Top 10 Best Oil & Gas Engineering Companies In Nigeria (2024)

Nigeria is one of world top crude oil producers. As such, it is not surprising to see top oil and gas engineering companies operating in the country.

top oil & gas companies in nigeria

Nigeria has a total of 159 oil fields and 1481 wells in operation according to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

These oil fields are manned by top oil and gas engineering firms. From pool of many oil and gas engineering companies operating in Nigeria, will have streamlined the best 10 in the country.

These are companies with great reputations, good community social responsibility network and best paid employees. These top oil and gas firms will be listed in no order.

Best Oil & Gas Engineering Companies In Nigeria


ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas companies.

The oil & gas company is one of the top firms operating in Nigeria oil fields. It is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas.

ExxonMobil is also one the highest paying oil and gas engineering companies in Nigeria. The company is valued at over $400 billion.


Shell is headquartered in Dutch Netherlands. Shell Nigeria Gas is the country’s first and wholly owned subsidiary of an international oil company involved in domestic gas distribution in Nigeria.

It is one of reputable and respected oil companies in Nigeria. Shell is one of most significant energy company. It is global brand in oil and gas engineering.


Total is a French top multinational oil and gas engineering company. In Nigeria the company is into both upstream and downstream sectors of oil and gas.

The firm has over 500 petroleum and gas stations in Nigeria.


Chevron is one of top oil exploration companies operating in Nigeria oil fields. Chevron is a US oil company operating in many oil producing countries.

It is headquartered in California. The company has operated in Nigeria for more than 2 decades.


Saipem is world leader in engineering and drilling activities and in the development of major projects, in the energy and infrastructures sectors.

The company has office in Lagos and Port Harcourt and is one of top oil drilling companies working on Nigeria oil fields.

Saipem has over 32,000 employees and operates in over 70 countries.


Another top oil and gas engineering firm in Nigeria is Agip. Agip operates formally Nigerian Agip Oil Company.

The company is into partnership with NNPC and Oando with each owing 60% and 20% stake respectively in the company.


Addax is Asia oil and gas engineering giant. The company is a renowned crude refiner in the world.

It is one of top oil firms operating in Nigeria oil fields and wells. The company has worked closely with Nigeria’s oil corporation, NNPC.

Nexen Petroleum Nigeria Limited

Nexen, a Chinese oil and gas engineering company is one of the leading oil and gas engineering companies operating in Nigeria.

Their main asset in Africa are offshore projects in Nigeria. They are also into deep water exploration in Nigeria.


Petrobras is a Brazilian multinational corporation which began operation in Nigeria in 1998. The company has done greatly in oil and gas exploration and development in Nigeria.


Statoil is a Norwegian oil company operating in Nigeria. The company has heavy presence at Agbani oil field in Niger Delta Nigeria.

The company once featured in Forbes most significant oil and gas company.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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