OILSERV LTD -at the forefront of Local Content Development in Nigeria


Oilserv ventured into the Pipeline EPC business in Nigeria at a time when it was an exclusive reserve of multinational contractors like Wilbros, SAIPEM and others. Oilserv did the unthinkable by competing in this exclusive space and has since become the company of choice for EPC projects in Nigeria with track records of delivering Turnkey projects which have contributed significantly to the growth of oil & gas pipelines infrastructure in Nigeria.

Some of the projects executed using top-notch quality and safety standards include:

  • The Greater Lagos Gas Distribution Network System (Phases 1, 2 3 & 4; Gaslink Nigeria Limited).
  • The National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) Lot 1 & 2 (NDPHC).
  • Oron Gas Transmission Pipeline System (SEPTA Energy).
  • Akute Independent Power Project (with associated gas delivery pipeline system) for Oando Gas and Power.
  • The South-South Gas Transmission Pipeline System, 18-inch x 128km with Gas City Gate and PRMS (East Horizon Gas Company Limited).
  • The Gas Pipeline Transmission System for Geometric Power Plant with associated Metering System (for NGC).
  • Complete Upgrade of Ikeja Metering Station for NGC.
  • Fabrication and Installation of Ebubu-Ogale Oil manifold for SPDC, the largest of its type in Nigeria.
  • In addition we are pre-commission the 48-inch x 127km OB/OB-OBEN Gas Transmission Pipeline (OB3 LOT B Project), the largest pipeline in Nigeria with the associated Gas Treatment Plant (GTP)which is the largest of its type (capacity of 2 billion scf/day.

Indeed, the company is a novelty within the realm of capacity development of indigenous companies in the Oil and gas service sector.

Some other major achievements recorded are:

Human Capital Development and Training

Oilserv Limited has sustained the proud initiative of the human capital development and training scheme for many years which entails training of young graduates (Graduate Training Scheme (GTS)) and non-graduates (Technical Training Scheme (TTS)) in various fields of operation in the Oil/Gas sector of the economy.

The scope of Graduate training scheme include; Project Management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, HSE, HR, ICT, Planning/Control, Engineering etc. while the Technical training scope include but not limited to the following;

Automatic welding, Manual welding and fitting, Rigging activities, Basic equipment maintenance/assets training, Horizontal directional drilling operation, operation of heavy duty equipment like excavator, forklift, crane, swamp buggy, side boom, boom truck, back how etc.

So far, over 300 persons have been trained and deployed to our projects. Those who could not get a placement in the company due to space availability are certified to enable them get jobs elsewhere.

On 3rd July 2014, Oilserv received a certificate of commendation from NCDMB and Septa Energy (Now Seven Energy) during the graduation ceremony of Oron Gas Pipeline Project Graduate Engineers training programme held at Swiss International Mabisel Hotel, Trans-amadi, Port Harcourt. Engr. Rotimi Olagbaya of NCDMB, commended Oilserv as the first company ever since inception of the NCDMB to have driven this training programme.

The maiden technical trainee graduation ceremony was held on January 19, 2016.

Oilserv has always proven to not only take compliance seriously but also as a way of doing business. This is clearly evident I the just concluded process that led to the retention of two (2) out of the three (3) trainees from NCDMB. Beyond meeting the requirement for sponsoring the trainees to obtain IADC certificates (which frees Oilserv of every obligation for trainee retention), Oilserv went further to retain 2 trainees which is a testament of the exceptional training process Oilserv have put in place.

Research and Development

Lowering of butt welded 48inch Gas pipeline system

Oilserv Ltd in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Research Group, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka is currently promoting the vigorous campaign for Research & Development in Nigeria since 2014 via full sponsorship of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd African Nanotechnology Conference & Workshop organized by the UNN Nano research Group with theme ‘’ Application of Nanotechnology to Energy, Health and Environment. The event gathers professors from around the globe, key government officials and captains of industry who share their wealth of experience via insightful presentations, interactive forums and workshops aimed towards development of Nanotechnology in the oil & gas industry.

Nanotechnology has been widely used in several other industries and can be very significant in the Oil and Gas sector as well. Adding Nanoparticles to fluids may significantly benefit Oil/gas operations, Pipelines & facilities, Manufacturing of pipeline materials, cleaning of oil spillages etc.

Vendor/Supplier Development

This is also reflected by using locally manufactured goods, Nigerian vendors and sub-contractors which create jobs within the communities where they operate as well as in-country retention of funds.

In-Country Fabrication

Thrust boring operation in progress

Oilserv is at the conceptual stage of her world class fabrication yard to be utilized for fabricating equipment as well as skills development. The fabrication yard when completed would be a significant milestone in Oilserv’s quest for achieving effective implementation of the Local Content Law.

Recognition by Nigerian industry associations and Media

Oilserv continues to be recognized by industry association and the media as key contributor to Nigerian Content Development E.g.

  • Certificate of commendation by NCDMB and Seven Energy for successfully conducting a four month intensive training program for 23 graduate engineers in Onshore Pipeline Engineering, Construction and Project Management on the Oro Gas Pipeline Project 2014
  • PETAN Appreciation award for promotion of the growth of Nigerian Companies and entrepreneurs in the Petroleum Industry through sponsorship of Nigerian Participation at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Award of Excellence by the Nanotechnology Research Group of the Physics Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka 2014, 2016 and 2018
  • Capacity Development Award by PETAN 2016

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