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2010 News Archive
FRSC Calls for Corporate Support to Curb Road Accidents - Backs SNEPCo Photo Exhibition on Road Safety
Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osita Chidoka, has called on companies and businesses to channel more efforts in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) towards the fight against the menace of road traffic accident, to help curb the danger it poses to lives and properties in the country.
SPDC’S Health Campaign Reaches 60,000 People in Niger Delta
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has rounded off a two-week health outreach in Rivers and Bayelsa states, during which more than 30,000 people received free medical care. Another 12,000 children were de-wormed, bringing to 30,511 the total number of school pupils that have been reached this year. The outreach, tagged “Health-in-Motion” was designed to bring quality health care to the doorsteps of the people who live in areas that are difficult to reach.
‘We Will Continue to Invest in Nigeria’ – SHELL
Shell will continue to invest in Nigeria “under the right conditions”, the Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mutiu Sunmonu has said in Abuja. Mr. Sunmonu, who is also the Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), said: “Shell will continue, under the right conditions, to invest in projects that would benefit the people. We are not doing this because we lack investment options. We are doing it because we believe in a strong and healthy nation.” He was speaking at the Leadership lecture series of IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja, which was held as part of activities marking Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary.
SPDC Supports Deworming Exercise in Bayelsa State; 10,000 School Children to be Dewromed
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) is collaborating with the Centre for Gender Values and Culture in Bayelsa State on a mass deworming exercise which will see more than 10,000 school children being dewormed. Established by the wife of the Bayelsa State Governor Mrs. Alanyingi Sylva, the NGO embarked on the exercise as part of a campaign to reduce infant and maternal mortality in the state, and SPDC is supporting with deworming drugs and educational materials, and also organising enlightenment sessions on personal hygiene.
SPDC Hospitals Get International Accreditation
The SPDC hospitals in Port Harcourt and Warri have been accredited by the Council for Hospital Services Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa). The accreditation, the first for any hospital in West Africa, certifies the hospitals to international best-practice standards, and is renewable every two years.
SPDC wins two Corporate Social Responsibility awards
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) emerged Best Company in the Poverty Reduction and Child and Maternal Health categories at the annual Social Enterprise Report and Awards (SERA) ceremony held on September 24 in Lagos. SPDC was nominated in three categories, and was the only IOC that won in two. The Vice President, Human Resources, Shell Africa, Osagie Okunbor, who received the prizes expressed appreciation for the honour. SPDC’s winning entries in Poverty Reduction included LiveWIRE Nigeria and Cassava Enterprise Development Programme (CEDP).
SPDC Operated Joint Venture Secures Wells in Ogoni Area
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) joint venture is completing a programme in the Ogoni area, Rivers State, to make all its wells less vulnerable to oil theft and third party interference which account for most of oil spills in the area.
SPDC Joint Venture Replaces Major Pipeline
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) joint venture is close to completing the construction of a major $1.1-billion oil pipeline in the Niger Delta as part of the ongoing programme to keep its facilities well maintained. The new 97-kilometre Nembe Creek Trunkline will have a capacity to transport 600,000 barrels per day from 14 flowstations in the Niger Delta to the Bonny export terminal in Rivers State. With half of the line so far commissioned, it is taking the place of an existing pipeline scheduled for replacement.
SPDC, FHI Extend HIV/AIDS Intervention Programme in Niger Delta
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria Ltd. operated Joint Venture and Family Health International (FHI) have signed an agreement to extend their highly-successful Niger Delta AIDS Response Programme (NiDAR) to 10 more hospitals. NiDAR is already being implemented in five hospitals, and the extension means more people can get comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support services at a total 15 SPDC-supported hospitals in Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Rivers and Abia states.
SPDC Joint Venture Raises Alarm on Increase in Sabotage Spills in Bonny Area
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria-operated Joint Venture has raised an alarm over a recent increase in sabotage attacks on its pipelines around Bonny in Rivers State. It further called for efforts by all stakeholders to help stop the unhealthy trend.
SPDC Joint Venture Renews Commitment to Effective Healthcare in Niger Delta
The 27 hospitals directly supported by The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated-Joint Venture in the Niger Delta attended to more than 116,413 patients in the first half of this year, and recorded over 672 safe deliveries of babies. The hospitals are part of a total of 35 built and upgraded by SPDC, and sited in Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Abia, Akwa Ibom and Edo states. Also, the first-ever community managed community health insurance scheme at Obio in Rivers State, inspired by SPDC, recorded an enrolment of 6,000 people within five months of its inauguration this year.
Nigeria’s Gbaran-Ubie oil and gas project comes on-stream
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has begun producing oil and gas from the Gbaran-Ubie project in the Niger Delta, providing an important new source of energy for export and domestic markets.
SPDC Commences Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Award
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria operated Joint Venture is extending its support for educational development in the Niger Delta through a targeted postgraduate scholarship programme. The Niger Delta postgraduate scholarship programme begins from the 2010/2011 academic year, giving 10 places to candidates from SPDC’s operational areas in Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states to study for postgraduate qualifications at three top British institutions - Imperial College, London, University College, London and University of Leeds.
SPDC Announces Gas Flaring Reduction Projects
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) operated Joint Venture is now working on a series of projects that will lead to more than three quarters of its production potential being covered by associated gas gathering (AGG) facilities. The projects, which will cost more than $2 billion, cover 26 flowstations in the Niger Delta. Many are projects previously delayed by funding or security problems where work has now restarted.
SPDC Wins Local Content Award at Offshore Technology Conference
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has received an award as the best company in Nigeria in the implementation of the Local Content Policy of the Federal Government. The honour, which was bestowed at the Offshore Technology Conference held last week in Houston, Texas, is in recognition of the pioneering role of the company in the introduction and implementation of the policy, aimed at building local capacity and capability in the industry.
SPDC Joint Venture Undertakes Electricity Projects in 133 Communities
The Shell Petroleum Development Company operated Joint Venture has implemented electricity projects in some 133 communities in the Niger Delta, helping them to drive economic activities through reliable power supply. The 191 projects were implemented between 2004 and 2010, in the states where the company operates – Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia, Delta and Edo.
SPDC Declares Force Majeure on Bonny Lifting Following Incidents on Trans Niger Pipeline
SPDC declared Force Majeure on Bonny Light lifting for May and June 2010, effective 1200hrs today, May 7.
Afam VI Gets Set to Increase Output to 650MW
SPDC Joint Venture’s Afam V1 power plant, which began producing electricity in 2008, is set to increase output from 450 to 650MW with the commissioning of the combined cycle turbine on May 4 - 5, 2010.
SPDC Joint Venture Signs Muti-Million Dollar Contract to Supply More Gas for Electricity Generation
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria Ltd. Joint Venture has signed a multi-million dollar pipeline contract that will enable it supply more gas to power stations in the country. The contract, signed with Daewoo Nigeria Ltd in Port Harcourt on April 27, 2010, will involve the construction of pipelines that will take gas from SPDC’s operated fields at Utorogu, Adibawa and Agbada to the domestic gas network owned and operated by the Nigerian Gas Company. The aggregate length of pipelines covered by the contract scope is 90 kilometres.
Nigerian Association for Energy Economics Honours SPDC MD, Others
The Nigerian Association for Energy Economics (NAEE), an organisation that seeks to understand the relationship between energy and economics, conferred a Distinguished Corporate Award and Honourary Membership Award on the Managing Director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, Mutiu Sunmonu at its 3rd annual international conference in Abuja.
SNEPCo Restates Deepwater Credentials at Subsea Course
The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), the company which made Nigeria’s first deepwater oil discovery at Bonga, has said it is committed to the continuous application of technology in the deepwater frontier. This includes more rig-less intervention on existing Bonga subsea wells, use of subsea multiphase flow meters in both Bonga North-West and Bonga North as well as smart wells in Bonga North.
SPDC, Others Sponsor 6th National Science Fair in Port Harcourt
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria recently co-sponsored the 6h National Science Fair in Port Harcourt as part its contributions to the development of science education in the country. Some 36 secondary schools from across Nigeria participated in the two-day event, which also featured a science quiz.
Shell 2008/2009 University Scholarship Award Aptitude Test
The University Scholarship Scheme is a programme run by SPDC on behalf of the NNPC/Shell/TEPN/Agip Joint Venture. Letters of invitation with attached Test Identification cards have been dispatched to candidates.
Shell sells Nigeria assets to consortium led by local companies
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) today agreed to transfer its interest in three production licences and related equipment in the Niger Delta to a consortium led by two Nigerian companies.
SPDC Denies Awarding Contract to ex-Militant
SPDC did not award a contract to Eristex Pipeline Patrol to secure its pipelines in Southern Ijaw area in Bayelsa State.