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  • 17/Dec/2009 SOKU Gas Plant Shut Down Due to a Leak on Gas Line

    SPDC shut down the Soku Gas Plant on December 15, 2009 as a safety measure, after a leak was reported on a pipeline that conveys gas from the facility to NLNG plant at Bonny. The action will ensure the line is de-pressurised to enable a project team to investigate the cause of the leak and carry out repairs.

  • 15/Dec/2009 Basil Omiyi retires as Shell Nigeria Country Chairman; Mutiu Sunmonu succeeds him

    Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, Basil Omiyi retires on December 31, 2009, after 39 years of meritorious service. He will be succeeded by Mutiu Sunmonu, who combines the portfolio with his current role as Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Vice President, Production, Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 10/Nov/2009 Shell Talks Road Safety Through Pictures

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Ltd teamed up with African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) to sponsor a world-class photography exhibition in Lagos, which highlighted the issue of road safety in Nigeria. The event, christened, Driver’s Dexterity, featured varied photographs by award-winning Nigerian photographer George Osodi, depicting the hazards and opportunities of road travel in the country.

  • 18/Sep/2009 Bille Community Sponsors Students Overseas Under SPDC’S GMOU Project

    Bille community in Rivers State has sent 12 youths for further studies abroad under the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU), it signed with The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) in March 2007. The beneficiaries, all indigenes of Bille, have left for the United Kingdom and United States for various undergraduate degree courses.

  • 12/Aug/2009 Shell Wins Top Prize at 2009 Society of Petroleum Engineers Conference

    Shell Nigeria had winning presence at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ 33rd Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (NAICE 2009) held August 3-5 in Abuja. The company won Best Exhibitor out of 35 exhibitors; several staff won individual awards and a number of other individual winners were Shell alumni whose stints at Shell were prominent in their citations.

  • 11/Aug/2009 SPDC Sponsors Radio Programme on Small-Scale Business Development

    As part of its contributions towards the economic development of the Niger Delta, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) is sponsoring a series of radio programmes on small-scale business development for entrepreneurs in its Eastern and Western areas of operations. The 30-minute 'The Small Business Today Radio Show' starts airing August 13 2009, and will run for one year on two radio stations; Port Harcourt - Family Love 97.7 FM and Warri - Jeremy 95.1 FM.

  • 06/Jul/2009 SPDC Gets Global Award for HIV/AIDS Initiative

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has been recognised for a pioneering intervention in the fight against HIV/AIDS. On June 24, 2009, the company was given the first annual award for Partnership in Collective Action by the New York-based Global Business Council (GBC) for a partnership with Family Health International (FHI) which resulted in the establishment of the Niger Delta AIDS Reponse Programme (NiDAR).

  • 25/Jun/2009 Provision of offshore diving & maintenance services

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) in its role as Operator of the NNPC/SPDC/AGIP/ELF Joint Venture, on behalf of the Joint Venture, intends to pre-qualify and technically evaluate companies with a proven national / international track record in marine & diving operations management to provide the services as listed below.

  • 08/Jun/2009 Shell settles Wiwa case with humanitarian gesture

    Shell today agreed to settle a court case in New York related to allegations in connection with the Nigerian military government's execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and others in 1995, making a humanitarian gesture to set up a trust fund to benefit the Ogoni people.

  • 13/May/2009 SPDC Sponsors Digital Learning Programme for Nigerian Schools

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC Joint Venture) has co-sponsored an interactive web-based programme, which facilitates the teaching and learning of Mathematics and other science subjects in Nigerian Secondary Schools. The SkooolNg programme is mapped to the national curriculum for the teaching and learning of science subjects; teachers and students can log on to the website and familiarise themselves with study notes, examination guides among other digital materials.

  • 01/May/2009 2009 Graduate Recruitment Campaign

    The tougher the challenge, the better it feels when you finally overcome it. Most people wouldn’t have thought it was possible to run a gas rig on less power than it takes to boil a kettle. But that didn’t stop us from finding a way. If you get a kick out of being challenged, talk to us.

  • 02/Apr/2009 Hundreds of Children Get Modern School in Bayelsa State

    The Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva today (March 31, 2009) opened a new school built by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) that will provide quality learning to over 700 students.

  • 02/Apr/2009 Hundreds of Children Get Modern School in Bayelsa State

    The Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva today (March 31, 2009) opened a new school built by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) that will provide quality learning to over 700 students.

  • 31/Mar/2009 Shell Livewire Empowers 95 Entrepreneurs with 46 million Naira

    Shell Livewire programme in partnership with Delta State Government gave out over N46 million to 95 persons to grow their capacity and start small-scale businesses aimed at reducing unemployment in the state.

  • 03/Feb/2009 Shell Nigeria Briefing Notes

    We are pleased to present the first set of Shell Nigeria Briefing Notes, which gives an idea of the performances of the Shell Companies in Nigeria in certain areas of the business.

  • 28/Jan/2009 Temporary Shutdown of Soku Gas Plant

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has today announced the temporary shut down of the Soku gas plant in Rivers State, in order to carry out urgently needed repairs resulting from damage caused by a significant increase in condensate theft from the plant’s pipelines.