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Rigging it in the Niger-Delta

Dreg Media Team 1

As we roam the surface of the Earth going about our daily lives, thousands of feet below us, something that has worked its way into the very mold of our existence has and continues to be created – crude oil. However, crude oil is formed so far beneath the Earth’s surface that the most common way to extract it is by drilling with an oil rig.Offshore Support Services - Dreg Waters Petroleum and Logistics

Drilling is done both on land, which is called drilling rig; and on the sea, known as offshore platform. In either case, the oil rig is a large processing center where a wellbore is drilled below the seabed using a large structure for the purpose of exploring, extracting, storing, and processing petroleum and natural gas which lies in rock formations beneath the seabed.  It is then refined, and distributed throughout the world.

But that’s just on paper. In reality, Drilling the wells that produce the world’s energy is a collaboration.

The main players in developing these energy sources are exploration and production (E&P) companies, drilling contractors, and oilfield services and manufacturing companies. E&P companies seek the subsurface hydrocarbon resources, and thus oversee the well drilling process.

They manage hydrocarbon transportation, gas processing and, often, petroleum refining. They employ drilling contractors, who then provide drilling rigs and crews. E&P companies also contract oilfield service companies for additional equipment and materials at the well-site. Finally equipment manufacturers develop the rigs and gear needed drill and complete wells. It’s a whole team’s effort.

Excavating an oil well and having the added stress of getting the right experienced workers and equipment for the job can be quite a hassle. Added to that is finding your way around the procurement of all the necessary licences and permits from the various regulatory agencies that man Nigeria’s Maritime landscape, such as; Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC), the Nigerian Navy.

If you mismanage this process, your business may incur heavy fines, penalties or even shot down. To mitigate your risks, Dreg Waters Petroleum and Logistics is corporately positioned to shoulder such responsibilities of facilitating your licences and permits, equipment, personnel and all the forms required complementary resources to maintain seamless production. Be free to contact us, and we will gladly implement your tasks within ideal business speed.

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