With time Intels […] domesticated the concept of “one-stop oil service center” in some NPA-approved ports. The concept led to the rationalization of the logistic requirements for import and supply of equipment and maximised NPA’s revenue and control. The rationalised and integrated approach to the logistics of offshore exploration, development and production had a major cost saving effect for all parties involved in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
– source: Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (Nigeria)
Oil and Gas Free Zones (OGFZs) are strategically located in the heart of the Niger delta, by the ports of Onne, Warri and Lagos. These sites offers strategical platforms for the provision of logistics solutions, to the industry and to the wider territory as a whole.
The Nigerian Government established a Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in 1996, to set an Oil Service Center (OSC) for onshore and offshore operations while providing the West African and greater sub-Saharan Oil & Gas industry with easy access and duty-free distribution facilities.
Following the Onne OGFZ’s success, the Government decided to declare the Port of Warri an Oil &Gas Free Zone in May 2011.
Cargos contained within the Free Zone
and exported to another territory
are exempted from duty