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Company Profile

Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Ltd was created from humble beginnings in 1998 with a vision to earn a reputable name in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry by being measurably efficient, responsible and competitive while working to meet Company growth and objectives within the broader Social and Economic goals of our operating environment.

From those early days to date, we have worked very hard to realize our mission to operate an efficient and technically competent Oil and Gas Company in a safe, professional and socially responsible manner.

Our business started with the supply of 200litre drums of diesel to homes, guesthouses and small branches of Banks in Lagos. We later advanced to the sale of 33,000litre trucks of diesel and 20MT of LPG to manufacturing companies such as BOC Gases, Dunlop PLC, Flour Mills of Nig Plc, BAGCO Plc and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling plants across Nigeria.

With strong determination and a brave corporate heartbeat, the Company sourced its supplies from NNPC depots, major oil marketing companies including Total Plc, Uni-petrol Plc (Now Oando), AP Plc (now Ardova Plc) and Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc (now 11Plc) amongst others.

Today, we are humbled by our success thus far. No longer a small player in the industry; we have been one of a select few Foreign and Nigerian Companies involved in the official export of Crude Oil from Nigeria since the year 2014. We also import, store, supply and distribute refined petroleum products including Premium Motor Spirit (PMS=petrol), Automotive Gas Oil (AGO=diesel), House hold Kerosene (HHK) and Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO). Our global footprint continues to grow. As a dynamic business, we explore latest and most innovative low cost customer offerings

With the world market in mind, we take the import and export of petroleum products in our stride; trading globally with the same professionalism we are known for in Nigeria.

For us, doing well also means doing good. Our many Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives tell another story – the story of a proudly Nigerian Company with a warm heart and big plans to create a better Nigeria for all.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission: We strive to exceed our own expectations by constantly growing as a Company, contributing to a healthy economy and doing what we can for the community.
Our Vision: Everything we do is aimed at operating an efficient, professional and technically competent Oil and Gas company. We never lose sight of our social responsibility and we never compromise on safety.

Our Milestones

From inception, we have had significant developments that have contributed to the growth of the nation’s oil & gas industry.
  • 2001 – Accumulation of Low Residue Sulphur (LRS) and Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) from Kaduna Refinery and supplied to foreign refineries. •
  • 2007 – Commissioned our first Ultra Modern Petroleum Products Storage Terminal with 40,000MT (43.2m litres) capacity duly certified by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in the Calabar Free Trade Zone.
  • 2007 –Signed a Bulk Purchase Agreement with PPMC (now NPMC) to source products.
  • 2011 – Commissioned our second Ultra Modern Petroleum Products Storage Terminal with 50,000MT (53.68m litres) capacity certified by DPR.
  • 2012 – Completed and commissioned the first phase (250 meters) of our multi million dollar Ultra-Modern berthing facility in the Calabar Free Trade Zone, Cross River State.
  • 2012 – Commissioned a 22 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Calabar, Cross River State.
  • 2015 - Commissioned a 24 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Calabar, Cross River State.
  • 2016 - Commissioned a 26 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Lekki, Lagos State.
  • 2017 - Commissioned a 26 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Asaba, Delta State.
  • 2017 – Commissioned a 20 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Lekki-Ajah, Lagos State.
  • 2018 - Launched ROZARIUM range of Lubricants.
  • 2019 - Commissioned a 22 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Enugu, Enugu State.
  • 2020 - Commissioned a 30 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Asaba, Delta State.
  • 2020 - Commissioned a 30 Nozzle Mega Retail Station in Gbagada, Lagos State.

Our Infrastructure

We are proud of our state-of-the art facilities.
As the first Mega Petroleum Products Storage Depot to be licensed by DPR in the Calabar region, it primarily serves the South South, SouthEast and Northern States of the federation. Developing this facility enabled us to achieve the maximum output despite industry challenges. It has also strengthened our operational capabilities and enabled us to employ more Nigerians. True to our Company’s trailblazing culture, we were granted approval by Federal Government through its Agency, the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), to construct our own private berthing facility (Jetty). What makes this project so significant is its capacity to make vessel operations seamless, as the facility is also open to other operators. We are excited to be part of the solution in our country by working to improve on infrastructural challenges.

Our Team

The success of our business does not lie solely on machinery. We have utmost confidence in our people.

These are the people who had a vision for Northwest Petroleum and those who continue to work tirelessly to make that vision a reality.

Leading the way and keeping us true to that vision, our Management team is highly qualified and motivated, with years of collective experience in the petroleum industry.

Mrs. Winifred Akpani Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Winifred Akpani Background, Education & Experience: Mrs. Winifred Akpani holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with Second Class Honours (Upper Division), from the University of Benin, Benin City and a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science from the University of Lagos. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors. Having started as a Trainee Accountant at accounting firm Oni Lasebikan & Co. (now Enrst & Young, Osindero), Mrs. Akpani has over 29 years of postgraduate experience.  She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, at Arthur Andersen & Co. (now KPMG Professional Services) and in 1992, left to join a start-up Oil Marketing Company – Flame Petroleum & Gas Company Limited – as Finance Controller. Rising through the management ranks, she became Executive Director in 1997. In 1998, she left to pursue her quest for self-fulfilment by founding Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Limited and assuming the position of Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer. As Managing Director, she is responsible for guiding all of the Company’s affairs and activities, providing direction within the framework determined by our mission, statement and strategic corporate plans. She is responsible for formulating and developing business plans and policies, as well as safeguarding quality assurance and control in all projects, ensuring that the objectives of Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Limited are realised in a timely and cost-effective way. Having attending numerous local and international courses and seminars (cutting across the finance, Oil & Gas, and banking industries), she has other wide-ranging business interests – as a Director of Millennium Oil and Gas Company Limited, the operator of Oza Marginal Field and Northwest Energy Nigeria Limited, a company in the exploration and production sector. Adding to this, she has substantial interests in the banking industry and is also a Director of Fleet Travels and Tours Nigeria Limited, a first-class travel agency.
Mr. Collins Ogbu Executive Director, Operations
Mr. Collins Ogbu Background, Education & Experience: Mr. Collins Ogbu is a graduate of Physics from the University of Jos, Plateau State and later obtained a M.Sc in Geophysics from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1996. He has over 25 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry and is a member of many professional bodies such as Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationist (NAPE), Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigeria Association of Geologists and Earth Scientists (NAGES), Nigeria Institute of Physics (NIP), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) amongst others. At Geosource Nigeria Limited Mr. Ogbu was involved in data initialization and geometry corrections for Shell and Agip, LMO displays, first arrival picking with PCMODL, preliminary refraction statics computations using first arrival times, processing parameters, gain recovery test, pre-statics, deconvolution test, velocity analysis and residual static calculations. He also worked briefly with Western Geophysical Company Nigeria Limited as a seismologist in party 398. Here, he was involved in the management of 3D seismic surveys in swampland and transition zone environments for Shell Petroleum Development Company. He was also involved in the in-house processing of seismic data, quality control. He was later employed as a contract staff in the exploration department of SPDC East as a processing/Acquisition Geophysicist, where he participated in reprocessing of reflection data from different fields and also involved in several signal enhancement of 2D seismic reflection data. He later joined Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Limited as Technical/Project Evaluation manager where he was among the company team that handled the marginal oil field bidding round. He has attended several seminars, workshops and professional trainings in the oil and gas industry both within and outside Nigeria which includes World Petroleum Congress, Offshore Technology Conference, IOD courses, Society of Petroleum Engineers and yearly Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationists. As the Executive Director (Operations), he is responsible for coordinating and supervising all operations of the company. He is also actively involved in liaison activities with NNPC/PPMC/PPPRA/PEF/NPA head offices in Abuja.
Mr. Mohammed Salaudeen Executive Director, Retail
Mr. Mohammed Salaudeen Background, Education & Experience: Mr. Mohammed Salaudeen is the Executive Directive for Retail at Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company, with the responsibility to deliver a world-class retail experience to the Company’s customers. He holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Economics, in addition to an MBA in Marketing. His qualifications are strengthened by over two decades of experience, in areas such as Executive Management, Sales and Marketing activities in the Oil & Gas and the FMCG sectors, as well as Team Management, Supply and Distribution, and Business Development. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration.
Mr. Cyril Okolo Assistant General Manager, Business Development & Logistics
Mr. Cyril Okolo Background, Education & Experience: Mr. Cyril Okolo is a graduate of Physics with a Second Class Honours from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He has over 18 years post graduation experience, most of which in the Oil and Gas Industry. His work experience includes a chapter at the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) where he was actively involved in regulatory processes and data formation in the Oil & Gas Industry. Thereafter, he joined Northwest Petroleum and Gas Company Limited as Project Evaluation Officer in 2002.Mr. Okolo has attended countless seminars, workshops and professional training in the Oil & Gas industry both within and outside the country including the International Oil Trading Course (CITAC, Certified), London, The Oxford Princeton Programme, Certificate in Tanker Ownership Chartering & Operations amongst others. He is an Alumnus of Oxford University, a fellow of Institute of Loan & Risk Management and member, Lagos State Court of Arbitration.In his present position in the Company as the Assistant General Manager, Mr. Okolo is actively involved in Business Development & Logistics, co-ordination of operations, Tanker Chartering, weekly / monthly market survey & analysis of products, we well as client relations. A natural relationship manager, which makes him interface for the company with relevant inspection and government agencies such as the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria Petroleum Marketing Company NPMC formerly PPMC, the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Customs and LASEPA. He is also involved in coordinating the commercial operations of our company vessel. He is a devout Catholic.
Engr. Lucas Nwajei  Head, Business and Operations, Lube Plant
Engr. Lucas Nwajei Background, Education & Experience: Engr. Lucas Nwajei holds a graduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Second Class Honours Upper Division from the University of Benin, Benin City and an MBA from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He is also certified in Fire Fighting, BOSIET, First Aid Application, SAP and HSE Level 3 Competency. He has also attended several courses, workshops and professional training in the industry.A member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), he currently oversees the Company’s Petroleum Products Storage Depots, Jetty and Mega Filling Stations in Calabar, Cross River State. He joined the company in 2008 as a Terminal Manager.Engr. Nwajei has over 28 years post graduate working experience, most of which was spent in the Oil & Gas industry, oil servicing and consulting. His career began in 1988 as a Trainee Engineer with Wireline Schlumberger in Delta State. Since then, he has worked both within and outside of the shores of Nigeria, notably at Skeltonhall Limited (Sheffield, England), Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Processing Company (Libya) and Cakasa Nigeria Company Limited. He also headed up Business Support for the Corporate Maintenance Department of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Well Engineering Department of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO).
Mrs. Blessing Adedokun  Assistant General Manager: Legal & Corporate Services
Mrs. Blessing Adedokun Background, Education & Experience: Mrs. Blessing Adedokun is a Law graduate with Second Class Honours from the University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria. She obtained a Bachelors-at-Law (BL) from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Female Lawyers Association (FIDA). She is also a member of the Negotiation & Conflict Management Group (NCMG).Mrs. Adedokun has 16 years post graduation experience in both Legal Practice and Oil & Gas Industry. She started her career in 2001 as a Pupil Counsel with A. O Akanle, (SAN) & Co., a Firm of Solicitors, Barristers & Notary Public. After that, she joined Ekwem & Ekwem, a Firm of Barristers & Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, as an associate before rising to the position of Head, Corporate/ Commercial Services, until 2005 when she joined Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Ltd. as Legal Officer.In her present position, Mrs. Adedokun is actively involved in coordinating all the Legal aspects of our company’s operations. As a legal Practitioner, she has wide experience in company secretarial, compliance matters, legal due diligence, corporate management and structuring, drafting agreements, negotiating commercial agreements and Human Resources Management.She liaises with our external Solicitors in managing the company’s litigation portfolio, leading a team of experienced staff to perform these tasks.

HSE Commitment

Our company’s reputation is one of our most valuable assets. We maintain the highest standards of honesty,
integrity and sound ethics in our relationships with customers, suppliers, employees, government, the community
and all our stakeholders. We also keep our service standards sky-high at all times, taking great care to keep our promises
and pay attention to detail. We are firmly committed to high ethical and safety standards, as well as environmental
compliance and integrity, as reflected or shown in our HSE policy and practice wherever we carry out operations.

Work Place

Northwest Petroleum ensures our business is conducted in a manner which promotes and protects the safety and health of all her employees, contractors, visitors and the host communities.
Environmental Performance
We follow safety-conscious procedures that ensure the reduction of negative environmental impacts. This policy ensures protection of the environment.

Safety in all Operations

Our Company is committed to managing health, safety, security and the environment. Wherever we carry out operations, we ensure 100% compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Our management systems enable us to comply with new regulations efficiently and on a timely basis; providing us with competitive advantage in the oil and gas sector. Our Health, Safety and Environment policies are in line with industry standards and formulated to ensure that our operations are carried out in a clean, safe and healthy environment
Emergency Preparations
Northwest Petroleum adopts a very disciplined business approach which ensures planning, continuity and emergency preparedness. The Company depends on its Emergency Response Team that undertakes WEEKLY drills and ensures all employees get trained in all facets of emergency response within the capacity of our operations. Training in this aspect includes dealing with fires and explosions, simulated spills and managing security issues. All these are within the Company’s HSE Policy and Guidelines of Regulatory Authorities.

Area of Operations

Operational Base Calabar Free Trade Zone, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Tel: +234 703 900 4000