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NNPC/FIRST E&P JV Commences Oil Production at Madu Field

PRESS RELEASE [Abuja, April 19, 2024] – The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) and FIRST Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited (FIRST E&P) Joint Venture has announced the commencement of oil production from the Madu Field in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 85. OML 85 is in the shallow waters offshore Bayelsa State (Nigeria), with […]

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FIRST E&P/NNPC JV concludes medical outreach to 11 host communities in Bayelsa State

… 3,465 people received free medical care [Lagos, February 28, 2024] – As part of its corporate social responsibility, the OML 83 and 85 NNPC/ FIRST Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited (FIRST E&P) Joint Venture (‘the JV’) recently concluded the second edition of its medical outreach which reached over 3,400 residents of its 11 host

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FIRST E&P Celebrates Landmark Transaction as Consortium Led by Renaissance Africa Energy Company Limited Acquires SPDC

FIRST Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited (FIRST E&P) is thrilled to announce its role as a member of the Renaissance consortium in the acquisition of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). In a landmark transaction, the Renaissance consortium which consists of ND Western Limited, Aradel Holdings Plc., the Petrolin Group, FIRST

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NNPC/FIRST E&P OML83 & 85 JV Inaugurates Development Trust for Host Communities

September 22, 2023, Yenagoa, Nigeria. The ANNPC/FIRST E&P OML83 & 85 Joint Venture, has inaugurated a Development Trust for its host communities in compliance with the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 mandate. The inauguration ceremony was held on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The Trust, named ‘KEFFESO Host

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FIRST E&P Receives Local Content Development Award at 2023 Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair

For the second consecutive time, FIRST E&P has been recognized with the award of the ‘Independent or Indigenous Upstream Operating Company with the most impactful local content development initiatives executed in Nigeria’ at the 2023 edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF). The awards ceremony held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on the

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FIRST E&P Receives ‘Best Independent Petroleum Producer Award’ at 2023 Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES)

FIRST E&P was recognized with the ‘Best Independent Petroleum Producer 2022 Award’ at the Gala Dinner and Award Night of the Nigeria Independent Energy Summit (NIES2023) which held at the State House, Aso Villa, Abuja on Monday, 17th of April 2023. According to the organizers, the award is bestowed on organizations that have cemented their

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FIRST E&P Records Impressive 5 Million Man-Hours Of Lost-Time Incident Free Operations

On the 1st of November 2022, FIRST E&P attained an important safety milestone. On that day, the company successfully crossed the 5-million-man hour mark of Lost-Time Incident Free Operations. Lost time incidents (LTI) are accidents that occur when a worker sustains an injury that results in time off from work, or loss of productive work

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FIRST E&P Wins Award for ‘Transformative Leadership’ at NOG 2022

FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company has received the award for Transformative Leadership at the recently concluded Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition which held in Abuja from July 4 – 7, 2022. This prestigious award comes at a time when the organisation is celebrating its 10th year of business operations. We are thankful

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Juliet Ehimuan

Non-Executive Director

Juliet Ehimuan is Director of Google in West Africa. She was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 power women in Africa, by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world; and featured in the BBC Africa Power Women series, and on CNN Innovate Africa.

With over 25 years experience primarily in Technology, Oil & Gas, and New Media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Juliet is a leading voice on Innovation, Transformation, and Leadership. She has received numerous awards for outstanding contribution to the digital landscape in Africa. Under her leadership, the Google team has made a significant impact on local content development, infrastructure deployment, and digital capacity building.

Juliet has degrees from the London Business School, University of Cambridge; and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She was awarded IT Personality of the Year in 2012 by the Nigeria Computer Society, Digital Personality of the year 2016 by Marketing World; and received a 2015 Titans of Technology award from TechnologyAfrica.

She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and recently published 30 Days of
Excellence, a leadership and effectiveness guide.

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed

Non-Executive Director

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed is currently a Director & Partner in Danicees FZ, an oil & gas servicing company based in Nigeria & the UAE. She is also on the Board of Directors of FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited, an upstream oil & gas producing company in Nigeria.

Born in Nigeria, Daniella has a Master’s degree in Business Administration & a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Calabar. She obtained her first degree is from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.

Daniella started work with the banking industry in 1997. Her work experience includes positions in Federal Mortgage Finance, New Nigeria Bank & Zenith Bank PLC which she left at mid-management level to join Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company in 2005 as a stakeholder management liaison between SNEPCo and NNPC/NAPIMS on the Bonga South-West project.

She would later move to the Contracting team as Head, Office Services, managing the processing & subsequent approvals through the various team lines for all SNEPCo office contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, & Warri.

In 2009, Daniella took a hiatus from Shell Nigeria and worked with Oman Oryx Construction Company, UAE as the Head Corporate Services, responsible for handling all permits and stakeholder management engagements between the company and the Ministry of Energy & Minerals in Oman.

Daniella returned to Shell Nigeria in 2012, working within the strategy & portfolio team for SNEPCo office & governance policies Nigeria, until her voluntary exit from the company in 2015 to join her husband at Danicees and focus on her family.

Daniella is passionate about the formal & non-formal development of young people in Nigeria. She has been a Trustee and Director on the Board of the Duke of Edinburgh award for young people in Nigeria since 2018. The parent organization for the award was founded in 1956 in England by the late Prince Philip the 1st Duke of Edinburgh.

Daniella views external relationships as key enabler to corporate success and is a team player dedicated to personal delivery and organizational goals. She is a hands-on, high-energy individual who uses her unique interpersonal skills to generate value for organizations and their stakeholders, balancing the strategic agenda with the requirements for optimal delivery.