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Old 31st May 2009, 05:24
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Human beings are among some of the most adaptable creatures on Earth, given enough time we can get used to just about any environment. Case in point: Nigeria.

After almost 3 years here I find that I still tolerate this place but that's about it. I don't know what the "good" old days were like but now days touring out of Nigeria is a chore period.

In my time here I've met some great people but all the same if I never saw this place that would have been fine too. Sharpcollector put it best: get in, do your time, and go home to cotinue with your life because there ain't much of one here - unless you're into the liquor and whores in which case you may want to think about permanent residence
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Old 31st May 2009, 05:38
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unless you're into the liquor and whores in which case you may want to think about permanent residence
The place has liquor and whores? What the hell is all the b-tching about
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Old 31st May 2009, 11:04
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Was it that long ago NEO?

I seem to recall a wee young feller being more than a bit intimidated by it all....especially when I agreed to leave him behind with one of those "friendly" police officers so long as I got a receipt for my "left property"!
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Old 31st May 2009, 13:49
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NEO,
I couldn't agree with you more. I've been there for more than a few weeks, and, yes, we all had so much fun before the present problems beset us, soggyboxers has said the same on another occasion. I do understand about Port Harcourt and Ekit, but thousands of expatriates live in Lagos and have a normal (?) life. Some of the 'restrictions' in place, I believe, were put there to justify certain peoples existence, and only serve to p*** people off. Provided you use some 'common dog' you should be able to move around freely as the other expatriates do. What I find difficult to understand is why the people who are complaining and think it is so bad keep coming back. If you dont like at least stop dripping !
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 02:22
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Likker AND hoors.!!!

You boys need a tour in Iran to get some perspective.

No likker and no hoors there.

of course there is also little crime or corruption.

There is a whole lot of boring.
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 20:02
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delaminator,

In that case come to Nigeria !! Unless the money is outrageously good ? Iran sounds like Nigeria only more.

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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 02:20
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Iran is a no-show, other than to export trouble, and they know it.
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 02:40
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Sorry to interrupt the liquor and whores discussion; But, aside from the endless media about kidnappings and evil oil companies how is the world of Bristow and CHC these days in Nigeria?

Last i heard was Aero still owed CHC $100M US (or whatever the amount really is) and The american company that owns them was gonna pull CHC out?

I also heard some rumors that Bristow is picking up the contracts now and hiring the guys from CHC?
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 05:30
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Who Owes What To Who ?

SpareParts,

Depends which rumour is listened to. This time next year may be a different picture. Probably another player, major or minor with the government's full support (they want an indigenous company to get an oil support contract and definitely don't want a monopoly) will be in the game.

My head is down

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Old 4th Jun 2009, 04:29
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Word reaching the rumour news desk that NEO may be moving on to greener pastures ? What say you NEO ?

A lot of people will be hoping not, there are high hopes you would be able to make a difference if they ever let you go to Lagos.
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Old 5th Jun 2009, 00:52
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Probably another player, major or minor with the government's full support (they want an indigenous company to get an oil support contract and definitely don't want a monopoly) will be in the game.
Been there, done it.
Anybody remember the silliness that was Stillwater in PH? That was indigenously owned and run with expat crew working for an indigenous oil company and by the time the aircraft's owner pulled the plug they were owed a lot of money.
Echoes of the future?
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Old 8th Jun 2009, 08:00
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setting up a heli charter operation in west africa

Hi,
This is a very very broad question and i'll just throw it out there and would appreciate any useful comments.

I've been approached by a group of investors who want to set up a heli charter operation in West Africa (not Nigeria).

Question is - what do I need to start and maintain an offshore oil rig type heli charter operation and inland VIP charter?

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Old 8th Jun 2009, 08:12
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Lots of Dash
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Old 8th Jun 2009, 08:45
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Any more news on the SAR S92 arrival yet? or is it still on Hold?
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Old 8th Jun 2009, 14:39
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I've been approached by a group of investors who want to set up a heli charter operation in West Africa (not Nigeria).
And so have the 250 million others who are on the scam e-mail list. They only need one bite!
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Old 8th Jun 2009, 19:44
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zigsta, check your pm's
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Old 9th Jun 2009, 04:04
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Who is this player?

Anyone know much about this advert on Vert.Ref?
Helicopter pilots/AP mechanics



Plot 22b refinery road
warri 09234
Nigeria Contact: Micheal Ponter
[email protected]
Ph: 2347040059781
Mega Oil-Field and Gas Limited is searching for a qualified Helicopter pilots/AP mechanics

Helicopter pilots/AP mechanics

Location:
Offshore - Warri, Delta State Nigeria.

Duration:
3 Years Projects

Projects:
Pipeline installation,construction,Transporting of workers to site.

Job Reference Number: MOFL/23-E/O/G/09

Commencement:
Immediate

Rotation:
48 hours per months. no rotation Full time

Requirements:
With relevant valid offshore certificates and valid medical
Must have relevant certs
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Old 9th Jun 2009, 04:16
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Exclamation Mega Oilfield

Guys, have you ever driven down the road and topped up your vehicle from a Mega station?

I would guess not..... fellas, this is Nigeria, scams and rorts are rife. Bristow, ACN, Caverton are the players in town. Keep your ear to the ground for opportunity, but for heavens sake stay smart....

Be safe and fly the same way......
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Old 9th Jun 2009, 05:11
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..and do you imagine an oil company would have an address at "plot 22b" ?

It's a mobile phone number as well, by the way...(Warri code is 053)
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Old 9th Jun 2009, 06:58
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