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Nigeria puts its foot on the Gas

The government recently committed to providing a sovereign guarantee for the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline, it has published a new network code for the gas sector and is even making progress in its ambitious plans to reduce flaring. Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva has designated 2020 as the “year of gas”, which began with the final investment decision (FID) on Train 7 at the Nigeria LNG (NLNG) plant. The country has abundant supplies of gas but lacks the required infrastructure to move the feedstock to where it could be used, Bracewell’s partner Adam Blythe commented. “Developing that gas infrastructure can be costly and there are significant funding constraints midstream developers,” he continued, saying risks in the sector were connected to difficulties in securing robust offtake deals.     Read More...

Nigeria’s oil, gas engineering services: Champions of Local content

Local content in the oil industry engineering services in Nigeria has suffered due to lack of capacity and law. On the international side, there has been lack of interest in carrying out fabrication here in Nigeria. Because of lack of capacity the International Oil Companies, IOCs, will give the engineering services contract to a service provider that already has facilities outside the country. However, with the passage of the local content law in 2010, there have been a huge amount of private sector participation of Nigerians in the oil and gas sector. Nigerians are emerging to be oil field engineering assets owners and assets developers as opposed to agents.     Read More...

NNPC Commends Oilserv on the on-going East-West Gas Pipeline Project

The Company has demonstrated indigenous capacity and expertise which used to be the forte of international EPC Companies in Nigeria. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry has played a major role in the development and advancement of the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria. Oilserv Limited, a leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning Company in Nigeria has been a major player in the industry since her inception in 1992 and has contributed immensely to the development of pipelines systems infrastructure in Nigeria, having executed various large and medium scale projects.     Read More...