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Total in Nigeria... We have a Human Face. This is why we have over the years remained in the fore - front in fostering the development of young Nigerians, the nation's greatest source of energy. Our proactive policy of reaching out to maintain good relations has also led us to provide:

The Egi independent power project to ensure steady electricity supply to the Egi communities in Rivers State. Transformers in various communities and connections to four other communities in Ahoada East local government area of Rivers State. Gas flare reduction programme to ensure a cleaner environment for our neighbours.


Key Milestones Introduction Acreage portfolio Geosciences Current Operations amenam/Kpono Development Deep Offshore Gas Utilisation & Commercialisation Health, Safety and environment Procurement and contracts Information systems & telecom Finance function General services Human ressources A human face Promoting the use of local content 4 7 8 9 13 17 19 21 23 27 29 30 31 33 37 43


key milestones

1962 - Registration of the company, then known as SAFRAP, in Nigeria on 9 May. - Allocation of the first concession, Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 35 onshore, Niger Delta. - Drilling of the first exploration well and discovery of oil in the Obagi field. - Beginning of production from the company's first oil field in Nigeria, the Obagi field, Oil Mining License (OML) 58, in Rivers state. - OPL 35 converted to OMLs 56, 57, 58 and 59, located onshore Niger Delta in Nigeria covering the present Rivers and Delta states of Nigeria. - Joint-venture replaces concession-type agreement between operators and the Nigerian government. - Nigerian National Oil Corporation (NNOC) acquires 35%. - Confirmation of substantial oil discoveries in OML 57 in Delta state. - SAFRAP becomes Elf Nigeria Limited, following the world-wide change in name by the group. - NNOC, becomes Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and increases its equity in the joint venture to 55%. - The company's oil production reaches 80,000 barrels of oil per day. - NNPC increases its participation in the joint 1985 venture to 60%. - Signing of memorandum of understanding with the Federal Government of Nigeria on the rules governing the oil business in the country. - Acquisition of three offshore concessions: OPLs 93, 95 and 97. - First oil discovery in the company's offshore concessions. - Acquisition of 5% equity in the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip joint venture. - Conversion of OPLs 93, 95, 96 and 97 to OMLs 99, 100, 101 and 102 located offshore southern Nigeria. - Elf Nigeria Limited becomes Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited (EPNL) to reflect its new and distinct status as operator in the upstream sector of Nigeria's economy. - Commencement of oil production from the first offshore concession (OML 100) in the Odudu oil field. - Signing of Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) for two deep offshore concessions (OPLs 222 and 223) and three onshore concessions in the Benue trough (OPLs 802, 804 and 807). - Acquisition of a further 5% equity in the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip joint-venture. - "Farm-in" agreement to partially finance and tap production from some of Shell Nigeria's

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deep offshore concessions (OPLs 212, 219) and three concessions (OPLs 803, 806 and 809) in the Benue trough in northern Nigeria at 12.5%. - Launching of the Ofon field development project. - Launch of the Obite Gas Plant project. - Beginning of production on the company's second offshore field Ofon in OML 102. - UKOT discovery. - Production start-up of the company's first gas utilisation facility, the Obite Gas Plant (OGP) and NLNG trains 1 & 2. - Overall Nigerian production for EPNL reaches 100,000 barrels of oil per day. - Signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian government and other major operators about equity participation and operations of the oil industry in Nigeria. - Worldwide merger between Totalfina and Elf Aquitaine groups resulting in the creation of the TotalFinaElf Group. - Launching of the Amenam/Kpono development project. - Discovery of Akpo deep offshore field by Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI). - Construction of drilling facilities for the Amenam/Kpono project in Warri, southern Nigeria, for use offshore.




- Drilling commences on Amenam/ Kpono field. - Signing of Amenam/Kpono Unitisation agreement by Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited (EPNL), MPNU and NNPC. The agreement outlines the ownership structure among the partners and arrangements for financing the project and operating the facilities by EPNL. - Final Investment Decision (FID) on NLNG Trains 4 & 5 and Amenam/Kpono phase 2 (AKOGEP). - USAN discovery. - Commencement of production on the Amenam/Kpono field in the Atlantic Ocean, 30 km offshore from southern Nigeria, on 13 July. The field straddles two concession areas, OML 99 owned by EPNL and OML 70, owned by MPNU. At optimal production, 125,000 barrels per day will be pumped from the field for at least the next 25 years. - Start-up of NLNG train 3. - Acquisition of a new deep offshore block (OPL 221) under a production sharing contract with NNPC. - FID for NLNG train 6.





he new Total was created through two successive mergers, the first when the former Total joined with Belgian oil company Petrofina to form TotalFina in 1999, and the second when TotalFina combined with French oil company Elf Aquitaine in 2000 to create TotalFinaElf. On May 6 2003, the group adopted the new name of Total. The new company reflects the prestigious Franco-Belgian oil and gas heritage that dates back to the 1920s. The dynamic synthesis of the corporate cultures and expertise of three companies represents a wealth of technological and human capabilities that position Total favourably to invest in the future of energy. In Nigeria, the upstream activities of the Group are carried out by two subsidiaries, Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited (EPNL) and Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI). EPNL was incorporated in May 1962. The group is also present in the gas utilisation programme of the country through another subsidiary, Total LNG Nigeria Limited holding shares in NLNG.

communities where it operates and their neighbours. In collaboration with international nongovernment organisations (NGOs), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and representatives of governments and local communities, the company provides skills development for youths, scholarship awards, upgrades of educational infrastructure, water supply, electricity, health, roads, income generating projects and agriculture. The co-operation between the company, government, local communities and NGOs, is ongoing and more projects will be undertaken in the coming years to ensure sustainable development of the host communities. The Nigerian operations are carried out in joint venture and exploration partnerships with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, ENI Petrobas, ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, NEXEN, South Atlantic, and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG).

With 827 employees as at October 2004, and offices in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, the group is making remarkable The main activities include exploration, contributions to the socio-economic development and production of oil and gas development of Nigeria. while contributing to the development of


EPNL/TUPNI acreage portfolio

amenam / kpono

o p e r a t o r s

deep offshore Nigerian blocks




hile a significant number of staff is mobilised to increase the company's production, other members are busy preparing its future. The Geosciences Division (GSR) created at the end of December 2000, is the hub of our exploration and reservoir engineering activities aimed at increasing our reserves for a brighter future. The Division is built around three Asset Departments comprising completely integrated teams of geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers. These Asset departments are supported by 2 other departments: Operations and Information Technology (IT). An advisory unit, (comprising Senior Advisors on Reservoir, Geology and Geophysics) promotes and ensures professionalism through work validation and manpower development. The main goals of the Geosciences Division are: · To provide the basis for development decisions to be made on Akpo, Greater Nkarika, Greater Ofon, and gas supply to LNG trains 4 & 5. To achieve this, a fasttrack appraisal evaluation programme has been adopted. · To mature and drill high-value prospects in

OPL 222 and OPL 246 in the deep offshore. · To compensate natural production decline from the existing fields by proposing enough in-fill wells and stimulation (for enhanced oil recovery) jobs. The Geosciences Division has recorded very significant reserves increase in the Nkarika field after the two appraisal wells drilled in 2001. Studies on Ofon have also revealed an extension of the field in the southern flank. The expected reserves are significant enough for the company to revise its plans for Ofon phase II development. Similarly, work was finalised on the location of new appraisal wells on Akpo, and 2 exploration wells on OPL 222 and 246, all of which were drilled in 2001 and 2002. Furthermore, GSR has established that enough gas is available for LNG trains 4 & 5 to be available for production by 2006. And our infill wells in Ime, Edikan and Obagi fields have more than compensated for the natural production decline of these fields. In addition, we are exploring higher risk traps in frontier areas, while exploration work was carried out on the Benue trough in 1999. Prospects are also bright with regard to the two joint ventures operated by Shell.


Geosciences staff on workstation

On one hand, output from the NNPC/SHELL /TOTAL/ENI Joint Venture shows signs of significant increase. On the other hand, the SHELL/EXXONMOBIL/TOTAL/ENI PSC joint venture could start production from the Bonga field, discovered in deep waters. Several other structures have been identified by 3D seismic, which covered the major portion of the two deep offshore blocks (OPLs 212 & 219).

Our Exploration Span: We operate a diversified portfolio type · JV Operated & Non -Operated · PSC Operated & Non-Operated · Technical Adviser on OPL 246 (with Akpo discovery as current major achievement) · Unitised fields (includes the AmenamKpono as the current industry benchmark)


With different types of assets position (Girassol, Dalia, Akpo, Bonga, Bolia · oil and associated gas (AG) fields, each with more than 500Mboe in · condensates and non associated gas proven reserves) (NAG) · Optimisation of reserves through · LNG (we supply gas to NLNG) improved reservoir management · Presence on land, in the swamps, in the practices shallow, deep and ultra-deep offshore · Water Injection techniques since 1984 (Obagi, Ofon fields) Our Accomplishments: · Simultaneous water & gas injection design for the Amenam/Kpono field We have been successful in the past, which · Reservoir optimisation through Horizontal success is characterised by Wells and development of very thin reservoirs. · Striking "gold" in relinquished fields i. e. All these have permitted the continuous fields relinquished by other companies: growth of company reserves with Obagi, Ibewa, Amenam, Ofon fields on prospects for further growth from our direct land and offshore operations and also from our non-operated · Recognising great opportunities and ventures. acting on them in concert with partners · LNG (we are among the pioneers of the Furthermore, our successes are often NLNG project) based on game-changing concepts: · Non-operated assets · the discovery of the Ofon field was based · PSC and other contracts on changing the exploration concept from · Gaining Advantage through the structural to stratigraphic; Application of Technology · the discovery of the Amenam field was · Development of thin reservoirs which has based on the application of the (then) new set new economic threshold offshore concept of sequence stratigraphy which · Pioneering secondary recovery in Nigeria permitted the successful exploration of a · Low finding cost of less than 1USD per deep sand series (below 3500 meters) barrel against the then conventional wisdom that · Advantage in the Gulf of Guinea (expertise, no significant sand series exist below costsynergies, etc.) from the group's pole 3500 meters in the Niger Delta


Total in Nigeria... We have a Human Face. As a dynamic and responsible corporate organisation we have over the years seen ourselves as part of the people and environment where we operate by identifying positively with their aspirations economically, socially and culturally through: Human development ­ scholarship awards, improvement of educational infrastructure, skills development, community business initiatives, talent trading and agriculture. Support for basic infrastructure ­ water supply,

electricity, roads, culverts, jetties, markets, bridges and community halls. Health care ­ building, renovation and equipment for community hospitals, donation of ambulances and drugs, sponsored community free health care programmes and campaign against HIV/AIDS in the communities Promotion of the people's culture such as the Egwu-Ogba of the Egi people Youth and women's development programmes through sports such as community football competitions.

current operations


he company's current operated production of over 250,000 boepd, comes from both onshore and offshore blocks (OMLs 58, 99,100 and 102). The deep offshore blocks (OPL 222 ­ Uka, Uran and OPL 246 ­ Akpo) are presently under evaluation prior to development. This is in addition to our 10% equity in the NNPC/Shell/TOTAL/ENI Joint Venture operated by Shell which covers 48 blocks with capacity for producing more than 1,000,000 barrels of crude oil per day and a 12.5% interest in an exploration partnership operated by a Shell subsidiary (SNEPCO), covering two deep offshore blocks (OPLs 212 and 219), including the giant Bonga field expected to start production soon. Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) is technical advisor on the deep offshore

block OPL 246 in association with an indigenous company - South Atlantic Petroleum, operator and Braspetro. No doubt, our future is encouraging, yet full of challenges. It is bright because our portfolio of developments is impressive: · Amenam/Kpono started production in July 2003 with a plateau production potential of about 125,000 bopd, · Ofon complementary development planned to start in 2005, · Working at producing and exporting gas for the LNG trains 4 & 5, which will help us to end gas flaring by 2008. · Nkarika, Ikike, Emem and other discoveries are planned to be developed in the coming years. · Expansion of the Amenam/Kpono Project to become an oil and gas export project (AKOGEP).

Okpoko flowstation


Odudu Production Platform (OML 100)


Ogbogu flowstation (OML 58)

· The significant Akpo discovery is the subject of intense activity. The challenges are numerous, and all entities of the company have to contribute to meeting these challenges. Increasing our production level Requires a positive cooperation between Geosciences and the Asset Divisions ­ JV, OPL 222 & OPL 246 Assets. The track record indicates that we are on the right path and that we are quite capable of rising to the challenges. Complementary infill wells on OMLs 58, 100 and 102 are helping to maintain our production, and integrated studies are being carried out to define other actions to increase production.

Ofon Drilling Platform on a barge at Warri


The Amenam/Kpono complex


amenam/kpono development


he Amenam/Kpono field began production in July 2003. It is located offshore in 40 metres of water depth and straddles two concession areas in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 99 owned by EPNL and OML 70 owned by MPNU. Expected to last for more than 25 years, the Amenam/Kpono field will enable the company to produce an additional 125,000 barrels of oil per day on plateau. The field development programme is the first project of its kind in the industry, with a unique co-operation between the partners known as a "unitisation agreement". The agreement sets out the collaboration between the NNPC, EPNL and MPNU. EPNL is the unit operator of the field with a 30.4% interest. The other major components of the first phase development project include the main

production platform (AMP1); two well platforms (AMDs 1 & 2) with 34 wells, living quarters platform (AMQ) with capacity to accommodate 80 personnel. The production from OML 99 will be sent to the FSO Unity at Odudu Terminal (OML 100) where this is conmingled with production from other offshore fields - Ofon and Odudu, owned by the company. The FSO UNITY is designed to store over two million barrels of oil. In line with the Total group's environmental policies, there will be no gas flaring during normal operations.

The Amenam/Kpono drilling platform (AMD 1 & 2)


Gas will, in a first phase be re-injected into tangible benefits for the host communities in reservoirs while in a second phase, will be particular and the Nigerian people in general. processed and exportedto the Nigerian The Amenam/Kpono team during construction liquefied natural gas (NLNG) Plant at Bonny Island to supply Trains 4 and 5. All through the development phase of the project, we worked closely with the representatives of governments, local communities as well as the international nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Pro Natura, to put into place sustainable development programmes that would provide long-term and

The new FSO Unity


the deep offshore: Total's newest frontier


lush from breaking into new frontiers by the discovery of oil in deep sands in the conventional offshore with the Amenam-Kpono field, Total's upstream subsidiary, Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited leading its partners took the bold step of venturing into the deep offshore in the early nineties. It's boldness and innovation were rewarded with the discovery of the giant Akpo field on 2000, to be followed quickly by the discovery of the equally giant deep offshore field of Usan in 2002. These discoveries were not lucky strikes but results of a tradition of success in the deep offshore worldwide by the Total group, which success started as far back as 1962 in Gabon, then was quickly replicated in the Campos Basin in Brazil. The discovery of Girassol by Total in Angola in 1996 proved that Total has fully understood the ` turbiditic or gravity' depositional processes of sediments into waters at great depths that form the reservoirs that are found in most deep offshore fields. Once the geologic systems were understood, it still required the development of innovative seismic processing and interpretation tools and methods to permit the prediction of the location of the deep offshore reservoirs with accuracy in a repeatable way. Apart from that, production methods had to be developed to bring up the oil and gas from great depths under pressure and temperature

conditions that are novel. Total's achievement in the production of the Girassol field won it the OTC Award for 2003. So far in Africa, Total has made (or is involved in) 28 deep offshore discoveries in Angola (Girassol, Dalia, Rosa, Jasmin etc) and three in Congo. Of the ten deep offshore discoveries in Nigeria (Akpo, Bolia, Bonga, Bonga SW, Nwa/Doro, Egina, Kuro, Ngolo, Ukot and Usan,) Total's Nigerian subsidiary is operator in three and partner in another three. The geoscience, technology, imaging techniques, interpretation and production methods for the deep offshore is fully domiciled in Total's subsidiaries worldwide, with more than 30 years of deep offshore production experience, and projects lined up for production launch up till 2007 based on alreadydiscovered reserves.

Map Shows Offshore Nigeria with the Deep Offshore Oil and Gas Fields: Total's subsidiaries are operator or partner in six out of the ten major discoveries in Nigeria.

Obite gas plant

gas utilisation and commercialisation


otal is also present in the fast growing natural gas sector of Nigeria's economy through another subsidiary ­ Total LNG Nigeria Limited, holding 15% equity in the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG). The other share holders include NNPC (49%), Shell (24,6%) and ENI (10,4%). Total has a contractual obligation to supply Trains 1 & 2 of the LNG plant at Bonny Island with 23.3% of its gas requirements for a period of 22 1/2 years. This is being achieved through the Obite Gas Project (OGP) which came on stream in 1999. The Obite Plant treats gas produced from wells at Ibewa and Obagi and subsequently transported by NLNG along a 140km gas pipeline to the Bonny LNG plant. A major investment to expand the current capacity of the Bonny plant is ongoing. When completed Total is to supply gas to Trains 4 & 5 of the NLNG with gas produced from the offshore fields at OMLs 99, 100 and 102 through the gas export facilities built at Amenam/Kpono field.

An NLNG Ship ready to export Nigeria's gas

NLNG Plant at Bonny Island


Total in Nigeria... We have a Human Face. This is why in all our operations we maintain sound HSE practices and strict adherence to local and national regulations aimed at reducing industrial accidents and hazards. Regular drills, awareness programmes and anomaly reporting exercises have become part of our common HSE policy. Our other commitments to the protection and preservation of the environment include:

The Obite gas facility that gathers and processes associated gas from our onshore operations in Rivers State for economic use. New investments in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) plants, Trains 4 &5 through the Amenam/Kpono oil and gas production and export project (AKOGEP) Efforts in the NIPA palm project in Rivers State and mangrove re - vegetation programme in Delta State aimed at preserving the rich ecology of the Niger Delta.

health, safety and environment

remendous effort is being put into improving our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management. The HSE policy consists of twelve fundamental rules, which re-inforce and adapt the corporate HSE charter to local exigencies. All divisions embrace the HSE action plans. Management has carried out a number of site inspections to address relevant HSE issues. A structured way of conducting HSE training with emphasis on thematic exercises has been put in place. Measurable HSE performance indicators have been set. The company's driving policy has been revised in line with the Group's


directive. The HSE division has developed an award program to reward good safety performance and is also developing a safety suggestion programme.


Fishing: The Joint Venture respects the environment, making fishing possible around its facilities

A fire drill

Together with the company's objectives, which directly impact on salaries, this award programme should incite all of us to improve our HSE practices such as intensifying our reporting of incidents, near-misses, anomalies and downgraded situations. Towards a cleaner environment, all the associated gas produced on OML 58 (Obagi) is being processed at the Obite Gas Plant (OGP) and sent to the LNG Plant at Bonny Island. Similarly, gas produced on Amenam shall be re-injected and then exported with those produced on the sites offshore as feed-gas for Trains 4 & 5 of the NLNG which are now under construction. In addition to its own policy, EPNL actively participates in private sector initiatives such as the Clean Nigeria Associates (CNA), the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES) and the Nigeria Environmental Conservation Foundation (NECF), for a safe and cleaner environment.

An Oil Spill Contingency drill in the swamp


Stock Control

procurement and contracts


he fusion of Procurement and Contracts into one entity has brought cost savings, professionalism and standardisation in the company's purchase and supply chain. The measure was part of our new initiative to be more dynamic and efficient for the challenges of the industry which has become increasingly competitive. The Contracts Department handles more than 300 active contracts and faces over 40 contracts requests per month, representing a significant financial value of profound proportions. The award of contracts is governed by a set of rules that apply to all contracts independent of the amount, called the

Procurement & Contracts building, Port Harcourt

Tenders committee in action


procurement and contracts

Contract Procedure. The general principle is to issue, wherever practically feasible and unless circumstances dictate otherwise, a Call For Tender (CFT) to contractors that have been pre-quali· ed for the service or the work to be carried out. The procedure details the steps which are necessary from the CFT stage until a contract is awarded. The objective is to obtain from contractors, through a fair and impartial procedure, the best service at the least cost. Similarly, the new organisation has brought innovations into the procurement department whose procedures de· ne the way and how the jobs must be done. They help to improve professionalism and efficiency. The Procurement department is already using the network to give the user department reliable information on DMs follow-up software, deliveries, shipping status and stock contents. Apart from providing extensive and useful information for the user department, it improves efficiency of the staff of the procurement department. The Procurement and Contracts Division is currently undergoing re-engineering within the context of its short to medium term objectives. Some of the speci· c objectives of the re-engineering project especially within the context of the expected growth of the company include: A move from current procurement practices to strategic sourcing. This means that users and buyers will have to work together particularly to define needs; · re-engineer purchase processes and procedures, so that they have required training and tools that would enable them perform better. · re-define new standards of interaction with our environment especially by bringing transparency to the management of the suppliers. The objective is to bring visibility to the purchase function. A purchasing division that delivers good service in good time, and at competitive prices.


information systems & telecoms

oiling the wheels

he wheels of industry need oiling. In a complex and multi-dimensional oil & gas business, the core activities of exploration and production exist in intricate partnership with other equally important functions which ensure that these core activities function according to plan. The Information Systems & Telecoms team is often at the cutting edge of technology, an island of the first world in our developing environment. Modern and sophisticated computer hardware and systems software, have been deployed in the Geosciences, Technical Services, the various Assets, Finance and the offices to enhance efficiency and productivity. State of the art telecommunications equipment, support


communications within and between the company and the outside world, for business, security and other functions. And in recent years, intranet/internet services and the Corporate Business Information System (CBIS) have been introduced to improve internal and external communications and support the work environment.

Above: A Telecommunications Mast in Port Harcourt office In left: Telecommunications staff at work


finance function & business strategy


he Finance function engages the numerous men and women who form the other pillar of our organisation which ensures that the wheels of the company roll smoothly and effectively. The main activities of this Division include Finance and Control, that huge organisation that ensures that bills are collected, payments are made and records kept. A huge task, often within strict deadlines as "time is

money". Business Strategy: Another core activity of the shared services organisation is Business Strategy. The main functions include Business Joint Venture Strategic planning, Gas Asset and NonOperated Asset (NOA). The objective is to reposition the company to take new initiatives in the core business areas in response to our growth objectives.

Finance staff at work


general services

ogistics and Works and Maintenance Services have considerably improved. New and more vehicles have been added to the existing fleet to enhance operations, while the establishment of a global maintenance contract has led to better co-ordinated cost effective fleet maintenance with pre-determined prices for routine maintenance and necessary repairs. Sustained fleet upgrading has also shifted the average age of a car in the system from about 6 years to between two and three. In the company's valued tradition of putting people first, a new transit mission accommodation is now in place in Lagos. The works and Maintenance of company buildings, the management of Total Village in Port Harcourt and other assets in


Lagos and Abuja call for a team of dedicated employees all pulling in the same direction. For its outstanding role in providing services for smooth operations, the new Services Division created in 2003, occupies a unique position in the company's scheme of things.

Work & Maintenance: keeping the work environment conductive


Total in Nigeria... We have a Human Face. We believe that education is a catalyst for sustainable development, and our continuing support in this area has resulted in the: Creation of the Institute of Petroleum Studies that links the University of Port Harcourt with the famous Petroleum Institute in Paris, France (IFP) to improve the standard of petroleum engineering education in Nigeria Teachers' enhancement programme aimed at attracting and retaining qualified teachers in community schools.

Community NYSC scheme where national service participants are selected by the company and posted to teach science subjects, mathematics and English language in community schools to raise standards. New ultra modern lecture theatre under construction at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Science laboratory at Obagi, which serves as a centre of excellence for the teaching of science in community schools.

human ressources, our greatest asset


he dawn of what eventually became Total in Nigeria brought together peoples from different cultural backgrounds, different languages, education and work habits, with a responsibility to gradually transfer highly technical and demanding industrial techniques. More than forty years later, these challenges have been met through intercultural exchange programmes and seminars, cross-posting of staff , overseas attachments and language training. What seems to have been a clash of differences has resulted in a rich cultural harvest that

has benefited everyone. Today, the company has developed a team of very competent, highly trained personnel, many of whom are not only bilingual, but are able to adapt to the ever changing work environment of the oil industry. The staff strength of the company has continued to grow with its expansion and diversification programmes. From 450 in 1980, the Upstream subsidiaries have grown to about 827 as at October 2004 with more than 80% based in Port Harcourt, where most of the operations are carried out.

Port Harcourt office complex

Main picture: Medical services for employees and dependants. Inset: Recreation - MD's Football competition


This growth in personnel has been matched by improvements in the general conditions of service, identifying the company as a disciplined organisation promoting the self-fulfilment of staff with career outlines drawn for every staff member. This is achieved through the encouragement of personal development of staff members and constant training programmes. A carefully designed recruitment policy in Nigeria and overseas has made it possible for the company to attract the finest talent in the industry. As the imperative of growth and expansion necessitates rapid progression in the number of employees, new office complex and staff residential areas with modern facilities for comfort and relaxation, are being provided in Port Harcourt. The company also recently opened an office in Abuja to provide effective contact with Authorities and Partners, as well as logistics support for staff on official business in the new Nigeria's capital. Working in Total is a worthwhile experience as one shares in the atmosphere of one big family striving to attain greater heights. Performance standards are very high and much is expected of every staff member with assurance that everyone gets not only the necessary training and tools for meeting targets but also the support of colleagues. The image of the company in Nigeria is one of a team of well educated, trained and motivated employees, working to build a viable corporate entity with a very exciting future.

From the top: 1- Abuja office complex 2Lagos office complex 3- Staff at work in the OGP control room 4- A training session

a human face

uilding partnerships for sustainable development, is part of our company's corporate philosophy. Over the years Total in Nigeria, has seen it self as part of the people and environment in which it operates by identifying positively with their aspirations economically, socially and culturally. This has been the solid base upon which we have succeeded in fashioning an enviable public image for the Group in Nigeria. Today, EPNL ranks highly as a responsible and reputable technical organisation with a human face. Effective communication as well as commitment to long lasting development projects have gradually nurtured the harmonious relations that characterise our association with the host communities. Our pro-active policy of reaching out to maintain good relations has led us to initiate scholarship schemes at all levels of education in addition to the provision of educational infrastructure. The provision of computer equipment, donations to endowment funds in universities and colleges, and direct involvement with relevant departments in such institu-


tions stand us in good position for rich and continuous harvest of young dynamic brains which are ready to face the challenges of the nation's manpower requirements. Currently, a programme called Development of the Potentials of Proven Talents, is being run in partnership with the French embassy, to identify young talents in Nigeria and expose these future professionals to modern laboratories, methods and techniques in French Universities, up to Ph.D level. Recently the company established an Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) at the University of Port Harcourt in conjunction with the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) in Paris. The objective is to provide high level training for Nigerians in Petroleum Engineering and Management related studies. Besides, we also provide basic social infrastructure ­ water supply, electricity, health services, roads, jetties, community halls and markets ­ which we see as basic necessity, not luxury. In selecting the projects based on consensus with the people through consultative committees, the company ensures that they are tangible, durable and economically beneficial to the communities.

OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A modern jetty constructed by EPNL for Aja-Osolo, a riverine community in Delta State; Erema road linking many communities; We also support Agricultural Development in our host communities; Skills Acquisition Trainees ­ preparing the youths for the future


Educational Support - Anah School Block

EPNL has also influenced positive change in the host communities through a deliberate policy which guarantees the award of contracts to skilled and qualified contractors and the employment of indigenes. To this end, all contracts for community projects are reserved exclusively for qualified community contractors. To enhance local content, the company assists the community contractors with up to 50% advance payment. Similarly, when vacancies exist in the company, deliberate efforts are made to advertise such vacant positions within the communities. The company's current community development strategies are aimed at economic empowerment of the people and creating conditions that would enable them achieve sustainable development. These include the Skills Development Scheme where unemployed youths from the host communities are taught different trades ­ wood work and carpentry, plumbing, building and masonry,

OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Our water schemes provide safe and constant water supply to communities; Electricity supply to the communities; Golf - we promote sports in Nigeria; Students in a science laboratory provided by EPNL for Community Secondary School, Obagi

electrical/electronics installation and maintenance; bakery/confectionery and fish farming; as well as the Agricultural programme in OML58, which represents a major stride in the execution of projects that empower the people economically. We have made remarkable contributions to sports development through sponsorships that have produced both national and international athletes. Popular among these are swimming, lawn tennis, billiards & snooker and golf. Our philosophy also includes the development and promotion of Arts and Culture through art exhibitions, choral music concerts and cultural festivals. The company also supports and sponsors seminars, lectures and programmes by professional organisations ­ Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ),


Clockwise from the top left: Egwu - Ogba Masquerade; Traditional Painting; Muson Music Festival


Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) among others ­ to encourage and improve professionalism and excellence in their practices. In recognition of this valuable contribution, Total in Nigeria has received awards and commendation from various recognised bodies. In 1995 and 2003, the Rivers State Council of the NUJ, honoured the company for its notable contribution to the growth and development of the journalism profession as well as for its dynamic policy on community development. In 1996, the Rivers State Government recognised the company for its pace-setting record in sports development in the state while in 2000, the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun near Warri, honoured the company for its remarkable investments in education. Professional Associations such as the NMGS, NSE, SPE and NAPE have also consistently honoured the company for its pursuit of excellence in various endeavours.

Main picture: A masquerade at the Egwu Ogba Festival; Cut-out: A sculpture


Total in Nigeria... We have a Human Face. As part of our corporate philosophy we encourage the active participation of Nigerians and Nigerian based companies in our operations through: Staff development and progressive empowerment. Nigerians play pivotal roles in various aspects of the business from exploration and development to production of oil and gas. Emphasis on local content in our procurement and contracts.

The Amenam/Kpono development project. The construction of the drilling platforms, bridges and loading buoy in Nigeria provided almost 1 million man - hours of engineering and technical work for Nigerian engineers, technicians, welders, electricians, fitters and other forms of skilled labour. Sustainable development projects such as roads, jetties, culverts, school buildings, water supply etc. that were reserved exclusively for qualified local contractors.

promoting to use of local content


s part of its corporate philosophy, Total in Nigeria encourages the participation of Nigerians and Nigerian-based companies in its operations. Through staff development and

progressive empowerment, Nigerians play pivotal roles in various aspects of the business from exploration, development to production of oil and gas.

Amenam/Kpono drilling facilities' construction at Warri, Nigeria

Similarly, the company currently attaches to ensure future growth for Nigeria and for great premium on local content in its procu- our new Group. rements and contracts. In the development of the Amenam/Kpono project for example, about 50% of the project's surface facilities construction was executed in Warri, Port Harcourt and Lagos. These include the two drilling decks, jackets and the bridge. The construction works provided about 500,000 man-hours of engineering and technical work for Nigerian engineers, technicians, welders, fitters, electricians and other skilled labour. Construction of facilities in Lagos also generated about 350,000 manhours of work for Nigerians. This was in addition to the positive multiplier effects on the local economy through the creation of secondary employment and economic empowerment. Similarly, all community development projects such as roads, jetties, electricity, school blocks, culverts and civic centres, are reserved exclusively for qualified indigenous contractors, who are mobilised with up to 50% of the contract sum to enable them complete the project. Total Upstream in Nigeria is committed to the nation's economic and industrial development and will continue to expand its investments and operations

OPPOSITE PAGE: Nigerians play important roles in different aspects of the business

Artisans working on an Amenam/Kpono platform in Warri, Nigeria


Total in Nigeria... We have a Human Face. As a demonstration of our commitment to Nigeria and our respect for the values, customs and traditions of its people, we promote the country's cultural heritage through: Support and sponsorship of community festivals such as Egwu - Ogba, the new yam festival of the Egi people, RIVIFEST, the cultural fiesta of Rivers State and NIFEST, the captivating Nigerian festival of arts and culture.

Sponsorship of traditional folklore and classical music concerts such as the popular annual festivals of the musical society of Nigeria (MUSON) in Lagos. Sponsorship of exhibitions of Nigerian art, sculpture, paintings and fashion design within the country and overseas, aimed at promoting the work of young and talented Nigerians. Copious use of these beautiful works in our corporate publications.

Painting: Industry & the Community

Published in 2004 by the Corporate Development and Services Organization, Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited MANAGING DIRECTOR Jacques Marraud des Grottes PUBLISHER Emmanuel Chiejina SUPERVISING EDITORS John Addeh Ray Onatu EDITOR Charles Ogan DEPUTY EDITORS Babatunde Adedo Kenechi Esomeju PRODUCTION SUPPORT Bayo Akinsete Lebura Deekae DESIGN & PRINT Margy Consultants - Paris

Lagos Office: 35 Kofo Abayomi Street P. O. Box 927, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: +234 (01) 2623720-39 Fax: +234 (01) 2623744

Port Harcourt Office: Plot 25, Trans Amadi Industrial Layout P. M. B. 5160, P. O. Box 696, Port Harcourt Tel: 234 (084) 236310-23 Fax: 234 (084) 238955

Abuja Office: Total House II Plot 247, Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District Tel: +234 (09) 2345401, 2345408 Fax: +234 (09) 2348457

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