By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has emerged the best Exploration and Production (E&P) Company in 2019.
A statement by the Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Samson Makoji which was made available to newsmen on Sunday in Benin, has said.
Makoji said the decision was taken at the 2020 Nigerian Petroleum Summit Awards night held in Abuja.
“The Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) is an annual Oil and Gas meeting attended by delegates within and outside the Country.
“The theme of the third edition was ‘Widening the integration circle, emerging technologies and cross pollination of ideas for the advancement of the Petroleum Industry.
The statement added that the feat came from the focus-driven leadership of Engr. Mansur Sambo, whose goal was to place NPDC on the path of steady growth since he took over as Managing Director in 2019.
“This is visible in his aggressive advancement of exploration and production activities, engaging both personnel and resources to sustain increase in production in all the company’s assets.
According to the statement, NPDC has rapidly increased its oil and gas production volume to over 230,000bpd and 500MMscfd respectively.
“The company also has to its credit numerous groundbreaking projects covering Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Propane, Lean Gas, Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), Health Safety and Environment (HSE) and other engineering feats.
“The Executive Director Services, Mr. Hamza Ado Umar, received the award on behalf of the MD of NPDC,” the statement said.