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

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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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