By BARBARA KALU, Port Harcourt –
ENERGY giant, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO), has won the Crystal Award at the prestigious Port Harcourt Polo Club’s 50and Birthday celebrations at the Rivers State Capital recently.
Port Harcourt Polo Club Chairman, Engineer (Dr) Chukwudi Dimkpa said, “SNEPCo has been honored in recognition of your uncompromising dedication and support to the equestrian sport of polo in Rivers State” .
On receiving the award, SNEPCo’s Managing Director, Ms Elohor Aiboni, said: “SNEPCo sees the award and the Port Harcourt Polo Club, now in its 50and year, as a celebration of the values, mission and heritage of the Port Harcourt Polo Club built over the past 50 years and which have made the Port Harcourt Polo Club a milestone in the development history of the Delta region from Niger. SNEPCo is grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this noble history.
Aiboni, represented at the event by Shell Corporate Relations Manager, Mr. Evans Krukrubo, said: “I reaffirm here our commitment to be a socially responsible organization. This is embedded in the way we conduct our day-to-day business, where we work with local organizations around our operations to also raise awareness of their own role in ensuring local communities and businesses reap the benefits of Shell’s operations. . In this way, we co-create the development climate that we all want.
She said, “This Crystal Award is for all of us at SNEPCo as it celebrates the positive outcomes of well-thought-out collaborations; one fully backed by NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) and our co-venturers, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria, TotalEnergies and Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE). It is, as you described, the result of our collaboration over the years.
Aiboni said that SNEPCo has several collaborations with organizations that have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields or are positioned to provide much-needed socio-economic development support in our country. “This deliberate strategy has enabled SNEPCo to make key contributions in various sectors of the Nigerian economy, including pioneering Nigeria’s deepwater oil and gas production at Bonga, a project that has increased the Nigeria’s oil capacity by 10% when it started producing in 2005,” she said.
“Bonga is located 120 kilometers offshore and lies in waters over 1,000 meters deep over an area of 60 square kilometers. It has the capacity to produce over 200,000 barrels of oil per day and 150 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. The Bonga Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel is central to the development of the field,” said Aiboni.