Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base (LADOL) handles $15.6 million rig maintenance job
261 jobs created
The giant rig code-named Noble Percy Jones is expected to undergo a complete maintenance turnaround at the base for a period of ninety days after which it would be satisfied fit for offshore operations for the next five years.
Operations Manager of Noble drilling Nigeria Limited, Mr. Dave Arthur who conducted members of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) round the vessels at the base explained that the company had chosen to undertake the repair works at LADOL because it was sufficiently satisfied with the facilities it facilities as well as other logistics provisions as specified by the Board.
He said: “We are encouraged by the local content policy of Nigeria, coupled with the available facilities here in bringing our job to LADOL, rather than policy consideration.”
“ As part of the objectives of the Nigerian Local Content Development Act (NLCDA), government aims at empowering indigenous companies operating in Oil & Gas, and Maritime service sectors to enable them secure jobs from international oil companies (IOCs).
Experts have observed that the companies involved in offshore logistics services such as Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), are currently making waves in the business of rig repair and maintenance, thereby helping to save the economy from huge economic losses in the tune of billions of dollars as capital flight resulting from exporting Nigeria’s rig repair jobs abroad.
The manager added that the company decided to do the job at LADOL since it has found the environment conducive in view of the prevailing security challenges in some parts of the region.
Transocean –Baltic rig just left the base few days back, Noble Drilling –Noble Lloyd Noble rig is currently undergoing repairs at the base.