NCDMB,EXXONMOBIL CEOs to lead other stakeholders at the unveiling of GPPS local content prowess

Yemisi Izuora 

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote and Paul McGrath, Chairman/Managing Director, ExxonMobil Affiliate Companies in Nigeria will on November 30th 2018 lead professionals and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria to the commissioning of Global Process and Pipeline Services (GPPS) Limited, ultra-modern facilities in its new office complex and ultra-modern operations base in the city.

Wabote and McGrath will be joined by other stakeholders in the industry which include Engr. Chidi Izuwah, acting DG/CEO, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) amongst others.

“Since 2010, the implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry Content Development Act has raised the share of in-country sector spending, contracting and funding which has enabled local expertise and organization flourish”, said Engr. Obi Uzu, Managing Director, GPPS. 

GPPS is the only Nigerian company focused solely on process and pipeline services with major projects completed in the deep-water applications in her product service line and has attracted the best hands in the industry from the multinationals to work for her with an expansion plan into other West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa countries. 

The high point of the event is showcasing GPPS local content prowess through facility tour of the ultra-modern operations base depicting its massive capabilities and machineries as a frontline oil services company on land, swamp and offshore terrains. 

According to Uzu, GPPS will use the opportunity to display its operational efficiency for a superior service quality delivery in line with the highest industry standards and best practices and in accordance with the tenets of ISO 9001:2015 with attestations pouring in for the young and dynamic company from such giants like Exxonmobil; Total, NLNG, Shell Companies in Nigeria just to mention a few.    

“GPPS uses the best of equipment to offer services such as pipeline cleaning, de-oiling, hydro-testing, pipeline de-watering, drying and nitrogen services to the oil, gas and power industry. She is also involved in pressure pumping, nitrogen pumping, fluid pump support, lube oil flushing and high pressure water jetting and blasting services”, said Uzu, who has more than 26 years oil field experience in drilling operation (Sedco Forex), production technology (SPDC) and process and pipeline services (BJ Services) and supervised many successfully projects in Nigeria, America and UK.

GPPS is a success story of indigenous specialists coming together to form an enduring partnership in the oil and gas service sector based on international standards and best practices. The company’s infrastructure comprises of a head office facility in Port Harcourt including workshops, and a sales office in Lagos with a staff strength of over 50 employees and the largest selection of brand new, high-end pumping capacity that meets the industry pressure and volume pumping requirements. 

“We use the most fit for purpose equipment on all our projects. Anyone can rent equipment but using GPPS equipment means reliability, efficiency, deliverability based on the best in-class industry preventive maintenance standards. Our most important asset is our people and we value them and their skills highly. They are central to our success and as such we build our business around a valued and motivated workforce”, said Chamberlin Duruike, Executive Director Operations, GPPS.

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