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 Oil and Gas Dept

The Oil & Gas Department has responsibility for implementation of policies of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) through the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in the Oil and Gas sector. The department oversees the reforms and the privatisation of enterprises in the oil and gas sector of the country.
The department is comprised of three units:
1.    Refineries and Petrochemicals;
2.    Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) and Oil Services Companies(OSCs); and
3.    Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC)
Enterprises In The Department
1.    Oil Marketing Companies
a.    African Petroleum Plc (AP Plc)
b.    Unipetrol Nigeria Plc (now Oando Plc)
c.    National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company (Now ConOil Plc)
2.    West Africa Refinery Company in Sierra Leone (WARCO)
3.    Eleme Petrochemical Company Limited (EPCL)
4.    Calabar Liquefied Petroleum Gas Company
5.    Eight (8) Oil Service Companies (OSC)
a.    Baroid  Drilling Chemical Products Limited
b.    Baroid of Nigeria Limited
c.    Dowell Schlumberger Limited
d.    M-l Nigeria Limited
e.    Solus Schall Nigeria Limited
f.     Sedos Forex Nigeria Limited
g.    Schlumberger Testing & Production Services Limited
h.    Baker Forex Nigeria Limited
6.    Stallion Property & Development Company
These enterprises listed above have been privatised. However, the following enterprises are yet to be privatised:
7.    Refineries
    1. Warri Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC)
    2. Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC)
    3. Port Harcourt (1&11) Refining Company Limited (PHRC)
  1. Pipelines & Products Marketing Company  Limited (PPMC)
  1. Nigerian Gas Company Limited (NGC)

 Director's Profile


Dr. Vincent Onome Akpotaire is the Director, Oil and Gas Department in the Bureau of Public Enterprises. Until his re-deployment to the Department on May 4, 2017, he was the General Counsel. Prior to this, he was appointed by the Federal Government  on February 16, 2016 as the acting Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).He has been the Director of National Facilities and Agricultural Resources (NF & AR) at the BPE.
Born on February 18, 1961 in Sapele, Ethiope West Local Government Area Delta State, Akpotaire is a 1985 Law graduate of the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State. He also holds an LL.M (Business Law) from the same University and PhD (Corporate & Investment Law) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State.
He joined the BPE as an Assistant Director in the Post-Privatization Monitoring (PPM) Department in  2007 and between 2008 and 2010, moved up to become the Deputy Director/Head of Council Secretariat, a unit  responsible for all the National Council on Privatisation (NCP)’s secretarial  activities. In February 2010, he was appointed acting director in charge of National Facilities and Agricultural Resources.
Before joining BPE, Akpotaire had worked as an Assistant Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Benin and Senior Lecturer in the same Faculty.  He was at various times, a private legal practitioner in Lagos, class room teacher in Delta and Edo States; and Statistical Assistant with the Old Bendel State Ministry of Economic Development.  
Akpotaire has attended several courses and seminars in Nigeria and abroad. He is married with children.