Over the years, the oil and gas sector has been  blamed directly or indirectly for the  continuous depletion of the ozone layer and the subsequent global warming leading to the melting of ice caps, loss of natural habitat (both flora and fauna) and of course the air, soil and water pollution especially in the areas where the mining of fossil fuel occurs.

The Paris agreement’s main goal is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. For this reason, some of the oil majors _including the Big Six (BP, Shell, Chevron, Total, Eni and Exxon) have invested heavily in renewables, such as wind and solar, as they look to transition towards cleaner energy sources.

For example, in 2021 Total changed its name to Total Energies, which is a significant move in reinforcing its stance in transitioning from a major fossil fuel provider to cleaner forms of energy and to cement its mandate of achieving carbon neutrality and reducing emissions to net zero by 2050.

Similarly, top shots like BP (formerly British Petroleum Company now Beyond Petroleum Company), Shell, Chevron, Eni and Exxon have spent substantially over the past decade to make sure they are in line with the goal of making the earth a safer place to live in and by    so doing have saved cost of energy production, increased energy output and increased revenue creation through job creation.

According to an article by Jan Corfee-Morlot, Michael I. Westphal and Rachel Spiegel _ “the world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the economy and climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030”. As such, the transition to a cleaner energy source will not only enrich the environment and health of humanity but will also improve global economies significantly.

In order to achieve a smooth transition from dependence on fossil fuel to the freedom inherent in renewal energy, there must be a proper management of such processes. In addition to triple constraints of handling projects of this size and importance there are also some hidden challenges which requires agility on the part of a project manager. Project managers must have a good technological know- how, impeccable communication skills and top-notch negotiation skills to manage issues that may arise ranging from not having proper governmental policy support to inadequate after sale support.

As a leading indigenous company, BOG is also doing its part in making sure the environment is safe again. BOG is ISO 14001:2015 certified. This is the standard that governs Environmental Management Systems (EMS). ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system which includes environmental performance, fulfilment of compliance obligations and achievement of environmental objectives.

BOG represents Haimo in bringing the Multiphase Flowmeter (MPFM) to its customers. The Haimo MPFM uses the inline liquid sampler which is a patent technology that makes it stand out from other meters, making Haimo MPFM the best in water cut measurement. Also, the gamma source used is the lowest energy gamma source – Americium -241, which is the same source used in domestic s moke d e t e c t o r s  t h e r e b y m a k I n g t the m e t e r  environmentally friendly.

BOG also offers NOV’s Glassfibre-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) pipe. The use of GRE pipe, relative to carbon steel pipe, produces less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which makes it more eco-friendly, and thus makes it an attractive piping choice. The company has well-trained and experienced personnel who can effectively deploy “Green solutions” such as the Haimo MPFM and NOV GRE pipe to help make the environment cleaner, safer and greener.

Written By Irekhafe Ozimede who is a Project Analyst in Bell Oil & Gas

EJIRO ERIVONA

Position: Assistant General Manager

Ejiro Erivona has over 20 years of international experience in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. His expertise spans Business Operations Management , Business Development, Contracts and process management in the oil service industry as well as the Exploration and production segment of the Oil and Gas Business. 

He has managed key business divisions for various multinationals like Falcon, General Electric and Baker Hughes, working in various countries in Africa and North America, leading multidisciplinary and multicultural teams to achieve stellar business outcomes. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Manager, Operations at Nigeria’s Major E&P Independent- Conoil Producing Nigeria. 

Experienced in business startups, as well as new business generation, Ejiro has a track record of closing major deals in the IOCs, NOCs and marginal field operators in the sub-continent. 

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the university of wales and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Benin. He is also an alumnus of the Administrative College of India ( ASCI) 

Ejiro has a “Black Belt” in people and change management and has pursued the same with great flair. 

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