About Oriental

Our History


A Privately Held Nigerian Oil E&P Company

Oriental is a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Nigeria.

Oriental currently has three projects in the offshore Nigerian Oil and Gas industry which include OML 115, Ebok Field (OML 67) and the Okwok Field (OML 67); all in various stages of appraisal and/or development.

Oriental is a story of tenacity and perseverance. Founded in 1990, Oriental was granted Block OPL224 offshore Nigeria. In the 20+ years since, Oriental have converted OPL224 into OML 115 and have added both the Okwok and Ebok assets to their portfolio.

Through aggressive exploration and drilling programs, the Ebok Field came on production in the 2nd quarter of 2011 which initiated the largest development program for an independent Nigerian oil company to date.  Oriental is looking to bring the Okwok Field on production in the 1st quarter of 2015 with OML 115 to follow shortly thereafter. Oriental has also developed an offshore production hub centered on the established Ebok Terminal which is used for the storage and offloading of crude oil.

Oriental is a staunch supporter of the Nigerian domestic oil industry, adheres to strong ethical EHSS policies and is a considerable contributor to the empowerment of of our local host communities.

Oriental will continue with the development of its current holdings and will move forward, employing strategic alliances, as it looks for opportunities to increase its footprint in Nigeria.

Our Vision

Our vision is that Oriental will set the standard that all other E&P Companies in the Nigerian oil and gas industry will be compared against.

Mission Statement

At Oriental, we engage in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. We do this by forming strategic alliances to leverage world class technologies and practices with local knowledge and experience to create an efficient, cost effective, and on-time approach to project implementation. We stress ethical practices and promote corporate responsibility throughout all of our business activities. Oriental does this for the promotion of the Nigerian domestic oil and gas industry and for the betterment of the Nigerian people.