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The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Africa
The case of Nigeria

ISBN 9780415464840
Published December 9, 2008 by Routledge
384 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The evolution of the Nigerian oil and gas industry spanned about a century during which several challenges were encountered and surmounted by major International Oil Companies (IOCs). This book provides a thoroughly researched guide to the Nigerian oil and gas industry.   

The author examines the increasing role of Africa in the contribution of oil and gas resources to the global energy market and provides an overview of oil and gas exploration and production activities in Algeria , Libya , Egypt and Angola . The book presents an in-depth review of the growth and challenges of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. It also highlights the geological features of the oil and gas bearing regions of the country. In particular, the emerging prominence of the Gulf of Guinea as a prolific hydrocarbon bearing zone is extensively evaluated. 

Table of Contents

Foreword (Dr Rilwanu Lukman, former Nigerian Petroleum Resources Minister, Secretary General and President of OPEC)  1. Oil and Gas in Africa  2. Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry  3. Petroleum Geology of Nigeria  4. NNPC  5. Upstream Sector  6. Marginal Field Development  7. Oil Field Service Companies  8. Nigerian Content Development  9. The Joint Development Zone (JDZ)  10. Refineries and Petrochemicals  11. Products Marketing Companies  12. Gas Monetisation  13. Elements of Petroleum Law  14. MOU and JV Operations  15. The Niger Delta  16. Environmental Pollution  17. Shipping and Cabotage Practice  18. Privatisation and Liberalisation  19. Investment Opportunities

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Soala Ariweriokuma is an economist and former lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt. He joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 1992 and has worked in key divisions of the corporation. He is currently General Manager of NIDAS International (an NNPC/DSME Joint Venture Company).



'A thorough study of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria – a must-read for any potential investor.' Carole Nakhle (University of Surrey, UK)

'This is a very interesting book. It provides a depth analysis of the Nigerian oil industry. Any investors in oil sector especially for those who would like to explore the Nigerian oil sector certainly will need to read this book.' Dody Rusydi (Deakin University, Australia)