Dubri Oil Company Limited (DOCL) was incorporated on 10th March 1987 in Nigeria. It has its corporate head office at 13A, A. J. Marinho Drive, Victoria Island Annexe, Lagos and operational (base) office at 56, Chief Tony Enahoro Road, GRA, Benin City. It is privately owned, and is the first indigenous Petroleum Producing Company in Nigeria.
Dubri Oil operates the Oil Mining Lease OML 96, which is 221 sq. km in size southwest of Benin City. Our Flowstation is at Gele Gele in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State; about 45km South West of Benin City. Gele Gele oil field was discovered in 1967 by Phillips Petroleum Company prior to being assigned to Dubri Oil in 1987.
DOCL commenced operations in August 1987, producing condensates - a low sulphur, very light crude oil. The produced oil is treated at the company's Gele Gele Flow Station and barged down the Osse River to Chevron's Terminal at Escravos from where it is exported. The gas utilized is about 1.22 percent of daily production while the rest is flared.
In June 1991, DOCL spudded the first exploration well by a private indigenous company; this led to the discovery of its Ovia field now one of the dual producers making the two fields (Gelegele & Ovia).
Since the assignment to Dubri Oil, Gelegele and Ovia field has produced about 7.778 million barrels of light crude oil (API 45-50) and about 27.91 billion SCF of associated gas.
Dubri field is close to Ogherefe field, currently being exploited by Pan Ocean and Oredo field being exploited by NPDC by the Eastern part of the concession.
At present, the company's main activities are:
Exploration, development, production and export of hydrocarbons.
The company has three main divisions : Operations headed by Mr. Chris Ikorok, Finance by Mr. James O. Onilude and Corporate & Government Relations headed by Mr Chibueze Ihenacho. All the divisions report directly to the MD.