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Salary Structure Of Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Industry

Salary Structure Of Nigeria's Oil And Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry in Nigeria is undoubtedly one of the most lucrative industries to work in. The rationale for this lucrativeness is not farfetched, given Nigeria’s natural endowment of crude oil, particularly in the south-south portion of the country. 

Based on salary structure and benefits, the oil and gas industry is the most lucrative industry to work in Nigeria.

 The majority of these oil and gas companies pay their workers in foreign currencies. 

In this post, we will take a look at the salaries of various job positions of different oil and gas companies in Nigeria. Keep reading we got it all covered.

Salary Structure of Shell

Shell has been operating in Nigeria for more than 50 years and has the largest presence of all the multinational oil and gas corporations in the country. 

Below are the salaries of some job positions in Shell.

Business Development Manager in Shell earns around 2,200,000 Naira monthly.

Senior Metocean Engineer earns around 2,100,000 Naira monthly.

Senior Production Engineer goes home with 1,500,000 Naira monthly

Team Lead earns around 1,400,000 Naira monthly

Commercial Advisor earns around 1,400,000 Naira monthly

Information Analyst gets about 1,300,000 Naira monthly

Mechanical Supervisor earns around 1,200,000 Naira monthly

A Safety supervisor in shell earns around 950,000 Naira monthly

Flow Assurance Officer earns around 800,000 Naira monthly

Petroleum Engineer earns around 700,000 Naira monthly

Maintenance Engineer earns around 618,000 Naira monthly

A web developer in shell earns around 475,000 Naira monthly

A Mechanical Engineer earns around 428,000 Naira monthly

Contractor Coordinator earns around 400,000 Naira monthly

The salary of an occupational Health Nurse is around 285,000 Naira monthly

The operations manager earns around 238,000 Naira monthly

Computer Engineer gets around 143,000 Naira monthly

Intern earns around 95,000 Naira monthly

Salary Structure of Chevron 

Chevron Nigeria Limited operates and owns a 40% stake in eight concessions in the Niger Delta’s onshore and near-onshore sectors under a joint-venture agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). 

Below are the salaries of some job positions in Chevron:

Financial Analyst earns around 1,700,000 Naira monthly

Facility Engineer earns around 855,000 Naira monthly

Process engineer earns around 200,000 Naira monthly

Accountant earns around 190,000 Naira monthly

Intern earns around 30,000 Naira monthly

Salary structure of Exxon Mobil

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd are ExxonMobil upstream affiliates operating in Nigeria. 

Their affiliates are involved in crude oil and natural gas exploration and production, and they operate several joint venture concessions and deep-water production sharing contracts that are currently focused on major secondary oil recovery projects, natural gas liquids and gas monetization, and significant investment in national content development.

Here is a breakdown of their salary for some jobs:

Commercial Manager earns around 1,500,00 to 5,800,000 Naira monthly

Construction Manager earns around 2,000,000 to 5,100,000 Naira monthly

Civil Engineers are paid around 1,000,000 to 2,800,000 Naira monthly

Chemical Process Engineer earns around 1,500,000 to 2,400,000 Naira monthly

Chemist earns around 1,000,000 to 2,100,000 Naira monthly

Chemical Laboratory Technician earns around 1,200,000 to 2,000,000 Naira monthly

Chemical Engineer earns around 5,600,000 Naira monthly

Mechanical Engineers earn around 5,000,000 Naira monthly

A Process Engineer earns around 3,500,000 Naira monthly

Financial Analyst earns around 3,000,000 Naira monthly

The corporate controller earns around 3,000,000 Naira monthly

Business Analyst earns around 2,000,000 Naira monthly

Administrative Assistant earns around 1,600,000 Naira monthly

The convenience Store Manager earns around 1,300,000 Naira monthly

Contract Administrative earns around 950,000 Naira monthly

Lead Pipeline Engineer earns around 950,000 Naira monthly

Drilling logistics officer earns around 937,000 Naira monthly

Assistant Store Manager earns around 800,000 Naira monthly

Environmental Engineer earns around 658,000 Naira monthly

Cashier earns around 500,000 Naira monthly

Geophysicist earns around 238,000 Naira monthly

Salary structure of Schlumberger

Schlumberger is the world’s premier provider of technologies to the oil and gas sector for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing. 

Schlumberger provides the industry’s most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration to production and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery that optimize reservoir performance, with approximately 100,000 people representing over 140 nationalities working in over 85 countries.

Here is a breakdown of Schlumberger’s salary for some roles in Nigeria

Maintenance Technician earns around 760,000 Naira monthly

General Field engineer earns around 520,000 Naira monthly

The administrator earns around 285,000 Naira monthly

Field Engineer earns around 210,000 Naira monthly

Field Specialist Trainee earns around 133,000 Naira monthly

Security Advisor earns around 103,000 Naira monthly

Intern earns around 72,000 Naira monthly

How much does Total Nigeria pay its staff?

Total Nigeria is a subsidiary of Total Marketing and Services, a worldwide energy corporation with operations in over 130 countries and a commitment to providing clients with sustainable products and services. 

Total Nigeria Plc has led the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for more than 50 years, with a statewide distribution network of over 500 service stations and a wide range of high-quality energy goods and services.

Here is a breakdown of how much Total pays for some job roles in Nigeria, Jobs in Lagos, and Jobs in Abuja and how much they earn in salary.

Instrumentation and control engineer earns around 2,190,000 Naira monthly

The project engineer earns 1,140,000 Naira monthly

Cost Engineer earns around 800,000 Naira monthly

Business Development Manager earns around 500,000 Naira monthly

Financial Accountant earns around 500,000 Naira monthly

The project manager earns around 400,000 Naira monthly

Senior HSE Supervisor – Contractor earns around 400,000 Naira monthly

The administrator earns around 320,000 Naira monthly

Logistics officer earns around 320,000 Naira monthly

Graduate Trainee earns around 300,000 Naira monthly

Geologist earns around 200,000 Naira monthly

Quantity Surveyor earns around 190,000 Naira monthly

Salary Structure Of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG)

NLNG was formed as a limited-liability corporation to tap into Nigeria’s massive natural gas reserves and export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs). 

Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) Limited, which offers shipping services for NLNG, and Nigeria LNG Ship Manning Limited, which provides staff for all of NLNG’s vessels, are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of the corporation. 

Below is a list of how much LNG pays for some of their jobs

Graduate Trainee earns around 400,000 Naira monthly

Civil Engineer earns around 800,000 Naira monthly

Tax Accountant earns around 500,000 Naira monthly

Technicians earn around 250,000 Naira monthly

Planner/Scheduler – Contractor earns around 200,000 Naira monthly

For those hoping to work in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, we hope you found this post highly informative? Kindly leave a comment in the comment section.

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