Anniversaries, whether individual, family or corporate, are a time to celebrate and a time to reflect on the difficulties that were surmounted within those years and build a platform for more tenacity to break frontiers further.

Being part of the organization for about a decade now, I have witnessed Bell Oil & Gas evolve and transition from one level of fineness to another in her transformation roadmap and strategic direction but of course, not without striking impediments. The doggedness and resilience of the leaders and staff alike have always made these impediments part of the building blocks of the wall of success of the organization so far.

Over the years, the company has been stretched but didn’t get to the breaking point. Despite the hiccups, the leadership has always been positive, visionary, thinking ahead, and coming up with initiatives to propel the organization towards its vision – the reference point for true local content development in the Oil and Gas industry! The launching of Employee Value Proposition (EVP), a laudable initiative to put the workers at the center of the delivery of BOG’s Strategic Objectives, was another. Alas, the emergence of Corona Virus Disease kept the initiative at bay even though the focus has remained. I learned that the right mindset and unwavering resilience have kept the organization going even when things were waning. 

Every year has had an expectation, which many a time, were with mixed feelings when reviewed but never without reasons to say thanks be to God, we have some remarkable achievements! There has always been strong hope for better years ahead. In 2014, the year of replenishment, I witnessed the birthing of the culture change program with several initiatives rolled out to position the company for further greatness and ensure all stakeholders thrive. The full implementation of the industries and the idea of building a workforce that are leaders at all levels were in the year of net-breaking catches, which witnessed a significant “shaking” due to the global downturn in the oil and gas industry recession in many world economies. Many companies couldn’t survive the shaking!

 

The succeeding years, from 2016, the year of creation, to the year of self-determination, year of birthing, year of focus, year of positive thinking, year of recovery and now a year of restoration have all witnessed notable initiatives, activities, successes and of course challenges.

 I joined Bell Oil and Gas at a point in my career when I never had an office setting experience despite working for over six years. All I was doing was going on two-weeks rotational duties of implementing HSE plans and programs offshore. BOG gave me the platform and the enabling environment to be more versatile!

Today, I can design and implement a quality management system  I had no idea of before joining BOG. I am quite grateful for this! I saw BOG transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. Not only that, but I am also glad to be a part of the team that saw BOG get certified to  Integrated Management System (IMS), which comprises ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). The energy, the push, the encouragement to keep learning and gain mastery have paid off well with time, commitment, and effort invested over the years.

I wish Bell Oil & Gas many more successful years. It can only get better!

Happy 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Long live Bell Oil and Gas Limited!

 

Written by Sunday Oladoja, HSE, Supervisor at Bell Oil and Gas 

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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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