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The top 10 oil and gas companies in Nigeria

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It is almost impossible to argue that the most lucrative industry in Nigeria today, is the oil and gas sector. It is expectedly so because, that is the primary driver of the country’s economy. More so, Nigeria is blessed with crude oil which explains why it is a hotspot for oil and gas companies. Today, a lot of oil and gas companies exist in the country with both international and indigenous backgrounds. Additionally, working in an oil company in Nigeria is a top dream job, but many people do not have the proper information about the best oil and gas companies, their recruitment process and other vital information. This article discusses the top 10 oil and gas companies in Nigeria. However, you can find out all the top oil producting states in Nigeria as well as their production capability in BPD.

1. Shell

Shell: Shell, a prevalent name in the oil and gas sector, has been top of the list of the chain of oil and gas companies in Nigeria for quite some time. They are deservingly so, as they provide a range of jobs and graduate trainee programs for citizens. The company is owned and managed by the Royal Dutch Shell and account for more than 21% of the total petroleum production in Nigeria.

Address: Freeman House, C/ O SNEPCO, No. 21/ 22, Marina Rd, 100221, Lagos

Website: http://www.shell.com.ng/

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2. ExxonMobil

If we are to ask any graduate if they would love to work at ExxonMobil, it’s hard to see anyone that will say no. The operations are centred around natural gas exploration, oil and gas servicing and production. They manage quit a several joint venture concessions and deepwater productions

Address: 45B Authority Ave, Egbe, Lagos

Website: www.corporate.exxonmobil.com


3. Chevron

A trendy name in the oil and gas sector. Chevron Corporation is an American multinational company. It has its headquarters at California and is actively operating in more than 180 countries Chevron operations are centred around crude oil and natural gases production. They also work in the alternative energy source productions. They are one of the best-paying companies in Nigeria.

Website: https://www.chevron.com/worldwide/nigeria

Address: 2 Chevron Drive, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki

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4. Total

Total Nigeria is a subsidiary of Total S.A, a multinational energy company actively functional in over 130 countries. They have been in Nigeria for over 50years and one of the best companies in the oil SMS gas sector with a focus on the downstream industry.

Website: www.total.com.ng/

Address: 4, Churchgate Street; Victoria Island, Lagos

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5. Agip

Agip remains one of the most prominent game players in the oil and gas sector of Nigeria. It operates in the land and swamp areas of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Agip achieves this through a collaborative venture with NNPC, NAOC and Oando

Website: https://www.eni.com/en_IT/home.page

Address: 40/42 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama, Abuja

6. Equinor

Formerly known as Statoil, they have been amongst the oil and gas big guns for several years, and it is hard to see them leave soon. They became popular through the Agbani oilfield exploration project in the Niger Delta.

Website: https://www.equinor.com/

Address: 1A, Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa, Lagos, Nigeria

7. Hardy Oil and gas

They are although less popular, but they are actively working on various oil and gas contracts in Nigeria. They currently explore the Atala and Oza oil fields with help from the Oil company of Bayelsa state and Millennium oil and gas company.

Website: www.hardyoil.com

Address: Plot 18B. Moshood Olugbani Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria.

8. Nexen Nigeria

They have been in operation in the oil and gas sector for a couple of years. They are actively working on various offshore projects in and around Nigeria. They also operate in the deep waters of Nigeria for exploitation purposes.

Website: http://www.nexencnoocltd.com

Address: 13A, 7Th Floor A.J. Marinho Drive, The Octagon, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria

9. Petrobras Nigeria

A fully functioning Brazilian company in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Although still fully functional in Brazil, it decided to spread its tentacle to Africa with its activities centring on Nigeria. It has its focus on oil and alternative energy sources in Africa.

Website: http://www.petrobras.com.br/en/

Address: 4th & 5th Floor, Sapetro Towers, Adeola Odeku St, Lagos

10. Addax petroleum

A very prominent oil and gas that began operation in Nigeria (See the oil and gas recruitment agencies) in 1998. It currently manages about 11 field complexes and over 75 production wells. It kicked off by signing two production sharing contracts with the NNPC, and it has since made itself a force to reckon with in the oil and gas industry.

Website: www.addaxpetroleum.com

Address: 32 Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, Victoria Island, Lagos

Recruitment Information

This oil and gas industry is a large one. This explains the occasional recruitment that is experienced in the sector. Career options ranging from engineering, HSE jobs, production and industry management jobs are available in this sector. However, to find information about recruitment, you can always navigate to the “careers” section on the website. The instructions on how to apply can also be seen on the page.



  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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