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

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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 18th of May 2023. The award was received on behalf of FIRST E&P by Mr. John Alamu, the company’s General Manager, Engineering & Capital Projects.

Powered by the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the Local Content driven awards evaluate projects executed by related organizations, using specific criteria to gauge contributions to the success of Local Content Development within the O&G sector as mandated by the Local Content Act of Nigeria, 2010.

According to the organizers, FIRST E&P was adjudged to be deserving of this award in view of the company’s laudable and impactful local content development initiatives in the areas of employment generation and spend, local and community content development (economic, commercial, organizational impact), Madu CSP fabrication, installation and commissioning project, originality and innovation, research and development, amongst others.

FIRST E&P first received this award at the 2021 edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) for local content contributions delivered by the company’s Anyala production in OML83 project which achieved First Oil production in 2020. For that project, the company demonstrated its contributions to local content, with over 1500 tonnes of steel materials fabricated locally by Nigerian vendors with over 400,000 manhours utilised in the construction of the Conductor Supported Platform (CSP) for project.

FIRST E&P recognizes the support and leadership of the Executive Secretary and Management of NCDMB which has gone a long way in guiding the company to successfully deliver on building a Nigerian content centric approach to our operations.

As an organization we are honored with this recognition and remain committed towards enabling the development of local content in Nigeria.

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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.