The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
recognized Shell as the most impactful International Oil Corporation
(IOC) on Local Content Initiatives in the Nigerian Oil and Gas
The Shell Companies in Nigeria clinched the laurels in the upstream
category at the just concluded 2019 Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity
Fair (NOGOF)in Niger Delta.
Shell beat Total and ExxonMobil to the second and third positions at
the 2nd edition of the fair organised by NCDMB.
The Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Mr. Simbi Wabote who presented the
award, lauded Shell for support to local vendors and suppliers in the
oil and gas industry.
Wabote said Shell’s patronage to indigenous firms had enabled greater
participation of Nigerians in the oil and gas industry to service
Osagie Okunbo, Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development
Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Country Chair, Shell Companies
in Nigeria, received the award.
The Shell Nigeria Chair, described the recognition as an important
acknowledgement of the work Shell companies continued to do in
Nigerian content development.
This award is a strong recognition of our leadership in the Nigerian
content development space.
Nigerian content development remains a very important step in our
growth aspiration as Shell Companies in Nigeria roll out the next
phase of major projects. Okunbor said.
Shell’s Nigerian Content Development Manager, Olanrewaju Olawuyi,
described the NOGOF award as well-earned, given the pioneering
initiatives and strides by Shell companies in Nigeria.
According to him, the efforts have put the oil and gas industry in the
hands of Nigerians.
We are motivated by the award to continue to pursue in-country value
addition in the oil and gas sector as this aligns with the
government’s aspiration in local capacity development.
The NOGOF award is a confirmation of the leadership position of Shell
in local capacity development in the oil and gas industry.
In 2018, Shell Companies were named the Local Content Operator of the
Year at the Annual Oil Industry Achievement Awards Dinner of the
Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN).
In addition to awards from PETAN, Shell Companies in Nigeria have also
been honoured for Nigerian contentb development by the Nigeria Oil and
Gas Conference, the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists
Other organizations that have recognized Shell include the Nigerian
Chamber of Shipping and at the Social Enterprise Report and Award.