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NNPC Ltd/FIRST E&P Joint Venture Launches ‘Impact First Initiative’; donates over N50M to Non-Governmental Organizations

Lagos, Nigeria. 16th April 2025 – The NNPC Ltd/FIRST E&P Joint Venture (JV), in line with its commitment to make a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it the most, has donated over fifty million naira to five outstanding NGOs through its newly launched ‘Impact FIRST’ initiative. The initiative was launched with […]

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FIRST E&P Drilling Campaign Ranks in Top Quartile Performance for Nigeria Shallow Offshore Space

The Anyala field, operated by FIRST E&P and located in OML-83 shallow offshore, Nigeria Delta in Nigeria OML-83, recorded a groundbreaking drilling performance, demonstrating exceptional efficiency with Zero LTI. Utilizing the Borr Drilling’s Natt jack-up rig, operations commenced on April 17th, 2019, with the spudding of the Anyala-11 appraisal well, marking a significant milestone for

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FIRST E&P Vendors’ Day 2023

Strengthening Strategic Partnerships at FIRST E&P’s 2023 Vendors’ Day On the 26th of October, FIRST E&P hosted its esteemed vendors to the 2023 edition of the FIRST E&P Vendors’ Day at the Movenpick Hotel, Lagos. The highly interactive session helped to foster better collaboration between the company and its vendors and served as a platform

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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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Special Outing with Nature – FIRST E&P Takes GOAL ZERO+ Message to the LCC

The FIRST E&P team visited the Lekki Conservation Center (LCC) in continuation of its GOAL ZERO+ campaign activities in the month of June. The campaign theme for the month was on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) with focus on Environmental Excellence.  We also incorporated the ‘Only One Earth’ tagline, which is the global theme for

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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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Four Million Man Hours with No LTI (Lost Time Incident) Milestone!

On the 15th of January 2022, FIRST E&P officially achieved four (4) Million Man-Hours with zero Lost Time Incident across its onshore and offshore projects and production operations to date. This is a testament to our world-class performance, and we are proud to reach this remarkable milestone.  Safety remains our number one priority, is at

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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.