RusselSmith Group Achieves 3m Man Hours of Operation with Zero Incident


Kunle Abikoye

RusselSmith Group, a leading Oilfield Services Company, recently achieved the laudable safety record of marking 3 million man hours in its operations with zero Loss Time Incidents (LTI) since it started operation in 2005.

The achievement of such a feat is a testament to the company’s commitment to maintaining high safety standards and delivering world-class service quality, THISDAY has learnt.

A proudly Nigerian company, RusselSmith is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Integrated Oil Service Solutions provider, incorporated to serve the needs of the global oil and gas exploration and production industry with three main business divisions; aerial inspection services, topside asset integrity management services and subsea asset integrity management services.

Over the years, the company has firmly established itself as an innovator in the Nigerian oil & gas industry with the introduction of several new technologies and the attainment of important milestones. Its customers include oil and gas giants Shell, ExxonMobil, Nigeria LNG, Chevron and Total E&P.

According to the Senior Executive Vice President of RusselSmith, Kayode Adeleke, “At RusselSmith, our people are our greatest asset and we go to great lengths to promote a culture of safety within our organisation to ensure the wellbeing of our employees and optimum service delivery to our external customers.

“The oil and gas industry places a lot of emphasis on safety, and the achievement of this safety record has further strengthened our resolve to keep improving. It has come at a time when RusselSmith is expanding its service offerings, especially in Subsea Asset Integrity Management and positioning itself to offer more value to its customers.”

“We believe in setting the standards for performance and being a leading example of the positive effects of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Local Content Development Act which has encouraged indigenous companies like ours to compete at the highest levels and excel. We have strong technical partnerships and we support local initiatives which will bring further development to the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry”, he stated.

Adeleke also noted that the adoption of high safety standards by more Nigerian companies will ultimately improve the overall quality of service delivery and reliability in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Operational safety and zero incidents are vital positive indicators in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, and these help to improve local content and expertise in the industry.