Lagos / 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.
Surveying can mean several different things as it relates to the oil and gas industry. When discussing oilfield surveying, this usually refers to checking and creating the legal boundary for drilling operations. Surveyors will use a variety of techniques including GPS systems, hand tools, and sketches to create such boundaries. Surveyors may also be responsible for checking ownership of properties, and registering any updates with the proper legal authorities. Surveyors typically spend most of their time in the field and will travel extensively for these positions.