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Oil Trading
Northwest Petroleum is actively involved in the official lifting and export of crude oil from Nigeria. We have successfully marketed Nigerian crude to India, China, Europe & South Africa. We deal directly with major international oil companies and traders, having built a solid reputation as a reliable supplier of Nigerian crude oil.
We work closely with the NNPC facilitating smooth operations. We provide outstanding service to our clients at all times while keeping our covenants and acting with utmost integrity. We are also major suppliers of PMS into Nigeria. In Year 2016, we imported approximately 460,000 metric tons of PMS, sourced mainly from Europe. In terms of quality and quantity, we have carved a niche as reliable local suppliers of gasoline. In order to ensure the integrity of these products, we handle all logistics directly and freight the products to our own depots in Calabar.

Marine + Shipping

Katrina Shipping Company Limited is fully licensed by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) and recognized by the Department of Petroleum Products (DPR) and Nigerian Navy as a shipping agency. The company also owns and manages vessels employed to freight Petroleum Products.
Jetty Services
Our company owns a 250 metre, fully operational jetty capable of berthing a 30,000 MT vessel. The jetty was constructed on a ‘Built, Operate and Transfer’ (BOT) basis with NEPZA, a Federal Government Agency. The construction of the second phase of the Jetty is in process.
We take safety & security very seriously. Our Jetty is equipped with international state-of-the-art Safety and Security features including: 3 Firefighting pumps, Fire monitors that can spray water further than 50 meters, Security towers, a security post & CCTV control room for around-the clock monitoring, Illumination towers, a wide road for easy access, a jetty office for all Government officials (NPA, NIMASA, PPPRA, DPR and other Government agencies), Four (4) product pipelines connecting our jetty to the storage terminals for PMS, AGO and HHK. We have also installed a dedicated water pipeline from the jetty to the terminals for continuous water supply from the river for emergency situations.

Terminal Operations

Our terminal operations include a tank farm, tank trucks loading gantry, AccuLoad system, pumps, a pipeline system, a truck parking bay and standby power supply.

Tank Farms
We own two ultra-modern Petroleum Products (AGO, HHK, PMS) storage terminal with eight tanks and storage capacity of approximately 90,000 MT (96.8 million litres).

Tank Trucks Loading Gantry
We have fourteen (14) loading bays with fourteen loading arms, all equipped with pre-set metering systems to control the loading and delivery of various petroleum products. Our loading arms can load an impressive seven million litres of petroleum products within eight hours.

Accuload
We use the AccuLoad system on each loading bay to ensure accuracy, precision, efficiency and safety of our distribution process. It also enables reliable truck loading and a 100% reduction in customer downtime.

Pumps
We have fourteen high capacity pumps – engineered for operational flexibility, efficiency and durability – dedicated to each of the loading arms. Decanting pumps are in place to enable product transfer from trucks into storage tanks.

Pipeline System
We have a robust pipeline system that comprises cargo receipt lines distinct from product loading lines, all with separate manifolds. Each line is dedicated to a particular product. This keeps our products segregated and ensures zero contamination

Truck Parking Bay and Standby Power Supply
We have a truck-parking bay in the terminal, which accommodates over fifty trucks. We also have four generators on standby.

Retail
The Company ventured into retailing with the construction & commissioning of a Model Ultra Modern Mega Filling Station at Calabar with 22 Nozzles and Isolated Canopies for PMS, AGO & DPK. This initiative was taken to ensure end users got the right quantity of products at the right price. We have a long term strategic plan of having at least one retail outlet in each State capital and major towns in Nigeria.

Gas

We have acquired over 100,000 square meters of land at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Ibeju in Lagos State for our proposed Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Plant.
We plan to invest in cooking gas in order to make products readily available and affordable. Planning further ahead, we intend to venture into the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Market. However, this is highly dependent on the Business Environment and Government Policies.

Transport & Logistics

We have over 1,000 trucks registered with our Company, through a strategic partnership with truck owners in line with our commitment to effective distribution of petroleum products around the country
This unit effectively and efficiently bridges petroleum products across all parts of Nigeria using (30,000 – 50,000 litre) metered digitized trucks that peddle petroleum products to smaller local consumers. The same trucks supply products to our filling stations.

Lubricants & Chemicals

Northwest Petroleum has introduced her Automotive & Industrial Grades of High Quality Lubricants & Additives into the Nigeria market. The new product is called ROZARIUM Lubricants and consists of 8 lubricant grades and 5 autocare products.  
Lubricants are used to reduce friction and wear between bearing metallic surfaces, which are moving against each other, by separating the metallic surfaces with a film of the substance. Lubricants are distinguished from other fractions of crude oil by their high boiling point. They serve also to transfer heat from one region to another, act as sealants (especially in pressurised systems), protect surfaces from corrosion, as well as capturing and suspending debris systems. Materials suitable for the production of lubricants comprise principally of hydrocarbons containing 25 to 40 carbon atoms per molecule. Most untreated and non-formulated lubricants do not possess the properties necessary to perform effectively in today's demanding lubricating environments. To function properly in such environments, base fluids need the help of chemicals called additives. Additives improve the lubricating ability of base oils, either by enhancing the desirable properties already present or by adding new properties such as viscosity, slipperiness, high film-strength, low corrosivity and dispensing ability. Some of these additives serve as oxidation-inhibitors, dispersants, detergents and friction modifiers.
Refinery
We have an Operating License granted by the Lekki Free Trade Zone Development Company for the construction of a Petroleum Product Storage Depot, and an Oil Refinery.

Aviation

Northwest Petroleum does business with all segments of the aviation industry, including airlines, industries, businesses and general aviation.
We supply our customers in this industry with high-quality aviation fuels, adhering to the most stringent safety and environmental standards. As in everything our Company does, we service the aviation industry with great attention to detail. Our skilled professionals provide innovative solutions perfectly adapted to our aviation customers' needs. We are a proud member of the International Joint Inspection Group (JIG), an organisation that promotes safety, quality control and efficiency at aviation fuel facilities. JIG establishes Aviation Fuel Quality Control and Operating standards endorsed by IATA. World-class oil companies and airlines perform inspections of their airport facilities to ensure that they are operated in accordance with JIG procedures.
Quality Certifications
At Northwest Petroleum, quality control and assurance is of utmost importance. We have a fully functional laboratory with experienced personnel who ensure quality control and assurance on all products in accordance with DPR/SON specifications and requirements.
Samples of products are collected and tested. Sampling incorporates all the steps required to obtain a representative quantity of the content of any pipe, storage tank or oil tanker vessel for quality determination. For a sample to be of value, it must be reproducible, unpolluted, properly labelled and ‘stoppered’ to avoid escape of vapour. Once a vessel berths, composite samples (a representative of the bulk cargo) are taken from the different tanks in the vessel loaded with cargo. Where samples are required from more than one level, the sampling order is top, middle and lower. This is to ensure the integrity of the samples taken. The composite sample is analysed, taking into consideration the minimum specification requirement for each of the parameters required for testing by the regulatory agencies. Once a composite sample from a cargo meets up with the required specification, it is said to be On-Specification and hence is discharged into the facility and if it fails the test, it is marked off-specification and not discharged. The samples collected are labelled to indicate product, time, location of the sampling point or any other information necessary for the identification. After analysis, samples are retained for a period of three months before disposal. The reason for this is to clear any doubt in case of customer complaints. Three months is the allowable time frame for product distribution and consumption and with no customer complaints, the samples can be discarded. After discharge, further tests are carried out on samples from each storage tank to ensure pre-discharge tests correspond with post discharge tests and also trace for any contamination. Once this process is completed, a quality certificate is authorised by the DPR and the product is certified for distribution. Regular recertification exercise is undertaken in respect of products in storage tanks to ensure integrity of products are not compromised over time.