Global technology company, SLB (formerly known as Schlumberger), officially opened its new West Africa regional office in Lagos, Nigeria.
In October 2022, the company had launched a new identity focusing on energy innovation and decarbonization to address the world’s energy needs today and to forge the road ahead for the energy transition. The new West Africa office reflects this new identity and will optimize employee experience and create a sustainable business environment for all stakeholders.
Its modern design embodies the company’s bold sustainability roadmap through daylight harvesting, interactive and collaborative hotspots for employees, disability access and other exciting features that bring forward the company’s evolved identity and culture.
Delivering his speech at the office opening in Lagos, Sopiribo Ideriah, managing director for SLB in West Africa countries, said that SLB’s market bradth, differentiated performance, and portfolio of products and service, has positioned the company for growth and advancement in the energy industry.
“All of this is owed to our people, who are the backbone of our organization. I would like to thank all SLB staff – past and present – for their commitment and passion in delivering high quality services to our customers,” Sopiribo said.
The ceremony coincided with the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of SLB’s presence in Nigeria.
For this time, SLB has worked in Nigeria as a local company. In 1952, SLB logged Nigeria’s first commercial oil well in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State, and has since logged several other historic wells in the country.
“Investing in local socio-economic projects and developing local talent through our border less career culture, we have significantly contributed to the capacity development of Nigeria and are confident that we will continue to do business in ways that benefit our people, society, and the country,” Ideriah added.
Also speaking at the event, Wallace Pescarini, president of the Offshore Atlantic Basin at SLB, expressed gratitude to their various stakeholders for their support over the years.
Following the opening of its regional head office, SLB hosted key stakeholders at a dinner ceremony where the company’s historic past and innovative present were recognized and celebrated.