GL Noble Denton launches operations in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria, (PresseBox) - GL Noble Denton has opened its first base in West Africa with operations in Lagos, Nigeria. The move reinforces the company's commitment to developing its presence in the region, where the oil and gas industry has recently increased its efforts to access the considerable hydrocarbon reserves available in the Gulf of Guinea.

GL Noble Denton's Nigerian operations will develop the company's growing reputation for providing services and software solutions to aid international and local oil companies in developing and operating safer and more efficient assets in West Africa.

Nigeria is the tenth largest oil producer in the world, and the most prolific oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa. The country has proven oil reserves of more than 37 billion barrels, and an estimated 187 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves. The country is the ninth largest natural gas reserve holder in the world and the largest in Africa.

Appointed to lead GL Noble Denton's enhanced presence in Nigeria is Tekena Dokubo, who has joined the company as Country Manager. Mr Dokubo brings to the company an excellent track record of business development in West Africa's oil and gas sector, following a successful career with firms such as Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), DeltaAfrik Engineering and Lahor Limited. He has a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, with strong site experience both locally and in the United States.

Tekena Dokubo said: "West Africa's oil and gas industry has grown from strength to strength over the past decade. Local governments and international oil companies have invested heavily into developing the infrastructure needed to access the area's considerable energy reserves, and the number of new projects being developed for the region has risen sharply."

"The opportunity for GL Noble Denton to build a stronger presence in Nigeria and its surrounding countries has never been better. As the oil and gas sector's activity rapidly increases, operators need the support of a global technical advisor with strong local knowledge to help them plan, design and develop, operate and optimise and assure their assets."

GL Noble Denton's reputation as a leading technical advisor to the West African oil and gas industry is born from of the company's involvement in some of the region's most innovative projects. Most recently, the company has begun work to provide verification and inspection services for the design, fabrication commissioning and installation of line pipes for a major 85-kilometre pipeline upgrade project in the Niger Delta.

The project, which has been commissioned by a leading international oil company, will see GL Noble Denton provide a team of highly qualified inspectors to issue certificates of safe operation to the newly installed assets. The company has also recently been contracted to provide a major marine warranty survey project for a well-known national client.

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GL Noble Denton, part of the GL Group, is a global independent provider of technical services and software to the oil and gas industry. The company works with some of the sector's best known corporations to provide a wide range of services across the lifecycle of their assets.

GL Noble Denton's expertise spans upstream operations, such as on- and offshore exploration, production and delivery storage; midstream import, storage and processing; and downstream distribution. With over 3,500 employees and a presence in more than 80 countries, GL Noble Denton plays a key role in helping to design and develop, operate and optimise, and assure some of the industry's most innovative solutions.

For further information, please visit: www.gl-nobledenton.com.

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