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Ofserve projects local expertise

SEBASTINE OBASI

When Ofserve Nigeria Limited, an integrated oil and gas technical services company began operations in 2010, it was in response to the clarion call by the federal government for indigenous companies to participate in the nation’s oil and gas sector, in order to reduce the dominance of the international oil companies, IOCs.

It was also meant to develop local capacity and provide employment to Nigerians. In the last three years, Ofserv, a wholly indigenous company, has proven its mettle as a company that promotes local expertise.

The company provides technical and consulting services across two broad-based functional areas, namely, drilling and offshore facilities maintenance. In the oil and gas sector, drilling is the most expensive component of the exploration and production field development cycle. As a result, the industry pays a lot of attention to improving drilling efficiency and reduced non productive time in order to control well cost.

Ofserv’s drilling support services are aligned to every producer’s objectives of drilling the most fit-for-purpose well in the safest manner and at the lowest cost per foot. The company’s directional services include; conventional mud motor drilling, measurement while drilling and ultra short radius drilling. Its drilling optimization services include; artificial intelligence support drilling problem avoidance and drilling optimization staff support.

As part of its facilities support services, Ofserv caters for the needs of operators and oil and gas facilities owners focused on improving production performance, while maintaining the highest safety standards. In the area of inspection and maintenance services, the company provides multi-disciplined rope access crews, permanent corrosion monitoring solutions, surface prep and offshore painting, bolt tongue and dropped item surveys. It also undertakes third party rotating equipment maintenance, such as inspection, refurbishment and overhaul.

The company is positioned to meet its growth objectives through a combination of organic and inorganic growth strategies. Its relationship with its carefully selected global partners ensures that the company is uniquely positioned to offer game changer technologies in such areas as directional drilling/measurement while drilling, wireless enabled corrosion monitoring devices, artificial intelligence-enabled drilling optimization services. Other areas include; advanced formation evaluation services with the adobel predictive tool (APT), facilities inspection and maintenance services and laser – enabled pipe tally measurements.

Recently, Ofserv partnered with the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and SNEPCO to organize and facilitate a month long offshore skills acquisition training program, as part of the NCDMB human capacity building initiative, where 20 Nigerians were trained and certified in various skills required to keep offshore facilities operating efficiently.


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