FIRST E&P Wins Awards At NOGOF

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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.

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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.