Brisktrade signs contracts with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unltd and Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited to provide pipeline engineering services

Exxon has an impressive team of engineers, they have been consistently performing In-Line Inspection (ILI) campaigns on their pipelines on a year on year. As a rule, they begin each year with a mindset to out-perform the year before.

Therefore, in a bid to improve their inspection/pigging campaigns for their subsea pipelines where no off-the-shelf solution exist, within the ExxonMobil group, Brisktrade in partnership with Jee Limited will;

  • Perform engineering studies on pipeline piggability & inspection
  • Develop execution procedures/protocols for pipeline inspection activities including stuck pig scenarios
  • Develop pre/post ILI QA/QC checklists/protocols, and
  • Perform pipeline condition assessment.

Brisktrade will also carry-out detailed engineering assessments which include;

  • Pig design and loop testing to prove up piggability,
  • Develop execution procedures/protocols for all pigging activities, with consideration for ILI tooling technology suitability for systems, while also providing on-site project management and technical support towards the implementation of technical recommendations during campaigns.

We are excited about this opportunity and as a Nigerian company committed to driving the local content agenda, we are confident of delivering reliable outcomes to all stakeholders.

Jee limited in collaboration with Brisktrade Offshore holds Public Courses in Lagos, Nigeria:

Jee limited in collaboration with Brisktrade Offshore holds public courses in Lagos, Nigeria:
Jee is a leading subsea engineering company and have trained over 7000 engineers worldwide supporting engineers through to chartership and continuous development.

This is the first time a Jee course is holding publicly in Africa. We are happy it’s a success, gathering interests and inquiries from other countries in West Africa & UAE.

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Brisktrade Offshore wins a contract to develop pipeline integrity management system (PIMS) for Oriental Energy Resources Ebok Lines.

Brisktrade Offshore wins a contract to develop pipeline integrity management system (PIMS) for Oriental Energy Resources Ebok Lines.

The operators of OML 67, Oriental Energy Resources recently awarded a PIMS contract to Brisktrade Offshore and their technical partners Jee limited. The Company operates four of 1.2KM length pipelines between West Fault Block (WFB) production platform and the Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) for oil, water and gas applications.

The PIMS was necessary to manage the risks associated with operating the existing pipelines forming the hydrocarbon export route from these assets while also satisfying regulatory requirements. Estimated completion time for the project is four months.

Brisktrade Offshore Completes a Pipeline Integrity Re-validation Contract for Amni International Ltd

Brisktrade Offshore has successfully completed a Pipeline Integrity Re-validation contract for Amni International Petroleum Development Company Limited, at the Ima Field, Offshore Bonny, Nigeria. The project is the first call-off issued on the master contract awarded for a duration of one year to Brisktrade Offshore in November 2018
Amni are the operators of the Langley Offshore Production Unit, located at the Ima Field, OML 117 block. The Langley OPU is located in 8m depth of water, and is connected by a bridge to a 12 slot Wellhead Platform (WHP).
The Ima crude oil received from the WHP is processed on the Langley and transported via a 12” subsea export pipeline to a Floating Storage & Offloading vessel (Ailsa Craig-1) located in about 25m depth of water.
Amni intends to increase the production of oil through the 12” export pipeline from 700bopd to 25,000bopd, hence Brisktrade Offshore was awarded the contract to validate the integrity of the 12” export pipeline.

Oil giants flex muscles over Lagos property.

Ascon Oil Company Limited and Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, now 11 Plc, are at loggerheads over a piece of land in Gbagada, Lagos. The indigenous oil firm and the multinational oil giant are locked in claims and counter-claims over the ownership of the piece of land on which the popular Mobil filling station along Oshodi-Gbagada Expressway Lagos stands. It all began after Ascon officials accused the management of Mobil of denying them access to the land which they claimed to have legally acquired since 2010 and brandished documents to back their claim. Remarkably, the battle over the property has spawned several litigations and petitions in the last 18 years. The land itself has a long history.

It began on September 3, 1966 when a Deed of Conveyance between the Oloto of Lagos, Chief Emmanuel Jaiyesinmi Ogundimu, and Madam Shifawu Ashabi Abudullah informed that the latter and others had acquired ownership of the large part of the land at Gbagada village, Shomolu, now along Oshodi-Bariga Express Road. Later, another Deed, dated August 25, 1975, between Madam Abudullah and others and Chief Samuel Sunday Ogunyade bore notice that the property had been acquired by Ogunyade. This was status of the land until Mobil came into the picture in 1980 when it reportedly took a 20-year developmental lease of the land from Ogunyade and subsequently built the filling station. But immediately the lease expired in 2000, Ogunyade filed an application in court against Mobil in suit number LD/2360/2000, accusing the oil giant, among others, of leasing a part of the land to UAC for the location of a Mr. Biggs outlet in the premises without his consent. But following the settlement of the matter, a further 10-year extension on the lease was agreed upon by both parties. Read more

Total pledges additional 200,000bpd to Nigeria’s oil production by Q4.

Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water District, TOTAL, Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa, has promised a 200, 000 barrel per day increase to Nigeria’s oil output.

Musa disclosed this at the National Association of Energy Correspondents’ Conference in Lagos yesterday.

He said the projection by Total E&P Nigeria Limited would be realised in the fourth quarter of this year.

He stressed tha the theme of the conference: “Petroleum Industry Governance Bill: Emerging issues and concerns,” was germane at a time that the Nigerian oil and gas industry was undergoing reforms.

The deputy-managing director said TOTAL upstream branch had played a significant economic and social role in Nigeria, driving nearly 15 per cent of the country’s oil production.

Musa expressed confidence that despite the different challenges that the country was facing, the company remains committed to investing in Nigeria.

He said the plans are expected to have far-reaching impact in the way businesses in the sector were conducted. Read more

AVEON Offshore, National Oilwell Varco delivers Egina OLT-BUOY project.

AVEON Offshore, one of the biggest fabrication company in Nigeria in partnership with National Oilwell Varco, an oil servicing firm has completed and delivered the EGINA OLT- BUOY project in Port Harcourt, the River State Capital recently. The ceremony which took place at Aveon fabrication yard, Rumuolumeni Port Harcourt, was attended by several key-players in the Nigerian oil and gas industry including representatives of NNPC and the Executive Secretary of NCDMB Engr. Simbi Wabote.

Speaking at the delivery ceremony, the Chairman of Aveon Offshore, Tein George stated that executing the project which required a lot of time and manpower was  completed at  the scheduled time. “We at Aveon Offshore continually strive for excellence by delivering top notch services within defined project timelines. We are a proudly safety conscious company and our amazing safety record which remains uncompromised regardless of the nature of the project we take on and our works are fully compliant with local content requirements and the recently concluded construction of this Egina OLT- BUOY is not an exception” Tein George reiterated.

In his remarks, John Borres Sannaes of National Oilwell Varco expressed   satisfaction working with Aveon Offshore, as the project has been proven to be safe for use after several validating test-runs. He said: Read more

Nigeria, Mozambique top oil & gas capex outlook in sub-Saharan Africa to 2025.

In sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria leads with 10 planned oil and gas projects expected to start operations between 2018 and 2025, followed by Mozambique with two projects. In terms of announced projects, Nigeria once again leads with 13 projects, followed by Angola with five announced projects, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The company’s latest report: ‘H1 2018 Production and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Key Planned Upstream Projects in sub-Saharan Africa‘ indicates that a total of 64 planned and announced crude and natural gas projects are expected to commence operations in sub-Saharan Africa between 2018 and 2025.

Among these, 20 represent the number of planned projects with identified development plans and 44 represent the number of early-stage announced projects that are undergoing conceptual studies and that are expected to get approved for development.

Joseph Gatdula, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The total crude and condensate production from announced and planned projects in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to be around 2 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2025 and the total natural gas production in 2025 is about 8.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd).” Read more

NNPC Explains Drop In Gas Supply In Nigeria.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that the drop in power generation could have been triggered by the continuous rejection of load by the distribution companies due to frequency management.

The corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ughamadu said that power generation dropped by 712MW on Aug. 13, compared to the previous day’s generation, adding that output from all the Hydro Power Plants and some gas-fired stations, including Egbin in Lagos, suffered decline.

“The prevailing significant drop in power generation was mainly due to three factors namely: a reduction in power generation by the three Hydro Power Plants by 434MW due to frequency management issues arising from continuous rejection of load by the Discos.

“Also, a drop in power generation by some gas fired power plants generation by 278MW mainly due to frequency management as a result of rejection of load by Discos; and the shut-down of the Gbarain Power Plant due to a trip-off at the Alaoji/Owerri 132KV lines 1 and 2.’’

He reassured Nigerians of the availability of enough gas for power generation, noting that the recent drop in electricity generation was as a result of some factors outside NNPC’s control. Read more

Kachikwu to NLNG: look beyond Train 7 on expansion drive.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has challenged the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) Board and management to expand the firm’s production volumes beyond what Train 7 will bring to catch up with other countries, secure a significant share in the global LNG market, and help with domestic supply of LNG in line with the company’s vision to help build a better Nigeria.

Kachikwu stated this when he visited the NLNG Plant on Bonny Island, Rivers State to assess the company’s state of preparedness for the construction of  the new Train 7 that will lift the country’s Liquefied Natural Gas Production (LNG) output by 35 per cent from 22 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 30 MTPA.

The Minister was received by NLNG Managing Director, Tony Attah; NLNG’s Deputy Managing Director, Sadeeq Mai-Bornu; NLNG General Manager, Production, Tayo Oginni; and NLNG’s General Manager, Human Resources, Eucharia Ezeani.

Accompanying the minister were the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Permanent Secretary, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan; Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Baru, who was represented by Salihi Dawaki; Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), represented by Deputy Director, DPR, Mr. Sanya Bajomo; Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Executive Secretary, Simbi Wabote; Special Technical Adviser (Research & Development), Rabiu Suleiman; Ministry officials; and other officials of agencies under the Ministry. Read more