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  •  TotalEnergies on Wednesday said the commencement of production from its Ikike field would help to bridge Nigeria s oil production gap which had declined in recent times Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director TotalEnergies E amp P Nigeria made this known at the 2022 Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition NAICE in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ikike project is a Joint Venture between TotalEnergies 40 per cent and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd 60 per cent Located 20 kilometers off the coast at a depth of about 20 meters the Ikike platform is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14km multiphase pipeline Represented by Mr Victor Bandele the Deputy Managing Director Deepwater TotalEnergies E amp P Nigeria Sangster said the field would add 50 000 barrels per day to Nigeria s oil production He said That kind of the project first is low capex which is what Nigeria needs now It is high profit which is what Nigeria needs now and it s helping to bridge the gap that we have caused by ourselves Today our Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC quota is 1 8 million barrels we are producing less than 1 3 million So what for me is success is that we don t waste the capacity that we should have as a country When we are supposed to be producing 1 8 million we should do more than that and be able to take benefits of what we have today Sangster called for more collaboration among operators in the sector to optimise cost and improve efficiency in their operations He said there was a need for the industry stakeholders to work with the government in addressing the current security challenges such as pipeline vandalism and oil theft that was affecting the sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ikike field will help Nigeria bridge production gap – TotalEnergies
     TotalEnergies on Wednesday said the commencement of production from its Ikike field would help to bridge Nigeria s oil production gap which had declined in recent times Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director TotalEnergies E amp P Nigeria made this known at the 2022 Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition NAICE in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ikike project is a Joint Venture between TotalEnergies 40 per cent and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd 60 per cent Located 20 kilometers off the coast at a depth of about 20 meters the Ikike platform is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14km multiphase pipeline Represented by Mr Victor Bandele the Deputy Managing Director Deepwater TotalEnergies E amp P Nigeria Sangster said the field would add 50 000 barrels per day to Nigeria s oil production He said That kind of the project first is low capex which is what Nigeria needs now It is high profit which is what Nigeria needs now and it s helping to bridge the gap that we have caused by ourselves Today our Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC quota is 1 8 million barrels we are producing less than 1 3 million So what for me is success is that we don t waste the capacity that we should have as a country When we are supposed to be producing 1 8 million we should do more than that and be able to take benefits of what we have today Sangster called for more collaboration among operators in the sector to optimise cost and improve efficiency in their operations He said there was a need for the industry stakeholders to work with the government in addressing the current security challenges such as pipeline vandalism and oil theft that was affecting the sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ikike field will help Nigeria bridge production gap – TotalEnergies
    General news2 months ago

    Ikike field will help Nigeria bridge production gap – TotalEnergies

    TotalEnergies on Wednesday said the commencement of production from its Ikike field would help to bridge Nigeria’s oil production gap which had declined in recent times.

    Mr Mike Sangster, the Managing Director, TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria, made this known at the 2022 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) in Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ikike project is a Joint Venture between TotalEnergies (40 per cent) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (60 per cent).

    Located 20 kilometers off the coast, at a depth of about 20 meters, the Ikike platform is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14km multiphase pipeline.

    Represented by Mr Victor Bandele, the Deputy Managing Director, Deepwater, TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria, Sangster said the field would add 50,000 barrels per day to Nigeria’s oil production.

    He said: “That kind of the project first is low capex, which is what Nigeria needs now.

    It is high profit, which is what Nigeria needs now and it’s helping to bridge the gap that we have caused by ourselves.

    “Today, our Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) quota is 1.8 million barrels, we are producing less than 1.3 million.

    “So, what for me is success is that we don’t waste the capacity that we should have as a country.

    “When we are supposed to be producing 1.8 million, we should do more than that and be able to take benefits of what we have today.

    ” Sangster called for more collaboration among operators in the sector to optimise cost and improve efficiency in their operations.

    He said there was a need for the industry stakeholders to work with the government in addressing the current security challenges such as pipeline vandalism and oil theft that was affecting the sector.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigerian petroleum industry on Wednesday in Abuja held a night of tributes for the departed Dr Mohammed Barkindo the Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Barkindo passed on in Abuja on Tuesday at the age of 63 He was buried on Wednesday in Yola Adamawa State in accordance with Islamic rites Speaking at the ceremony which coincided with the 2022 Nigeria Oil and Gas NOG Award Mr Mele Kyari the Group Managing Director Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd said Barkindo s demise was a shock to the industry Represented by Mr Adetunji Adeyemi the Group Executive Director Downstream NNPC Kyari prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Ltd said the loss was for the family the country Nigeria the oil and gas industry and the world at large Sangster who was represented by Mr Charles Ebereonwu the Country Communications Manager TotalEnergies Nigeria described Barkindo as a humble and hardworking man who made enormous contributions to the oil and gas industry All we can do is to pray for the family for the fortitude to bear the loss and the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest he said Also Mr Rick Kennedy the Chairman Oil Producers Trade Section OPTS described Barkindo as a true giant of the industry Kennedy said the contributions of the departed global energy leader could not be overemphasised adding that his death was a huge loss to the sector On his part Mr Osagie Okunbor the Country Chair Shell Companies in Nigeria said Barkindo was an iconic figure in the oil and gas industry whose death came as a very rude shock to stakeholders Okunbor said OPEC was able to overcome multiple crisis due to his outstanding leadership adding that he made Nigeria and Nigerians proud on the global stage In his tribute Mr Simbi Wabote the Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board said Barkindo was a role model and someone worthy to be admired He was the icon of our time His death is a great loss to Nigeria God knows best When our time is up there is nothing we can do He has played his part and we can only continue from where he stopped Wabote said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian petroleum industry holds night of tributes for Barkindo
     The Nigerian petroleum industry on Wednesday in Abuja held a night of tributes for the departed Dr Mohammed Barkindo the Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Barkindo passed on in Abuja on Tuesday at the age of 63 He was buried on Wednesday in Yola Adamawa State in accordance with Islamic rites Speaking at the ceremony which coincided with the 2022 Nigeria Oil and Gas NOG Award Mr Mele Kyari the Group Managing Director Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd said Barkindo s demise was a shock to the industry Represented by Mr Adetunji Adeyemi the Group Executive Director Downstream NNPC Kyari prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Ltd said the loss was for the family the country Nigeria the oil and gas industry and the world at large Sangster who was represented by Mr Charles Ebereonwu the Country Communications Manager TotalEnergies Nigeria described Barkindo as a humble and hardworking man who made enormous contributions to the oil and gas industry All we can do is to pray for the family for the fortitude to bear the loss and the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest he said Also Mr Rick Kennedy the Chairman Oil Producers Trade Section OPTS described Barkindo as a true giant of the industry Kennedy said the contributions of the departed global energy leader could not be overemphasised adding that his death was a huge loss to the sector On his part Mr Osagie Okunbor the Country Chair Shell Companies in Nigeria said Barkindo was an iconic figure in the oil and gas industry whose death came as a very rude shock to stakeholders Okunbor said OPEC was able to overcome multiple crisis due to his outstanding leadership adding that he made Nigeria and Nigerians proud on the global stage In his tribute Mr Simbi Wabote the Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board said Barkindo was a role model and someone worthy to be admired He was the icon of our time His death is a great loss to Nigeria God knows best When our time is up there is nothing we can do He has played his part and we can only continue from where he stopped Wabote said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian petroleum industry holds night of tributes for Barkindo
    General news3 months ago

    Nigerian petroleum industry holds night of tributes for Barkindo

    The Nigerian petroleum industry on Wednesday in Abuja held a night of tributes for the departed Dr Mohammed Barkindo, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Barkindo passed on in Abuja on Tuesday at the age of 63.

    He was buried on Wednesday in Yola, Adamawa State, in accordance with Islamic rites.

    Speaking at the ceremony which coincided with the 2022 Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) Award, Mr Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd., said Barkindo’s demise was a shock to the industry.

    Represented by Mr Adetunji Adeyemi, the Group Executive Director, Downstream, NNPC, Kyari prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

    Mr Mike Sangster, the Managing Director, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Ltd., said the loss was for the family, the country Nigeria, the oil and gas industry and the world at large.

    Sangster who was represented by Mr Charles Ebereonwu, the Country Communications Manager, TotalEnergies Nigeria, described Barkindo as a humble and hardworking man who made enormous contributions to the oil and gas industry.

    “All we can do is to pray for the family for the fortitude to bear the loss and the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest,” he said.

    Also, Mr Rick Kennedy, the Chairman, Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS), described Barkindo as a true giant of the industry.

    Kennedy said the contributions of the departed global energy leader could not be overemphasised, adding that his death was a huge loss to the sector.

    On his part, Mr Osagie Okunbor, the Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, said Barkindo was an iconic figure in the oil and gas industry whose death came as a very rude shock to stakeholders.

    Okunbor said OPEC was able to overcome multiple crisis due to his outstanding leadership, adding that he made Nigeria and Nigerians proud on the global stage.

    In his tribute, Mr Simbi Wabote, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, said Barkindo was a role model and someone worthy to be admired.

    “He was the icon of our time. His death is a great loss to Nigeria. God knows best. When our time is up, there is nothing we can do.

    “He has played his part and we can only continue from where he stopped,” Wabote said.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Ltd says crude oil theft has become an organised crime which is costing Nigeria about 10 million daily in accrued revenue Sangster made the disclosure at the Nigerian Oil and Gas NOG conference and exhibition on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that he spoke during the industry leaders panel session on The Future of Nigeria s Energy Sector in the Petroleum Industry Act PIA Era He noted that the PIA had made provision for the Host Community Trust Fund which was a step in the right direction to empower the local communities and ensure a clear and consistent framework across the industry Sangster said this would not put an immediate end to activities of crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals which had transcended into an organised crime and disrupting the operations of oil and gas companies He said that TotalEnergies had declared a force majeure on its OML 58 and had stopped production since Feb 24 due to the vandalism of its oil and gas infrastructure Sangster said You can see some of the figures in the press I mean maybe it s up to 100 000 barrels per day which is being stolen With crude oil selling even at 100 per barrel that means it s 10 million per day which has been lost and mainly to the country because you know NNPC have 60 per cent of most of the joint ventures and we pay tax at 85 per cent That s a huge loss for the country So I think it really needs to be a priority to look beyond the host communities and how we can address the crude safety and eradicate it once and for all Sangster therefore urged the government and industry stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the issue of vandalism in order to make Nigeria an investment destination for oil and gas companies Also Mr Rick Kennedy the Managing Director Chevron Nigeria Mid Africa Business Unit called the institutionalising of the PIA which would define a clear role for industry stakeholders going forward Kennedy who is also the Chairman Oil Producers Trade Section OPTS said traditional oil and gas businesses had a key role to play in Nigeria s energy transition journey We re going to transition to more and more gas I think that we have all agree with that That s our transition fuel and with time other sources of energy They ll become economic they ll become readily available he said Kennedy said the transition would happen at different pace for different countries adding that Chevron remains committed at present to its traditional oil and gas business NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria loses m daily to crude oil theft – TotalEnergies MD
     Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Ltd says crude oil theft has become an organised crime which is costing Nigeria about 10 million daily in accrued revenue Sangster made the disclosure at the Nigerian Oil and Gas NOG conference and exhibition on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that he spoke during the industry leaders panel session on The Future of Nigeria s Energy Sector in the Petroleum Industry Act PIA Era He noted that the PIA had made provision for the Host Community Trust Fund which was a step in the right direction to empower the local communities and ensure a clear and consistent framework across the industry Sangster said this would not put an immediate end to activities of crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals which had transcended into an organised crime and disrupting the operations of oil and gas companies He said that TotalEnergies had declared a force majeure on its OML 58 and had stopped production since Feb 24 due to the vandalism of its oil and gas infrastructure Sangster said You can see some of the figures in the press I mean maybe it s up to 100 000 barrels per day which is being stolen With crude oil selling even at 100 per barrel that means it s 10 million per day which has been lost and mainly to the country because you know NNPC have 60 per cent of most of the joint ventures and we pay tax at 85 per cent That s a huge loss for the country So I think it really needs to be a priority to look beyond the host communities and how we can address the crude safety and eradicate it once and for all Sangster therefore urged the government and industry stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the issue of vandalism in order to make Nigeria an investment destination for oil and gas companies Also Mr Rick Kennedy the Managing Director Chevron Nigeria Mid Africa Business Unit called the institutionalising of the PIA which would define a clear role for industry stakeholders going forward Kennedy who is also the Chairman Oil Producers Trade Section OPTS said traditional oil and gas businesses had a key role to play in Nigeria s energy transition journey We re going to transition to more and more gas I think that we have all agree with that That s our transition fuel and with time other sources of energy They ll become economic they ll become readily available he said Kennedy said the transition would happen at different pace for different countries adding that Chevron remains committed at present to its traditional oil and gas business NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria loses m daily to crude oil theft – TotalEnergies MD
    General news3 months ago

    Nigeria loses $10m daily to crude oil theft – TotalEnergies MD

    Mr Mike Sangster, the Managing Director, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Ltd., says crude oil theft has become an organised crime which is costing Nigeria about $10 million daily in accrued revenue.

    Sangster made the disclosure at the Nigerian Oil and Gas (NOG) conference and exhibition on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that he spoke during the industry leaders panel session on “The Future of Nigeria’s Energy Sector in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) Era.”

    He noted that the PIA had made provision for the Host Community Trust Fund which was a step in the right direction to empower the local communities and ensure a clear and consistent framework across the industry.

    Sangster said this would not put an immediate end to activities of crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals which had transcended into an organised crime and disrupting the operations of oil and gas companies.

    He said that TotalEnergies had declared a force majeure on its OML 58 and had stopped production since Feb. 24 due to the vandalism of its oil and gas infrastructure.

    Sangster said: “You can see some of the figures in the press! I mean, maybe it’s up to 100,000 barrels per day, which is being stolen.

    “With crude oil selling even at $100 per barrel, that means it’s $10 million per day, which has been lost and mainly to the country because you know, NNPC have 60 per cent of most of the joint ventures and we pay tax at 85 per cent.

    “That’s a huge loss for the country. So, I think it really needs to be a priority to look beyond the host communities and how we can address the crude safety and eradicate it once and for all.”

    Sangster, therefore, urged the government and industry stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the issue of vandalism in order to make Nigeria an investment destination for oil and gas companies.

    Also, Mr Rick Kennedy, the Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Mid-Africa Business Unit, called the institutionalising of the PIA which would define a clear role for industry stakeholders going forward.

    Kennedy, who is also the Chairman, Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS), said traditional oil and gas businesses had a key role to play in Nigeria’s energy transition journey.

    “We’re going to transition to more and more gas. I think that we have all agree with that. That’s our transition fuel and with time, other sources of energy. They’ll become economic, they’ll become readily available,” he said.

    Kennedy said the transition would happen at different pace for different countries, adding that Chevron remains committed at present to its traditional oil and gas business.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC Ltd started its activities for the week with a move by stakeholders to begin the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act PIA in the upstream sector of the nation s oil and gas industry Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva said at a 2 day upstream stakeholders forum organised by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NUPRC in Abuja that the process of ratifying the first set of regulations was on Sylva said the regulations would govern the sector in line with Section 216 of the PIA and that the forum was convened to enable stakeholders provide inputs to fine tune key regulations as prepared by the NUPRC and the Presidential Steering Committee It is believed that a robust engagement such as this will create the platform for all of us to brainstorm in a constructive manner It will also harness the necessary inputs from various stakeholders to further clarify the draft regulations and the eventual firming up of the final regulations for use The Minister stated that though the PIA had removed the uncertainties that hampered investments in the sector strong regulations were required to keep the industry vibrant and relevant He called on the stakeholders to embrace innovation in their operations to enable the industry survive the challenges imposed by the global energy transition However the challenge posed by the huge divestments in the hydrocarbon explorations by oil majors in the country in the past as a result of the global energy transition calls for more innovative ways in the exploitation and exploration of fossil fuel in the country If we must continue to be relevant at the global stage we must in designing any regulation put in focus how we can balance the energy base load for Nigeria This will ensure that we will not be left behind in the energy transition train while still harnessing our rich natural hydrocarbon reserves Gbenga Komolafe Speaking earlier the Chief Executive Officer of the NUPRC Mr Gbenga Komolafe explained that the forum had become a statutory prescription and a critical milestone in the implementation of the PIA He said that as a law abiding agency it was binding on the NUPRC to work expeditiously towards finalising the regulations for the upstream sector of oil and gas industry This he said would help in keeping with specific timelines as provided in the PIA Also aside from the statutory imperative on the part of the commission to have the regulations finalised in time specific manner there is also the compelling need for us as a nation to conclude the regulation making process for implementation of the PIA This will ensure that the PIA is in full throttle and in a manner that will enable Nigeria hedge against the impact of energy transition while taking advantage of the oil and gas supply gap resulting from the current developments in Russia and Ukraine He listed the six draft regulations up for review at the forum to include the Nigerian Upstream Fee and Rent Regulations the Petroleum Licensing Round Regulations and the Domestic Gas Delivery Obligations Regulations Others are the Nigeria Conversion Regulations the Nigeria Royalty Regulations and the Nigeria Host Community Commission Regulations He said that the commission would carry out other similar stakeholders engagements in the course of the implementation of the PIA Still in the week under review the NNPC Ltd and its partners TotalEnergies China National Offshore Oil Corporation Prime 130 and Sapetro inaugurated four projects in Cross River Delta and Rivers in line with their Corporate Social Responsibility CSR policies The projects which include a maternal and child referral centre located in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital UCTH Cross River boreholes and water treatment plants at Ikiri Rivers State Warri in Delta State and Odukpani in Cross River were all recently inaugurated and handed over to the beneficiary communities Speaking at the event the Group General Manager National Petroleum Investment Management Services NAPIMS Mr Bala Wunti said that the NNPC Ltd was committed to the implementation of projects that guarantees sustainable development of its host communities These projects were borne out of the need to mitigate the obvious gaps in healthcare quality education water and women and youth empowerment as stipulated by the relevant Sustainable Development Goals SDGs NNPC and its partners are socially responsible organisations that are committed to improving the livelihood of the citizens of our great country Wunti said On his part Managing Director TotalEnergies upstream companies in Nigeria Mr Mike Sangster said that the projects were designed to reduce the negative impacts of the lack of qualitative and technical education Sangster said that the projects were also designed to reduce maternal and child health access to clean water and women and youth empowerment He also stated that the projects sites were carefully chosen for maximum impact as derived from the needs assessment carried out prior to their conception and subsequent deployment It is important to note that the implementation of these projects was achieved through the novel Project Managers approach This approach which is new in the industry permits the delivery of projects in remote and challenging environments while ensuring the use of local expertise and stakeholder engagement I am very happy that the pilot projects are successfully executed We are using the Return on Experience to improve our processes and deliver our second and third phases faster and better Sangster said TotalEnergies logoin a related development NNPC and its partner Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited SNEPCo donated a state of the art Information and Communication Technology ICT Centre to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun Delta State The 100 seater One Storey building was built and equipped by the NNPC and SNEPCo Joint Venture to promote research teaching and learning in a conducive environment Speaking at the inauguration of the project the Governor of Delta State Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said the facility would go a long way in expanding the capacity of the students and staff of the university and enable them compete locally and globally The Governor who was represented by the state Commissioner for Science and Technology Jennifer Adesen Efeviroro applauded NNPC and SNEPCo for their intervention An ICT Centre in the modern world has an immense economic significance and prudent application of the facility to research teaching and learning would catalyse innovations that would stand the university out among its peers The Group General Manager of NAPIMS Mr Bala Wunti described the project as a delight to NNPC Wunti noted that NNPC was committed to making significant impact in the lives of every Nigerian through the delivery of life enhancing projects as the ones being inaugurated We are keen on touching lives in many positive ways and this intervention like many others delivered through our partners will go a long way in grooming Nigerian youths for the technological evolution in the world he said Wunti who was represented by the Deputy Manager External Affairs NAPIMS Mrs Edith Lawson said that the ICT Centre would help create a pool of IT savvy professionals whose skills would be of high necessity and demand globally The ICT centre is equipped with 100 computers with licensed software a WIFI lounge computer laboratories conference rooms a lecture hall office spaces and equipment rooms The facility also included smart interactive boards and a 100KVA generator Meanwhile the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva called for increased investments in the nation s oil and gas industry to boost gas development and supply as European countries turn to Nigeria for their gas supply needs The Minister made the call during a visit of the delegation from the Kingdom of Belgium led by its Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Daniel Dargent While welcoming the Belgian delegation Sylva said that with its abundant natural gas resources Nigeria was well positioned to fill the current gas supply gap being experienced in parts of Europe He however said that there was need to increase investments in gas development in the country to fully achieve the aspiration of boosting gas exports The Minister also urged investors to explore the opportunities in the nation s downstream sector especially in the areas of gas plants and pipelines to support the promotion of Federal Government s plan to introduce Auto gas Speaking earlier on the purpose of the visit Dargent said the Kingdom of Belgium was interested in importing more gas from Nigeria and would like to know what challenges the country had in achieving that He promised to provide the Minister with a list of potential investors by June 2022 and to follow up with discussions in October when the group of Belgian investors were expected to be on ground in the country Visit us on for more details NAN
    NNPC Weekly: PIA takes effect in upstream oil sector regulation
     The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC Ltd started its activities for the week with a move by stakeholders to begin the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act PIA in the upstream sector of the nation s oil and gas industry Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva said at a 2 day upstream stakeholders forum organised by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NUPRC in Abuja that the process of ratifying the first set of regulations was on Sylva said the regulations would govern the sector in line with Section 216 of the PIA and that the forum was convened to enable stakeholders provide inputs to fine tune key regulations as prepared by the NUPRC and the Presidential Steering Committee It is believed that a robust engagement such as this will create the platform for all of us to brainstorm in a constructive manner It will also harness the necessary inputs from various stakeholders to further clarify the draft regulations and the eventual firming up of the final regulations for use The Minister stated that though the PIA had removed the uncertainties that hampered investments in the sector strong regulations were required to keep the industry vibrant and relevant He called on the stakeholders to embrace innovation in their operations to enable the industry survive the challenges imposed by the global energy transition However the challenge posed by the huge divestments in the hydrocarbon explorations by oil majors in the country in the past as a result of the global energy transition calls for more innovative ways in the exploitation and exploration of fossil fuel in the country If we must continue to be relevant at the global stage we must in designing any regulation put in focus how we can balance the energy base load for Nigeria This will ensure that we will not be left behind in the energy transition train while still harnessing our rich natural hydrocarbon reserves Gbenga Komolafe Speaking earlier the Chief Executive Officer of the NUPRC Mr Gbenga Komolafe explained that the forum had become a statutory prescription and a critical milestone in the implementation of the PIA He said that as a law abiding agency it was binding on the NUPRC to work expeditiously towards finalising the regulations for the upstream sector of oil and gas industry This he said would help in keeping with specific timelines as provided in the PIA Also aside from the statutory imperative on the part of the commission to have the regulations finalised in time specific manner there is also the compelling need for us as a nation to conclude the regulation making process for implementation of the PIA This will ensure that the PIA is in full throttle and in a manner that will enable Nigeria hedge against the impact of energy transition while taking advantage of the oil and gas supply gap resulting from the current developments in Russia and Ukraine He listed the six draft regulations up for review at the forum to include the Nigerian Upstream Fee and Rent Regulations the Petroleum Licensing Round Regulations and the Domestic Gas Delivery Obligations Regulations Others are the Nigeria Conversion Regulations the Nigeria Royalty Regulations and the Nigeria Host Community Commission Regulations He said that the commission would carry out other similar stakeholders engagements in the course of the implementation of the PIA Still in the week under review the NNPC Ltd and its partners TotalEnergies China National Offshore Oil Corporation Prime 130 and Sapetro inaugurated four projects in Cross River Delta and Rivers in line with their Corporate Social Responsibility CSR policies The projects which include a maternal and child referral centre located in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital UCTH Cross River boreholes and water treatment plants at Ikiri Rivers State Warri in Delta State and Odukpani in Cross River were all recently inaugurated and handed over to the beneficiary communities Speaking at the event the Group General Manager National Petroleum Investment Management Services NAPIMS Mr Bala Wunti said that the NNPC Ltd was committed to the implementation of projects that guarantees sustainable development of its host communities These projects were borne out of the need to mitigate the obvious gaps in healthcare quality education water and women and youth empowerment as stipulated by the relevant Sustainable Development Goals SDGs NNPC and its partners are socially responsible organisations that are committed to improving the livelihood of the citizens of our great country Wunti said On his part Managing Director TotalEnergies upstream companies in Nigeria Mr Mike Sangster said that the projects were designed to reduce the negative impacts of the lack of qualitative and technical education Sangster said that the projects were also designed to reduce maternal and child health access to clean water and women and youth empowerment He also stated that the projects sites were carefully chosen for maximum impact as derived from the needs assessment carried out prior to their conception and subsequent deployment It is important to note that the implementation of these projects was achieved through the novel Project Managers approach This approach which is new in the industry permits the delivery of projects in remote and challenging environments while ensuring the use of local expertise and stakeholder engagement I am very happy that the pilot projects are successfully executed We are using the Return on Experience to improve our processes and deliver our second and third phases faster and better Sangster said TotalEnergies logoin a related development NNPC and its partner Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited SNEPCo donated a state of the art Information and Communication Technology ICT Centre to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun Delta State The 100 seater One Storey building was built and equipped by the NNPC and SNEPCo Joint Venture to promote research teaching and learning in a conducive environment Speaking at the inauguration of the project the Governor of Delta State Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said the facility would go a long way in expanding the capacity of the students and staff of the university and enable them compete locally and globally The Governor who was represented by the state Commissioner for Science and Technology Jennifer Adesen Efeviroro applauded NNPC and SNEPCo for their intervention An ICT Centre in the modern world has an immense economic significance and prudent application of the facility to research teaching and learning would catalyse innovations that would stand the university out among its peers The Group General Manager of NAPIMS Mr Bala Wunti described the project as a delight to NNPC Wunti noted that NNPC was committed to making significant impact in the lives of every Nigerian through the delivery of life enhancing projects as the ones being inaugurated We are keen on touching lives in many positive ways and this intervention like many others delivered through our partners will go a long way in grooming Nigerian youths for the technological evolution in the world he said Wunti who was represented by the Deputy Manager External Affairs NAPIMS Mrs Edith Lawson said that the ICT Centre would help create a pool of IT savvy professionals whose skills would be of high necessity and demand globally The ICT centre is equipped with 100 computers with licensed software a WIFI lounge computer laboratories conference rooms a lecture hall office spaces and equipment rooms The facility also included smart interactive boards and a 100KVA generator Meanwhile the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva called for increased investments in the nation s oil and gas industry to boost gas development and supply as European countries turn to Nigeria for their gas supply needs The Minister made the call during a visit of the delegation from the Kingdom of Belgium led by its Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Daniel Dargent While welcoming the Belgian delegation Sylva said that with its abundant natural gas resources Nigeria was well positioned to fill the current gas supply gap being experienced in parts of Europe He however said that there was need to increase investments in gas development in the country to fully achieve the aspiration of boosting gas exports The Minister also urged investors to explore the opportunities in the nation s downstream sector especially in the areas of gas plants and pipelines to support the promotion of Federal Government s plan to introduce Auto gas Speaking earlier on the purpose of the visit Dargent said the Kingdom of Belgium was interested in importing more gas from Nigeria and would like to know what challenges the country had in achieving that He promised to provide the Minister with a list of potential investors by June 2022 and to follow up with discussions in October when the group of Belgian investors were expected to be on ground in the country Visit us on for more details NAN
    NNPC Weekly: PIA takes effect in upstream oil sector regulation
    General news5 months ago

    NNPC Weekly: PIA takes effect in upstream oil sector regulation

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) started its activities for the week with a move by stakeholders to begin the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) in the upstream sector of the nation’s oil and gas industry.

    Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva said at a 2-day upstream stakeholders’ forum organised by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) in Abuja that the process of ratifying the first set of regulations was on.

    Sylva said the regulations would govern the sector in line with Section 216 of the PIA and that the forum was convened to enable stakeholders provide inputs to fine-tune key regulations as prepared by the NUPRC and the Presidential Steering Committee.

    “It is believed that a robust engagement such as this will create the platform for all of us to brainstorm in a constructive manner.

    “It will also harness the necessary inputs from various stakeholders to further clarify the draft regulations and the eventual firming up of the final regulations for use.”

    The Minister stated that though the PIA had removed the uncertainties that hampered investments in the sector, strong regulations were required to keep the industry vibrant and relevant.

    He called on the stakeholders to embrace innovation in their operations to enable the industry survive the challenges imposed by the global energy transition.

    “However, the challenge posed by the huge divestments in the hydrocarbon explorations by oil majors in the country in the past as a result of the global energy transition calls for more innovative ways in the exploitation and exploration of fossil fuel in the country.

    “If we must continue to be relevant at the global stage, we must, in designing any regulation, put in focus how we can balance the energy base-load for Nigeria.

    “This will ensure that we will not be left behind in the energy transition train while still harnessing our rich natural hydrocarbon reserves.” Gbenga Komolafe

     

    Speaking earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of the NUPRC, Mr Gbenga Komolafe, explained that the forum had become a statutory prescription and a critical milestone in the implementation of the PIA.

    He said that as a law-abiding agency, it was binding on the NUPRC to work expeditiously towards finalising the regulations for the upstream sector of oil and gas industry.

    This, he said would help in keeping with specific timelines as provided in the PIA.

    “Also, aside from the statutory imperative on the part of the commission to have the regulations finalised in time-specific manner, there is also the compelling need for us as a nation to conclude the regulation-making process for implementation of the PIA.

    “This will ensure that the PIA is in full throttle and in a manner that will enable Nigeria hedge against the impact of energy transition while taking advantage of the oil and gas supply gap resulting from the current developments in Russia and Ukraine.”

    He listed the six draft regulations up for review at the forum to include: the Nigerian Upstream Fee and Rent Regulations, the Petroleum Licensing Round Regulations and the Domestic Gas Delivery Obligations Regulations.

    Others are the Nigeria Conversion Regulations, the Nigeria Royalty Regulations and the Nigeria Host Community (Commission) Regulations.

    He said that the commission would carry out other similar stakeholders’ engagements in the course of the implementation of the PIA.

    Still in the week under review, the NNPC Ltd. and its partners – TotalEnergies, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Prime 130 and Sapetro inaugurated four projects in Cross River, Delta and Rivers in line with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies.

    The projects which include a maternal and child referral centre located in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Cross River, boreholes and water treatment plants at Ikiri, Rivers State, Warri in Delta State, and Odukpani, in Cross River, were all recently inaugurated and handed over to the beneficiary communities.

    Speaking at the event, the Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr Bala Wunti, said that the NNPC Ltd. was committed to the implementation of projects that guarantees sustainable development of its host communities.

    “These projects were borne out of the need to mitigate the obvious gaps in healthcare, quality education, water, and women and youth empowerment as stipulated by the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    “NNPC and its partners are socially responsible organisations that are committed to improving the livelihood of the citizens of our great country,” Wunti said.

    On his part, Managing Director, TotalEnergies upstream companies in Nigeria, Mr Mike Sangster, said that the projects were designed to reduce the negative impacts of the lack of qualitative and technical education.

    Sangster said that the projects were also designed to reduce maternal and child health, access to clean water, and women and youth empowerment.

    He also stated that the projects’ sites were carefully chosen for maximum impact, as derived from the needs’ assessment carried out prior to their conception and subsequent deployment.

    “It is important to note that the implementation of these projects was achieved through the novel “Project Managers” approach.

    “This approach which is new in the industry permits the delivery of projects in remote and challenging environments while ensuring the use of local expertise and stakeholder engagement.

    “I am very happy that the pilot projects are successfully executed. We are using the Return on Experience, to improve our processes and deliver our second and third phases faster and better,” Sangster said. TotalEnergies logo

    in a related development, NNPC and its partner, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), donated a state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State.

    The 100-seater One-Storey building was built and equipped by the NNPC and SNEPCo Joint Venture to promote research, teaching and learning in a conducive environment.

    Speaking at the inauguration of the project, the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said the facility would go a long way in expanding the capacity of the students and staff of the university and enable them compete locally and globally.

    The Governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Jennifer Adesen-Efeviroro, applauded NNPC and SNEPCo for their intervention.

    “An ICT Centre in the modern world has an immense economic significance and prudent application of the facility to research, teaching and learning would catalyse innovations that would stand the university out among its peers.

    The Group General Manager of NAPIMS, Mr Bala Wunti described the project as a delight to NNPC.

    Wunti noted that NNPC was committed to making significant impact in the lives of every Nigerian through the delivery of life enhancing projects as the ones being inaugurated.

    “We are keen on touching lives in many positive ways and this intervention, like many others delivered through our partners, will go a long way in grooming Nigerian youths for the technological evolution in the world,” he said.

    Wunti, who was represented by the Deputy Manager, External Affairs, NAPIMS, Mrs Edith Lawson, said that the ICT Centre would help create a pool of IT savvy professionals whose skills would be of high necessity and demand globally.

    The ICT centre is equipped with 100 computers with licensed software, a WIFI lounge, computer laboratories, conference rooms, a lecture hall, office spaces and equipment rooms.

    The facility also included smart interactive boards, and a 100KVA generator.

    Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, called for increased investments in the nation’s oil and gas industry to boost gas development and supply as European countries turn to Nigeria for their gas supply needs.

    The Minister made the call during a visit of the delegation from the Kingdom of Belgium led by its Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Daniel Dargent.

    While welcoming the Belgian delegation, Sylva said that with its abundant natural gas resources, Nigeria was well positioned to fill the current gas supply gap being experienced in parts of Europe.

    He, however, said that there was need to increase investments in gas development in the country to fully achieve the aspiration of boosting gas exports.

    The Minister also urged investors to explore the opportunities in the nation’s downstream sector, especially in the areas of gas plants and pipelines to support the promotion of Federal Government’s plan to introduce Auto-gas.

    Speaking earlier on the purpose of the visit, Dargent said the Kingdom of Belgium was interested in importing more gas from Nigeria and would like to know what challenges the country had in achieving that.

    He promised to provide the Minister with a list of potential investors by June 2022 and to follow up with discussions in October when the group of Belgian investors were expected to be on ground in the country.

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    (NAN)

  •   TotalEnergies Nigeria on Wednesday announced the winners of the third edition of its Startupper of the Year Challenge designed to support young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and other African countries The Nigerian News Agency reports that Mr Mike Sangster Country President of TotalEnergies Companies in Nigeria presented the award to the three finalists at a ceremony in Lagos Winners in all three categories were carefully selected by experts and successful entrepreneurs from 15 of the top finalists They were evaluated based on their innovative character feasibility and development potential in line with the Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the Nations The winners were rewarded with N5 million official support each personalized advice and mentorship networking opportunities and media visibility They are The Best Business Start up Project category won from Smart Inverter Systems designed to provide solar electricity wireless internet access and AI enabled security surveillance for homes and businesses with a mobile app Dr Samba Seye CEO of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc in a group photo with the winners of the third edition of the company s Startupper of the Year Challenge on Wednesday in LagosThe Best Under Three Startup award was won by Soso Care a low cost insurtech whose goal is to enable millions of uninsured Nigerians to access health insurance using recyclable materials as a premium Additionally she won the Best Female Entrepreneur award for Organic Cycle an app developed for users to trade organic waste e training for black soldier fly farmers and post production sales of black soldier fly products Winners from Nigeria would compete with their peers from 32 African countries for the three grand prizes Grand Winner Best Start up Grand Winner Best Startup Under Three Years and Grand Winner Best Female Entrepreneur Sangster representing Seye the CEO of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc congratulated the winners and finalists on their achievements He said that the Startupper Challenge was designed to support and reward young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 who have created a company in the last two years According to him it reaffirms TotalEnergies commitment to support the socio economic development of the countries in which the company operates in Africa He said This award is very important to TotalEnergies as it aligns with our culture of diversity and inclusion Sometime last week I received the top 15 finalists during a courtesy call to my office During that interactive meeting I noticed that of the 15 seven are women We are happy with this development that clearly underlines the fact that our women are not waiting for anyone to empower them they are showing that they have what it takes to excel in an environment of equal opportunities Nigeria like all other countries on the continent faces the challenges of poverty youth unemployment and a lack of critical infrastructure for economic development It is also facing the challenges associated with climate change and how to provide food for its large population in a sustainable way I think we have entrepreneurs among us today whose ideas can address some of the economic challenges facing Nigeria and other countries in Africa Sangster said that while this was TotalEnergies vision the company cannot do it alone and urged other well intentioned corporate and Nigerian bodies to come together to support young entrepreneurs In response the winners thanked TotalEnergies for starting the program and vowed to make Nigeria proud at the grand finale of the competition in France Source Credit NAN
    TotalEnergies splashes N15m on 3 entrepreneurs in startupper challenge
      TotalEnergies Nigeria on Wednesday announced the winners of the third edition of its Startupper of the Year Challenge designed to support young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and other African countries The Nigerian News Agency reports that Mr Mike Sangster Country President of TotalEnergies Companies in Nigeria presented the award to the three finalists at a ceremony in Lagos Winners in all three categories were carefully selected by experts and successful entrepreneurs from 15 of the top finalists They were evaluated based on their innovative character feasibility and development potential in line with the Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the Nations The winners were rewarded with N5 million official support each personalized advice and mentorship networking opportunities and media visibility They are The Best Business Start up Project category won from Smart Inverter Systems designed to provide solar electricity wireless internet access and AI enabled security surveillance for homes and businesses with a mobile app Dr Samba Seye CEO of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc in a group photo with the winners of the third edition of the company s Startupper of the Year Challenge on Wednesday in LagosThe Best Under Three Startup award was won by Soso Care a low cost insurtech whose goal is to enable millions of uninsured Nigerians to access health insurance using recyclable materials as a premium Additionally she won the Best Female Entrepreneur award for Organic Cycle an app developed for users to trade organic waste e training for black soldier fly farmers and post production sales of black soldier fly products Winners from Nigeria would compete with their peers from 32 African countries for the three grand prizes Grand Winner Best Start up Grand Winner Best Startup Under Three Years and Grand Winner Best Female Entrepreneur Sangster representing Seye the CEO of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc congratulated the winners and finalists on their achievements He said that the Startupper Challenge was designed to support and reward young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 who have created a company in the last two years According to him it reaffirms TotalEnergies commitment to support the socio economic development of the countries in which the company operates in Africa He said This award is very important to TotalEnergies as it aligns with our culture of diversity and inclusion Sometime last week I received the top 15 finalists during a courtesy call to my office During that interactive meeting I noticed that of the 15 seven are women We are happy with this development that clearly underlines the fact that our women are not waiting for anyone to empower them they are showing that they have what it takes to excel in an environment of equal opportunities Nigeria like all other countries on the continent faces the challenges of poverty youth unemployment and a lack of critical infrastructure for economic development It is also facing the challenges associated with climate change and how to provide food for its large population in a sustainable way I think we have entrepreneurs among us today whose ideas can address some of the economic challenges facing Nigeria and other countries in Africa Sangster said that while this was TotalEnergies vision the company cannot do it alone and urged other well intentioned corporate and Nigerian bodies to come together to support young entrepreneurs In response the winners thanked TotalEnergies for starting the program and vowed to make Nigeria proud at the grand finale of the competition in France Source Credit NAN
    TotalEnergies splashes N15m on 3 entrepreneurs in startupper challenge
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    TotalEnergies splashes N15m on 3 entrepreneurs in startupper challenge

    TotalEnergies Nigeria on Wednesday announced the winners of the third edition of its Startupper of the Year Challenge designed to support young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and other African countries.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that Mr. Mike Sangster, Country President of TotalEnergies Companies in Nigeria, presented the award to the three finalists at a ceremony in Lagos.

    Winners in all three categories were carefully selected by experts and successful entrepreneurs from 15 of the top finalists.

    They were evaluated based on their innovative character, feasibility and development potential in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the Nations.

    The winners were rewarded with N5 million official support each, personalized advice and mentorship, networking opportunities and media visibility.

    They are: The 'Best Business Start-up Project' category won from Smart Inverter Systems, designed to provide solar electricity, wireless internet access and AI-enabled security surveillance for homes and businesses with a mobile app.

    Dr. Samba Seye, CEO of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc in a group photo with the winners of the third edition of the company's Startupper of the Year Challenge on Wednesday in Lagos

    The 'Best Under Three Startup' award was won by Soso Care, a low-cost insurtech, whose goal is to enable millions of uninsured Nigerians to access health insurance using recyclable materials as a premium.

    Additionally, she won the 'Best Female Entrepreneur' award for Organic Cycle, an app developed for users to trade organic waste, e-training for black soldier fly farmers, and post-production sales of black soldier fly products.

    Winners from Nigeria would compete with their peers from 32 African countries for the three grand prizes: Grand Winner, Best Start-up, Grand Winner, Best Startup Under Three Years, and Grand Winner, Best Female Entrepreneur.

    Sangster, representing Seye, the CEO of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc, congratulated the winners and finalists on their achievements.

    He said that the Startupper Challenge was designed to support and reward young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 who have created a company in the last two years.

    According to him, it reaffirms TotalEnergies' commitment to support the socio-economic development of the countries in which the company operates in Africa.

    He said: “This award is very important to TotalEnergies as it aligns with our culture of diversity and inclusion.

    “Sometime last week, I received the top 15 finalists during a courtesy call to my office. During that interactive meeting, I noticed that of the 15, seven are women.

    “We are happy with this development that clearly underlines the fact that our women are not waiting for anyone to empower them, they are showing that they have what it takes to excel, in an environment of equal opportunities.

    “Nigeria, like all other countries on the continent, faces the challenges of poverty, youth unemployment and a lack of critical infrastructure for economic development.

    “It is also facing the challenges associated with climate change and how to provide food for its large population, in a sustainable way.

    "I think we have entrepreneurs among us today whose ideas can address some of the economic challenges facing Nigeria and other countries in Africa."

    Sangster said that while this was TotalEnergies' vision, the company cannot do it alone and urged other well-intentioned corporate and Nigerian bodies to come together to support young entrepreneurs.

    In response, the winners thanked TotalEnergies for starting the program and vowed to make Nigeria proud at the grand finale of the competition in France.

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   As the world marks World AIDS Day 2021 on Wednesday TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Ltd has lamented the high prevalence of HIV AIDS blaming it on the negligence and ignorance of the public Mr Mike Sangster Managing Director of TotalEnergies on behalf of Areola made the disclosure at the Official Launch of the HIV AIDS Awareness Campaign of the School Project for Secondary Schools in Lagos State The program was organized NAPIMS and Partners Prime formerly Peteobras Sapetro and CNOO The day s event focused on Mende High School Mende High School Immaculate Heart High School and Immaculate Heart Comprehensive High School all in Maryland Lagos State The Nigerian News Agency reports that World AIDS Day was first celebrated in 1988 to draw attention to the HIV epidemic come together to show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died from AIDS related illnesses The theme for 2021 is End inequalities End AIDS Ending the pandemic According to UNAIDS the 2021 theme joins a growing list of challenges that World AIDS Day has alerted people to around the world Sangster said Over the years HIV AIDS has grown into a major global health crisis The disease has also become a real development challenge especially for developing countries where young people who are the most productive segment of the population remain at risk It is quite worrying that so far the prevalence rate is high due to the negligence and ignorance of the public TotalEnergies as a company strives to identify with our host communities and with Nigeria as a whole Not only to give back to society in meeting our Corporate Social Responsibility obligations but also because we truly believe that when Nigeria prospers our company prospers According to him to reduce the impact of the disease the organization joins the United Nations and the World Health Organization as part of a broad based coalition leading the fight against HIV AIDS It is for this reason that TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Ltd extends its annual HIV awareness campaign to secondary schools Young people are mainly vulnerable to HIV infection especially when they are ignorant and engage in risky behaviors such as drug abuse and illicit exposures or rapes worship activities blood rituals etc According to the WHO prevention is not only better than cure but it is also cheaper and prevents complications Therefore I encourage all who are here today to carry the message of this campaign to their homes friends families schoolmates and communities HIV AIDS is real and will continue to destroy our communities if we do not adopt behavioral changes that prevent its spread Ending the HIV pandemic is indeed everyone s voice he said Ms Clementina Arubi representing NAPIMS Group General Manager Bala Wunti emphasized the existence of HIV AIDS and its devastating impacts We have come to let you know that HIV is real Anyone can get HIV They are not just adults We want to make sure that as many Nigerian youth as possible are aware of this disease and know how to protect themselves We believe that students his age should be aware of the disease This is because we know that with knowledge comes the ability to make informed decisions to protect themselves their families and their communities against HIV AIDS he said Mr Joseph Fatokun Principal of Mende Senior High School thanked the organizations for organizing the awareness program Miss Precious Omoyibo a JSS1 student from Immaculate Junior Comprehensive High School Maryland said she was happy that the program was organized to inform them about HIV AIDS According to her she had acquired a lot of knowledge from the information transmitted In addition Mr Okikiola Ibrahim a JSS 1 student at Mende Junior High School Maryland also praised the awareness program He urged young children to protect themselves from actions that could lead to HIV AIDS It also reports that the event featured theatrical performances while the organizations that organized the programming presented some kits to the institutions Source NAN
    TotalEnergies Upstream, partners lament high rate of HIV/AIDS
      As the world marks World AIDS Day 2021 on Wednesday TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Ltd has lamented the high prevalence of HIV AIDS blaming it on the negligence and ignorance of the public Mr Mike Sangster Managing Director of TotalEnergies on behalf of Areola made the disclosure at the Official Launch of the HIV AIDS Awareness Campaign of the School Project for Secondary Schools in Lagos State The program was organized NAPIMS and Partners Prime formerly Peteobras Sapetro and CNOO The day s event focused on Mende High School Mende High School Immaculate Heart High School and Immaculate Heart Comprehensive High School all in Maryland Lagos State The Nigerian News Agency reports that World AIDS Day was first celebrated in 1988 to draw attention to the HIV epidemic come together to show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died from AIDS related illnesses The theme for 2021 is End inequalities End AIDS Ending the pandemic According to UNAIDS the 2021 theme joins a growing list of challenges that World AIDS Day has alerted people to around the world Sangster said Over the years HIV AIDS has grown into a major global health crisis The disease has also become a real development challenge especially for developing countries where young people who are the most productive segment of the population remain at risk It is quite worrying that so far the prevalence rate is high due to the negligence and ignorance of the public TotalEnergies as a company strives to identify with our host communities and with Nigeria as a whole Not only to give back to society in meeting our Corporate Social Responsibility obligations but also because we truly believe that when Nigeria prospers our company prospers According to him to reduce the impact of the disease the organization joins the United Nations and the World Health Organization as part of a broad based coalition leading the fight against HIV AIDS It is for this reason that TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Ltd extends its annual HIV awareness campaign to secondary schools Young people are mainly vulnerable to HIV infection especially when they are ignorant and engage in risky behaviors such as drug abuse and illicit exposures or rapes worship activities blood rituals etc According to the WHO prevention is not only better than cure but it is also cheaper and prevents complications Therefore I encourage all who are here today to carry the message of this campaign to their homes friends families schoolmates and communities HIV AIDS is real and will continue to destroy our communities if we do not adopt behavioral changes that prevent its spread Ending the HIV pandemic is indeed everyone s voice he said Ms Clementina Arubi representing NAPIMS Group General Manager Bala Wunti emphasized the existence of HIV AIDS and its devastating impacts We have come to let you know that HIV is real Anyone can get HIV They are not just adults We want to make sure that as many Nigerian youth as possible are aware of this disease and know how to protect themselves We believe that students his age should be aware of the disease This is because we know that with knowledge comes the ability to make informed decisions to protect themselves their families and their communities against HIV AIDS he said Mr Joseph Fatokun Principal of Mende Senior High School thanked the organizations for organizing the awareness program Miss Precious Omoyibo a JSS1 student from Immaculate Junior Comprehensive High School Maryland said she was happy that the program was organized to inform them about HIV AIDS According to her she had acquired a lot of knowledge from the information transmitted In addition Mr Okikiola Ibrahim a JSS 1 student at Mende Junior High School Maryland also praised the awareness program He urged young children to protect themselves from actions that could lead to HIV AIDS It also reports that the event featured theatrical performances while the organizations that organized the programming presented some kits to the institutions Source NAN
    TotalEnergies Upstream, partners lament high rate of HIV/AIDS
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    TotalEnergies Upstream, partners lament high rate of HIV/AIDS

    As the world marks World AIDS Day 2021 on Wednesday, TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Ltd. has lamented the high prevalence of HIV / AIDS, blaming it on the negligence and ignorance of the public.

    Mr. Mike Sangster, Managing Director of TotalEnergies, on behalf of Areola, made the disclosure at the Official Launch of the HIV / AIDS Awareness Campaign of the School Project for Secondary Schools in Lagos State.

    The program was organized, NAPIMS and Partners - Prime, (formerly Peteobras), Sapetro and CNOO.

    The day's event focused on Mende High School, Mende High School, Immaculate Heart High School, and Immaculate Heart Comprehensive High School, all in Maryland, Lagos State.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that World AIDS Day was first celebrated in 1988 to draw attention to the HIV epidemic, come together to show support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

    The theme for 2021 is: “End inequalities. End AIDS. Ending the pandemic "

    According to UNAIDS, the 2021 theme joins a growing list of challenges that World AIDS Day has alerted people to around the world.

    Sangster said: “Over the years, HIV / AIDS has grown into a major global health crisis.

    “The disease has also become a real development challenge, especially for developing countries where young people, who are the most productive segment of the population, remain at risk.

    “It is quite worrying that, so far, the prevalence rate is high due to the negligence and ignorance of the public.

    “TotalEnergies, as a company, strives to identify with our host communities and with Nigeria as a whole.

    "Not only to give back to society in meeting our Corporate Social Responsibility obligations, but also because we truly believe that when Nigeria prospers, our company prospers."

    According to him, to reduce the impact of the disease, the organization joins the United Nations and the World Health Organization as part of a broad-based coalition leading the fight against HIV / AIDS.

    “It is for this reason that TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Ltd. extends its annual HIV awareness campaign to secondary schools.

    ”Young people are mainly vulnerable to HIV infection, especially when they are ignorant and engage in risky behaviors such as drug abuse and illicit exposures or rapes, worship activities, blood rituals, etc.

    “According to the WHO, prevention is not only better than cure, but it is also cheaper and prevents complications.

    “Therefore, I encourage all who are here today to carry the message of this campaign to their homes, friends, families, schoolmates and communities.

    “HIV / AIDS is real and will continue to destroy our communities if we do not adopt behavioral changes that prevent its spread.

    "Ending the HIV pandemic is indeed everyone's voice," he said.

    Ms. Clementina Arubi, representing NAPIMS Group General Manager Bala Wunti, emphasized the existence of HIV / AIDS and its devastating impacts.

    “We have come to let you know that HIV is real. Anyone can get HIV. They are not just adults.

    “We want to make sure that as many Nigerian youth as possible are aware of this disease and know how to protect themselves.

    “We believe that students his age should be aware of the disease.

    "This is because we know that with knowledge comes the ability to make informed decisions to protect themselves, their families and their communities against HIV / AIDS," he said.

    Mr. Joseph Fatokun, Principal of Mende, Senior High School, thanked the organizations for organizing the awareness program.

    Miss Precious Omoyibo, a JSS1 student from Immaculate Junior Comprehensive High School, Maryland, said she was happy that the program was organized to inform them about HIV / AIDS.

    According to her, she had acquired a lot of knowledge from the information transmitted.

    In addition, Mr. Okikiola Ibrahim, a JSS 1 student at Mende Junior High School, Maryland, also praised the awareness program.

    He urged young children to protect themselves from actions that could lead to HIV / AIDS.

    It also reports that the event featured theatrical performances while the organizations that organized the programming presented some kits to the institutions.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Salomon Asowata TotalEnergies has called for a collective commitment by players in the oil industry towards carbon neutrality by 2050 in order to fight climate change Mr Mike Sangster Managing Director of Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd made the call at the Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE Nigeria NAICE 2021 Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Monday in Lagos The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that the conference theme is The Future of Energy A Trilogy of Determinants Climate Change Public Health and the Global Oil Market Sangster represented by Mr Victor Bandele Deputy Managing Director Deep Water Total E P Nigeria noted that there is a clear relationship between climate change and public health He added that the industry must address concerns about its contribution to climate change According to him the production and use of energy contributes to greenhouse gas emissions He said Therefore meeting the climate challenge means engaging in the energy transition that is transforming the way we produce and use energy TotalEnergies considers that climate change is a reality and requires the collective mobilization of society The 2015 Paris Agreement generated a wave of awareness of the climate emergency Five years later the objective recommended by the experts is a carbon neutral society by 2050 It is a demanding objective to which we must all collectively commit ourselves Sangster said that since 2015 TotalEnergies has been focusing on new energies in line with its ambition to provide reliable affordable and clean energy This means that the future of energy is changing and if we are to remain relevant in the energy market of the future we must continue to adapt Together with society we are adapting to a world class player in the energy transition with a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 he said Sangster said the decade 2020 2030 will be a decade of change for TotalEnergies as it becomes a big energy company He said the makeup of the company s production and sales will change dramatically by 2030 It will be 50 gas 35 percent petroleum and liquid biofuels 15 electricity mainly renewable By 2050 the mix would be 40 renewable energy 40 gas and 20 liquid products The third step in the trilogy is innovation in the global oil market which I believe will fuel the engine of the energy transition he said Sangster explained that there is no other industry better positioned than the oil and gas industry to lead the crusade on clean energy and carbon neutrality We have the technology we have the capacity we have the people and the track record Sangster said He said the industry should strive to achieve market innovation to strike a balance between meeting the energy needs of a growing global population and meeting them in a sustainable and carbon neutral manner NAN
    Climate change: TotalEnergies is committed to carbon neutrality
      By Salomon Asowata TotalEnergies has called for a collective commitment by players in the oil industry towards carbon neutrality by 2050 in order to fight climate change Mr Mike Sangster Managing Director of Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd made the call at the Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE Nigeria NAICE 2021 Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Monday in Lagos The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that the conference theme is The Future of Energy A Trilogy of Determinants Climate Change Public Health and the Global Oil Market Sangster represented by Mr Victor Bandele Deputy Managing Director Deep Water Total E P Nigeria noted that there is a clear relationship between climate change and public health He added that the industry must address concerns about its contribution to climate change According to him the production and use of energy contributes to greenhouse gas emissions He said Therefore meeting the climate challenge means engaging in the energy transition that is transforming the way we produce and use energy TotalEnergies considers that climate change is a reality and requires the collective mobilization of society The 2015 Paris Agreement generated a wave of awareness of the climate emergency Five years later the objective recommended by the experts is a carbon neutral society by 2050 It is a demanding objective to which we must all collectively commit ourselves Sangster said that since 2015 TotalEnergies has been focusing on new energies in line with its ambition to provide reliable affordable and clean energy This means that the future of energy is changing and if we are to remain relevant in the energy market of the future we must continue to adapt Together with society we are adapting to a world class player in the energy transition with a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 he said Sangster said the decade 2020 2030 will be a decade of change for TotalEnergies as it becomes a big energy company He said the makeup of the company s production and sales will change dramatically by 2030 It will be 50 gas 35 percent petroleum and liquid biofuels 15 electricity mainly renewable By 2050 the mix would be 40 renewable energy 40 gas and 20 liquid products The third step in the trilogy is innovation in the global oil market which I believe will fuel the engine of the energy transition he said Sangster explained that there is no other industry better positioned than the oil and gas industry to lead the crusade on clean energy and carbon neutrality We have the technology we have the capacity we have the people and the track record Sangster said He said the industry should strive to achieve market innovation to strike a balance between meeting the energy needs of a growing global population and meeting them in a sustainable and carbon neutral manner NAN
    Climate change: TotalEnergies is committed to carbon neutrality
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    Climate change: TotalEnergies is committed to carbon neutrality

    By Salomon Asowata

    TotalEnergies has called for a collective commitment by players in the oil industry towards carbon neutrality by 2050 in order to fight climate change.

    Mr. Mike Sangster, Managing Director of Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd., made the call at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria (NAICE) 2021 Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Monday in Lagos.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the conference theme is “The Future of Energy - A Trilogy of Determinants: Climate Change, Public Health and the Global Oil Market”.

    Sangster, represented by Mr. Victor Bandele, Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water, Total E&P Nigeria, noted that there is a clear relationship between climate change and public health.

    He added that the industry must address concerns about its contribution to climate change.

    According to him, the production and use of energy contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

    He said: “Therefore, meeting the climate challenge means engaging in the energy transition, that is, transforming the way we produce and use energy.

    “TotalEnergies considers that climate change is a reality and requires the collective mobilization of society. The 2015 Paris Agreement generated a wave of awareness of the climate emergency.

    “Five years later, the objective recommended by the experts is a carbon neutral society by 2050. It is a demanding objective to which we must all, collectively, commit ourselves.

    Sangster said that since 2015, TotalEnergies has been focusing on new energies, in line with its ambition to provide reliable, affordable and clean energy.

    “This means that the future of energy is changing, and if we are to remain relevant in the energy market of the future, we must continue to adapt.

    "Together with society, we are adapting to a world-class player in the energy transition with a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050," he said. Sangster said the decade 2020-2030 will be a decade of change for TotalEnergies as it becomes a big energy company.

    He said the makeup of the company's production and sales will change dramatically by 2030.

    “It will be 50% gas; 35 percent petroleum and liquid biofuels; 15% electricity, mainly renewable.

    “By 2050, the mix would be 40% renewable energy, 40% gas and 20% liquid products.

    “The third step in the trilogy is innovation in the global oil market, which I believe will fuel the engine of the energy transition,” he said.

    Sangster explained that there is no other industry better positioned than the oil and gas industry to lead the crusade on clean energy and carbon neutrality.

    “We have the technology; we have the capacity; we have the people and the track record, ”Sangster said.

    He said the industry should strive to achieve market innovation to strike a balance between meeting the energy needs of a growing global population and meeting them in a sustainable and carbon neutral manner. (NAN)

  •   By Solomon Asowata Mr Mike Sangster Managing Director Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria has called for stability in Nigeria s power sector in order to attract investments Sangster made the call on Wednesday during a panel sessionat the opening ceremony of the 5th Edition of the Sub Saharan African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the three day virtual conference was organised by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria PETAN Sangster said the world was gradually moving towards renewable energy in line with the Paris Agreement of Climate Change noting that Total had set a target to be carbon neutral by 2050 He disclosed that Total would in the next few weeks change from an international Oil Company to an International Energy Company in furtherance of this objective According to him the company has been investing 3 billion annually on renewable energy across the world as it moves to maximise its global presence to transition into a key player in the sector Sangster said the electricity sector in Nigeria was challenging stressing that there was need for stability to encourage investors He however noted that despite the push toward renewable energy fossil fuels would continue to play a huge role in the energy mix in the years to come Sangster maintained that Nigeria with its abundant oil and gas resources could utilise this window for economic development through the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill currently before the National Assembly PIB is the opportunity to put this right to help Nigeria develop its abundant oil and gas resources as the world moves to energy transition he said Sangster said that gas also had a key role to play in reducing carbon emissions stressing that this was another opportunity for Nigeria which had declared 2021 to 2030 as the Decade of Gas He said Total had been supportive of the Nigerian Government in its quest to boost gas utilisation and was currently involved in the multi billion dollar Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas NLNG Train 7 project Sangster said the IOC was also supplying gas to power and fertiliser plants and had deployed drone technology and other innovations to reduce gas flaring and carbon emissions in the country NAN NAN
    Total boss seeks stability in Nigeria’s power sector
      By Solomon Asowata Mr Mike Sangster Managing Director Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria has called for stability in Nigeria s power sector in order to attract investments Sangster made the call on Wednesday during a panel sessionat the opening ceremony of the 5th Edition of the Sub Saharan African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the three day virtual conference was organised by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria PETAN Sangster said the world was gradually moving towards renewable energy in line with the Paris Agreement of Climate Change noting that Total had set a target to be carbon neutral by 2050 He disclosed that Total would in the next few weeks change from an international Oil Company to an International Energy Company in furtherance of this objective According to him the company has been investing 3 billion annually on renewable energy across the world as it moves to maximise its global presence to transition into a key player in the sector Sangster said the electricity sector in Nigeria was challenging stressing that there was need for stability to encourage investors He however noted that despite the push toward renewable energy fossil fuels would continue to play a huge role in the energy mix in the years to come Sangster maintained that Nigeria with its abundant oil and gas resources could utilise this window for economic development through the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill currently before the National Assembly PIB is the opportunity to put this right to help Nigeria develop its abundant oil and gas resources as the world moves to energy transition he said Sangster said that gas also had a key role to play in reducing carbon emissions stressing that this was another opportunity for Nigeria which had declared 2021 to 2030 as the Decade of Gas He said Total had been supportive of the Nigerian Government in its quest to boost gas utilisation and was currently involved in the multi billion dollar Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas NLNG Train 7 project Sangster said the IOC was also supplying gas to power and fertiliser plants and had deployed drone technology and other innovations to reduce gas flaring and carbon emissions in the country NAN NAN
    Total boss seeks stability in Nigeria’s power sector
    General news1 year ago

    Total boss seeks stability in Nigeria’s power sector

    By Solomon Asowata

    Mr Mike Sangster, Managing Director, Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, has called for stability in Nigeria’s power sector in order to attract investments.

    Sangster made the call on Wednesday during a panel session
    at the opening ceremony of the 5th Edition of the Sub-Saharan African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three-day virtual conference was organised by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN).

    Sangster said the world was gradually moving towards renewable energy in line with the Paris Agreement of Climate Change, noting that Total had set a target to be carbon neutral by 2050.

    He disclosed that Total would in the next few weeks change from an international Oil Company to an International Energy Company in furtherance of this objective.

    According to him, the company has been investing $3 billion annually on renewable energy across the world as it moves to maximise its global presence to transition into a key player in the sector.

    Sangster said the electricity sector in Nigeria was challenging, stressing that there was need for stability to encourage investors.

    He, however, noted that despite the push toward renewable energy, fossil fuels would continue to play a huge role in the energy mix in the years to come.

    Sangster maintained that Nigeria, with its abundant oil and gas resources, could utilise this window for economic development through the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill currently before the National Assembly.

    “PIB is the opportunity to put this right to help Nigeria develop its abundant oil and gas resources as the world moves to energy transition,” he said.

    Sangster said that gas also had a key role to play in reducing carbon emissions, stressing that this was another opportunity for Nigeria which had declared 2021 to 2030 as the Decade of Gas.

    He said Total had been supportive of the Nigerian Government in its quest to boost gas utilisation and was currently involved in the multi-billion dollar Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project.

    Sangster said the IOC was also supplying gas to power and fertiliser plants and had deployed drone technology and other innovations to reduce gas flaring and carbon emissions in the country. (NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   By Solomon Asowata and Florence Onuegbu The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and their partners have donated a medical oxygen plant to the Gbagada General Hospital Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the plant was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu Sanwo Olu said one of the most outstanding lessons from the coronavirus pandemic was the need to build stronger and more resilient healthcare systems that would stand the test of time and also lead to improved patient care The provision of quality healthcare that guarantees comfort and longevity is a fundamental pillar of our T H E M E S developmental agenda We will continue to implement audacious reforms in the heath sector because the continued wellbeing of the people of Lagos is non negotiable he said The governor noted that the inauguration of the oxygen plant was being done alongside the inauguration of Oxygen Triage Centre and a new Blood Transfusion Service Office at Gbagada General Hospital built by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation As we prepare to celebrate the second anniversary of this administration we are more determined than ever before to raise the standard and quality of our healthcare system to meet the healthcare needs of all residents of Lagos We will continue to ensure that they have access to quality healthcare irrespective of their socio economic status Although there is still so much to be done I am proud of the considerable progress we have made in the last two years He thanked the NNPC Total Chevron and other companies for their support to the state during the peak of the pandemic stressing that all hands must remain on deck to create a sustainable healthcare sector for Nigerians Earlier Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria said the coronavirus pandemic further worsened access to oxygen in Nigeria s health institutions Sangster represented by Mr Victor Bandele Deputy Managing Director Deep Water Total said more than 625 000 deaths occurred annually in Nigeria due to diseases associated with hypoxaemia insufficient oxygen in the blood or low blood oxygen saturation He expressed optimism that the plant would not only help improve the state s capacity to care for COVID 19 patients but could further strengthen Lagos ability to manage other conditions associated with oxygen deficiency So in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health and our partners NNPC China National Offshore Oil Company South Atlantic Petroleum and PRIME Oil we decided to build and donate this medical oxygen plant to help meet some of our medical oxygen needs in the state We believe that this facility would be useful even beyond the COVID 19 pandemic Sangster said He said the plant which had a production capacity of 100 bottles of medical oxygen daily was one in a series of interventions that Total had made to support the Federal and State Governments to tackle COVID 19 Sangster said Total and 30 other upstream operators in Nigeria s oil and gas industry led by the NNPC donated N21 billion to the Federal Government s COVID 19 effort In the first phase the donation covered three thematic areas namely provision of medical consumables deployment of logistics and in patient support services and medical infrastructure Total contributed N1 2 billion to the initiative he said The Total boss also lauded Sanwo Olu and the commissioner for health for their frontline roles in curbing the spread of COVID 19 in the state NAN NAN
    NNPC,Total donate medical oxygen plant to Gbagada Hospital
      By Solomon Asowata and Florence Onuegbu The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and their partners have donated a medical oxygen plant to the Gbagada General Hospital Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the plant was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu Sanwo Olu said one of the most outstanding lessons from the coronavirus pandemic was the need to build stronger and more resilient healthcare systems that would stand the test of time and also lead to improved patient care The provision of quality healthcare that guarantees comfort and longevity is a fundamental pillar of our T H E M E S developmental agenda We will continue to implement audacious reforms in the heath sector because the continued wellbeing of the people of Lagos is non negotiable he said The governor noted that the inauguration of the oxygen plant was being done alongside the inauguration of Oxygen Triage Centre and a new Blood Transfusion Service Office at Gbagada General Hospital built by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation As we prepare to celebrate the second anniversary of this administration we are more determined than ever before to raise the standard and quality of our healthcare system to meet the healthcare needs of all residents of Lagos We will continue to ensure that they have access to quality healthcare irrespective of their socio economic status Although there is still so much to be done I am proud of the considerable progress we have made in the last two years He thanked the NNPC Total Chevron and other companies for their support to the state during the peak of the pandemic stressing that all hands must remain on deck to create a sustainable healthcare sector for Nigerians Earlier Mr Mike Sangster the Managing Director Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria said the coronavirus pandemic further worsened access to oxygen in Nigeria s health institutions Sangster represented by Mr Victor Bandele Deputy Managing Director Deep Water Total said more than 625 000 deaths occurred annually in Nigeria due to diseases associated with hypoxaemia insufficient oxygen in the blood or low blood oxygen saturation He expressed optimism that the plant would not only help improve the state s capacity to care for COVID 19 patients but could further strengthen Lagos ability to manage other conditions associated with oxygen deficiency So in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health and our partners NNPC China National Offshore Oil Company South Atlantic Petroleum and PRIME Oil we decided to build and donate this medical oxygen plant to help meet some of our medical oxygen needs in the state We believe that this facility would be useful even beyond the COVID 19 pandemic Sangster said He said the plant which had a production capacity of 100 bottles of medical oxygen daily was one in a series of interventions that Total had made to support the Federal and State Governments to tackle COVID 19 Sangster said Total and 30 other upstream operators in Nigeria s oil and gas industry led by the NNPC donated N21 billion to the Federal Government s COVID 19 effort In the first phase the donation covered three thematic areas namely provision of medical consumables deployment of logistics and in patient support services and medical infrastructure Total contributed N1 2 billion to the initiative he said The Total boss also lauded Sanwo Olu and the commissioner for health for their frontline roles in curbing the spread of COVID 19 in the state NAN NAN
    NNPC,Total donate medical oxygen plant to Gbagada Hospital
    General news1 year ago

    NNPC,Total donate medical oxygen plant to Gbagada Hospital

    By Solomon Asowata and Florence Onuegbu

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and their partners have donated a medical oxygen plant to the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plant was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

    Sanwo-Olu said one of the most outstanding lessons from the coronavirus pandemic was the need to build stronger and more resilient healthcare systems that would stand the test of time and also lead to improved patient care.

    “The provision of quality healthcare that guarantees comfort and longevity is a fundamental pillar of our T.H.E.M.E.S developmental agenda.

    “We will continue to implement audacious reforms in the heath sector because the continued wellbeing of the people of Lagos is non-negotiable,” he said.

    The governor noted that the inauguration of the oxygen plant was being done alongside the inauguration of Oxygen Triage Centre and a new Blood Transfusion Service Office at Gbagada General Hospital built by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    “As we prepare to celebrate the second anniversary of this administration, we are more determined than ever before to raise the standard and quality of our healthcare system to meet the healthcare needs of all residents of Lagos.

    “We will continue to ensure that they have access to quality healthcare irrespective of their socio-economic status. Although there is still so much to be done, I am proud of the considerable progress we have made in the last two years. ”

    He thanked the NNPC, Total, Chevron and other companies for their support to the state during the peak of the pandemic, stressing that all hands must remain on deck to create a sustainable healthcare sector for Nigerians.

    Earlier, Mr Mike Sangster, the Managing Director, Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, said the coronavirus pandemic further worsened access to oxygen in Nigeria’s health institutions.

    Sangster, represented by Mr Victor Bandele, Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water, Total, said more than 625,000 deaths occurred annually in Nigeria due to diseases associated with hypoxaemia (insufficient oxygen in the blood or low blood oxygen saturation).

    He expressed optimism that the plant would not only help improve the state’s capacity to care for COVID-19 patients, but could further strengthen Lagos’ ability to manage other conditions associated with oxygen deficiency.

    “So, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health and our partners- NNPC, China National Offshore Oil Company, South Atlantic Petroleum and PRIME Oil, we decided to build and donate this medical oxygen plant to help meet some of our medical oxygen needs in the state.

    “We believe that this facility would be useful even beyond the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sangster said.

    He said the plant which had a production capacity of 100 bottles of medical oxygen daily was one in a series of interventions that Total had made to support the Federal and State Governments to tackle COVID-19.

    Sangster said Total and 30 other upstream operators in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, led by the NNPC, donated N21 billion to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 effort.

    “In the first phase, the donation covered three thematic areas, namely provision of medical consumables; deployment of logistics and in-patient support services and medical infrastructure.

    “Total contributed N1 .2 billion to the initiative,” he said.

    The Total boss also lauded Sanwo-Olu and the commissioner for health for their frontline roles in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state. (NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed determination to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill PIB within six months Gbajabiamila said this when he played host to a delegation of the Oil Producers Trade Section OPTS under the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday in Abuja Gbajabiamila said that the House would ensure that it passed a PIB that would be satisfactory to all stating that there were two things that the House would do First the House is determined to pass the bill within the next six months or probably less because the clock has already started running from the time it was presented Two the House is determined to pass a PIB that is satisfactory to all I know it is difficult to satisfy everybody but we will try our best to satisfy everybody he said Gbajabiamila also said that the House would ensure that it carried all stakeholders along in working on the draft legislation until its passage He urged members of the OPTS led by their Chairman Mr Mike Sangster to avail themselves of the opportunity to reach out to the House ad hoc committee on PIB to make their inputs He expressed concern that the PIB in its present form would not make the Nigerian oil and gas industry competitive globally He stated that the PIB had been long coming because of the various interests adding that it was difficult to pass a bill that addressed the interests of everyone as the PIB would involve local content According to him I am very concerned about what you said that the PIB as it is does not allow Nigeria to compete favourably in the global market we are not competitive yet there is the presence of oil majors here He said We need to look at it but I think it will be difficult to tell members that we should go back to the old arrangement that we had Earlier Sangster had raised concern over the present form of the PIB which he said if passed the way it is it would negatively affect Nigeria s competitiveness in the global market He noted that in the past the African continent attracted about 70 billion of investment in the oil and gas industry but that only about 3billion came to Nigeria in spite of being a major player continentally He said that the petroleum industry had the capacity to create thousands of jobs in the next 10 years He encouraged the House to reach out to other sources to have a better analysis of the PIB Edited By Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Gbajabiamila expresses determination to pass PIB in 6 months
      The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed determination to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill PIB within six months Gbajabiamila said this when he played host to a delegation of the Oil Producers Trade Section OPTS under the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday in Abuja Gbajabiamila said that the House would ensure that it passed a PIB that would be satisfactory to all stating that there were two things that the House would do First the House is determined to pass the bill within the next six months or probably less because the clock has already started running from the time it was presented Two the House is determined to pass a PIB that is satisfactory to all I know it is difficult to satisfy everybody but we will try our best to satisfy everybody he said Gbajabiamila also said that the House would ensure that it carried all stakeholders along in working on the draft legislation until its passage He urged members of the OPTS led by their Chairman Mr Mike Sangster to avail themselves of the opportunity to reach out to the House ad hoc committee on PIB to make their inputs He expressed concern that the PIB in its present form would not make the Nigerian oil and gas industry competitive globally He stated that the PIB had been long coming because of the various interests adding that it was difficult to pass a bill that addressed the interests of everyone as the PIB would involve local content According to him I am very concerned about what you said that the PIB as it is does not allow Nigeria to compete favourably in the global market we are not competitive yet there is the presence of oil majors here He said We need to look at it but I think it will be difficult to tell members that we should go back to the old arrangement that we had Earlier Sangster had raised concern over the present form of the PIB which he said if passed the way it is it would negatively affect Nigeria s competitiveness in the global market He noted that in the past the African continent attracted about 70 billion of investment in the oil and gas industry but that only about 3billion came to Nigeria in spite of being a major player continentally He said that the petroleum industry had the capacity to create thousands of jobs in the next 10 years He encouraged the House to reach out to other sources to have a better analysis of the PIB Edited By Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Gbajabiamila expresses determination to pass PIB in 6 months
    Politics2 years ago

    Gbajabiamila expresses determination to pass PIB in 6 months

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed determination to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) within six months.

    Gbajabiamila said this when he played host to a delegation of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) under the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Gbajabiamila said that the House would ensure that it passed a PIB that would be satisfactory to all, stating that there were two things that the House would do.

    “First, the House is determined to pass the bill within the next six months, or probably less, because the clock has already started running from the time it was presented.

    “Two, the House is determined to pass a PIB that is satisfactory to all, I know it is difficult to satisfy everybody, but we will try our best to satisfy everybody,” he said.

    Gbajabiamila also said that the House would ensure that it carried all stakeholders along in working on the draft legislation until its passage.

    He urged members of the OPTS led by their Chairman, Mr Mike Sangster, to avail themselves of the opportunity to reach out to the House ad hoc committee on PIB to make their inputs.

    He expressed concern that the PIB in its present form would not make the Nigerian oil and gas industry competitive globally.

    He stated that the  PIB had been long coming because of the various interests, adding that it was difficult to pass a bill that addressed the interests of everyone as the PIB would involve local content.

    According to him, I am very concerned about what you said, that the PIB as it is does not allow Nigeria to compete favourably in the global market, we are not competitive, yet there is the presence of oil majors here.

    He said “We need to look at it, but I think it will be difficult to tell members that we should go back to the old arrangement that we had.

    Earlier, Sangster had raised concern over the present form of the PIB, which he said if passed the way it is, it would negatively affect Nigeria’s competitiveness in the global market.

    He noted that in the past, the African continent attracted about $70 billion of investment in the oil and gas industry but that only about $3billion came to Nigeria in spite of being a major player continentally.

    He said that the petroleum industry had the capacity to create thousands of jobs in the next 10 years.

    He encouraged the House to reach out to other sources to have a better analysis of the PIB.


    Edited By: Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN