Del-Sigma Petroleum Nigeria Ltd

The history of oil and gas in Nigeria began in Oloibiri, a small community in Ogbia Local Government of Bayelsa State in 1956. The activities of the new found industry was then dominated by foreign Companies in exploration, production and servicing. The emergence of indigenous oil and gas servicing Companies have resonated hope in the growth of local technology. Sixty years down the line, Nigerian Companies have taken up the challenge and they are winning.

The Federal government, realizing the impact of the local players in the industry, gave it a boost with the local content Act, 2010. It opened a good window of encouragement and accommodating indigenous oil servicing Companies. The government goes further to encourage local companies by sponsoring petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), awaiting passage at the National assembly.

The contributions of indigenous oil and gas servicing firms in the industry has risen to a world class grade with focus on innovation and excellence. The Nigerian Voice brings you the indigenous Companies that have dared entry into the oil and gas servicing activities.

In this edition, we present Del-Sigma Petroleum Nigeria Ltd, one of Nigeria's leading indigenous oil servicing Companies:

Del-Sigma Petroleum Nigeria Ltd , was founded by Dr. Soky Amachree. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and the Managing Director/CEO and principal shareholder of Del-Sigma Petroleum Nigeria Ltd, the Operator of KE Marginal Oil Field (OML 55) in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region.

Dr Soky Amachree, graduated with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria on Shell B. P. Scholarship, and obtained an M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Production Management from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University) in the United Kingdom and PhD in Engineering Economics and Planning from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Prior to forming Del Sigma to work as an independent Nigerian petroleum producer, he worked as Production Engineer for Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited, where he was Production Engineer in charge of the Elf Obagi field, which produced 60,000 barrels of oil per day.

Del Sigma is a member of the SIGMA Group, a Nigerian incorporated company that has contracted and provided technical services for Nigeria LNG Ltd, Shell Petroleum Development Company (the Nigerian subsidiary of Shell), Chevron Nigeria and for Elf Petroleum Nigeria (TOTAL E & P). The technical services provided included maintenance services for the entire ELF OML 58 oil & gas production facilities, training services to Chevron and TOTAL, Construction of Injection Sub-Stations & Overhead Lines for the Rivers State Government of Nigeria (Ministry of Power) as well as Engineering Design Services for Nigeria LNG Ltd.

The SIGMA Group has recently set up a joint venture company in Ghana (Sigma Base Energy & Construction Ltd) with its Canadian Joint Venture partner, Rangeland Engineering Company Ltd, a leading Canadian company in Engineering Design and Construction Management services. SIGMA BASE has its corporate headquarters in Takoradi, the oil and gas city of Ghana.

Dr. Amachree is the inventor of the Community Oriented Production Strategy (COPS) Model - a Strategy for Peaceful & Hitch-Free Operation for Oil & Gas Fields in the Niger Delta in which the Host Communities are made to participate as Stakeholders in the business. Del-Sigma Petroleum Nigeria Ltd, as part of corporate Social Responsibility, has trained over 200 young engineers from the Niger Delta, free of charge, on AutoCAD Engineering Design Package, to enhance their chances in securing employment with the oil and gas companies in the Niger Delta Region.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DR. AMACHREE

Del-Sigma Petroleum Nigeria Ltd
Sigma Plaza,
Plot 218 Trans Amadi Industrial Layout,
Port Harcourt
Nigeria
Direct Line: +234 701 933 9725
Mobile: +234 803 342 0566
Email: smo.delsigma@gmail.com
soky.amachree@del-sigma.com
www. sigmanigeria.net



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