The Petroleum Technologies Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has honoured Shell companies in Nigeria with the Aret Adams Award for Excellence in recognition of their sterling contributions to the development of local content in the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Speaking at the awards ceremony in Lagos, Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, PETAN President, commended the leadership role of Shell Companies in Nigeria in local content development and said the award was well deserved.
He added, “Indigenous companies look to leveraging growth opportunities in the industry.”
In his remarks, Bayo Ojulari , the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and production Company Ltd (SNEPCo), who represented Shell companies in Nigeria thanked PETAN for the recognition.
He said: “At Shell, we see local content as a critical business enabler, not just a regulatory requirement, and that is why we took cogent steps to encourage community and Nigerian contractors even before the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act was enacted in 2010.
“Today, these steps have matured as contracts and funding and other capacity building initiatives as well as highly rewarding collaborative engagements with Nigerian oil and gas professionals in Scotland and suppliers in China. We are pleased that the milestones have been recognised by PETAN and other organisations.”
The Lagos event also featured awards to other intentional oil companies and Nigerian service providers.