Onshore & Offshore
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.
Painting, Coating, and Blasting professionals are the individuals responsible for selecting, priming, applying, and removing the coating systems for various oil and gas equipment and pipelines. The painting/coating of equipment serves a number of purposes including corrosion prevention, providing a non-slip surface, and using bright colours to allow maximum visibility. Painting/coating is extremely useful in drilling equipment where it can help with heat resistance, and in offshore or subsea operations where coatings must stand up to extreme pressures and salt water. "Blasting" refers to the prepping of the surface about to be painted/coated. It involves applying high pressured sand, water or other material to the equipment that is about to be painted/coated. There are numerous jobs available in this field, from designing these systems to the individuals involved in the actual painting, coating, or blasting.