R-L: Engr. Emeka Okwuosa, Engr. Saidu Mohammed and Engr. Gbite Falade
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry has played a major role in the development and advancement of the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria.
Oilserv Limited, a leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning Company in Nigeria has been a major player in the industry since her inception in 1992 and has contributed immensely to the development of pipelines systems infrastructure in Nigeria, having executed various large and medium scale projects.
Oilserv is currently executing the biggest pipeline in Nigeria, the East-West Gas Pipeline Project popularly called OB3 Project (136km x 48 inch). The Company has demonstrated indigenous capacity and expertise which used to be the forte of international EPC companies in Nigeria and have earned a reputation for quality, safety and on-time delivery of projects.
This was confirmed during the inspection site visit to the Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) site of the OB3 Project on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) led by the COO, Gas and Power, Engr. Saidu Mohammed and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), Engr. Tunde Bakare.
Impressed by the capacity and progress of Oilserv on the project, the COO, Gas/Power Engr. Saidu Mohammed said “This is a project that we have been waiting for in Nigeria and we are glad that Contractor is performing towards bringing light at the end of the tunnel. What I have seen so far is very impressive and the deadline of completing this project is achievable as all materials needed for the completion of the work are on ground.”
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) Engr. Tunde Bakare said “From what we have seen so far, Oilserv has done very well. The Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) is massive with a capacity of two billion standard cubic feet per day (2bscf/d). What is left is just the piping work and we are sure that by September 2019 we will have the Vice President here to commission the project’’.
The Chairman of Oilserv; Engr. Emeka Okwuosa while thanking the NNPC delegation for their commitment towards the project by making out time from their busy schedules to inspect the work said
“Oilserv with the support of the client; NNPC has demonstrated that such a huge project can be done locally. The project is quite a challenging one and Oilserv has always shown commitment in the process of executing the project from Engineering and Construction. The Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) is the largest that exists in Nigeria and maybe Africa today and it is meant to have capacity of two billion standard cubic feet per day (2bscf/d). few changes in the entire design in addition to other issues that came up led to quite some delay but being that as it may the company is racing towards the finished line and we are sure we will deliver on the new schedule’’.
Responsible for the first Gas Distribution Network System built in Nigeria; The Greater Lagos Phase I, II,III and IV Gas Pipeline Project for Gaslink Nigeria Ltd, Oilserv has also executed and delivered many other projects using high quality and safety standards. Such projects include the Alaoji Gas Transmission Pipeline System for Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), The National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) Lot 1 & 2 (Ihovbor, Egbema & Gbarain) for the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).
Others are; The Gas transmission Pipeline System for Geometric Power Aba Limited, the Akute Independent Power Project for Oando Gas and Power, Oron Gas Transmission Pipeline System for SEPTA Energy, The South South Gas Transmission Pipeline System for East Horizon Gas Company Limited, Complete Upgrade of Ikeja Metering Station for NGPTC just to mention a few.