Feb 26, 2009
Gas pipeline construction in Nigeria The Nigerian gas company limited a subsidiary of Nigeria national Petroleum Company has limited expression of interest for engineering, procurement and construction of various gas pipeline systems.
Feb. 26, 2009
BRASS LNG PREQUALIFICATION STARTS Brass LNG Ltd, a joint venture of NNPC/CONOPHLLIP/ENI/TOTAL has invited interested experienced Environmental Monitoring Contractors and Consortium to prequalify for Enviromental Monitoring Service Contract for the proposed LNG

Nigeria National Oil Corporation, NNOC
In 1979, shortly before the country joined the organization of petroleum exporting countries, (OPEC) as its tenth member, the Nigeria National Oil corporation.

It was established as a full-fledgeed national oil company with the responsibility for operating functions while the ministry took charge of regulatory functions. The corporation provided the platform for the government to take up participating intrest in the operations of multinational companies which had dominated the business before now. In 1971, the Goverement exercised its option of taking 33½% equity intrest in Nigeria Agip Oil Company. In the same year, Government again established sovereign right and acquired intrest in Safrap (ELF).

In 1974, government began acquiring participating intrest in the operations of multination oil companies in conformity with OPEC’s mandate requiring member countries in order to facilitate the transfer of technology,skill and experience to Nigerians.

Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Apparently, hoping to consolidate its multi-dimensional role as well as streamline training requirement, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was establish on April 1,1977, under the statutory instrument-Decree No.33 of the same year by a merger of Nigeria National Oil Corporation and NNOC, with its operational function and the Federal Ministry of Mine & Power with its regulatory responsibilities. This decree establish NNPC, a public organization that would , on behalf of Government, adequately manage all government interest in the Nigeria Oil industry.

In addition to its exploration activities, the corporation was given powers and operational interest in refining, petrochemical and product transportation as well as marketing. Between 1978 and 1989, NNPC constructed refineries in Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt and took over 35,000-barrel shell Refinery established in Port Harcourt in 1965.

Transformation Programme-Project: The corporation on June 1st, 2004 launched a transformation Programme called PROJECT PACE aimed at positioning and aligning the corporation for higher performance. PROJECT PACE is in response to the Federal Government’s mandate to the NNPC to achieve an aggressive sustainable growth agenda in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry. The project is being executed in two phase totaling 24 months and concludes in 2006.

NNPC structure: The current NNPC group comprises the Group Managing Director’s office, four Directorates namely, Exploration & Production; Refinig & petrochemicals; Finance & Account and Corporate Services. Also the National Petroleum Investment Management Service (NAPIMS) in Exploration and Production Directorate monitor and supervise s Government investment in the Joint Venture, Production Sharing Contract and other contract agreement in the upstream sector of the industry. NAPIMS, in addition, market the federation’s accruable crude and engage in direct exploration services. The corporation has the following wholly owned subsidiary companies:
  • Duke Oil Limited
  • Eleme Petrochemical Company Limited (EPCL).
  • Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL).
  • Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC)
  • National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO)
  • Nigeria Gas Company (NGC)
  • Nigeria Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC)
  • Pipelines and Products marketing company Limited (PPMC)
  • Port Harcourt Refining and Petrochemicals Company limited (PHRC)
  • Warri Refining and petrochemicals Company limited (WRPC)
Partly Owned Subsidiary Companies include:
  1. Calson Bermunda Limited
  2. Hydro-Carbon services of Nigeria Limited (HYSON)

National Petroleum Investment Management Service
NAPIMS, in the Exploration & Production (E & P) Directorate is the Upstream arm of NNPC that oversees the Federation investments in the Joint Venture Companies (JVCs), Production Sharing Companies(PSCs) and Service Contract Companies(SCs). NAPIMS is, therefore, set up to earn margin arising from investments in the JVCs, PSCs and SCs with the multinationals and also protect the nation's strategic interests in the JVCs. In addition, NAPIMS engages in frontier exploration services in basins where the multinationals hesitate to venture, like the Chad Basin.

Major Strategic Roles of NAPIMS
  • To maximize Petroleum Profit Tax(PPT) and guarantee a higher Margin(Rate of Return) on Investment, through efficient cost of monitoring reduction mechanisms;
  • To ensure that a reserve base is maintained and reserve addition targets are attained. These are 30 billion barrels by year 2002 and 40 billion barrels by year 2010;
  • To ensure increased production capacity from the current 2.5 million barrels of oil per day(bopd) to 3 million bopd in year 2003 and 4million bopd by year 2010;
  • To encourage gas utilization and commercialization;
  • To promote local content input in engineering and construction, supplies and materials utilization through in-country technological capability;
  • To enhance Nigerianization in the industry and facilitate technology transfer;
  • To promote maximum co-operation in communities of oil and gas producing areas as well as ensure that environmental protection standards are strictly maintained.
Other Major Tasks
  • Diversification of the nation's revenue base in the hydrocarbon sector by actively commercializing natural gas and thereby ensuring gas flare-out by the year 2008.
  • Stimulating the exploration & interest of indigenous and foreign companies in frontier areas.
  • Conducting operations in compliance with set environmental and safety standards in all JV/PSC/SC upstream Operations.
  • Managing Federation hydrocarbon resources efficiently and effectively as well as ensuring that JV operating arrangements with Joint Operating Agreement (JOA), Production Sharing Contract(PSC) and Service Contract (SC).

Duke Oil Services (UK)
Duke Oil Services (UK) Limited's mission is to launch the NNPC into the international trading arena whereby additional profit could be made from crude oil and petroleum products sales in the spot market.

Eleme Petrochemical Company Limited (EPCL)
The business mission of the Eleme Petrochemicals Company is to profitably manufacture a range of petrochemical products and to market these products locally and abroad.

EPCL sets out:
  • To provide basic Petrochemicals Raw Materials locally.
  • To utilize the Nation's abundant Natural Gas Resources, which would otherwise be flared.
  • To provide job opportunities.(A United Nations Study indicates that in developing countries, one job in a Petrochemicals Complex of this type generates on the average, seven additional jobs outside), due to downstream activities.
  • To save foreign exchange via Import substitution.
  • To act as a catalyst to Nigeria's industrial expansion and diversification of the economy.
  • To enhance the acquisition of modern technology and know-how in the country.
  • The Eleme Petrochemicals Complex is the second phase of the development programme