List of Oil & Gas Companies in Nigeria and Difference Between Upstream, Downstream and Servicing

 

Oil and gas industry in Nigeria is a quite complex industry and many outsiders struggle to understand the various types of companies and the business they do.

Here, we have explained the various categories of oil and gas firms and listed the companies under each category.

 

  • Upstream (Exploration & Production) companies: These are companies that are established to  explore and produce crude oil or crude gas. Some hold licenses to produce crude oil, some partner with those that have licences in joint venture arrangements. Upstream is generally the most lucrative aspect of oil and gas business but it is also by far the most capital intensive. We have supplied the list of  E & P companies in Nigeria below.new oil2
  • Downstream companies: Downstream business involves marketing and distribution of fuel products after they have been refined. All the filling stations, lube plants, domestic gas sales outlets are all into downstream activities. Supply and trading (exporting crude oil and importing fuel products) as well as terminaling are also part of downstream oil and gas business. So all those terminals and tank farms you see in Apapa are into downstream business. Total tanker
  • Midstream companies: Midstream is in-between upstream and downstream. While upstream deals with extracting the hydrocarbon resources from the earth and downstream deals with marketing them after processing, midstream deals with processing the crude oil or gas gas as well the infrastructure. So refining (oil processing) is midstream. Gas processing is midstream. Companies whose business is building pipelines or processing plants for its own use or lease is into midstream.
  • Oil servicing companies: These are specialist contractors that help upstream (and sometimes downstream) companies carry out their projects. A simple analogy is this: A house owner is the one that buys the land and brings money to build the house which he will eventually, but there are specialist professionals he will use in building the house as he cannot do it himself. These experts include architects, bricklayers, carpenter, aluminium providers, surveyors, suppliers of labourers etc. Ghana oil3The house owner is the upstream company, the specialists are the oil servicing companies. Just as we have different experts specializing in different aspects of house construction or maintenance as listed above,  we have oil servicing firms with difference specializations. Some of the oil servicing specializations include drilling, seismics, logistics, survey, mud logging, data processing, well services, reservoir services etc. Oil products shipping and logistics companies, and even oil and gas manpower supply companies are also sometimes classified as oil servicing firms.

 

Exploration & Production (Upstream) 

1 ADDAX PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT (NIGERIA)

2 ADDAX PETROLEUM EXPLORATION (NIGERIA)

3 AGIP ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES (NIGERIA)

4 BRASS EXPLORATION

5 CHEVRON NIGERIA

6 CONOCO ENERGY NIGERIA

7 CONOCO PETROLEUM NIGERIA

8 ELF PETROLEUM NIGERIA (EPNL)

9 ESSO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION (NIGERIA) (EEPNL)

10 HARDY OIL NIGERIA

11 MOBIL PRODUCING NIGERIA

12 NEXEN PETROLEUM NIGERIA

13 NIGERIAN AGIP EXPLORATION (NAE)

14 NIGERIAN AGIP OIL (NAOC)

15 PETROLEO BRASILEIRO NIGERIA

16 PHILLIPS OIL COMPANY (NIGERIA)

17 SHELL NIGERIA EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION (SNEPCO)

18 SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF NIGERIA

19 STAR DEEP WATER PETROLEUM

20 STATOIL NIGERIA

21 SYNTROLEUM NIGERIA

22 TEXACO NIGERIA OUTER SHELF

23 TEXACO OVERSEAS (NIGERIA) PETROLEUM (TOPCON)

24 TOTAL UPSTREAM NIGERIA Local Companies

25 AFREN ENERGY RESOURCES

26 ALFRED JAMES PETROLEUM

27 ALLIED ENERGY RESOURCES (NIGERIA)

28 AMALGAMATED OIL

29 AMNI INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT

30 ATLAS ORANTO PETROLEUM OIL

31 CAMAC NIGERIA

32 CONOIL PRODUCING

33 DUBRI OIL

34 EQUATOR EXPLORATION NIGERIA

35 EXPRESS PETROLEUM & GAS

36 FAMFA OIL

37 MIDLANTIC INTERNATIONAL

38 MILLENIUM OIL & GAS COMPANY (MOGCL)

39 MONI PULO

40 NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC)

41 NIGER DELTA PETROLEUM RESOURCES

42 NIGERIAN PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (NPDC)

43 NOREAST PETROLEUM

44 OILWORLD

45 OPTIMUM PETROLEUM DEV.

46 ORIENT PETROLEUM RESOURCES LIMITED

47 ORIENTAL ENERGY RESOURCES

48 PAN OCEAN OIL CORP. (NIGERIA)

49 SAHARA ENERGY FIELDS

50 SOLGAS PETROLEUM

51 SOUTH ATLANTIC PETROLEUM (SAPETRO)

52 SUMMIT OIL INTERNATIONAL

53 SUNLINK PETROLEUM

54 YINKA FOLAWIYO PETROLEUM

 

Base Logistics, Life Camp Management

 

55 BRAWAL SHIPPING (NIGERIA)

56 INTELS NIGERIA (INTEL SERVICES)

57 LADOL – LAGOS DEEP OFFSHORE LOGISTICS BASE

58 NEPTUNE MARITIME NIGERIA

59 PRODECO (PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY)

60 SNAKE ISLAND INTEGRATED FREE ZONE

Government Agences/Associations

61 DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR)

62 NATIONAL PETROLEUM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES (NAPIMS)

63 NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM EXPLORATIONISTS (NAPE)

64 NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC)

65 PETAN (PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA)

 

Oil servicing (Geophysicals, Seismics, Data Processing, Geology, Geosciences)

66 COMPAGNIE GENERALE DE GEOPHYSIQUE (NIGERIA) (CGG)

67 FIRST FOSSIL NIGERIA

68 GLOBAL ENERGY COMPANY

69 INTEGRATED DATA SERVICES (IDSL)

70 LANDMARK GRAPHICS

71 MABON GEOPHYSICAL NIGERIA

72 MASSOIL FIELD SERVICES

73 PETROLEUM GEO SERVICES NIGERIA (PGS)

74 SCHLUMBERGER GECO PRAKLA NIG.

75 SCHLUMBERGER GEOQUEST

76 SCHLUMBERGER WESTERNGECO

77 UNITED GEOPHYSICAL (NIGERIA)

78 VERITAS GEOPHYSICAL (NIGERIA)

Survey

79 FUGRO-IGN

80 FUGRO SURVEY NIGERIA

81 SURVICOM SERVICES

82 ZENITH NIGERGROUP

 

Oil servicing (Drilling Contractors)

83 GLOBAL OFFSHORE DRILLING (GSF)

84 ENSCO DRILLING COMPANY NIGERIA

85 FORASOL DRILLING (WEST AFRICA)

86 KARAMAY DRILLING COMPANY / CNPC NIGERIA

87 KCA DEUTAG NIGERIA

88 LONESTAR DRILLING NIGERIA

89 NOBLE DRILLING (NIGERIA)

90 PARKER DRILLING (NIGERIA)

131 ZUKUS INDUSTRIES

91 SAIPEM CONTRACTING NIGERIA

92 SEDCO FOREX OF NIGERIA (TRANSOCEAN)

93 TECON OIL SERVICES

 

Oil servicing (Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, Barytes, Bentonite)

94 AFRICAN PETROLEUM OILFIELD SERVICES (APOS)

95 ANA INDUSTRIES LIMITED

96 BAKER HUGHES NIGERIA

97 BAROID OF NIGERIA (SUB. OF HALLIBURTON)

98 DELTA PROSPECTORS

99 EUNISELL

100 GGI INTERNATIONAL

101 HAMILTON TECHNOLOGIES

102 M-I NIGERIA

 

Oil servicing ( Drilling & Well Services, Directional Drilling, MWD, Mud Logging, Reservoir Services) 

103 ARIBOIL COMPANY

104 BAKER NIGERIA

105 BJ SERVICES NIGERIA

106 CISCON NIGERIA

107 CLEDOP WEST AFRICA

108 CORELAB NIGERIA

109 ECODRILL (NIGERIA)

110 EMVAL / KANUCO / JD ENERGY SERVICES

111 GEOSERVICES (NIGERIA)

112 HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES (NIGERIA)

113 INTERDRILL NIGERIA

114 KASOLUTE NIGERIA

115 MELVON NIGERIA

116 OILDATA WIRELINE SERVICES

117 OILSCAN

118 OILTEST SERVICES

119 PETROLOG

120 QUAD MUD LOGGING (NIGERIA)

121 ROXAR NIGERIA

122 VRMT INTERNATIONAL (NIGERIA)

123 SART NIGERIA (RESERVOIR FLUIDS LABORATORY INC.)

124 SCHLUMBERGER ANADRILL (NIGERIA)

125 SCHLUMBERGER OILFIELD SERVICES

126 SCHLUMBERGER WIRELINE & TESTING

127 SEGO OILFIELD SERVICES SOWSCO WELL SERVICES (NIGERIA)

Midstream

138, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG)

139, Gaslink Nigeria Limited

140, Accugas Limited

 

Downstream companies, due to the ease of entry and relatively low capital requirements are too plenty to be listed here. You can view them here.

 

See also: How to Get Oil & Gas Job in Nigeria

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