WHO’S WHO IN THE NIGERIAN OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

Who’s Who in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry makes available within one source, comprehensive information on Nigerian professionals and entrepreneurs who have and are making significant contribution to the growth and development of the industry. Nigerian professionals have been contributing significantly to the development of the Nigerian industry since its modest beginnings to its […]

Should Nigeria focus on its gold mining industry too?

Despite having huge reserves and untapped exploration sites, Nigeria’s mining industry remains underdeveloped, leaving the country with no choice but to import resources http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2277235.stm   that could instead be produced locally. Only 0.3% of Nigeria’s GDP can be accounted for its gold products because the country focuses most of its economic efforts on the oil industry. […]

Should Nigeria focus on its gold mining industry too?

Despite having huge reserves and untapped exploration sites, Nigeria’s mining industry remains underdeveloped, leaving the country with no choice but to import resources that could instead be produced locally. Only 0.3% of Nigeria’s GDP can be accounted for its gold products because the country focuses most of its economic efforts on the oil industry. Currently, […]

CSR: Total Has Done A Lot For Its Host Communities

- Dr Nkoyo Attah   For decades controversy has trailed the aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the oil industry in Nigeria with the International Oil Companies (IOCs) in the centre of the storm. The IOCs have been accused of getting more and doing little for their host communities while the IOCs have in […]

Nigeria’s Oil Industry: Sustainable Development Beyond CSR

- Ogodo Douglas   Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always been a burning issue as to who should actually bear the brunt either the government or organization whose presence is in the community. Since the communities do not see the government except the companies, they do not have choice than giving olive branches to the […]

THE DOWNSTREAM: Will Total Deregulation Result in Efficiency?

- Anthony Uche   The Nigerian oil and gas Industry is the engine room of the Nation’s economy – an economy that is supposed to be the biggest in Africa and one of the biggest in the world if not for mismanagement and corruption. Everything in Nigeria practically depends on oil and gas. It funds […]

2013 MARGINAL FIELD BID ROUND: HOW TRANSPARENT?

-  Osaneku Monday   Precisely, in November 2013, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), announced the commencement of a new marginal field licensing bid rounds for thirty one (31) marginal fields in Nigeria. The thirty one marginal fields on offer had sixteen (16) located onshore while the remaining fifteen […]

THE GROWTH OF INDEPENDENTS: Successes, Challenges & The Future

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By George Osahon.   The Nigerian Oil and Gas industry, which has long been dominated by the International Oil companies, has seen more asset acquisitions by independent and indigenous players. These Independents are increasingly raising their game, but where would the trend lead the industry? The Issue in Perspective The marginal field operations introduced in […]

The Paradigm Shift

By Osaneku Monday.   Since 1964, the United States of America has been the largest importer of Nigeria’s crude oil. The dominance of US as the longest and largest Nigeria’s crude oil export destination no doubt, has gradually eroded. According to statistics and data from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), (Monthly Petroleum Information), the […]

Petroleum Club Hosts DPR

By Ogodo Douglas.   Since assuming office as the regulator of both upstream and downstream sector of the Nigeria’s oil industry, George Osahon has brought some sanity into the industry. He is seen as a man with wealth of experience due to the fact that he has worked in different parts of the industry before. […]

Nigerian Content Law and its Cost Implication on the Egina FPSO Project

By Anthony Uche.   Before now, the Nigerian oil and Gas industry had been dominated by major international oil companies and service providers with large numbers of expatriate workers and jobs being deployed to carry out projects in various onshore and offshore locations, this had put the country at a disadvantage position, until 2010 when […]

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