Estimated to contain more than 36 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and boasting the largest natural gas reserves in Africa, OPEC-member Nigeria is a bustling hub for deepwater and ultra-deepwater exploration. The West African nation is an important supplier of light, sweet crude oil to the U.S., and disruptions in Nigerian production due to instability in the region can affect global oil prices. Nigeria is dependent on its oil sector, primarily located in the Niger Delta, which barrels in more than 95% of export earnings and some 85% of government revenues. Major producers in the region include Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total and Eni/Agip.
Fitters and Turners are responsible for setting up and assembling equipment and machinery including those used in welding. Fitters will usually have a mechanical background and are often also skilled in fabrication. A Trade qualification or Apprenticeship is usually desirable for Fitter and Turner jobs although not always a requirement if the person has relevant work experience.