FIRST E&P was recognised and won two (2) awards at the recently concluded Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) on May 26th, 2021. The fair, driven by the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB), focuses on players across the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector. It also creates a platform for all stakeholders in the industry to showcase opportunities and present available in-country capacity.
FIRST E&P won the “Independent or Indigenous Upstream Operating Company with the most impactful Local Content Initiative” award for local content contributions. The project nominated for the award was the Anyala production in OML83, which achieved its First Oil production on October 21st, 2020. As part of the criteria, FIRST E&P demonstrated its contributions to local content, with over 1500 tonnes of steel materials fabricated locally by Nigerian vendors. In addition, over 400,000 manhours were utilised in the construction of the Conductor Supported Platform (CSP) leveraged in the project.
The second award that was won was the “Opportunities Presenters award” which recognises all presenters who showcased opportunities in the Oil and Gas sector.
The 2021 theme for the virtual event was ‘Leveraging Opportunities & Synergies for Post Pandemic Recovery of The Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry’ and was held with various speakers and panels, with an award section to recognise contributions. The awards section focused on projects driven by various organisations between 2019-2021. Governed by an independent committee, the award participants had clear criteria and guidelines for nominations and winner selections. The awards also focused on the unique contributions to local content development in the sector, monitored by NCDMB as mandated by the Local Content Act of Nigeria, 2010.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi K. Wabote, congratulated all winners on their contributions to Nigeria’s development. He also stated the commitment of NCDMB to work with all companies in the sector to drive Nigeria as the best oil and gas investment option in Sub-Saharan Africa.
FIRST E&P is proud to win these awards, as it is a recognition of our strategic goal to be the Most Admired Independent Exploration and Production (E&P) company contributing to the well-being of Nigerians.