The Abo field was discovered in 1997 and it was the first deepwater field developed in Nigeria.

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  • Oloibiri

    Oloibiri Oilfield is the first oil field to be discovered in Nigeria on Sunday 15 January 1956 and became the first commercial Oil well in June 1956. 

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  • Escravos Tank Farm

    Escravos Tank Farm

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  • Bonga FPSO

    The Bonga Field is operated by Shell Nigeria. 

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  • Offshore Production Platform

    An Oil Production Platform offshore Nigeria , operated by a Member of OPTS 

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  • Akpo FPSO

    Akpo Deep Offshore Floating Production Storage & Offloading Facility, Operated by Total E & P Nigeria Limited, An OPTS Producer member. 

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Welcome to OPTS

OPTS as an advocacy group, came into existence in August 1962 with just 3 members, and Mr. D. Fleming of then ShellBP as Chairman. Membership has however increased within the last few year from 12 in November 2007 to 22 in 2014. The members are made up of both indigenous and foreign operators in the Nigerian Petroleum Industry. The conditionality for OPTS membership as stipulated in the OPTS governance document have guided the screening and the ultimate selection of eligible applicants. There are two types of membership - Producer and Associate members.  Today, we have twelve producers and eight associate members. Our main objective is to strengthen the long-term health of the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry in Nigeria by working closely with companies across the entire sector, governments and other stakeholders to address the important issues. 

Elisabeth Proust, OPTS Chairperson

Between 2003 and 2011 for instance, OPTS members spent over US$962 million in various CSR projects and granted close to 200,000 scholarships.

Latest Events


OPTS recently presented a publication highlighting the significant strides made by its member companies on the implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Content Development (NOGCD) Act enacted in 2010.

Titled “Local Content Strides in the Oil & Gas Industry”, the 108-page compilation was officially unveiled during the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference held in Lagos and covers a vast array of key industry activities where the OPTS member-firms have deployed extensive resources to build local capacity and help drive Nigeria’s economic growth.

According to the former Chairman of OPTS and the former Chairman/Managing Director of ExxonMobil Upstream Affiliates in Nigeria, Mark R. Ward, the compendium was meant to demonstrate “in real terms, OPTS contributions to sustainable development of in-country capacity in the oil and gas sector”.

He added that that the major objective of the OPTS member-firms in making “these focussed interventions is mainly to catalyze the development of the local oil and gas industry supply chain, primarily create employment opportunities, development of facilities and technologies, fostering institutional collaborations and more importantly, linkages between the oil and gas industry and other sectors of the economy”.

Mr. Ward praised the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board, Engr. Ernest Nwapa, for his exemplary commitment to the success of the Local Content policy and reassured the body of OPTS’s support in their quest to realize the objectives of the NOGCD Act.

The publication, which was formally presented to the public by Engr. Ernest Nwapa during the event, was produced in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the NOGCD Act. It covers key oil and gas industry activities such as manufacturing and fabrication, indigenous asset ownership, human capital development, infrastructure development, local contractor funding and research and development.

The compendium also has a section on Upcoming Nigerian Content initiatives which features the six capacity development initiatives OPTS members have jointly agreed to undertake namely a Welding Center, Seamless Line Pipes, Barite Supply Valves Assembly, Umbilical Manufacturing and Marine Manpower Development.


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