Our Company

FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited (FIRST E&P) is a Nigerian oil and gas company that was established in 2011. It started formal business operations on the 1st of July, 2012. FIRST E&P’s mission is to be a deeply technical, commercial and entrepreneurial organization, with full delivery capability across the entire upstream oil and gas value chain.

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Our Values


We always conduct ourselves in a dignified manner in communication, attitude, and appearance. We always demonstrate the competence and skill required for our respective functions.

Integrity and Honesty

We adopt the highest ethical standards in all interactions. We honour our commitments and deliver as promised.


We are delivery focused and hold ourselves accountable for our actions and results.


We prioritize safety in all activities and operations. This includes the safety of employees and our contractor community.

Inclusion and Teamwork

We respect everyone’s individuality and value teamwork, our diverse experience, ideas, and contributions. We value the culture of the communities in which we operate.

Our Mission

“The most admired independent E&P Company contributing to the well-being of Nigerians.”

Our Journey So Far

Our founding principles include establishing a technical, commercial and entrepreneurial organization with full delivery capacity across the oil and gas value chain.

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