PENGASSAN is the acronym for Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN). As a foremost union in the oil and gas sector, we shoulder a huge responsibility in national development. The Association was formally registered as a trade union on August 15, 1978. Presently, the Association has over 10,000 members drawn from 127 Companies that are registered as Branches.
HISTORY AND ORIGIN
There is no record of any trade union in the modern sense before 1914, except for the Nigerian Civil Service Union. However, after 1914, a combination of factors – the rising cost of living, the influx of men into paid employment, and the inadequacy of wages to keep pace with the rise in prices, made collective action by workers inevitable. Efforts were made by the Nigerian miners to form a trade union in 1931 and by the railway workers in 1932. By 1940, there were about seven registered unions in Nigeria which has increased more than tenfold by the end of the Second World War, with a membership of about 30,000. The development of trade unionism took a more dynamic form immediately after the war when unions in the country rapidly rose to over 800. This created problems in the management of labour relations because most of these unions were company unions and not industrial unions.
In 1976, the government appointed an administrator of trade unions to inquire into the activities of the unions and come up with a structure for a proper administration and management. At the end of the exercise the administrator came out with forty two unions of workers streamlined along industrial lines and twenty eight associations. The government also charged the administrator with the duty of the formation of a single central labour organization and a new central labour organization – the Nigerian Labour Congress was inaugurated by the consensus of the union of workers on 28 February 1978. On August 15 of 1978, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) was formally registered alongside twenty three other Senior Staff Association. The Labour Act of 2004, paved way for multiple labour centers and today, we have the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC).
MISSION AND IMPACT
The main aim of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) is:
- To safeguard and protect the jobs of our members
- To ensure a safe and healthy working environment for our members
- To improve the terms and conditions of employment
- To support and promote legislation in the interest of our members in particular, and Nigeria in general
- To render assistance to other trade union organizations in the spirit of cooperation and solidarity.
OUR CORE VALUES
Here in PENGASSAN, we believe that the following principles will shape our culture and promote our vision for the Association.
- Team Spirit
- Accountability & Integrity
- Mutual Respect
- Fairness (Equity & Justice)
To be the most organized and influential Trade Union and provide excellent services to our members and other stakeholders.
Our Association aims to achieve the following:
- To organize all permanent and temporary employees in the Oil & Gas Sector
- To foster unity of forces & solidarity amongst our ranks and with other unions globally.
- To foster mutually beneficial relationships with the employers, government and other stakeholders.
- To promote or support legislation that furthers our members’ interests.
- To employ modern and socially acceptable tools, techniques and ideas that espouses and strengthens labour and IR practices.
- To respond positively and sensitively to the needs and aspirations of our members.
- To enhance greater socio-economic/welfare benefits and opportunities for members and staff.
We are currently affiliated to the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUCN) and Industri-All Global Union. The Industri-All Global Union is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
The highest organ of the Association is the National Delegates’ Conference (NDC). The NDC is made up of national officers and delegates from all branches.
Next in hierarchy to the NDC is the National Executive Council (NEC) which is made up of National Officers and Branch Chairmen of all the Branches.
Next to the NEC is the Central Working Committee (CWC) made up of 15 elected National Officers, the General Secretary and the two Deputy General Secretaries.
ty General Secretaries.
PENGASSAN membership is drawn from senior to middle level management employees in various oil and gas companies in Nigeria. The National Secretariat registers the group of workers in a company and they constitute a Branch. Presently, we have 127 member Branches.
1 ABNL LIMITED
2 ADDAX PETROLEUM DEV. CO. LTD
3 AFRICAN OILFIELD NIG. LTD.
4 AFRICAN DRILLING COMPANY LTD.
5 AGIP ENERGY & NAT. RESOURCES
6 AGIP EXPLORATION
7 AMBER RESOURCES NIG. LTD.
8 ARIOSH LIMITED
9 ARCO PETROCHEMICAL
10 ATLAS TECHNOLOGY
11 BAKER HUGHES
12 BAKLANG CONSULTANTS LTD
13 BELL OIL AND GAS LIMITED
15 BENEPROJECTI NIGERIA LTD
16 BUREAU VERITAS NIG. LTD
17 CAMERON OFFSHORE SYSTEMS LTD.
18 CENTURY ENERGY
19 CETCO OILFIELD
20 CHESROC NIGERIA LIMITED
21 C & I LEASING
22 CISCON NIGERIA LIMITED
23 CKS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LTD.
24 CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED
25 DEPARTMENT OF PET. RESOURCES (DPR)
26 DELATTRE BENZONS NIG.(DBN)LTD.
27 DEEP DRILL OILFIELD SERVICE
28 DELTATEK ENGINEERING LTD.
29 DOVER ENGINEERING
30 DOWELL SCHLUMBERGER
31 DRILLING DYNAMICS LIMITED
32 ELPER OILFIELD ENGINEERING
33 ETERNA PLC.
34 EXPROTECH NIGERIA LIMITED
35 EXTERRAN NIG. LIMITED
36 FREDRIKOV PETROLEUM SERVICE
37 FRONTIER OIL LTD
38 FRANK’S INT.OILFIELD SERV. NIG. LTD.
39 GEOSERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED
40 GLOBESTAR ENGINEERING
41 HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERV. NIG. LTD
43 HYPROPS NIGERIA LIMITED
44 HYSON NIGERIA LIMITED
45 INDORAMA ELEME PETROCHEMICAL LTD.
46 INSPECTORATE MARINE SERVICES NIG. LTD.
47 INTERTEK OIL CHEMICAL & AGRIC COMPANY
48 INTEGRATED DATA SERVICES LIMITED
49 JOENY HOLDINGS LIMITED
50 KADUNA REFINERY & PETROCHEMICAL CO.
51 LES ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED
52 LINKSO (IEME)
53 MIDEN SYSTEM
54 M. I. SWACO NIGERIA LIMITED
55 MOBIL OIL NIGERIA PLC.
56 MOBIL PRODUCING NIGERIA UNLIMITED
57 MOBIL PRODUCING NIG. CONTRACT BRANCH
58 NALCO ENERGY
59 NIGERIA AGIP OIL COMPANY (NAOC) LIMITED
60 NAOC CONTRACT BRANCH
61 NATIONAL PETROLEUM INVESTMENT & MANAGEMENT SERVICE (NAPIMS)
62 NECONDE ENERGY LIMITED
64 NETCODIETSMANN NIGERIA LIMITED
65 NEWCROSS PETROLEUM LIMITED
66 NIGERIA AGIP EXPLORATION (NAE)
67 NIGERIA LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (NLNG) LIMITED
68 NIGERIA PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD. (NPDC)
69 NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORP.(NNPC) CORPORATE HQ.
70 NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPERATION (NNPC)RETAIL
71 NIGERIAN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & MONITORING BOARD (NCDBM)
72 NIGERIA NUCLEAR REGULATORY AUTHORITY (NNRA)
73 NIGERIA GAS COMPANY LIMITED (NGC)
74 OANDO PLC
75 OBAX WORLDWIDE
76 OES DEEPSEA
77 OIL DATA WIRELINE SERVICES
78 OPSL HUMAN CAPITAL VENTURES/OES ENERGY SERVICE
79 OVH ENERGY MARKETING LIMITED
80 ORION ENGINEERING SERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED (GCA)
81 PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL DRILLING (WEST AFRICA) LIMITED
82 PAN OCEAN OIL CORPORATION NIGERIA LIMITED
83 PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND (PTDF)
84 PETROLEUM TRAINNING INSTITUTE (PTI)
85 PETROLEO BRASILEIRO NIGERIA LIMITED (PETROBRASS)
86 PETROLEUM EQUALIZATION FUND (MGT) BOARD
87 PETROLEUM PRODUCT PRICING REGULATORY AGENCY (PPRA)
88 PFL ENGINEERING
89 PERFECT FACILITIES LIMITED
90 PIPECOATERS NIGERIA LIMITED
91 PIPELINE & PRODUCT MARKETING CO. (PPMC)
92 PIVOT –GIS
94 PLANTGERIA CONTRACT
95 PPI & KOG NIGERIA LIMITED
96 PORT HARCOURT REFINING COMPANY (PHRC)
97 PROFIELD NIGERIA LIMITED
98 Q & Q CONTROL SERVICES LIMITED
99 RIGGING & LIFTING (WOPAT INT. LIMITED)
100 RELENTECH SPECIALISTS NIGERIA LIMITED
101 SAYBOLT ( A DIVISION OF CORELAB) NIGERIA LIMITED
102 SEADRILL MOBILE UNITS (NIGERIA) LIMITED
103 SCHLUMBERGER NIGERIA LIMITED
104 SCHNEIDER/INVESYS SYSTEMS
105 SEVEN E & P CONTRACT
106 SERVITECO LIMITED
107 SHELF DRILLING LIMITED
108 SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY NIGERIA LIMITED (SPDC)
109 SINOPEC INT. EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION CO. NIGERIA LIMITED
110 SIGMUND ENGINEERING WORKS LIMITED
111 SOLAR TURBINES SERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED
112 SPECIALITY DRILLING FLUIDS (SDF)
114 STERLING OIL EXPLORATION & ENERGY PRODUCTION CO. LIMITED
115 TENARIS GLOBAL SERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED
116 TECON OIL SERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED
118 TOTAL E & P NIGERIA LIMITED (TEPNG)
119 TOTAL E&P NIGERIA LIMITED CONTRACT BRANCH
120 TOTAL NIGERIA PLC.
121 UNIVERSAL ENERGY RESOURCES LIMITED
122 WARRI REFINERY & PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY (WRPC)
123 WEAFRI WELL SERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED
124 WEATHERFORD NIGERIA LIMITED
125 WEST AFRICA GAS PIPELINE COMPANY LIMITED (WAPCO)
126 WOPAT INT. LTD
127 WTS ENERGY SERVICES (FORMERLY GAC MANNING)
Our National Secretariat is at 288, Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, Lagos.
We also have four Zonal offices and a Liaison Office in the following locations:
Lagos Zonal Office – U.M Okoro House, 288 Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village,
Warri Zonal Office – PENGASSAN House, 2 Sokoh Estate Road, Off Airport Road, Effurun
Port Harcourt Zonal Office – 24 Campbell Avenue, Off Peter Odili Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Kaduna Zonal Office – PENGASSAN House, 5 Constitution Road, Kaduna,
Abuja Liaison Office – 28 Lome Crescent, Zone 7, by NAFDAC Headquarter, Wuse, Abuja