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Shell to acquire drones to monitor pipelines, wellheads in Niger Delta

Shell to acquire drones to monitor pipelines, wellheads in Niger Delta The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it will acquire drones to monitor its pipelines and wellheads in the Niger Delta region. Igo Weli, SPDC’s general manager, external relations, made this known at a news conference in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. Weli said the

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Egbema communities write Okowa, threaten to stop operations of Elcrest, NPDC

Egbema communities write Okowa, threaten to stop operations of Elcrest E&P, NPDC Sidioama Communities in Egbema kingdom, on Monday, threatened to stop the operations of Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited and the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Operator of the OML 40 JV, Gbetiokunn Oil Field in Benin River, Warri North Local Government Area

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Seplat commences commercial injection of 35,000bpd crude oil through Amukpe-Escravos pipeline

Seplat commences commercial injection of 35,000bpd crude oil through Amukpe-Escravos pipeline Seplat Energy Plc has commenced the commercial injection of crude oil through the new Amukpe-Escravos Pipeline. The leading Nigerian energy company listed on the Nigerian Exchange and the London Stock Exchange said the 67km mostly underground pipeline is expected to provide a more reliable

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Shell laments crude oil theft, vandalism in Niger Delta

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has lamented increasing incidents of crude theft and vandalisation of its facilities in the Niger Delta region. Igo Weli, country head/director of corporate relations, SPDC, said this during a press briefing at the weekend in Imo. The meeting was organised to create awareness on crude theft, pipeline vandalisation and illegal

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Beware of fraudsters, we’re not recruiting – Chevron warns Nigerians

Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL), operators of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/CNL Joint Venture, had described, as false, the purported advertising of job positions doing the rounds in several media and online channels. CNL General Manager, Policy, Government & Public Affairs (PGPA), Esimaje Brikinn, in a statement made available to GbaramatuVoice on Saturday, July 30,

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NIMASA raises alarm over possible sinking of FPSO Sea Eagle

NIMASA raises alarm over possible sinking of FPSO Sea Eagle The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has raised an alarm of the possible sinking of a Nigerian flagged Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) Sea Eagle, sinking offshore Nigerian waters. Director General of NIMASA, Bashir Jamoh, raised the alarm through his official

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EU delegation, NNPC officials, JTF visit illegal refining sites in Niger Delta

EU delegation, NNPC officials, JTF visit illegal refining sites in Niger Delta The European Union, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPC) and the Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe, on Friday visited an illegal refining site in Rivers, to inspect the impacts on the environment. The refinery, already destroyed by the JTF is

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BREAKING: President Buhari unveils new NNPC

BREAKING: President Buhari unveils new NNPC President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled the new Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, a landmark event that officially changes the oil firm from a wholly state-run entity to a commercial oil company, limited by shares. The NNPC Limited is expected to be managed as a private energy enterprise unlike

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NNPC blocks Exxon Mobil’s asset sale to Seplat

NNPC blocks Exxon Mobil’s asset sale to Seplat The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has won a court decision temporarily blocking Exxon Mobil Corporation from selling assets in Nigeria to Seplat Energy Plc. A judge in Abuja granted NNPC an “order of interim injunction” on July 6, 2022, barring Exxon “from completing any divestment” in

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Chevron, Shell, others to remit N400 billion oil debt for July – NNPC

Chevron, Shell, others to remit N400 billion oil debt for July – NNPC Five international oil companies operating in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector are to remit an outstanding balance of about N400bn to the Federation Government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited this July. Figures on April 2022 domestic crude oil payable in

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Urgent job vacancies at Heritage Petroleum Company Limited 

Job Vacancies at Heritage Petroleum Company Limited See poster below to apply:

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Timipre Sylva charges 57 marginal oil field investors to quickly develop assets to enjoy full PIA benefits

Timipre Sylva charges 57 marginal oil field investors to quickly develop assets to enjoy full PIA benefits …Presents Petroleum Prospecting License to 57 awardees …NUPRC rakes $2.7 billion from 2020 marginal field bid round Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, on Tuesday, charged the 57 marginal field investors to quickly develop their assets

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Federal government set to issue prospecting licences to winners of marginal oil fields today

The Federal Government announced that the successful investors in Nigeria’s 57 marginal oil fields of the 2022 bid round would get their various Petroleum Prospecting Licences today, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. On May 31, 2021, the defunct Department of Petroleum Resources issued letters of award to investors for the production of crude oil from 57

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NOSDRA confirms crude oil spill at OML 18 in Niger Delta 

NOSDRA confirms crude oil spill at OML 18 in Niger Delta  The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has confirmed an oil wellhead leak at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 18, operated by an indigenous operator, Eroton Exploration and Production Limited. OML 18, which produces and exports crude through the 97 kilometres Nembe Creek

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NUPRC inaugurates committee to revive inactive oil well to meet Nigeria’s OPEC oil quota

NUPRC inaugurates committee to revive inactive oil well to meet Nigeria’s OPEC oil quota The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has inaugurated the Project Committee on Reactivation of shut-in strings (inactive oil wells) in Nigeria to spur production. Inaugurating the committee on Thursday in Abuja, Mr Gbenga Komolafe, the Commission Chief Executive (CCE), NUPRC,

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$13bn Trans Sahara Gas Pipelines project, huge market opportunities for Nigeria, others – Sylva

$13bn Trans Sahara Gas Pipelines project, huge market opportunities for Nigeria, others – Sylva The Federal Government says the 13 billion dollars Trans Sahara Gas Pipelines (TSGP) project will present a huge opportunity for Nigeria, Niger and Algeria to tap into the European markets. The project, which would run from Nigeria through Niger Republic to

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Concerned Ijaw stakeholders urge Bayelsa governor to give update on Atala Oil Field

Concerned Ijaw stakeholders urge Bayelsa governor to give update on Atala Oil Field Concerned Ijaw stakeholders have called on the governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, to, as a matter of urgency, give an update on the revocation and subsequent re-allocation of Atala oil field for the sake of posterity. This was even as a

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Ijaws accuse FG of Insensitivity to plight of victims of Nembe oil spill in Bayelsa

Ijaws accuse FG of Insensitivity to plight of victims of Nembe oil spill in Bayelsa The Ijaw Elders’ Forum (IEF) and the Ijaw Nation Forum (INF) have accused the Federal Government of being insensitive to the plights of communities affected by the recent oil spill at Santa Barbara 1 well in Nembe, Bayelsa State. The

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PICTORIAL: Tonlagha resumes duties at Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission 

Tonlagha resumes duties at Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission  Capt. John Tonlagha has resumed office as the new Executive Commissioner, Health, Safety, Community and Environment of Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC). ALSO READ: Read full details of how Nigerian senate confirmed Tonlagha, others nominated by Buhari into NUPRC He arrived at the NUPRC premises

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MAY DAY: NNPC greets Nigerian workers, set to unveil new logo

MAY DAY: NNPC greets Nigerian workers, set to unveil new logo The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd, on Sunday, felicitated with Nigerian workers on the celebration of workers day. The NNPC in a tweet on Sunday said that Nigerian worker deserve more than a day off to celebrate the occasion. The message reads, “From all

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[PHOTOS] Warri refinery casual workers protest against NNPC management, ground refinery’s activities

[PHOTOS] Warri refinery casual workers protest against NNPC management, ground refinery’s activities Operational activities were, on Thursday, grounded at the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, Delta State, as hundreds of casual workers staged a peaceful protest inside the company against the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited. Their demands included, among others, conversion

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Prof. Ben Naanen reveals why fight against oil theft is not yielding result in Niger Delta

Prof. Ben Naanen reveals why fight against oil theft is not yielding result in Niger Delta A report by Professor of Economic History at the University of Port Harcourt, Ben Naanen, has said measures adopted by the Federal Government and oil companies in the fight against oil theft in Nigeria are not yielding results because

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Petroleum Industry Act takes effect in upstream oil sector regulation

NNPC Weekly: Petroleum Industry Act takes effect in upstream oil sector regulation The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) started its activities for the week with a move by stakeholders to begin the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) in the upstream sector of the nation’s oil and gas industry. Minister of State

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Read the process of reporting and cleaning up oil spills in Nigeria

What is the process of reporting and cleaning up oil spills in Nigeria? Key aspects of the process of reporting and cleaning up oil spills in Nigeria are briefly explained here: All oil spills must (by law) be closed-off/stopped by the oil company within 24 hours of being notified of an oil spill in their

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Nigeria recorded 4,486 cases of oil spill from 2015 to 2021 – NOSDRA

Nigeria recorded 4,486 cases of oil spill from 2015 to 2021 – NOSDRA Nigeria recorded a total of 4,486 cases of oil spill, amounting to 242,193 barrels of oil, from 2015 to 2021, according to recent data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA). An oil spill is the release of a liquid

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PIA: Petroleum Upstream Commission commences 3-day stakeholders’ engagement forum 

PIA: Petroleum Upstream Commission commences 3-Day stakeholders’ engagement forum  The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), on Wednesday in Abuja, commenced a three-day stakeholders’ engagement forum on draft regulations under the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021. The Next Edition reports that the Act was signed into law on August 16, 2021. A release by the

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Port Harcourt refinery to begin operations by 2023 – Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has disclosed that the Port Harcourt refinery is likely to resume operations by the first quarter of 2023. Recall that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited commenced the rehabilitation of the refinery, after the Federal Executive Council, approved $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation exercise in

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By June, we expect marginal field awardees to begin drilling for oil — NUPRC

Engr. Gbenga Komolafe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), says it is targeting June for marginal field awardees to begin the field development plan (FDP). The plan includes all activities and processes required to optimally develop a field. Komolafe, who spoke on ‘The Morning Show’ of the ARISE News

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‘200,000 barrels of crude oil pumped into pipelines, 3,000 barrels received at the Bonny terminal’

‘200,000 barrels of crude oil pumped into pipelines, 3,000 barrels received at the Bonny terminal’ Activist and Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Adeyanju Deji, has cried out to the Federal Government of Nigeria over illegal bunkering of nation’s crude oil going on in the Niger Delta. Adeyanju voiced out in a Facebook post on Saturday as

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Shell records increase in oil spill in 2021 report

Energy giant, Shell, has recorded an increase in its oil spills by a factor of two, to 3.3 thousand tonnes from 1.5 thousand tonnes in 2020, according to the organization’s most recent sustainability report. The company, in its 2021 sustainability report, said all sabotage and theft-related spills in 2021 occurred in Nigeria. The number of

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MOSOP USA calls on Buhari to order end to gas flaring in Niger Delta

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People in the United States (MOSOP USA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the discontinuation of gas flaring in Ogoniland and Niger Delta area. In a letter signed by Elder DineBari Augustine Kpuinen, President, MOSOP USA, noted that gas flaring contribute to the causes of

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NNPC GMD Mele Kyari seeks special court for oil theft cases

Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, has asked for establishment of a special court to try cases of oil theft. Kyari made the appeal while appearing before the house of representatives committee on petroleum resources upstream on Thursday April 7. The NNPC GMD noted that oil theft gas affected

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NNPC GMD confirms Nigeria is losing 95% of oil production to thieves

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has corroborated the claim by the Chairman of the United Bank of Africa, Tony Elumelu, that Nigeria is losing 95 percent of oil production to thieves at Bonny Terminal, Rivers State. Mr Elumelu had in a Twitter thread on March 17,

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[PICTORIAL] OML 42 workers protest over unpaid salaries in Warri

Workers of NPDC/NECONDE JV in OML 42, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, on Wednesday protested against the delay in payment of their salaries and emoluments. The workers barricaded the entrance of NPDC yard in Edjeba, Warri with placards to state their requests . The protesters, who are from various contractors including

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Chevron refutes claim of sabotaging economic development in Nigeria

Chevron Nigeria Limited (“CNL”), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (“NNPC”) and CNL, has refuted claims that the company is hindering full operation of the of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (“NLNG”) by not allowing the transportation of third-party gas through its pipelines to increase gas supply to the

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