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As an organisation in the energy sector, we have progressed to a fully developed and well-rounded Exploration & Production (E&P) company, and we have some exciting updates on our progress as well as insights into our operations.


FIRST E&P has a 40% working interest in OMLs 83 & 85, which are in the shallow waters of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. FIRST E&P operates the two blocks, on behalf of the NNPC/FIRST E&P Joint Venture (JV).

The Anyala field is located in OML 83. There are three main hydrocarbon compartments in the field (Anyala-West, Anyala-Central and Anyala-East), with oil and gas discoveries in multiple-stacked reservoirs.

OML-85 has four fields namely Madu, Songhai, Ato-North and Ato-South. Significant oil, gas and condensate resources have been confirmed across multiple-stacked reservoirs in the Madu field.

Phased development strategy

A phased development strategy has been adopted for the full field development, with Phases 1A consisting of seven development wells (with eight completions) in Anyala West. The JV has also drilled two appraisal wells in the same field.
In addition to facilitating the optimal placement of the horizontal development wells, these appraisal wells have proved upsides in hydrocarbon resources, and established new development opportunities in Anyala West. Development drilling has been concluded in the field from a Conductor-Supported Platform (CSP), one of the value-unlocking technologies deployed in the development campaign. The Conductor Supported Platform (CSP) is a novel technology that provides significant cost savings, improved delivery schedule and a smaller footprint compared to a traditional jacket wellhead platform.
In phase 1B of the asset development, the Madu field will be developed, which lies approximately 23km northwest of Anyala. Madu field has a simpler structure than Anyala and has oil and gas discoveries in multiple-stacked reservoirs. The Madu development includes the drilling of five oil development wells and a gas injector well, to eliminate routine gas flaring.

Production from both Anyala and Madu development wells will be processed through the FPSO Abigail- Joseph (Floating Production Storage and Offloading), a shared facility that is currently positioned at the Anyala field for the production of the OMLs 83 and 85 fields, with a processing capacity of 60,000 stb/day of oil, 25,000stb/day of water and 39MMscfd of gas.

As part of the gas monetisation plan for the assets, both associated gas from oil production and the non-associated gas developments from Anyala and Madu fields will be routed to a gas processing hub. The gas processing hub is planned to be located in the Anyala field and designed to feed an export line for the domestic gas market.

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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.