NOV Fiberglass Systems is an arm of National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Group that specializes in providing composite piping systems, fittings and structures to the oil and gas, chemical, marine, offshore, fuel handling, and mining industries, breaking tradition and challenging the norm of metallic solutions. With facilities located throughout the world, NOV has its headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, USA.


Bell Oil and Gas (BOG) is a local representative for NOV Fiberglass Systems (FGS). BOG is responsible for the sales and services of NOV FGS’s composite piping systems, fittings and structures to clients in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. We have been in partnership for over a decade.


This relationship has resulted in solving corrosion challenges faced by oil and gas exploration & production companies in terrains where the operations are carried out, while exceeding expectations in weight and cost Apex and Opex savings. Through this, Bell Oil and Gas has been able to solve challenges and add value to clients’ operations, hence getting revenue for BOG and our OEM (original equipment manufacturer) (NOV FGS).


NOV Fiberglass Systems brings over 60 years of experience in the oil and gas sector with its offering of the most highly recognized and respected brands in the industry. These brands include;

For the oil and gas industry, the products manufactured by NOV FGS are; Line Pipes: These line pipes fall in two categories;

Rigid Pipe (STAR, Red Thread HP and Bondstrand)

As the name implies, these are composite pipe materials in rigid form like line pipes. They come in standard nominal joint length of 12 m (40 ft). These pipes are manufactured in sizes ranging from 11/2” through 42” (40 – 1050 mm) in diameter and will handle pressures from 150 psi to 3,500 psi (1 – 24.1 MPa) depending on size, and temperature up to 212°F (100°C).

Spoolable Pipe (Fiberspar)

These are composite pipe materials which can wind on a reel. These pipes are made of an inner thermoplastic pressure barrier that is reinforced by high-strength glass fibers embedded in an epoxy matrix; intended for corrosive gathering and injection applications, including general and sour produced fluids and gases.

The spoolable pipe is available with high-density polyethylene or high-temperature polyethylene pressure barriers with temperature ratings to 140°F (60°C), 180°F (82°C) and 203°F (95°C). These high-pressure pipes [3,500 psi (24.1 MPa)] immune to corrosion are available in continuous lengths of up to 9,000 ft (2,743 m), depending on the pipe’s size.

Downhole Tubing and Casing

As a result of its unique proprietary fiberglass layering sequence, which provides superior tensile performance, NOV Fiberglass Systems is the leading downhole GRE producer in the industry.

The tubing is offered in 11/2” through 95/8” diameters (40 to 250 mm), with pressure ratings from 1,000 to 3,500 psi (6.9 to 24.1 MPa), as well as casing products. NOV FGS offers GRE downhole tubing and casing products produced with three distinct curing agents temperatures up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degree C). All products come in standard nominal joint lengths of 30 ft (9.1 m).

These downhole products are used in a variety of highly corrosive applications such as saltwater and CO2 injection wells, for corrosion control; in observation wells for monitoring formations where steel can interfere with monitoring equipment and in producing where steel products corrode easily.



  1. Advanced Composite Thread (ACT) The ACT connection is manufactured with a special composite consisting of epoxy, graphite and ceramic. These materials with a Teflon base lubricant or proprietary sealant and the consistent tolerances of ACT, provide exceptional seal ability to high pressure fluids and gases with excellent make-up and break-out performance. The molded ACT provides higher thread shear and chemical resistance and is preferred over cut or ground fiberglass threads for downhole tubing.
  2. Taper/Taper These adhesive bonded matched joints are the primary system used for Red Thread HP and Bondstrand piping systems. The pipe is supplied with one end belled and one end tapered. Epoxy adhesive is used to secure the joint.
  3. CEN CEN is a 4-thread per inch modified ACME thread (non-sealing) joint that seals with an O-ring seal fitted within a groove in the male end. It is used primarily in low pressure flow line or transfer applications in pressures from 500 psi (3.5 MPa) and temperatures up to 212°F (100°C).
  4. SP/SPHSP/SPH joints are 4 threads-per-inch with round form (SP) or buttress (SPH) profiled sealing threads. A secondary seal is provided by an O-ring gasket filled within a groove in the male end. This exceptionally user-friendly connection is used in high pressure applications up to 2,500 psi (17.2 MPa) and temperatures up to 212°F (100°C).
  5. Precision Ground Thread (PGT) PGT connection is produced with numerically controlled grinding equipment and the tolerances provided by PGT require only the use of Teflon base lubricant or proprietary sealant for make-up. The PGT connection is manufactured according to the industry standard EUE 8rd or OD 8rd thread, as is the case for the ACT thread described in the upper left.
  6. STAR Super Seal (SS, SS HP) This is fast, reliable and all-weather conducive.   Mechanical O-rings are standard Nitrile for normal applications up to 212°F (100°C.



NOV FGS’ commitment to quality extends throughout the company and supplier network. All products are closely monitored during production and thoroughly tested. Quality standards are strictly enforced and reinforced with production employee incentives and quality audits, without leaving out third party inspections. The API Q1 Quality Rating is a requirement for approval by API 15HR and API 15LR. The quality and performance requirements of API assure the customer that, not only does NOV FGS have a quality system, but Customers also receive a product qualified and approved for performance standards. NOV FGS’ adherence to this internationally recognized quality system is another indication of their commitment to their global role as a manufacturer of the highest quality GRE products.



Fiberspar for Downhole Application

Recently, NOV Fiberglass Systems introduced a spoolable lift system for downhole applications up to 3,500 ft (1,067 m) depth. This revolutionary system is aimed at artificial lift operations, mainly the rapid and simple deployment of electrical submersible pumps. This system has the potential to eliminate the use of workover and drilling rigs, reduce the time required to deploy and replace pumps, and change the performance profile required to deploy and replace pumps, and change the performance profile required from electrical submersible pumps while significantly lowering production and artificial lift installation and operating costs.

The system utilizes smart Pipe which incorporates embedded power conductors into the body of the pipe, eliminating the need for externally banded cable, a major source of damage and failure. The system entails a simple design with tubing sizes from 11/2” through 2” (40 – 50 mm), with pressures up to 3,500 psi (24.1 MPa).


This is an NOV FGS’ well simulation analysis program developed to analyse actual well conditions so that the correct tubing products can be recommended to the customer. Often

a series of conditions will be evaluated using the worst- and best-case scenarios, thereby assuring the customer that the product will give years of trouble-free service.

BOG team members with rigid pipes

Rigid pipes

spoolable fibers on a field

Layers in a spoolable pipe

ACT connection

Bell and spigot


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Ebi Dike

Operations Manager

Ebi Dike is a dynamic and results-oriented operations and project manager. With a successful track record and specialization in pipeline and piping operations and projects spanning over 15 years, Ebi has consistently delivered exceptional results in complex and challenging project environments.
Ebi’s strong leadership abilities have allowed him to effectively coordinate cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration, and ensuring seamless communication throughout project lifecycles. Since his involvement in the Bonga FPSO project in 2004, Ebi has lead project teams on other FPSOs like Erha, Agbami, Akpo, Usan, and Egina. He has also led project teams on other offshore and land production facilities like Total’s Ikike Project, Chevron’s DSO – Meren GGCP & SONAM Projects, Interplant Corridor Escravos Pipeline Project, and Abiteye Sewage Treatment Plant Project.
Ebi’s technical expertise is complemented by his in-depth knowledge of industry regulations, safety protocols, and quality control standards. He consistently applies best practices and innovative solutions to optimize processes, enhance efficiency, and minimize risks. His ability to analyze complex situations and make data-driven decisions has proven invaluable in resolving challenges and delivering successful outcomes. As Operations Manager, Ebi is responsible for managing cross-functional field operations and delivering various complex projects across an array of clients.
Ebi has a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Geology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Information Technology, both from Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He holds certifications in relevant areas such as piping design, equipment maintenance, safety, quality, and project management methodologies. He has also completed several training programmes in engineering design, construction, management, and improvement in operational processes. Ebi also actively pursues continuous learning opportunities and stays updated with the latest industry advancements.
Beyond oil and gas services, Ebi has interests in Systems and Design thinking, Data analytics, Agile concepts and principles, Lean Six Sigma principles, and emerging technologies. He is also an avid reader of different genres. Ebi is keen on making contributions to positively impact his immediate environment and the society at large.

Aigbe Abohi

Finance Manager

Aigbe Abohi is a seasoned professional with almost 10 years cognate industry experience in areas of accounting, financial management, financial planning and reporting, budgeting, and operational finance.

Prior to joining Bell Oil and Gas, he was a General Ledger Manager at Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc where he was responsible for general accounting operations, financial reporting, suggesting, and implementing sound internal control procedures, designing standard operating procedure manuals, preparing annual audited financial statements, as well as leading and coordinating external audit exercises for various companies in the agro allied value chain. He had also functioned as a finance and accounts team lead in other organizations where he oversaw finance and management reporting, accounts payables and receivables, inventory, payroll as well as fixed assets management.

In his current role at Bell Oil and Gas, he is responsible for supervising the finance team, coordinating a variety of finance and accounts activities including general accounting, accounts payables, payroll and treasury management, financial reporting and budgeting amongst others.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Benin, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

His hobbies include studying, sports, music, movies and networking.

DR. (Engr). Chima Ibeneche

Chairman, Board of Directors

Dr. (Engr.) Chima has over 31 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He spent his first three years with Schlumberger where he started out in 1978. He joined The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1986. Chima was sent overseas on assignment as Senior Petrophysicist, Land Operations, in  Nederlandse Aardolle Maatschaappij, a Shell/ Esso company in Assen, northern Netherlands. He returned to Nigeria in 1989 to become the Divisional Chief Petrophysicist. He was later appointed Chief Petroleum Engineer in the Western Division of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC).

Dr. Chima drilled the first horizontal well in Shell’s operations in Nigeria. From 1994 to 1999, he served as the Petroleum Economist for Europe and Africa at Shell International Headquarters in The Hague, Holland; Acting Petroleum Engineering Manager, Western Division; Human Resources Manager; and Deputy Development Director and Corporate Well Engineering Manager and Service Director at SPDC. In 2004, he became the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), pioneering offshore and deep-water exploration and production operations in Nigeria and bringing on stream the Bonga field. Chima joined NLNG in 2008 as the first Nigerian Managing Director from The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), a position he held between 2008 and 2012. During the same period, he was the Executive VP of Bonny Gas Transport Limited.

As the Chairman Board of Directors in Bell Oil & Gas, he is responsible for leading the Board on strategic matters and guiding the company on its strategic direction. Dr. Chima holds a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Doctorate Degree Honoris causa in Production Management from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Institute of Directors and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. He is also the former president of the Nigerian Gas Association and a fellow of the Energy Institute of London. He also serves on the board of several notable companies.


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. 


Chief Executive Officer

With a solid background in corporate strategy, business development, project management, business analysis and supply chain management, gained from key positions with various blue chip organisations, Kayode has many years international and domestic experience in driving businesses to achieve their strategic and corporate goals.

Prior to Bell Oil & Gas Ltd, he managed and delivered various strategic projects for multi-national corporations in Europe including business process re-engineering, organisation design, change management, ERP solutions, mergers & acquisitions, and post-merger business integration. He held strategic positions in different organisations including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (London office), British Telecommunications (UK), Johnson & Johnson (UK), Cable & Wireless (UK) and GlaxoSmithKline (UK) where he managed and developed supply chain processes, new product introduction models, sales and operations planning policies, product rationing strategies, customer services and performance management methodologies across Europe. His various achievements led to him being named the Glaxo Wellcome IIP Award winner in 1998.

A finalist at the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a founding director of Bell Oil & Gas, Kayode is a seasoned entrepreneur with a successful track record of leadership in cross-functional teams. At Bell Oil & Gas Ltd where he has held the position of CEO since inception, Kayode is responsible for corporate strategy, business planning, major projects development, change management, corporate governance, strategic alliances, brand management and corporate social responsibility. He is also responsible for the overall direction, growth and expansion of the company.

A strong advocate of continuous learning, Kayode is an ardent reader of a range of books covering leadership, motivation, relationship building, crime, autobiographies, and Christian literature. He is also a presenter and speaker at international conferences with specific interests in Strategic Alliances, Nigerian Content, and Entrepreneurship.

Kayode is an avid animal lover, with interests in exotic breeds of dogs, parrots, horses and wildlife. He is also a staunch Formula 1 follower, a lover of cricket, rugby, snooker, polo and sailing.

A Harvard Business School and Warwick Business School alumnus, Kayode is a highly motivated and articulate professional who brings with him, deep business insights, strategic thinking, and extensive management and business development experience and expertise spanning many key business areas.

A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Kayode serves on the board of a number of companies, including several start-ups, provides advisory services to many organisations, within and outside the oil industry and supports young aspiring entrepreneurs in translating ideas into business reality. Kayode is also the founder and chairman of Rifugio Communications, a leading mobile phone retail and enterprise solutions provider in Nigeria. He holds a B.SC (Hons) Degree in Physics, an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems, an MBA and a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration with research interest in Strategic Alliances and Implications for Local Capacity Development in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry.

Kayode is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Nigerian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC-Nigeria).

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