Petroleum Technology development Fund for the purposes of training and education of Nigerians in the Petroleum Industry”.
From 1973 when it was established, the PTDF operated only as a desk in the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) until the year 2000 when it was reconstituted and made fully functional independent Parastatal.
After its reconstruction in 2000, the fund has vigorously pursued its mandate which hinged on 3 focal ares.
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For the test, there are three parts to go through in two hours. You will not have time on your side.
Part 1 is 50 objective questions to answer all. Each correct answer attracts a mark as well as each incorrect answer removes a mark, don’t guess please.
Part 2 is three essay questions to answer one, your English is tested in this section, please do not draw diagrams, practice to write essays with the one on the past questions which we will send to you, the more essays you can write outside the hall before the test the better you will be.
Part 3 is 10 questions to answer all, these questions are in accordance with your first choice. Draw diagrams as much as possible. The past questions we have is mostly for the general part. My advice is that whatever course you filled get current happenings about that field, read news papers eg guardian, watch the news especially CNN to get current stuffs, read extremely wide and GOD would surely see you through.
The current affairs comes from angles you may never expect.
As a teaser, try answering the following questions which are drawn from past PTDF tests
Which artist is behind the famous Mona Lisa portrait?
How many times did the Super Falcons win the Female African Nations Cup?
Which state in Nigeria do you find Kastina Ala?
Which Coach led Super Eagles to World Cup 1998?
Which year did Oil prospecting start in Nigeria?
The first commercial deep water oil discovery in Nigeria is….
Third longest river in Africa is ……………..
Did you answer all correctly within 3 minutes or less? To help you we have spoken with many past scholars and this is what they think…..
Identify the areas to prepare such as
Sports: Read up world cup history and Nigeria participation. What do you look for? Coaches that led Nigerian team, their captains, what stage of the tournament did Nigeria get to and where was the tournament hosted. Look for key records such as country that have lifted the world cup more etc.Also take note of who FIFA’s president is, where their headquarters is, full meaning of FIFA and any other thing that crosses your mind. Do same for other tournaments. Also, do some research on Olympics and commonwealth games. A quick question which city hosted the last Winter Olympics (If you answered London that will be F9 for you). Don’t forget other major sporting events like tennis e.g all time highest grand slam holder in tennis? how many grand slam event in tennis?
Politics: Nigerias political history and people presently in government. UN and other international orgnaisations (take note of their leaders and where their headquarters are). Number of LG in Nigeria and state creation, noting the govt in power when they were created. Look up key cities in different states in Nigeria and scan through cities in the world and the countries they are (In 2010 PTDF, there was a question: Which country is the city of Timbuktu? Did you answer that?)
Oil and gas: History of oil and gas production in Nigeria. When was oil first exported in Nigeria? (PTDF 2009). whats OML License? what is a marginal field? among others. How many oil export terminals do we have in Nigeria? who are the owners of these terminals? LNG exporting in Nigeria started in…..?who is representing Nigeria in OPEC? Who is OPEC leader? where is OPEC headquarters? when did Nigeria join OPEC? Who is minister of petroleum? and many more…..this will give you a picture of what to expect
Other questions in this section will be drawn from maths and basic English. Simple statistics, quadratic equations, word problems in mathematics etc. Basic English: you code all those “Fill in the blank spaces” kind of questions like “Obi — a boy”. We are thinking that JAMB will be a good preparatory for the English and Maths sections. Don’t go hard on that. The questions on this section are quite simple and with good preparation can see you finish it in style.