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List of Drilling Companies in Nigeria

This post entails a list of drilling companies in Nigeria.

Drilling Companies own and operate equipment used to create holes to remove natural materials in the soil.

A drilling operator is an oil company that has successfully tendered for and owns the mineral rights, leases, and permits to explore in a particular area. They also plan the life of the well and specify the materials and labour needed.

Drilling companies are classified in to different categories: water, offshore, fluid, and oil and gas.
These companies are licensed to operate in Nigeria by the Nigerian government to drill the mineral resources in our land.

List of Drilling Companies in Nigeria

The following are categories of drilling companies in Nigeria and what they do

1. Oil and Gas Drilling Company

Oil and gas companies are involved in the process of drilling oil wells to extract oil and gas below sea level.

Depthwize Nigeria

Depthwize is experiencing rapid growth in the drilling industry. The company is set up to provide leadership and excellence in the largely underdeveloped Nigerian inland and shallow water drilling market.


11A Rasheed Alaba Williams, Road 13,

Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria.


The Chrome Group Limited

Chrome Group, an engineering company, was established in 1990 to handle small engineering projects for the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company.


No 22 Lobito Crescent,

Wuse II, Abuja,

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – Nigeria


+234 709 812 4159




Geoplex is the fastest-growing indigenous drilling company in Nigeria. It was established in 2002 to provide Oilfield Services to the Upstream Sector of the Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria. Encouraging and engaging more competent Nigerians in the upstream Oil & Gas Industry has contributed to our growth.


8A Goriola Street,

Off Adeola Odeku Street,

Victoria Island,

Lagos, Nigeria.



+234 84 612736

+234 84 612737

Megadrill Nigeria Limited

Megadrill is an industry-leading drilling service in Nigeria, providing suitable services for the job, backed by our highly experienced technical engineering team.


KM 21 Airport Road, Beside McDonald Secondary School Igwuruta, Port-Harcourt Rivers State. Nigeria


Well Smart Drilling Nigeria Limited

Well Smart Drilling was established to provide drilling rig-related services in Nigeria and Africa. The company also specializes in contract drilling, field development, and production optimization.


27B, Prince Adelowo Adedeji Street, Off Admiralty Way Lekki Phase 1, Lagos


+234 803 403 1515


2. Offshore Drilling Companies

Offshore drilling companies are involved in drilling wellbore below the seabed.

Derotech Offshore Services Limited

DerotechOffshore Services Limited is a preferred local offshore drilling company in Nigeria with technical support and ultramodern equipment.


Plot 11D, Block 22, General

Ogomudia Boulevard, Off Admiralty

Way, Lekki Scheme 1, Lagos.


+234 01-2770021

+234 01-17909461

Pacific International Drilling West Africa Ltd

Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited offers offshore deepwater oil drilling services in Nigeria. The company has provided effective offshore services in Nigeria.


Block 118, Plot 25 Salem Road, Lekki, Lagos



01 277 3470

3. Water Drilling Companies

Water drilling companies help households and communities to drill borehole

Giantswork MEP Limited

Giantwork is a water drilling company. It provides borehole drilling and other services, including borehole maintenance, water treatment, etc.


45 Emmanuel Edem Crescent, Federal Housing Estate, Calabar



Krestfield Engineering Concepts Ltd

Krestfield provides comprehensive borehole formation, and water treatment needs conforming with standard practice.


44 Charity Road New Oko Oba, Agege Lagos






Male Integrated Nigeria Limited

Male Integrated Nigeria was established in 1990 to carry out water drilling activities with personnel that offers expertise in drilling.


Renown Plaza

Opp. Rehoboth cathedral,

Oluyole Estate Aare Junction, Ibadan,

Oyo state. Nigeria





Still Waters Multi Drilling Company

Still Waters Multi Drilling Company, an industrial water borehole company. They also offer water treatment services, foundation piling, import & export of all kinds of water treatment equipment like reverse osmosis & ozone generator equipment.




Dialogue Borehole Drillers

Dialogue Borehole is a drilling & installation company. They are involved in all types of boreholes, including solar-powered, wind-powered, and powered boreholes, constructing & rehabilitating water supply systems for homes and communities.


1 Kudan Road, Legislative Quarters, Ungwan Dosa, Kaduna State Nigeria


0803 5600 678

4. Fluid Drilling Company

Below are some top fluid drilling companies in Nigeria.

Hamilton Technologies LTD

Hamilton Technologies Limited is an indigenous Drilling Fluids Company with a strong vision of leading mud engineering across Africa.


No. 18 William Jumbo Street,

Old G.R.A,

Port Harcourt,

Rivers State



+234 902 252 3073

Specialty Drilling Fluids Limited

Specialty Drilling Fluid is using the latest cutting-edge technology for drill cuttings treatment.


Plot 184C, Trans Amadi Industrial layout,

Port Harcourt, Rivers State,






Arkleen Oil and Gas Limited

Arkleem’s core focus is drilling, and completion fluids are engineering services to the Oil and Gas industry. They also supply drilling fluid and completion products, production, and treating chemicals.


141B, Olabode George Street

Off Ajose Adeogun

Victoria Island





Top 10 Oil Producing Companies in Nigeria

Top 10 Oil Producing Companies in Nigeria

Oil and gas companies in Nigeria contribute greatly to federal government revenues; it also provides more than 65% of budget funds for Nigeria.

Nigeria is the biggest exporter of oil and gas in Africa. According to the USA Energy Information Administration, the oil reserves of Nigeria is somewhere between 17 and 22 billion barrels; some other sources claim this figure could actually be up to 35 billion.

Almost all of the country’s reserves are located in the delta of the Niger River. Nonetheless, coastal regions of the country also provide a significant amount of gas and oil.

Nigeria currently has over 150 oil fields and over 1400 active wells. On the question of the natural gas reserves, Nigeria can provide 5,300 square kilometers to the world; the biggest natural gas initiative in the country is provided by the Nigerian Liquefied Gas Company.

Below is a list of the top 10 oil and gas producing companies in Nigeria.

1. Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil is the top oil company in the world; its operations are related to various sources of oil, gas and alternative energy. Its net worth is estimated at more than $400 billion.

The company’s website is

2. Chevron

The headquarters of this oil company is stationed in the USA. The main fields of interest for the company are oil, gas, and alternative energy sources.

3. Statoil

This is the biggest Norwegian oil company in the world! It has been working with Nigeria since the early 1990s. It is responsible for the Agbani exploration project in Nigeria. Its net worth is estimated at more than $155 billion.

The company’s website is

4. Shell

Shell is a globally known company and a top player in the oil industry! It has been working with Nigeria for over 60 years and continues to develop new ways of cooperating with the NNPC. A lot of Nigerians also dream of working with Shell.

Its net worth is estimated at more than 213 billion dollars. The company’s website is

5. Agip

Agip is one of the largest oil and gas companies in Nigeria. It is a joint venture of several major players in the oil and gas industry – NNPC (60% ownership), Agip (20% ownership) and ConocoPhillips (20% ownership).

The company’s website is

6. Petrobas

Petrobras is one of the best oil and gas companies in Brazil; a lot of Nigerians like this company and dream of joining its international team. Its main focus is on oil, gas, and alternative energy sources. Its net worth is estimated at more than $73 billion.

The company’s website is

7. Total

It is a multinational oil and gas company that also has a great interest in working with Nigeria; they have had working relations with Nigeria for over fifty years. It currently has a wide distribution network of over 500 oil stations.

The company is also involved in power generation and chemical production in Nigeria. Its net worth is estimated at more than 120 billion dollars.

The company’s website is

8. Hardy Oil & Gas PLC

This company has great interest in working with Nigeria and Nigerians. The current financial interest of this oil giant is located in onshore assets in Atala and Oza.

They currently explore these oil fields together with the Bayelsa Oil Company Limited and Millenium Oil and Gas Company.

The company holds 20% of its interest in Oza and Atala. Its net worth is estimated at more than 67 million pounds.

The company’s website is

9. Nexen

Nexen Inc is one of the most prominent companies in the list of oil and gas companies in Nigeria. It is also one of the Chinese companies of today which are under CNOOC Limited. Their main asset in Africa are offshore projects in Nigeria, which started in 2012

They are also into deepwater exploration in Nigeria. Its net worth is estimated at more than $333 million.

The company’s website is

10. Addax Petroleum

Addax Petroleum has a long history with the Federal Government of Nigeria. The beginning of the relationship between Addax Petroleum and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation started in 1998.

The company is a part of the Chinese Sinopec Group; their major production power is concentrated in the Middle East and Africa.

The company works with over 100 wells in Nigeria. Its net worth is estimated at more than 17 million pounds.

The company’s website is

Read Also:

Top Private Companies in Nigeria

List of Agroallied Companies in Nigeria

Conclusion: List of Drilling Companies in Nigeria

In conclusion, Nigeria is like a treasury: it provides plenty of opportunities for each state. Its reserves are diverse and serve the needs of economic development. Day by day plenty of effort is put into Nigeria’s drilling companies.

Benjamin Targba


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