As part of his familiarization of NPDC locations and facilities, the Managing Director, Mr. Iyowuna Victor Briggs visited the Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) Mystras.
On arrival, Mr. Briggs held a brief meeting with the Offshore Installation Manager and the Asset Team where he reiterated that safety of staff and properties whether onshore or offshore was paramount in the Oil and Gas business. He strongly emphasized the need for staff to imbibe safety practices in view of the environment in which they operate.
The MD who was in the company of the Executive Director Operations, Mr. Emmanuel Esele and the Manager, OML 119, Mr. Nath Elebe commended the Asset Team for the display of enthusiasm in the operation and maintenance of the seventh largest FPSO in Nigeria.
Mr. Briggs further advised staff to concentrate on their jobs, improve on their current performance and imbibe the change of attitude to work if NPDC is to achieve its ambition of becoming a world class Oil and Gas Company.
He was then conducted round the facility by the Superintendent, OML 119, Mr. Thomas Nimiworio. The team inspected the Module 19, 6’ Gas lift Line tie in point to 16’ Sealine; Module 4’ Gas Compression Unit; Local Equipment Room; the Central Control Room and the Subsea Isolation Valve Hydraulic Power Unit Module 19.
In a related development, the MD also visited the Warri Field Office (WFO) and its facilities where he implored staff to be diligent in the performance of their duties. He assured them of the provision of basic work tools and equipment needed to get the job done. He also called on all to be safety and security conscious at all times.
During the visit, the Manager, WFO, Mrs. Adaora Ugoji gave a brief presentation of the activities of the WFO. These include the management of NPDC Warehouse, OML 65 (Abura Field production), Production Chemistry Laboratory as well as the provision of logistic support services to all NPDC Direct and Joint Ventures operated Assets in the Delta State area.
Mrs. Ugoji went further to reveal that WFO is usually the first point of call on community related emergency issues such as spillage, vandalism, equipment failure and Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Field Office also liaises with other Government Agencies such as NOSDRA, DPR, etc on statutory issues on behalf of NPDC.
She emphasized that WFO has all the potentials to transform to greater heights, if given the necessary support by Management.
The MD also visited the newly acquired facilities at Ogunu and Edjeba from Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), the NPDC Integrated Warehouse, PC laboratory and the Jetty.