Top 16 Best Oil & Gas Companies In Nigeria To Work With

Discover the list of the Top 16 Best Oil & Gas Companies In Nigeria To Work With. Nigeria is the largest oil and gas producer in Africa. Crude oil from the delta basin comes in two types: light, and comparatively heavy – the lighter around 36 gravity and the heavier, 20–25 gravity. Both types are paraffinic and low in sulfur.

1- Shell Nigeria
Top 16 Best Oil & Gas Companies In Nigeria To Work With

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), usually known simply as Shell Nigeria: A joint venture operated by Shell accounts for 50% of Nigerian's total oil production (899,000 barrels (142,900 m3) per day in 1997) from more than eighty oil fields. The joint venture is composed of NNPC (55%), Shell (30%), TotalFinaElf (10%) and Agip (5%) and operates largely onshore on dry land or in the mangrove swamp in the Niger Delta. "The company has more than 100 producing oil fields, and a network of more than 6,000 kilometres of pipelines, flowing through 87 flowstations. SPDC operates 2 coastal oil export terminals". The Shell joint venture produces about 50% of Nigeria's total crude.

Shell Nigeria owns concessions on four companies, they are: Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO), Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG), Shell Nigeria Oil Products (SNOP), as well as holding a major stake in Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG). Shell formerly operated alongside British Petroleum as Shell-BP, but BP has since sold all of its Nigerian concessions. Most of Shell's operations in Nigeria are conducted through the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Careers at Shell Nigeria: Explore opportunities to take your career to the next level. Whether you are a student, a graduate or an experienced professional, discover the impact you could make with a career at Shell.

2- Chevron Nigeria Limited
Careers at Chevron Nigeria Limited

Chevron is one of the largest oil producers in Nigeria and one of its largest investors.

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL): A joint venture between NNPC (60%) and Chevron (40%) has in the past been the second largest producer (approximately 400,000 barrels per day (64,000 cubic metres per day)), with fields located in the Warri region west of the Niger river and offshore in shallow water. It is reported to aim to increase production to 600,000 barrels per day (95,000 cubic metres per day).

Nigeria is one of Africa's most prolific oil-producing countries and an important part of Chevron's business. One of Chevron's largest exploration and production operations is located in Nigeria, making Chevron an equally important part of Nigeria's energy picture and economy. Chevron's operations in Nigeria include exploration, production, blending, manufacturing and marketing.

Careers at Chevron Nigeria Limited

3- Exxon-Mobil
Careers at Exxon-Mobil

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU): A joint venture between the NNPC (60%) and Exxon-Mobil (40%) operates in shallow water off Akwa Ibom state in the southeastern delta and averaged production of 632,000 barrels per day (100,500 cubic metres per day) in 1997, making it the second largest producer, as against 543,000 barrels per day (86,300 cubic metres per day) in 1996.

Mobil also holds a 50% interest in a Production Sharing Contract for a deep water block further offshore, and is reported to plan to increase output to 900,000 barrels per day (140,000 cubic metres per day) by 2000. Oil industry sources indicate that Mobil is likely to overtake Shell as the largest producer in Nigeria within the next five years, if current trends continue, mainly due to its offshore base allowing it refuge from the strife Shell has experienced onshore. It is headquartered in Eket and operates in Nigeria under the subsidiary of Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN).

Careers at Exxon-Mobil

To apply for a position at Exxon-Mobil, please email your CV or resume to (recruiting@exxonmobil.com) and provide your contact information. A recruiting consultant will respond to you directly.

4- Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited
Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited

Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC): A joint venture operated by Agip and owned by the NNPC (60%), Agip (20%) and ConocoPhillips (20%) produces 150,000 barrels per day (24,000 cubic metres per day) mostly from small onshore fields.

Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited website.

5- Total Petroleum Nigeria Limited
Careers at Total Nigeria Plc

Total Nigeria Plc is a Marketing and Services subsidiary of Total; a multinational energy company operating in more than 130 countries and committed to providing sustainable products and services for its customers.

For over 50 years, Total Nigeria Plc has remained the leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry with an extensive distribution network of over 500 service stations nationwide and a wide range of top quality energy products and services. TOTAL NIGERIA PLC (RC 1396) was incorporated as a private company on June 1, 1956 to market petroleum products in Nigeria. In September 11, 2001, the company had a successful merger which paved way for sustainable growth and continuous development.

The share capital of the company after the merger is presently =N=169,761,000 made up of 50k ordinary shares authorized and fully paid up with Nigerian Citizens and Associations holding 38.28% of the share capital.

Careers at Total Nigeria Plc

6- Amni International Petroleum Development Company Ltd.
Amni International Petroleum Development Company Ltd

Amni International Petroleum Development Company Limited operates an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company engages in offshore oil and gas drilling, subsea flow line transportation, pipeline systems and other related oil and gas field services. Amni International Petroleum Development focuses on properties located in the Niger Delta.

Send your CV to the following email address: Careers@amnipetroleum.com

7- Consolidated Oil Limited (Conoil)
Consolidated Oil Limited (Conoil)

Conoil Producing today is:

An independent Exploration and Production company in Nigeria.

The Company was incorporated in 1984 under the name Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited and subsequently   changed to Conoil Producing Limited.

The principal activities of the company are the exploration, production and sales of crude oil.
Conoil Producing currently has numerous oil blocks, namely  – OMLs 103, 136 and OPLs 290 and 257, were acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organized by Federal Government of Nigeria.

An integrated oil and gas company with numerous employees and operations of numerous licenses in the Niger Delta.

The leading Nigerian independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
Well positioned in West Africa as the flagship of the independent oil and gas companies..
The primary equity holder in one of the leading companies in refined products marketing in Nigeria (Conoil plc).

Contact: info@conoilproducing.com

8- Dubri Oil Company Limited
 Dubri Oil Company Limited

Dubri Oil Company Limited (DOCL) was incorporated on 10th March 1987 in Nigeria. It has its corporate head office at 13A, A. J. Marinho Drive, Victoria Island Annexe, Lagos and operational (base) office at 56, Chief Tony Enahoro Road, GRA, Benin City. It is privately owned, and is the first indigenous Petroleum Producing Company in Nigeria.

DOCL commenced operations in August 1987, producing condensates - a low sulphur, very light crude oil. The produced oil is treated at the company's Gele Gele Flow Station and barged down the Osse River to Chevron's Terminal at Escravos from where it is exported. The gas utilized is about 1.22 percent of daily production while the rest is flared.

In June 1991, DOCL spudded the first exploration well by a private indigenous company; this led to the discovery of its Ovia field now one of the dual producers making the two fields (Gelegele & Ovia).

Since the assignment to Dubri Oil, Gelegele and Ovia field has produced about 7.778 million barrels of light crude oil (API 45-50) and about 27.91 billion SCF of associated gas.
Dubri field is close to Ogherefe field, currently being exploited by Pan Ocean and Oredo field being exploited by NPDC by the Eastern part of the concession.

The company has three main divisions : Operations headed by Mr. Chris Ikorok, Finance by Mr. James O. Onilude and Corporate & Government Relations headed by Mr Chibueze Ihenacho. All the divisions report directly to the MD.

Dubri Oil Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer and committed to promoting a diverse workplace.

You may please send your CV to info@dubri.com for consideration in future recruitment.

9- Emerald Energy Resources Ltd

Emerald Energy Resources Limited (EERL) is a Nigerian Independent Oil Company with proven capability and vision. Incorporated on the 6th of May 1997, Emerald is owned, operated and managed by an international team of petroleum professionals whose mission is to leverage success into new opportunities and acquire profitable new reserves and production in Nigeria.

Emerald Energy Resources Limited is uniquely placed to play a major role in the consolidation of the Nigerian indigenous oil and gas industry.

Plot 16, Block 61 Osaro Isokpan Street, Off Theophilus Oji Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Phone number:
0803 300 9344, 0802 326 3743

10- IRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited 
IRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited

FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited (FIRST E&P) is a Nigerian oil and gas company that was established in 2011. It started formal business operations on the 1st of July, 2012. FIRST E&P’s mission is to be a deeply technical, commercial and entrepreneurial organization, with full delivery capability across the entire upstream oil and gas value chain.

Careers at FIRST E&P

11- Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc (NDEP)
Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc (NDEP)

Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc (NDEP) is Nigeria’s first integrated oil and gas investment company.

Founding Chairman, Late Chief Godwin Aret Adams, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and other highly respected professionals came together to initiate a truly indigenous public oil company.

Lagos Office: 15 Babatunde Jose Road, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Road, Victoria, Island, Lagos,Nigeria. +2348073893647, +2348073893656

Port Harcourt Office: 44 East West Road,Romoudara, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. 234 (84) 898965, 766196.

Email: info@ngdelta.com | Website: http://ngdelta.com/

12- Pan Ocean Oil Corporation
Pan Ocean Oil Corporation  (Nigeria) Ltd

Pan Ocean Oil Corporation  (Nigeria) Ltd. was incorporated in 1973. Since then, it has been operating as an exploration and production company in a Joint Venture with the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC), on-shore the northern fringe of the Niger Delta.

Its Oil Prospecting License  OPL – 71 was converted to Oil Mining license OML-98 on December 01, 1975. Crude oil production commenced in August 1976 at the Ogharefe field of OML 98.

As a Joint Venture (JV)  partner, the NNPC has 60 percent working interest in OML-98 while Pan Ocean has 40 percent.

In 2007, Pan Ocean purchased another block, OPL 275 to be developed as a Production Sharing Contract (PSC). When OPL 275 comes on stream, it will increase the present production volumes.

Pan Ocean is a trailblazer in the bid to achieve the gas flare out objective of the Federal Government. Since 1984, Pan Ocean went ahead with its initiative on gas utilization despite the challenges of an under developed Nigeria Gas Market.

Pan Ocean Oil Corporation has offices in Lagos and Edo State.

For Resume submission, kindly email your CV to careers@poocng.com.

13- Seplat petroleum development company plc
Seplat petroleum development company plc

Seplat is a leading independent oil and natural gas producer in the prolific Niger Delta area of Nigeria. The Company’s focus is on maximizing hydrocarbon production and recovery from its existing assets, acquiring and farming into new opportunities in Nigeria (specifically those which offer production, cash flow and reserve replacement potential, with a particular focus on the onshore and shallow water offshore areas) and realizing the upside potential within its portfolio through exploration and appraisal activities.

Since Seplat acquired its first blocks and commenced production in 2010, the Company has increased oil and gas production and grown reserves in each year of operation and is today widely recognized as a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas operator. Underpinning Seplat is a strong balance sheet and profitable production base with a balanced mix of oil and gas.

Careers at Seplat:

Internship opportunities

Seplat offers structured internship programmes for talented, enthusiastic, ambitious students and those who are carrying out National Service. Seplat takes great pride in offering the brightest young minds a chance to develop professionally and to apply their skills in a supportive environment.

For general enquiries, please contact email recruitment@seplatpetroleum.com

Latest Job Vacancies at Seplat here

14- South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO)
South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO)

South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO) is a Nigerian oil and gas exploration and production company, focused on creating value in the pursuit of rewarding exploration, development and production opportunities in Africa. SAPETRO has a balanced portfolio of assets which provide a strong platform for growth.

SAPETRO is currently the second largest operated acreage holder in all offshore East and Southern Africa and are well placed to play a leading role in one of the world’s major emerging hydrocarbon provinces.

Careers at SAPETRO: Website

SAPETRO is committed to equity in employment and value, welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of skills and experience.

Sound like somewhere you would want to work?

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (Microsoft Word Format) as an attachment to e.recruitment@sapetro.com.

15- Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Ltd
Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Ltd

The Yinka Folawiyo Group is a diversified Nigerian industrial group founded in 1957 by late Chief Wahab Iyanda Folawiyo, first Baba Adinni of Nigeria.

The group is active in key industries such as oil exploration and production, refined product storage, energy trading, shipping, farming and real estate.

Led since 2008 by Tijani Babatunde Folawiyo, the group continues its dynamic expansion to meet the needs of the thriving Nigerian economy.


Head Office: Apapa, Lagos, +234-1-2805432, +234-1-2805433

Email: info@yinkafolawiyo.com

16- Nigerdock Nigeria PLC
Nigerdock Nigeria PLC

Nigerdock FZE, a member of Jagal Energy, is the leading indigenous Nigerian energy services company with diverse but related capabilities in complex oil and gas project delivery during both the greenfield and brownfield stages of an asset lifecycle.

The range of services offered include full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), or stand alone engineering, procurement management, onshore and offshore fabrication,  brown field modifications, fabric maintenance, asset maintenance management, ship building and repair, marine services,  logistics and the associated base support services.

Nigerdock is strategically located in the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone and offers a fully integrated support service to the upstream oil and gas and broader energy sector.

Career at Nigerdock Nigeria PLC

Contact and address: Snake Island, Lagos, Nigeria. + 234 (0) 1 908 4000, +234 (0) 909 333 3305. Email: info@nigerdock.

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