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Interview With Mr. Steven Fox, Partner At Clifford Chance LLP’s Oil & Gas Practice

Jul 1, 2014

Amid the ongoing divestments in the upstream sector, Noma Garrick of Energy Mix Report recently caught up with Mr. Steven Fox, a partner at leading international law firm, Clifford Chance LLP’s oil and gas practice to give an insight as to what to expect from the sector going forward.   Q. The past few years…

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Interview With The Hon. Commissioner For Energy, Lagos State: Mr Taofiq Tijani

Jan 11, 2014

Amidst the various energy related activities currently taking place in Lagos State, Energy Mix Report recently caught up with the Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources; Mr. Taofiq Tijani to help shed more light on these various activities.   The Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources only came into existence as…

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Privatized Power Assets: Who Are The New Owners?

Dec 21, 2013

Out of the eighteen original unbundled PHCN firms fixed for privatisation, fifteen have now been confirmed with the receipt of take over documents and the physical hand over of assets while three are still pending. Two out of the three, the Afam generating company (GENCO) and the Kaduna distribution company (DISCO); will collect their documents…

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The Rise Of The Nigerian Independent Part 5 – First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited

Jun 6, 2013

First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited (FHN) was established in direct response to the Nigerian government’s policy to increase indigenous participation in the Nigerian upstream oil and gas sector. FHN began its operations on a strong footing thanks largely in part to the backing of its parent company and core investor, Afren which already had significant experience…

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The Rise Of The Nigerian Independent Part 4 – NPDC

Jun 6, 2013

Although the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) is a fully owned subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), we included the company in this list of emerging Nigerian independents based on its huge potential as a result of its activities in the Nigerian E & P space as well as the growth envisioned for…

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The Rise Of The Nigerian Independent Part 3 – Sapetro

Jun 6, 2013

In 1998, South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), a company owned by General Theophilus Danjuma was awarded OPL 246 about 150km south of Port Harcourt and in conjunction with its partners – TOTAL of France and PETROBRAS of Brazil, discovered the giant Akpo field in the year 2000, one of Nigeria’s highest potential deep offshore fields. Located…

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The Rise Of The Nigerian Independent Part 2 – Conoil

Jun 1, 2013

Consolidated Oil Limited was founded on the 2nd of August 1984. The name was later changed and registered as Conoil Producing Limited on 12th March 2002 to reflect a new business orientation. It is an integrated upstream oil and gas company and is owned by one of Nigeria’s leading business moguls; Dr. Mike Adenuga (Jnr).…

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The Rise Of The Nigerian Independent Part 1 – Seplat

Jun 1, 2013

Indigenous companies have been present within Nigeria’s oil and gas sector for a considerable period of time but have only really come to prominence within the last decade through the allocation of certain marginal fields to local companies in 2003 and more recently with the divestment of key oil blocks to indigenous companies by some…

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