Q1 – 20171. NOV SECURITY FAMILIARIZATON MEETING/AUDITThe Country Security Manager of NOV Fiberglass Systems, Mr. Rufus Okwuazu, visited BOG Port Harcourt Office on Wednesday, 8th of February, 2017 for a familiarization visit/audit of BOG’s system. This familiarization visit/audit included an assessment of our security procedures and preparedness for expatriates from NOV who might embark on a project with us.The NOV representative was received by a team from BOG Port Harcourt office comprising members of the QHSE Unit, the Operations Unit and the Administration Unit. The BOG Team conducted Mr. Okwuazu around our office and facilities in Port Harcourt, showing him the level of our preparedness to handle critical projects with NOV and other clients.Areas covered during the familiarization visit/audit include: BOG’s policy on security, logistics arrangement/journey management procedure, accommodation arrangement, security arrangement for expatriates in “high risk” areas, government approval for use of Mobile Police, health management arrangement for staff, training arrangement and emergency kits in operational vehicles.Mr. Okwuazu expressed satisfaction with what he saw and made recommendations for improvement.from left: Obinna Odum, Operations Manager (BOG); Rufus Okwuazu, Country Security Manager (NOV); Ayobami Oloyede, Assistant Administrative Manager (BOG); Ethelbert Chudi, Assistant QHSE Manager (BOG); Felix Obiaka, Supervisor – GRE (BOG) and Sunday Oladoja, Senior HSE Officer (BOG) during the familiarization visit/audit.2. JOINT NLNG AND CONTRACTOR CEOS SAFETY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCEThe Management of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited and CEOs of contracting firms recently held a joint conference to reiterate the importance of maintaining a good safe working culture in their places of work. The conference, with theme: “Re-Settling the Baseline in Contractor Safety Leadership to Achieve Goal Zero”, was held at the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 27, 2017. Our CEO, Kayode Thomas, was represented at the event by Obinna Odum – the Operations Manager.Speaking at the conference, the MD/CEO of the NLNG, Mr. Tony Attah, detailed the safety culture of the NLNG and emphasized the need for every contractor to comply with it. To him, safety should begin with the top management and then dovetail to every other staff of every organization. He submitted that every.During the conference, emphasis was also placed on the need for employees to get enough rest as lack of or insufficient rest affects employee productivity. A proper Journey Management Plan was also emphasized. It was posited that a journey well planned would help reduce risks. Other key highlights of the conference include: need to implement contract management and HSE plan, need for every personnel to be aware of what could possibly go wrong, and the need to provide staff with necessary trainings.CEOs at the conference were advised to:Include the basic needs of care of their personnel as part of their core values.Have the requisite insurance cover for all personnel.Improve on personnel Health Schemes as low health schemes have negative impacts and constitute a loss of investment. Based on that, occupational health physicians need to review the health schemes. In addition to HSE officers, companies are expected to have occupational health physicians.Do all that is reasonably practicable to sustain the health of personnel.Cross section of participants at the conference3. SHELL WELLS LEADERS AND CEO HSE FORUMIn March 2017, personnel of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in charge of well operations (Wells Leaders), organized a HSE Forum for CEOs of contracting firms. Our CEO, Kayode Thomas, was represented at the event by Assistant QHSE Manager, Chudi Ethelbert and Senior Product Specialist – Flow Control, Chinedu Nnenanya.The forum was chaired by Mr. Isaac Iyamu, General Manager, Wells, at SPDC. He brought a message of hope to contractors amidst the difficult times in the oil and gas industry, indicating that new business prospects and proposed projects in 2017 and 2018 abound.On business prospects for 2017, the Well Engineering Manager, SPDC, Mr. Mathias Akhideno, informed participants at the forum that the company projected drilling about 12 wells and carry out testing of about 20 wells. He also explained that the Assa-North Well would be delivered within the shortest possible time.The representatives of BOG’s CEO at the session returned with points for improvement, covering needs for robust and effective HSE planning; need for alignment of such with SPDC methods; the importance of Senior Management leadership commitment to HSE plans and programmes; standard journey management and security; need for continued HSE competence development; and health planning.L-R: Departmental Head of Well Head Maintenance, SPDC, Olatunji Williams; Assistant QHSE Manager, BOG, Chudi Ethelbert; and Senior Product Specialist – Flow Control, Chinedu Nnenanya, during the forum.Q2 – 20171. FIRE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INSPECTIONOfficers from the Federal Fire Service visited BOG’s Port Harcourt office on the 7th of April, 2017 to inspect our emergency equipment and procedures. The objective of the visit was to ensure compliance with minimum standards prescribed by existing laws and regulations as contained in the under-listed regulations: Fire Service Act of 1963; National Fire Safety Code 2013; International Fire Code 2009 (IFPA); Decree 16 of 1987; Fire Protection Installation in Public building; and the Risk Assessment/Enforcement 2012.During the visit, the officers conducted general inspection of our facility, giving credit where the requirements were met and pointing out areas that should be improved upon. They inspected the generator area, fuel storage tanks area, emergency exits/doors, fire extinguishers, fire alarm system, muster point, signages, etc.Evidence of documented fire emergency action plan/procedure was also checked alongside other documentations like evidence of periodic enlightenment and awareness creation among staff, evidence of fire drill conducted, evidence of renewal of annual fire certificate and evidence of provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for deserving personnel.They were impressed with the overall preparedness of the company in case of fire, and gave their recommendations in a report.Sunday Oladoja, Senior HSE Officer, BOG (standing) explaining some points to inspection officers from the Federal Fire Service during their recent visit to BOG’s Port Harcourt office.2. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AUDITSRegulations Compliance Officers from the Environmental and Occupational Health Unit of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, were at BOG’s Port Harcourt facility on Friday, 12th May, 2017 to check the level of our conformity to all applicable environmental and occupational health laws and regulations, especially as they affect personnel.They checked through our documents and inspected Some of the areas touched include: provision for personal hygiene of staff, source of water supply and its analysis, refuse collection; storage and disposal, provision of sanitary conveniences, etc. At the end, they were satisfied with what they saw and made recommendations.Similarly, officers from the Ministry of Environment, Environmental Health Section, led by Helen Ohaka, (empowered by the National Environmental Health Practice Regulations 2007, Mosquito destruction law 1966, Public Health Law 1999, Rivers State Environmental Protection Law, 1994, etc.) visited our Port Harcourt office on the 2nd of June, 2017 to verify the level of our conformity to environmental health and safety regulations.The focus was on pest control, industrial hygiene and water sanitation. They went through our documents using their checklist which covered several areas among which are: staff health facilities and surveillance, implementation of health and safety management system, source of water supply and treatment, pest and rodent control, compliance with waste management laws, proof of registration of agent and fumigation certificates for relevant quarter and building sanitation among others. At the end, they were satisfied with what they saw and made recommendations for improvement.Sunday Oladoja, Senior HSE Officer, BOG (left) with Compliance Officers from the Environmental and Occupational Unit of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area during a recent visit to BOG’s Port Harcourt Office.3. SHELL Q2 2017 WELLS LEADERS AND CONTRACTORS CEO FORUMBOG representatives attended the Shell Q2 2017 Wells Leaders and Contractors CEO Forum held on the 14th of June, 2017. Representing BOG at the forum were Chudi Ethelbert, Assistant Manager, QHSE and Clinton Idibia, Business Development Manager.The meeting was chaired by the G. M. Wells, SPDC., Mr. Isaac Iyamu. In attendance were other management staff of SPDC and was well attended by CEOs and representatives of Contractor companies.The focus of the forum was on the “Duty of Care” owed the workforce by companies. Numerous presentations were made by representatives from the Shell Petroleum Development Company and selected contractors to emphasize and drive home the need for organizations to continually care for their employees.From left: Victor Daudu (QHSSE Manager, DEL Waste Management Company); Chudi Ethelbert (Assistant QHSE Manager, BOG) and Mr. Wilson Essien (CEO, Unitech Drilling), during the forum.Q3 – 20171. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCEAs part of BOG’s efforts to be in harmony with statutory regulatory requirements and ensure friendliness with the environment where we do business, an environmental audit of our operational base in Port Harcourt was carried out.The exercise was also in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Rivers State Ministry of Environment (RSME) 1991, 1999, 2005 and 2012 wherein the environmental media – Atmosphere, Biosphere, Lithosphere and Hydrosphere – checks on the premises of a company are carried out biennially and the report submitted to the Ministry of Environment.Beyond meeting regulatory requirements, BOG is committed to the protection of the health and safety of its workers by ensuring that the work environment is free from general health defects.An Environmental Consultant, Mabson Limited, carried out this exercise for BOG. The areas covered include bacteriological examination of potable water, dissolved elements in potable water, air quality checks for possible gaseous pollutants, noise level measurement, radiation survey, effluent (liquid) analysis. Vegetation distribution, waste stream and management were also checked. The exercise took place between 12th and 13th of September, 2017.The outcome of the exercise with their recommendations are expected as part of the Environmental Audit Report.The cross section of BOG Staff and the Environmental Audit Consultants during the kick off meeting after QHSE Induction. On the right are BOG’s QHSE Asst. Manager, Chudi Ethelbert and the M.D of Mabson Limited, Chukwudi Imabo.

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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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