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Suspected Militant: Why We Blew up Agip Oil Pipeline in Bayelsa

Suspected Militant: Why We Blew up Agip Oil Pipeline in Bayelsa

A suspected Niger Delta militant, Suoyo Dickson, aka, Hustler, thursday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, narrated why he, along with his gang, blew up an oil pipeline belonging to Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC). Dickson, who was paraded by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Bayelsa State Command, stated that he carried… READ MORE

Nigeria’s gas exports over 70% despite domestic shortages

Nigeria’s gas exports over 70% despite domestic shortages

As the country continues to suffer gas shortage for power plants and household cooking, industry stakeholders have raised concerns about the continued export of over 70 per cent of commercialized natural gas, The Punch reports. The nation’s natural gas is exported mostly through the Nigeria LNG plant, As the country continues to suffer gas shortage… READ MORE

Shell considers investment in Niger Delta gas project

Shell considers investment in Niger Delta gas project

Osagie Okunbor, managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), has said Shell is considering whether to invest in a gas project in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta energy hub, Reuters reports. Nigeria has the world’s ninth largest proven gas reserves, at 187 trillion cubic feet (tcf). Okunbor said it was “on the verge of… READ MORE

Uncertainty lingers over planned oil exploration in Chad Basin

Uncertainty lingers over planned oil exploration in Chad Basin

Few days to the deadline set by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to resume oil exploration in Borno state, indications have emerged that the planned exercise may not take place soon, Leadership reports. None of the sophisticated equipment for the operation has been moved to the site earmarked for the commencement of the exercise… READ MORE

Sirius Petroleum Secures Jackup Rig for Nigeria’s Ororo Oilfield

Sirius Petroleum Secures Jackup Rig for Nigeria’s Ororo Oilfield

United Kingdom-listed Sirius Petroleum has stated that it will deploy the COSL Power Jackup for the upcoming appraisal drilling on the Ororo field, offshore Nigeria. The company said in a statement that it selected the rig following analysis of bathymetry data from a recent seabed survey in the area. COSL Drilling Pan-Pacific operates the high-specification… READ MORE