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[JOBS] Top 5 Highest Paying Oil & Gas Companies in Nigeria

The Nigerian oil and gas industry is known for its standard welfare packages for workers in the sector.

This is due to the massive revenue oil companies make from the sector, in a country that generates 95% of its revenue through the sector.

Nigeria also has natural large deposits of crude oil and gas which makes the country an attractive destination for foreign investors in the oil and gas sector.

The ripple effects of all these are that workers in the industry are highly remunerated, rewarded and indeed compensated.

We bring to you The list of 5 highest paying oil and gas companies in Nigeria.

Please note that the focus is on basic entry level salary scale of the companies listed below and this can be changed at any time by the companies.

Total E&P Nigeria

Total involves in oil and gas exploration and production activities in Nigeria. The company has a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOC). They operate Oil Mining Leases (OML) and Oil Prospecting Licences (OPL).

The entry level salary for the company is N7, 000,000 – N12, 000,000 per annum.


The company has three affiliates operating in Nigeria: Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) – Upstream; Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd. (EEPNL) – Upstream; and Mobil Oil Nigeria (MON) – Downstream.

They are involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; manufacture of petroleum products; and the transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.

They are also marketer of petroleum products. The entry level salary for the company is N6, 000,000 – N10, 000,000 per annum.

Chevron Nigeria

The company is the third-largest oil producer in Nigeria. They operate under a joint-venture arrangement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the onshore and offshore assets in the Niger Delta region.

They operate one of Nigeria’s largest deepwater discoveries – Agbami field. The entry level salary for the company is N6, 000,000 – N9, 000,000 per annum.

Shell Nigeria

The company is Nigeria’s oldest energy company. They produce oil and gas from land and swamps in the Niger Delta and from deep-water reserves some 120 kilometres off the coast.

They also operate Nigeria’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, which exports all over the world. The entry level salary for the company is N3, 360,000 – N7, 800,000 per annum.

Schlumberger Nigeria

The company is an exploration and production oilfield company providing services such as supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management for oil and gas companies around the world. The entry level salary for the company is N3, 600,000 – N6, 000,000 per annum.

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