2016 Media releases
News and Media releases of 2016.
Dec 25, 2016
A campaign against crude oil theft mounted this year by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has highlighted the dangers of crude oil theft and sabotage of pipelines to more than 40 communities in the four local government areas in Ogoni land - Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme. "This public service campaign is a clarion call to people involved in crude theft in the Niger Delta, not only in Ogoni land, to stop destroying their land and heritage through pipeline vandalism," said Osagie Okunbor, SPDC Managing Director and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria.
Dec 15, 2016
The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), an association of indigenous technical oilfield service companies in the upstream and downstream sectors, honoured The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC)
Dec 11, 2016
Thousands of residents in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, benefitted from a health outreach organised by the NNPC and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company (SNEPCo), which offered free medical services and education at strategic areas in the mega city.
Dec 06, 2016
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture has donated modern geophysical equipment, accessories and books to the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to uplift research and study of geosciences at the institution.
Nov 28, 2016
Nigeria music icon, Yemi Alade, has taken the lead in spreading Shell’s #makethefuture campaign which aims to inspire youths and entrepreneurs for bright energy ideas that can help in the global quest for more and cleaner energy.
Nov 21, 2016
Shell Companies in Nigeria, supported by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with eight Nigerian banks under the refreshed Shell Contractors’ Support Fund, the latest milestone in efforts to improve access to finance for Nigerian vendors and suppliers in the oil and gas industry.
Nov 15, 2016
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) and it co-venturers (ExxonMobil, TOTAL and ENI) have donated facilities including a modern test laboratory to the Nigerian Institute of Welding (NIW) at Imasabor-Ologbo, Benin City, in what has been hailed as a significant boost for the development of welding technology in Nigeria. The laboratory is for Non-Destructive Test and Destructive Test of materials, enabling users to obtain computerised information on materials tested.
Nov 13, 2016
Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) continued to earn more recognition for their sustainable development efforts as they took home two trophies at the 10th edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs)-Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in Lagos on Friday.
Nov 07, 2016
A modern e-library donated by Shell to the Port Harcourt Literary Society has opened its doors to book lovers and other literary enthusiasts. The N1.03billion library is one of the N2billion social investment projects Shell exclusively sponsored in the Niger Delta to mark Nigeria's centenary anniversary.
Oct 24, 2016
Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Bayo Ojulari, has bagged the special achievement award of a leading of the PSRG – Richardson Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE).
Oct 17, 2016
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture, in consolidation of its employment generation initiatives in Ogoniland, has trained another 60 youths in entrepreneurship skills, business planning, management and pitching.
Oct 05, 2016
Some 110 students from Nigeria’s six geo-political zones have been awarded full-board six-year secondary school scholarships in the second set of the NNPC/SNEPCo Cradle-to-Career programme designed to give top quality education to bright but indigent youths.
Sep 29, 2016
People of Ewupe, Isorosi and Ijaliye communities in Ota, Ogun State rolled out the drums in a fanfare on Tuesday at the opening of multimillion naira new school facilities donated by Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) the downstream subsidiary of Shell in Nigeria.
Sep 19, 2016
A new batch of 60 children from the Niger Delta has been awarded the special secondary school scholarship of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture, Cradle to Career covering tuition and all other bills for six years in four of the topmost private secondary schools in Port Harcourt.
Aug 30, 2016
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has trained 15 engineering graduates from host communities of the Afam VI Power Plant at Oyigbo in Rivers State on the operation and maintenance of combined cycle power plants.
Aug 07, 2016
Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCIN) have emerged Best Exhibitor at the 2016 Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) which was held in Lagos August 2 -4.
Aug 01, 2016
The Federal Ministry of Health and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) are exploring partnership opportunities in healthcare delivery. At a just-concluded Health Concepts Validation Exercise organised by SNEPCo in Lagos, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole identified potential areas of collaboration in the delivery of primary and secondary healthcare
Jul 01, 2016
The Shell-installed kinetic football pitch at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos was in the spotlight again today (June 30, 2016) as football legend Pelé teamed up with Shell to bring together Africa and Europe in a first of its kind player-powered energy game; Pelé’s Energy Challenge.
Jun 19, 2016
Shell Companies in Nigeria spent a total of $195.5 million on social investments in the country in 2015, making Nigeria the largest concentration of social investment spending in the Shell Group.
Jun 16, 2016
In a classy display of skills and talent, the golden boys of Excel Education Centre, Port Harcourt on Thursday clinched the 18th edition of the NNPC/Shell Cup with a 3:2 victory over their counterparts from Fosla Academy, Abuja.
Jun 02, 2016
We are encouraged by the positive and constructive response from representatives of the communities, NGOs and civil society during recent stakeholder engagements initiated by the Minister. These and other engagements and consultations are in recognition of the Federal Government’s role as lead multi-stakeholder coordinator to implement the UNEP Report’s recommendations.
Jun 01, 2016
The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), a foremost association of indigenous service companies has commended the pioneering role of Shell in the development of Nigerian content in the oil industry.
May 30, 2016
Shell launches a major public service campaign in Nigeria on Tuesday, 31st May 2016, as part of a global effort to encourage debate on how a rapidly expanding world population can meet its energy needs.
May 22, 2016
The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, (FUPRE) Effurun, Delta State is the proud host of the latest Professorial Chair that has been established by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) operated Joint Venture in support of learning and research in Nigerian universities.
May 16, 2016
The choir of the Muritala Mohammed Airport Secondary School, Ikeja – Lagos has won the just concluded 14th edition of the all Lagos secondary schools choral competition sponsored by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo).
Mar 28, 2016
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture is producing more gas from Agbada field in the Eastern Niger Delta in support of government’s aspiration of increasing domestic gas production for manufacturing and power generation.
Mar 23, 2016
The Minister of the Environment, Hajia Amina Mohammed, on Monday described partnerships as a thrust of the President Mohammed Buhari administration. The minister spoke at the inauguration of the Imani-Shell Estate Phase 2 located in Maitama District of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mar 20, 2016
The University of Ibadan now has an ultra-modern subsurface research centre that will boost the development of top rate manpower for the nation’s oil and gas industry, thanks to a donation by The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Joint Venture. The centre has 15 fully-networked workstations, a high-end server complete with internet facilities and a standby 45-Kva generator among other facilities.