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Major International Oil Companies Operating in Nigeria

Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has attracted significant investments from major international oil companies over the years. Some of the key players include:

oil and gas companies
  1. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC)
  2. Chevron Nigeria Limited
  3. ExxonMobil Subsidiaries (Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria, Mobil Producing Nigeria)
  4. TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria Ltd
  5. Eni’s Subsidiaries (Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Nigerian Agip Exploration)

Leading Indigenous Nigerian Oil and Gas Companies

While international companies have a strong presence, Nigeria has also developed a vibrant indigenous oil and gas sector. Some of the leading local players are:

  1. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  2. Seplat Petroleum Development Company
  3. Oando PLC
  4. Aiteo Eastern E&P Company Ltd
  5. Sahara Energy Fields

Other Notable Companies

Apart from the major international and indigenous companies, several other notable firms are involved in Nigeria’s petroleum industry, including:

  1. Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria)
  2. Addax Petroleum Exploration (Nigeria)
  3. Statoil Nigeria
  4. Nexen Petroleum Nigeria
  5. Conoil Producing
  6. Famfa Oil


  1. Agip Energy & Natural Resources (Nigeria)
  2. Brass Exploration
  3. Conoco Energy Nigeria
  4. Conoco Petroleum Nigeria
  5. Elf Petroleum Nigeria (EPNL)
  6. Esso Exploration & Production (Nigeria) (EEPNL)
  7. Hardy Oil Nigeria
  8. Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE)
  9. Nigerian Agip Oil (NAOC)
  10. Petroleo Brasileiro Nigeria
  11. Phillips Oil Company (Nigeria)
  12. Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production (SNEPCO)
  13. Star Deep Water Petroleum
  14. Syntroleum Nigeria
  15. Texaco Nigeria Outer Shelf
  16. Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum (TOPCON)
  17. Total Upstream Nigeria

Local Companies

  1. Afren Energy Resources
  2. Alfred James Petroleum
  3. Allied Energy Resources (Nigeria)
  4. Amalgamated Oil
  5. Amni International Petroleum Development
  6. Atlas Oranto Petroleum Oil
  7. Camac Nigeria
  8. Dubri Oil
  9. Equator Exploration Nigeria
  10. Express Petroleum & Gas
  11. Midlantic International
  12. Millenium Oil & Gas Company (MOGCL)
  13. Moni Pulo
  14. Niger Delta Petroleum Resources
  15. Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
  16. Noreast Petroleum
  17. Oilworld
  18. Optimum Petroleum Dev.
  19. Orient Petroleum Resources Limited
  20. Oriental Energy Resources
  21. Pan Ocean Oil Corp. (Nigeria)
  22. Solgas Petroleum
  23. South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO)
  24. Summit Oil International
  25. Sunlink Petroleum
  26. Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum

Base Logistics, Life Camp Management

  1. Brawal Shipping (Nigeria)
  2. Intels Nigeria (Intel Services)
  3. LADOL – Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base
  4. Neptune Maritime Nigeria
  5. Prodeco (Property Development Company)
  6. Snake Island Integrated Free Zone

Government, Associations

  1. Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
  2. National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS)
  3. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)
  4. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  5. PETAN (Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria)

Geophysicals, Seismics, Data Processing, Geology, Geosciences

  1. Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (Nigeria) (CGG)
  2. First Fossil Nigeria
  3. Global Energy Company
  4. Integrated Data Services (IDSL)
  5. Landmark Graphics
  6. Mabon Geophysical Nigeria
  7. Massoil Field Services
  8. Petroleum Geo Services Nigeria (PGS)
  9. Schlumberger Geco Prakla Nig.
  10. Schlumberger Geoquest
  11. Schlumberger Westerngeco
  12. United Geophysical (Nigeria)
  13. Veritas Geophysical (Nigeria)


  1. Fugro-IGN
  2. Fugro Survey Nigeria
  3. Survicom Services
  4. Zenith Nigergroup

Drilling Contractors

  1. Global Offshore Drilling (GSF)
  2. Ensco Drilling Company Nigeria
  3. Forasol Drilling (West Africa)
  4. Karamay Drilling Company / CNPC Nigeria
  5. KCA Deutag Nigeria
  6. Lonestar Drilling Nigeria
  7. Noble Drilling (Nigeria)
  8. Parker Drilling (Nigeria)
  9. Zukus Industries
  10. Saipem Contracting Nigeria
  11. Sedco Forex of Nigeria (Transocean)
  12. Tecon Oil Services

Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, Barytes, Bentonite

  1. African Petroleum Oilfield Services (APOS)
  2. Ana Industries Limited
  3. Baker Hughes Nigeria
  4. Baroid of Nigeria (Sub. of Halliburton)
  5. Delta Prospectors
  6. Eunisell
  7. GGI International
  8. Hamilton Technologies
  9. M-I Nigeria

Drilling & Well Services, Directional Drilling, MWD, Mud Logging, Reservoir Services

  1. Ariboil Company
  2. Baker Nigeria
  3. BJ Services Nigeria
  4. Ciscon Nigeria
  5. Cledop West Africa
  6. Corelab Nigeria
  7. Ecodrill (Nigeria)
  8. Emval / Kanuco / JD Energy Services
  9. Geoservices (Nigeria)
  10. Halliburton Energy Services (Nigeria)
  11. Interdrill Nigeria
  12. Kasolute Nigeria
  13. Melvon Nigeria
  14. Oildata Wireline Services
  15. Oilscan
  16. Oiltest Services
  17. Petrolog
  18. Quad Mud Logging (Nigeria)
  19. Roxar Nigeria
  20. SART Nigeria (Reservoir Fluids Laboratory Inc.)
  21. Schlumberger Anadrill (Nigeria)
  22. Schlumberger Oilfield Services
  23. Schlumberger Wireline & Testing
  24. Sego Oilfield Services
  25. Sowsco Well Services (Nigeria)
  26. VRMT International (Nigeria)
  27. Weafri Well Services Nigeria
  28. WOG Allied Services Nigeria

Cynthia Victor

The article was written by Cynthia Victor. Cynthia Victor, a Nigerian Writer shares her passion for fashion, food and music through colourful stories on NaijaDazz.