Offshore drilling companies play a very important role in the oil and gas sector.
In the post, we take a look at the offshore companies that are currently present in Nigeria.
Offshore Companies in Nigeria
Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc
Incorporated in Nigeria in 2008, Caverton is one of the leading offshore companies in the country. The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
It was formed when Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited merged both companies were already operating in Nigeria in the offshore oil and gas logistics industry as at the time of this merger.
Over the years, the Caverton Group has positioned itself as one of the leading indigenous oilfield services companies in Nigeria and following the passage of the Nigerian Government‟s “Local Content Policy,‟ which is aimed at substantially increasing indigenous participation in the local and gas industry, the company has being able to grow extensively.
The Caverton Group was established with the objective of leveraging its global offshore experience as well its service delivery competence of its member companies.
Also, Caverton has participated in the local content drive of the Nigerian Government which can be seen in its well-articulated and continuous manpower development plan.
Additionally, the company utilizes local resources and facilities on its service delivery platforms on its way to becoming the leading marine and aviation logistics provider in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and Sub-Sahara Africa.
The company’s philosophy is driven by the necessity to create a company that will attain pioneer status in the ownership and operation of premium offshore oilfield assets which is well captured in the corporate philosophy statements that states that Caverton aims to raise sustainable standards in providing services while meeting the demands of stakeholders within the society and contributing meaningfully to the environment in which it operates.
Currently, Caverton Offshore Support Group has a global workforce of over 650 employees in addition to its rapidly expanding fleet of aircraft and vessels which has enable the company provide a diverse range of services to its clients ensuring their objectives are completely fulfilled from offshore to land.
Bluewater Offshore Production Systems Nigeria Ltd
Bluewater Offshore is located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos and the company is primarily involved in the designing, engineering, construction, installation and delivery of Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) systems, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) systems and Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems.
The company was incorporated in 1978 and it has been at the forefront of innovation in the SPM business ever since. The innovative edge of Bluewater can be traced to the fact that the company was established in 1978 by Oil & Gas veterans who where convinced of the feasibility of Floating Production in combination with Single Point Mooring technology even when applied in environmentally exposed areas. This led to launch of pioneering innovations such as the Turret Moored CALM Buoy, commonly known as the ‘Turret Buoy’. This innovation enabled us to provide reliable and overhaul-free operations for our clients. Every single one of the numerous Turret Buoys has been permanently operational at the lowest possible life-cycle costs in the industry – many for more than twenty-five years.
Also, Bluewater has designed, manufactured, supplied and installed many innovative FPSO, FSO and SPM systems for oil companies worldwide through turnkey supply and time charter contracts.
Currently, Bluewater is renowned as the leader when it comes to the design, development, lease and operation of tanker-based production and storage systems. Also, the company is the leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems with over a hundred sold till date.
Bluewater is also involved in providing internal turrets, external turrets, disconnectable turrets, loading and offloading towers, CALMs and CBMs to all corners of the world. Most of these systems are tailor-made for their specific application, whether in benign climates, harsh environments or Arctic conditions.
The company’s head office is located in the Netherlands and there are other offices in the United Kingdom, China, Angola and Nigeria.
Incorporated in 2012, UTM Offshore Limited is a privately held Nigerian company that is a part of an indigenous conglomerate actively engaged in diverse sectors of the Nigerian and International markets.
The company is a reputable provider of premium marine logistic support in Engineering / Construction, Equipment Rental / Leasing / Pipeline Security, Protection and Maintenance / Procurement / Supply and General Labor service.
UTM’s clients include Government, Oil and Gas Companies and other private corporate organizations / customers.
Over the years, the company has built a reputation of excellence by professionally executing its briefs and delivering the best value to clients.
Also, UTM Offshore Limited is known to bring vision, innovation, well design programs and integrity to all its operations. The company’s unique blend of local and foreign professionals ensures that its deliver excellent and cost effective solutions to industry problems.
UTM was set up with the vision of becoming a leading world-class marine services provider of Nigerian origin with outstanding services provider comparable with standards of leading marine services providers anywhere in the world.
This is done by creating and delivering value by offering professional service to clients at the highest standard attainable within the maritime sector.
Currently, the company is duly registed with the necessary regulatory bodies. These include Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigerian Petroleum Exchange (NIPEX), Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Authority (NIMASA), Lagos State Waterways Authotity (LASWA) and National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
AB Offshore is another prominent offshore company that has carved a niche in best practices when it comes to providing offshore services.
The company is made of highly skilled individuals that are specialists in their field of service enablign them offer top notch services to their clients with regards to marine vessels, systems and services.
In fact, AB Offshore is recognized as one of the offshore companies that provide quality services that meet and exceed customer satisfaction.
The company’s core services include:
- Licensed Marine Security
- Petroleum Product Bunkering
- Project Management and Operations
- Marine Consultancy
Founded in 1990, Elshcon Nigeria Limited (ENL) is an integrated indigenous group of companies operating in the energy and maritime sectors with focus on value, client satisfaction and retention.
The company has management expertise and experience in the oil and gas & maritime industry and it is known to deliver solutions and services for the safe and efficient exploitation of energy and marine natural resources.
Overall, the company’s core solutions include: Maritime Transportation, Offshore Support & Towage and Project Management
Elshcon also provides Offshore Support Vessels – AHTS, AHT, PSVs etc; Barges – Accommodation/Work, Cargo etc and various inland vessels – tugs, houseboats etc to its numerous clients.
Aveon Offshore Limited is an engineering and fabrication services company that has been providing construction and general fabrication services to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The company is one of the major fabricators in Nigeria and has established a solid track record of delivering quality products in a timely manner.
The company has an exemplary safety record and the ability to deliver world- class services fully compliant with local content requirements. Aveon has worked directly with international oil companies as a main contractor and also with the large construction/ technology companies operating in Nigeria as sub- contractor. The company has been involved with most of the EPC projects awarded in Nigeria since 1999.
Annually, Aveon fabricates over 10,000 tons of steel structures which include topsides, bridges, decks, process skids, jackets and pressure vessels.
The history of Aveon can be traced to Grinaker LTA, a South African multi-disciplinary construction and engineering group, anchored in South Africa with expertise in a number of market sectors. The company started a fabrication yard of about 30,000 sqm in Obio Akpo Local Government Area, Rumuolemeni, Port Harcourt in the year 1999.
In 2007, the South Africans decided to disengage from the business and it was ultimately sold in 2008 to a group of Nigerian investors leading to the new name, Aveon Offshore which is a fully owned by Nigerians.
- Saturn Ventures Nigeria Limited | 57, East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers
- Addax Petroleum Exploration Limited | 10 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
- Baywood Continental Limited (BCL) | 72 Olorunlogbon Street, Anthony Village, Lagos, Abia
- Edison Chouest Offshore Nigeria Ltd | 72A, Surulere Way, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos
- Mecco And Marine Holdings Limited | 37, Ahoada Street, Rumuibekwe, Port Harcourt, Rivers
- Time Logistics Limited | Plot 1098 A Close 4041 Road, 4th Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos
- Amber Resoruces Limited | 5A, Aerodrome Road, Apapa, Lagos
- Geodetic Offshore Services Limited | Plot 293, Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Abia
- Lahor Limited | Suite 2, Flat 4, Edo House, Plot 1225, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
- Nera Microwave Nigeria Limited | Plot 1230B, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
- Philko Ltd |17/18 Club Road, Kano, Abia
- Dietsmann | 264 Tafawa Belawa way, 3rd floor, Wuse 2, Building: Ceddi Plaza, Area: Central
- Tropical Services Nigeria Ltd | 31 Ladipo Oluwole Street, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Abia
- National Engineering & Technical Co. Ltd. (NETCO) | Heritage Court, 146B Ligali Ayoride Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
- Saturn Ventures |15 Olatubosun Street, Area: Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos
- Seawolf Oilfield Services | 26 Agodogba Avenue, Ikoyi, Area: Parkview Estate, Lagos