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2015 News Releases
Bonga North West project wins global industry awards
The Bonga North West deep-water development has won prestigious awards in the United States and Qatar. It was named Engineering Project of the Year 2015 at the Platts Global Energy Awards in New York, and it also picked up the silver prize for the Project Integration Excellence Award of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha, on 6 December.
SPDC wins 2015 PETAN Local Content Operator Award
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has won the 2015 Local Content Operator of the Year Award by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), in recognition of its achievements in embedding Nigerian content in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Shell and Akon unveil Africa’s first player & solar powered football pitch in Lagos
Global music star Akon joined Shell to shine a light on the power of innovative options for access to smarter energy by unveiling Africa’s first human and solar powered football pitch at the Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos. The new pitch is the latest initiative from Shell’s #makethefuture programme, which puts bright energy ideas into action to bring benefits to local communities around the world.
UN rewards SPDC JV Afam VI Power Plant for reducing carbon emissions
The Afam VI Power Plant in Rivers State has been recognised and rewarded by the United Nations for reducing carbon emissions through environmentally friendly operations.
Ogoni youths graduate from Shell-sponsored training for farmers
A total of 60 youths from Ogoniland on Tuesday graduated from a training programme on agricultural entrepreneurial programme organised by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd operated Joint Venture in an effort to introduce youths in the area to viable means of livelihood.
Shell emerges best company in CSR Innovation at 2015 SERAs
Shell companies in Nigeria have emerged the best in Corporate Social Responsibility Innovation, and also the best in Sustainable Stakeholder Engagement at the 2015 edition of the Social Enterprise Report and Awards (SERAs) held in Lagos on Friday.
Nigerian companies showcase oil & gas potentials at SNEPCo exhibition
Nearly 40 Nigerian companies showcased their potential for offshore materials and services in the oil and gas industry at an exhibition organised in Lagos by the deep-water subsidiary of Shell in Nigeria, Shell Nigeria Exploration and production Company Limited (SNEPCo.)
SNEPCo promotes (M)Ethanol clean cookstoves in drive for safer cooking method in Nigeria
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited (PGPL) for the conduct of a pilot study on the use of Ethanol clean cookstoves, a cleaner and safer way of cooking.
Unlocking Africa’s Growth Through Sustainable Development Of Its Hydrocarbon Resources
Africa needs to be optimistic because the road to a better future for Africans and indeed for Nigerians will be a rocky one. Speech given by Bayo Ojulari, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, at the Society of Exploration Geophysicist conference, New Orleans on October 21, 2015.
SPDC's Healthcare Drive in Bayelsa State Reaches 5,000 People
About 5000 people in Oloibiri area of Bayelsa State have benefitted from a health outreach organised by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture in furtherance of its Health-in-Motion campaign.
Shell commences production from Bonga Phase 3 project
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) has announced the start-up of production from the Bonga Phase 3 project. Andrew Brown, Shell’s Upstream International Director, said: “This new start up is another important milestone for Bonga, adding valuable new production to this major facility.”
SPDC JV sponsors three Nigerian universities to Shell Eco-marathon
Students of three Nigerian universities have built cars they will race at the Shell Eco-marathon, Africa (SEMA) in South Africa on October 2 - 4, thanks to the sponsorship of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture.
270 Nigerian experts, diaspora seek oil and gas opportunities at SNEPCo business summit in Aberdeen
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria Ltd (SNEPCo) hosted a business summit in Aberdeen, September 12, at which over 270 personnel representing Nigerian companies within and outside the country explored opportunities to repatriate skills and experience to the oil and gas industry back home. The forum, christened The Global Nigerian is the third in Europe's oil and gas hub, and had the theme Networking and Collaboration as a tool for national Development and Growth.
Shell to train 150 Niger Delta youths in enterprise development
Another 150 youths from the Niger Delta are to benefit from the 2015 LiveWIRE programme of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operated Joint Venture, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to over 6,000 since the launch of the programme in 2003.
SPDC JV lifts force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG
Effective August 21, 2015, SPDC JV lifted the force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG from the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) following repair of a sabotage leak on the line. The force majeure was declared on August 4, 2015.
56 UK, Nigerian companies explore opportunities in Shell-sponsored business summit
A total of 100 delegates representing 56 companies from Nigeria and the United Kingdom explored opportunities for collaboration at the annual Nigeria-UK Supplier Engagement programme organised by Shell Nigeria Exploration Company Ltd (SNEPCo) in conjunction with the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI). The event which held in Lagos on 30th July brought together companies engaged in a wide variety of activities in the oil and gas industry including engineering, maintenance, fabrication and subsea support services. The UK delegation, which included Nigerian experts in the diaspora who SNEPCo had reached in previous bus+iness summits in Aberdeen and London, first met with Shell Companies in Nigeria companies on areas of need and technical gaps.
Nigerian, British firms agree 27 partnerships in Shell sponsored-collaboration
A total of 27 partnerships have been agreed by Nigerian and British companies under the auspices of the annual Nigeria-UK engagement programme sponsored by the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo). The partnerships cover a wide range of oil and gas activities including engineering, maintenance, fabrication and support services and were the outcome of several business summits held in Lagos, Abuja, London and Aberdeen.
SPDC JV kicks off grassroots campaign against crude oil theft in Ogoni land …Initiative is pillar of UNEP report implementation
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has kicked off the second phase of its grassroots campaign against crude oil theft and illegal oil refining activities in Ogoni land. The first phase of the campaign in 2014 reached over 7,000 community people from Eleme, Gokana, Khana, and Tai local government areas.
SPDC JV’s Afam VI delivers 20million MWh electricity into national grid…creates over 150 jobs
Lagos, June 28, 2015 – Shell Nigeria’s Afam VI Power Plant in Rivers State has delivered over 20million Megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity into the Nigerian grid between its inauguration in 2008 and June 2015, thereby consolidating its position as a leading contributor to the country’s grid generation.
Shell, Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation train 60 Niger Delta artists
Some 60 young artists from six states in the Niger Delta have graduated from a two-week “Art of the Delta” workshop designed to improve their skills and boost opportunities for self-employment.
SPDC boosts healthcare in Niger Delta, trains 300 midwives in six states
Healthcare delivery in six Niger Delta states looks set for the upswing with the training of 300 midwives that will support government’s effort in getting more skilled health workers to rural communities.
Natural Gas Development in Nigeria
A compelling investment frontier in a turbulent oil market; Speech given by Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, SPDC/Country Chair Shell Companies in Nigeria, at Offshore Technology Conference, Houston on May 05, 2015
New Shell MD, Osagie, steps in …Mutiu bows out after 36 years of service
A new Managing Director for Shell Petroleum Development Company, Mr. Osagie Okunbor, has assumed office succeeding Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu who retired on Saturday after 36 years of service. Osagie’s appointment had been announced in January while he was serving as a Senior Advisor in Shell’s Upstream International Operated business in The Hague, Netherlands.
Shell restates commitment to Bonga South West/Aparo project
The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) has restated its commitment to the implementation of the SNEPCO-operated Bonga South West/Aparo (BSWA) project, denying recent reports that it has stopped the development due to the slump in oil price.
SNEPCo boosts medical training at UNILAG with donation of audio-visual studio
Training of doctors has been made much easier at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, thanks to the provision of an ultra-modern audio-visual studio by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo). The studio will be used to record lectures and helps to provide a more learning friendly platform, making it easier for students to access information around the world.
New Managing Director appointed for SPDC - Mutiu Sunmonu retires after 36 years of service
A new Managing Director has been appointed for The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC). He is Osagie Okunbor, and takes over from Mutiu Sunmonu who is retiring after 36 years of service. Mr. Okunbor has also been named the Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, combining the two positions as his predecessor did. Mr. Okunbor is the third Nigerian to hold both posts.
SPDC agrees £55 million settlement with Bodo community
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has today announced a £55 million settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two highly regrettable operational spills in the area in 2008.