The Taste Is in The Eating: Dumo Lulu-Briggs and The Platform Petroleum Paradigm Dumo Lulu-BriggsPlatform Petroleum Limited, an indigenous oil
|Front view of the Augustine Avuru building|
A statement signed by the GMD Platform Petroleum Holdings Limited, Amaechi Moshe said the facility “which is the first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by the company outside of its Umutu, Delta state, operation site, came out of the wish of the company to support Avuru’s desire to reduce the huge infrastructural deficit at his alma mater.”
|Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Chairman, Board of Directors. Platform Petroleum Ltd|
At the end of the occasion, the staff and students of the Geology Department of UNN got a befitting edifice and Platform Petroleum Ltd was satisfied with the delivery of yet another huge contribution to a needy society. But a silent and strong story was being told of how through effective and efficient resource management, one of the smallest indigenous oil and gas companies achieved many outstanding milestones in its operations within a short time of existence, including delivering on several corporate social responsibilities like the rescuing of a geological department that was so dilapidated and was about to lose accreditation.
|L-R: Dumo Lulu-Briggs, A.B.C. Orjiaku, Austin Avuru, Ibe Kachikwu and HRM Dr, Edmund Daukor|
Platform Petroleum Ltd has one of the smallest oil fields in Nigeria and has not had more than 2,000 barrels per day production at any given point in time. The company had done less than five million barrels of crude oil cumulatively in ten years of production. However, by adopting best international practices and with a formidable Board of Directors and very effective management team, this company through the little oil field has achieved tremendous milestones.
|Cutting the tape by Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources|
Not only does the company harness its crude oil and deliver to the export market, it also harnesses its gas which is delivered into the domestic market and plans a mobile LNG company that will truck gas across to consumers. The company also plans to stop gas flaring in the next two years.
On the achievements of his company, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs says “It is amazing but that is the story that Platform Petroleum wants to tell. That you can be small but still have the capacity to turn the oil and gas industry around if given the opportunity. It is a single asset that we have, just one small field and we have been able to do this. We hope to be the leading indigenous oil and gas company and we have demonstrated capacity, all we need is the opportunity.
“We don’t get measured by the number of breath that we take but by the moments that take our breath away and when the company decides to honour me as Chairman, a project shall be sited in Rivers State”.