Nigeria News

Nigeria Convicts Three Men Under New Anti-piracy Law

Aug 12, 2020

A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world's shipping fleets that legal reforms will help stem rising attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.The three men fined by the court in Port Harcourt, Nigeria's oil hub…

Shell Writes Down Nigerian Offshore Block at Heart of Italian Bribery Trial

Jul 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday its second-quarter writedowns include the OPL 245 license for an offshore oilfield in Nigeria which it holds alongside Eni and which is at the center of an ongoing corruption court case in Italy.Italian prosecutors…

New Mammoet Crane in Operation in Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base

Jul 27, 2020

Nigeria's Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, LADOL, serving the country's offshore oil and gas industry, now has a new crane in operation - Mammoet Terminal Crane (MTC 15).LADOL and Mammoet had in January signed a partnership agreement aimed…

LEKOIL, GEIL Sign Otakikpo Drilling Services Deals with Schlumberger

Jul 13, 2020

Green Energy International Limited (GEIL) and LEKOIL, the companies comprising Otakikpo JV which operates the Otakikpo field off Nigeria, have executed definitive agreements with Schlumberger for the next phase of the field development offshore Nigeria…

Eni, Shell Aware of Bribery in Nigeria, Italy Prosecutor Says

Jul 03, 2020

Oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell were aware that most of the money they spent to buy a Nigerian oilfield in 2011 would go in corrupt payments to politicians and officials, a prosecutor said on Thursday.'They were kickbacks. And Eni and Shell knew it…

Sasol to Cut Jobs, End West African Oil Operations

Jun 18, 2020

Sasol Ltd plans to cut jobs and end West African oil operations as part of a business revamp, the petrochemicals producer said on Thursday, and has also agreed a deal with lenders to relax borrowing rules.Sasol has been reviewing its business as it grapples with high debt levels…

Nigeria Exceeds OPEC+ Oil Output Cut Quota

Jun 10, 2020

Nigeria did not fully comply with a pact by oil producers to rein in output to balance markets but will make additional cuts to make up for the lapse, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mele Kyari said on Wednesday.Nigeria…

UK Court Throws Out Nigerian Offshore Block Graft Case Against Shell, Eni

May 22, 2020

An English court threw out a $1.1 billion case Nigeria had brought against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni related to a dispute over the OPL 245 oilfield, a court document showed on Friday, while a related trial in Italy continues.The Nigerian government…

TDI-Brooks Completes Niger Delta Survey for TGS

May 15, 2020

TDI-Brooks has said it has completed the offshore multibeam phase offshore the Niger Delta, under a contract by the Norwegian seismic data firm TGS.'This survey took place in water depths of 750 to 3,500 meters and is Nigeria’s first regional…

Nigeria: No 'Substantive' Oilfield Bid Round Until Prices Recover

May 06, 2020

Nigeria will not hold 'substantive' oilfield bid rounds until prices recover, the head of the state oil company said on Tuesday in a web conference.Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, also said…

Nigeria Oil Export Plans Put Off amid Talks with Majors on Cuts

Apr 27, 2020

Nigeria's state oil company has delayed publishing its future oil export plans as it negotiates with local companies and international majors about how to cut output in line with a global deal on production curbs, trading sources said.Official selling prices (OSPs) for Nigerian oil…

Nigeria: Union Suspends Strike after Exxon Workers Freed

Apr 20, 2020

A major Nigerian oil union has suspended planned industrial action after 21 Exxon Mobil Corp. employees quarantined last week after their arrest for violating coronavirus-related movement restrictions were freed, it said on Sunday.The governor of southern oil hub Rivers State…

Lekoil Cuts Costs, Staff. Otakikpo Output Unaffected

Apr 03, 2020

Nigeria-focused oil company Lekoil has said it will reduce workforce numbers as part of the 'immediate and accelerated' implementation of the company's general and administrative ('G&A') cost reduction measures. 'These measures are targeting an annual reduction of US$8…

Nigeria Tells Oil and Gas Firms to Cut Staff in Covid-19 Fight

Apr 02, 2020

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources ordered oil and gas companies on Thursday to reduce their workforce and practice social distancing, tightening measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.'All operators and their contractors are…

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