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Top 50 Oil and Gas Companies in Nigeria




Are you curious as to which oil and gas companies make the top 24 list in Nigeria? I might be the only one feeling this way, but I think that everybody aims to find their spot in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Have you thought of where you’d like to work after graduation? Did the oil and gas sector just flash through your mind? If it did, I totally agree with you! This sector is one of the highest paying sectors, if not the highest.

I know you can imagine yourself getting a well-paying job freshly out of school if you are reading this as a student. If you are done schooling, you may consider working in an oil company in Nigeria because of the lucrative compensation packages.

Dear reader, money is an important part of life. A lot of it even, even better. Wealthier people are known, regarded and respected even in our religious institutions.

Oil and Gas companies in Nigeria.

Oil and Gas companies in Nigeria

Oil and gas companies in Nigeria contribute greatly to federal government revenue because it’s Nigeria’s largest export.  Let me now review the top 50 Oil and Gas companies in Nigeria.

The Top 50 Oil and Gas Companies in Nigeria  

It is my hope that you find the following list of the top 24 oil and gas companies in Nigeria useful.

  1. Shell

Shell has for many years led Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. This company was the first to discover a commercial oil field in Oloibiri, Delta State.

Shell is owned by the Royal Dutch Shell, and is responsible for over 21% of the total petroleum produced in Nigeria. That is approximately 629,000 barrels daily sourced from over   80 fields.

  1. Chevron

With its over five decades of operation in Nigeria, Chevron is in tough competition for the place of the most popular oil and gas company in Nigeria.

It produces hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil and several millions of cubic feet of natural gas every day.

Chevron deals in about every phase of oil and gas, including natural gas, exploration and production of hydrocarbon, geothermal energy industries, manufacturing and sales of chemicals, refining, transportation and marketing of end products.

  1. Total Nigeria Plc.

Total is an international energy company actively functioning in over 130 countries. It has for more than 50 years, provided oil and gas services in Nigeria, and is one of the leading companies in this sector.

  1. Exxon Mobil Oil

Exxon Mobil, with a net worth of over $400 billion, is another big player in this industry. This company is involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

Exxon Mobil isn’t just concerned with oil and gas. It has spread its tentacles to various other business ventures, such as deep water production, and so on.

  1. Addax Petroleum

Addax Petroleum came into being in Nigeria in 1998, by the signing of two Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). It currently runs with more than 100 oil wells in Nigeria.

  1. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was the result of the merger of the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel on the 1st of April, 1977.

NNPC is a state-owned corporation saddled with the responsibility of managing the country’s oil and gas resources, and presently runs many depots across Nigeria.

The company has refineries in Kaduna, Warri, and many others.

  1. Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG)

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, a world-class oil and gas company, was formed in 1989. It has since then helped in shaping Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.

The company deals majorly in natural gas and geothermal energy.

  1. Equinor Oil and Gas Nigeria

Formerly known as Statoil, Equinor has been operating in Nigeria since 19(what?) and has attained great feats since then.

Equinor is known for its role in the exploration of Agbani Oilfield in the Niger Delta region.

  1. Petrobas

Petrobas is a Brazil state-owned oil and gas company that has made its name in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Despite its popularity in Brazil, Petrobas decided to venture into the African market and make a name for it. The company focuses on oil, gas and alternative energy resources.

  1. Nexen Inc.

Nexen Energy ULC is an independent subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd. Nexen Inc. is one of several Chinese companies under CNOOC Ltd. that has come to become notable businesses in the oil and gas sector.

Its major assets in Africa are offshore projects that started in 2012 in Nigeria, and deep water explorations.

  1. Hardy Oil and Gas Nigeria Plc

This is one company that is interested in breaking into the Nigerian market. Its financial interest is presently in onshore assets in Ataka and Oza.

Together with Bayelsa Oil Company Limited and Millenium Oil and Gas Company, it is one of the best oil fields explorers.

Hardy Oil and Gas Nigeria has a 20% interest in Atala and Oza, and a net worth of over £67 million.

  1. Conoil Nigeria

Conoil Plc, another big player in the industry, is a petroleum products marketer, producer and marketer of lubricants, household and liquified petroleum gas for home and industrial use.

The company, formally known as National Oil and Chemical Marketing Plc, was incorporated as a private limited liability company in 1960. It became a public company in 1989.

Conoil is the first bulk marketer of petroleum products in Nigeria.

  1. Eni (Saipem)

Eni Saipem is another big name in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. It deals mainly in gas and global oil.

This oil and gas company is operational in 71 countries across the globe, and has a 33,000 manpower base.

  1. Oando Plc.

Oando is named Africa’s largest independently-owned oil trading compay, dealing in a wide range of refined petroleum and crude oil products.

This company was born in 1956 when ESSO (what does it stand for?) started operating as a petroleum marketing company in Nigeria.

Wale Tinubu, the nephew of Bola Tinubu is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oando.

  1. Sahara Energy

Sahara Energy Resource Ltd. is another big player in the industry. It is located in Victoria Island, Lagos, and is well-known for its role in oil production, marketing and trading.

Sahara Energy is very active in the downstream, midstream, upstream, infrastructure and power sectors.

  1. Nestoil

In 1991, Nestoil started as the oil and gas arm of Obijackson Group. At that time, participation of local companies in the oil and gas sector was minimal.

Nestoil has beaten expectations by completing and delivering top-notch services on time. This successful company now boasts of more than 1,500 employees.

  1. Seplat Petroleum

Seplat came into being in June 2009, through the collaboration of Platform Petroleum Joint Ventures Limited and Sheba Petroleum Development Company Limited.

Their primary focus is to pursue opportunities in the upstream oil and gas sector, and divestment opportunities arising from major IOC’s portfolios.

  1. Halliburton

Halliburn came to Nigeria in 1959 and the company specializes in mostly oil field services. This company is doubtless one of the largest providers of oilfield services in the country presently

  1. Intels

Intels Nigeria Limited was formed in 1984,  and has become a  top producer of oil and gas in Nigeria.

Intels Nigeria markets refined petroleum products, manufactures and markets lubricants, household and liquified petroleum gas for domestic and industrial use.

  1. Forte Oil Plc.

Forte Oil Plc was founded on the 11th of December, 1964 as British Petroleum Nigeria Limited. Fourteen years later, the company changed to a public liability company.

Forte Oil is chaired by Femi Otedola, a Nigerian businessman, fuel products importer and philanthropist.

  1. Schlumberger Oilfield Services

Schlumberger Limited is a world-class oilfield services organisation providing technology, data and information solutions and integrated project management, thereby maximising reservoir performance for customers in the oil and gas industry.

  1. Amazon Energy

Amazon Energy is one of Nigeria’s major diversified energy services providers, that builds infrastructure to support the oil and gas, and power sectors.

  1. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc

MRS is an oil marketing company with its headquarters situated in Lagos, Nigeria. It started marketing petroleum products in Nigeria in 1913 under the brand name Texaco.

Their major operations are wholesale and retail of petroleum, aviation fuel and blending lubricants.

  1. Chibeco Oil and Gas

Chibeco is also a big name in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. The company is committed to providing high quality petroleum products to customers promptly, and at reasonable prices.

Besides the 24 oil and gas companies in Nigeria listed and discussed above, there are more oil and gas companies in Nigeria and they are:

  1. Ariosh Limited

  2. Ascon

  3. Cakasa (Nigera Company Ltd)

  4. Capital Oil Plc

  5. Crestville Engineering and Technology Company Limited

  6. DeltaAfrik Engineering Limited (Deltatek/WorlyParsons)

  7. Denver Petroleum Services

  8. Elf Marketing Nig Ltd

  9. Fabrico Oil and Gas Limited

  10. Gaslink Nigeria Limited

  11. Geolynx Ltd

  12. Honeywell Oil and Gas Limited

  13. Linkso Engineering Design and Consultancy

  14. Lonadek Oil & Gas Consultants

  15. Lordmart Nig Limited

  16. Lubcon Limited Oil and Gas

  17. National Engineering & Technical Co. Ltd. (NETCO)

  18. Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited

  19. Point Engineering Ltd

  20. Sigmund Engineering Company Limited

  21. Texaco Nigeria Ltd

  22. Tudaka Petroleum & Gas Co Ltd

  23. Weltek Nigeria Limited

  24. Zenon Petroleum and Gas


The Oil and Gas sector is Nigeria’s largest source of internally-generated revenue. The oil and gas sector comprises multi-billion naira companies and a large employee base.

Of course, the industry is the big money place. If you doubt my statement, Google information about the CEOs of oil and gas companies/firms and see their net worth. I can’t imagine anyone leaving a company as pocket-filling as that.

Oil and Gas companies are still thriving, even though some people have seen it as the cause of Nigeria’s lack of economic diversification. If this post has been beneficial to you, please like, share, and leave a comment.




ICAN Examination Centres In Nigeria




ICAN Examination Centres In Nigeria

This guide provides a full list of ICAN Examination Centres In Nigeria. But before I give you the full list, let me tell you a bit about what ICAN is and what they do.

ICAN which is an acronym for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria was established in Nigeria by the Act of Parliament No.15 of 1965. The main function of the organization is to regulate and set standards for the practice of Accountancy Profession in Nigeria.

All Accountants in the country are required to meet and abide by these set standards to successfully undertake Accountancy profession in Nigeria.

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For anyone to become an accountant or practice accountancy in the country, he/she must pass through the lens of ICAM which would validate the skills and knowledge of such professed accountant. Besides these evaluative/vetting functions, ICAN establishes and maintains the registry of fellows, associates, and accountants in the country.

ICAN Examination Centres In Nigeria

ICAN Examination Centres In Nigeria

About ICAN Examinations

Two professional exams are offered by ICAN in Nigeria namely the professional examinations and the Accounting Technician Scheme exams.

The first professional examination is for the holders of bachelor’s degrees or Higher National Diplomas in any discipline and holders of ICAN AAT qualification.

The second professional examination if the Accounting Technician Scheme exam and is for persons who do not hold tertiary institution degrees or diplomas. These include persons who have obtained five Ordinary Level credits (Mathematics and English included) at two sittings or less.

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ICAN Examination Centres in Nigeria

From time to time, ICAN conducts these examinations across the country and members of the public wish to know the location or centers for these examinations.

If you are one of such seekers of ICAN Examination Centres in Nigeria, then this article is for you.

Find below the list of ICAN Examination Centres in Nigeria spread

 States in Nigeria  ICAN Examination Centre Location
ABA Abia State Polytechnic, Aba
ABAKALIKI Ebonyi State University, Permanent Site, Abakaliki
ABEOKUTA Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta
ABUJA Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (Foundation, Intermediate &PEII); Deeper Life Church Area (PEI), Gwarinpa Abuja
ADO-EKITII University of Ado-Ekiti, Iworoko Road, Ado-Ekiti
AKURE ICAN House, Agbaka, Akure. By Government House
ASABA Delta State University, Anwai Campus, Asaba
BENIN-CITY Imaguero College, Sapele Road, Benin-City
CALABAR Management Development Institute, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar
ENUGU Godgrey Okoye University, Tinker’s Corner, Enugu.
IBADAN Jogor Centre, No.1, Harvester Drive, Off Liberty Stadium Road, Ring Road,
ILESA Osun State College of Education, Ilesa
ILISAN Babcock University, Ilisan, Ijebu
ILORIN Stella Obasanjo Multipurpose Hall, Opposite Olaolu Hospital, Offa Garage Road, Ilorin
JOS Twin Theatre Hall, Plateau State Polytechnic, Jos Campus, Jos.
KADUNA Nigerian Police College, Independence Way, Kaduna
KANO Kano State Polytechnic, School of Technology (Auditorium), off Audu Bako way,Kan
LAGOS University of Lagos Multi-Purpose Hall – (Foundation, Intermediate, & P.E. I ) candidates. NB: Lagos P.E. I Candidates are expected to CONFIRM the venue of Examination allocated to them from THEIR EXAMINATION DOCKET).ICAN Students’ Centre, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos (P.E. I; P.E. II) NB: Lagos P.E. I Candidates are expected to CONFIRM the venue of Examination allocated to them from THEIR EXAMINATION DOCKET).
LOKOJA Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja
LONDON London College of Business & Computer Studies, Union Road 20-22, Union Court, Off Clapham Road, London SW4 6IP
MAIDUGURI Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri.
MAKURDI Benue State Library, Makurdi.
MINNA Federal University of Technology, Bosso Campus, Minna
OGBOMOSO Anglican Grammar School, Ogbomoso
ONITSHA Social Centre Secondary School, Awka Road, Onitsha
OWERRI Government Secondary School, Okigwe Road, Owerri
P/HARCOURT University of Port-Harcourt Continuing Education Centre, UST Roundabout, Ikwere Road.
SOKOTO Conference Hall, University Teaching Hospital Complex, Sokoto.
UMUAHIA Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia
UYO Modern Secondary Commercial School, 133, Aka Road, Uyo
WARRI College of Education (Auditorium), Permanent Site, Warri
YENAGOA Linear Paul Innovation Institute, Isaac Bow Expressway, NIIT Compound, Eteqwe, Yenagoa
YOLA Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola.


Kongo Campus, ABU, Zaria

So, there you have it on the list of ICAN examination centres in Nigeria.

I trust that you found this article helpful? If you did, please share this article with your friends on social media. Also, if you have questions, please leave them below and I will give you a reply in few minutes.

Read: List of Successful Nigerian Navy Shortlisted Candidates

ICAN Contact Information in Nigeria

Head Quarters: Plot 16, Idowu Taylor Street, Professional Centre Layout, Victoria Island, Lagos.

  • City/Town: Victoria Island
  • State: Lagos
  • G.A: Lagos Island
  • Telephone: +234 1 2617638
  • Fax: (01)4627048.
  • Email:
  • Website/URL Address:

ICAN Annex Office:

  • 82, Murtala Mohammed Way, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
  • Phone: 09053847512 09053847513 09053847514.
  • ICAN Center:
  • Plot 12, Kofo Kasumu Street, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.



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How To Become A Medical Doctor In Nigeria And Live Your Dreams




Become a Medical Doctor in Nigeria

Ask a little child, “Would you like to be a Medical Doctor when you grow older?” The usual answer would be YES!.

Medicine and Surgery is termed the ‘hot cake’ in Nigerian universities because of its competitiveness. Many students apply for this course, and a very little fraction of those get in. Candidates put in all of their efforts just so that they can score high and get admitted.

There are many Nigerian universities both public: state and federal government-owned and private that offer this course.

Becoming a Medical Doctor in Nigeria lies greatly in one’s efforts in medical school. The Schools of Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria have gone a long way in the development of our healthcare industry. Every year, these schools graduate doctors that have gone to make important contributions to health, both within and outside this country.

Become a Medical Doctor in Nigeria

A Medical Doctor On Duty

This article highlights the steps required for becoming a Medical Doctor in Nigeria. It also examines the requirements needed to get entry into medical school schools in the country.

Requirements For Becoming a Medical Doctor in Nigeria

The journey to becoming a medical doctor in Nigeria starts from senior secondary school. In secondary school, a student who aspires to become a medical doctor should be in the science class where he takes Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects. Academic excellence is one of the most important factors in getting into med school.

Admission to Study Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria

In order to get a shot at being selected, a candidate must score a minimum of five credits in all core science courses, including Mathematics and English. After achieving this, candidates must also make sure they score very high in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to be able to meet the school’s cut-off mark.

Most schools have their own score requirements, and make intending students undergo a Post-UTME exam set by the schools to test students on their own terms.

Academic Admission Requirements for Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria

Getting a degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) is the only guarantee to practice medicine in Nigeria.

After primary and secondary school, getting into the university’s school of medicine is where the actual journey begins.

See below things that should be in place in order to get into med school.

SSCE and UTME Requirements

Candidates must finish secondary school with a minimum of credit pass in their sciences, maths and English papers. Then, candidates must prepare well for their UTME exams and pass excellently too. Most universities pick candidates with scores of 300 and above, including a high score in the school’s post-UTME exams. 

Admission by Direct Entry and Use of Remedial Programme

Apart from gaining entry using UTME, candidates can get in through direct entry (DE) or remedial/pre-degree programmes. For pre-degree programmes, candidates are required to have undergone a one year compulsory study of some medical courses in their university of choice, and pass their exams excellently. With this, a candidate is almost guaranteed admission to study medicine.

Direct Entry (DE) applicants must have studied a health related course in a polytechnic or other higher institution. Students that go through DE are given admission into 200L.

How to Get A Medical Degree to Become a Medical Doctor in Nigeria

The medical degree takes six (6) years in Nigeria. During those years, a student is made to offer courses that are important for the field, and must pass them all in order get their degree.

Below are some courses one should expect while studying medicine broken down from the first year of Admission (100L) to the Final Year (500L or 600L, depending on the institution).

First year (100L) coursework

In the first year, students are made to take courses that are similar to those from secondary school, but only more advanced. At the end of the academic session, students are required to pass all courses or risk repeating the whole year.

This is different from other courses because they do not allow their first year students rewrite failed courses as carryovers. Instead, they make the students repeat the entire year.

In this year, students offer courses like chemistry, physics, biology, general studies (English, etc.), mathematics, physics and zoology. 

Pre-clinical Period (200L-300L)

After successfully completing 100L, students move to 200L, or pre-clinical period (consisting of 200L and 300L). Courses to be taken here include pure medical subjects like embryology, anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry and community medicine. Practical classes where students can see and/or dissect cadavers are offered.

These courses are to help students understand the human body and how it functions.

Exams for 200L and 300L are taken together after the second semester of 300L, the end of the pre-clinical year. This combined examination is called the second professional MBBS examinations.

Even though it takes that long to write exams, students are made to write tests frequently. 

Clinical Period (400L-600L)

From year four to year six (400L-600L), students will be faced with clinical activities, and lectures will usually be held in the university’s teaching hospital.

In 400L, they’ll be taking courses in microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and medicine and surgery. After the fourth year, students will be required to write their third MBBS examinations.

In 500L, students will take courses in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and community medicine. Under community medicine, students are required to write a medical project on any topic of their choosing, and carry out a field operation.

After the project and exams, they’ll sit for the fourth MBBS examination. The exams will move you to the sixth and final year of study.

In 600L, the only course students will offer will be in medicine and surgery. Here, they will be required to clerk patients, perform physical and some laboratory examinations, and prescribe possible treatment(s) for any diagnosed illness. The fifth and final MBBS examinations will be at the end of this academic year.

After successfully passing the final exams, students will be awarded a degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), be inducted into the medical profession, and be given a license to operate as a doctor in Nigeria and elsewhere.

In Nigeria, an MBBS degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree. Also, medical schools do not use grade points like other faculties or departments. So there are no First Class, Second Class, or Third Class degrees awarded in medicine.

Once a student successfully completes his/her six-year degree program in Medicine and Surgery, they can proceed to their internship at any hospital under the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MCDN).


Medicine and Surgery is a very competitive course, as so many people apply to study it. In order to get in, work hard and do very well in your exams, as we have mentioned above.

Remember that this profession is very tasking. Go into it for the right reasons, and not for the money or prestige associated with it. Of course, everyone MUST NOT be a Doctor.

We hope that this article has given you a quick walk through all that you should expect and prepare for before and after entering medical school.



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7 Stupid Mistakes Young Nigerians Make That Is Destroying Our Generation

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mistakes of young people

There has never been a more woke generation like this current one and the behavioral trend is only getting worse that if nothing is done about it, i wonder what the next generation will look like.

This is African and what works in this part of the world is different from what works in the western world.

Today, I’m sharing with you the 7 mistakes young people in Nigeria are making that won’t result to anything good by Mildred Kingsley Okonkwo.

Related: Money mistakes you should avoid

In her video, she mentioned 7 dilapidating mistakes a lot of young Nigerians are making and it will shock you to see that you’re guilty of one or two if now all of them.

Kindly watch the Video below and do share.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

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