In preparation for BOG’s valve assembly plant commissioning, the company commenced a training program for the team on January 31st, 2022.

The training is in line with BOG’s focus to develop  a highly-skilled workforce to achieve excellence in delivering valve services to clients.

The valve assembly training covers the following :

  • Valve machine setup
  • Installation and assembly of valve seat press
  • Setup of valve assembly line
  • Assembly, repair and testing of Trunnion ball valves.
  • Assembly, repair and testing of gate and globe valves
  • Assembly of Rotary blasting machine
  • Valve rack storage


The training will improve the team’s knowledge and exposure to key trends and innovations in the valve industry.

The sandblasting and painting aspects of the training are scheduled to take place soon.


Christian Spadea, a valve trainer (3rd from right) with BOG’s valve assembly team after a traininng session at BOG’s Valve Assembly Facility
BOG‘s Valve Assembly Plant.
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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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